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posted Friday, July 16, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 29

Section One

Pentagon at odds with Gay rights groups over survey
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Pentagon is at odds with Gay rights groups after sending out a survey asking troops what they would do if Gays were allowed to serve openly.

The survey, which was created and administered by the research firm Westat in conjunction with the Comprehensive Review Working Group, was sent out to 400,000 non-deployed and
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Argentina legalizes same-sex marriage
by Rex Wockner- SGN Contributing Writer

Argentina legalized same-sex marriage July 15.

The vote in the Senate at 4:05 a.m. was 33-27 with 3 abstentions.

The lower house has already passed the bill and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner strongly supports it.

"The bill has passed. It i
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Charges dropped against Choi and Pietrangelo
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On July 14, prosecutors dropped all charges against Army Lieutenant Dan Choi and Captain James Pietrangelo, two openly Gay veterans who twice chained themselves to a White House fence to protest the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) policy.

The two Gay activists appeared
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White House announces HIV/AIDS strategy
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The White House has announced a new national HIV/AIDS strategy.

Released on June 13 in two documents - the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the NHAS Federal Implementation Plan - the new strategy is meant to achieve President Obama's stated goal of making the U.S. "a place w
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Jesus and the son of scam
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

If one ever completely screws up his or her life and wants 'redemption,' there are two courses of action. The first is a name change, with the hope that no one notices the sordid past - don't laugh; the technique worked for Value Jet. The airline crashed into an alligator-infested swamp, c
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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hold Quattuordecennial
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Sisters of
Perpetual Indulgence's
Quattuordecennial
July 17
The Lobby Bar


The local chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; The Abbey of St. Joan, are celebrating the 14th anniversary of their founding on Saturday, July 17, in a way only
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Our second week in Johannesburg
by Barry Thorsness - SGN African Correspondent

As we got into week two in Johannesburg, we realized how trapped we felt by not having public transportation or a car. Even on our daily walks from where we lived, we were sometimes uncertain if we should be walking a particular neighborhood or not.

The Apartheid
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Gay City readies for ride to Portland
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The Gay City Seattle to Portland (STP) Team is ready to ride!

The STP Bicycle Classic is an annual one- and two-day bicycle ride from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon. The STP is considered one of the 10 biggest recreational bicycle rides in the country and is the largest
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Maine man wins $1 million discrimination suit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Edward Russell of Buxton, Maine, was awarded more than $1 million in a discrimination suit.

Russell's attorney argued that he had repeatedly been passed over for promotion solely because he is Gay, and a jury agreed after six hours of deliberation.

The jury found
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D.C. Appeals Court rejects referendum on marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington D.C. Court of Appeals has rejected a bid to put the district's marriage equality law up for a public vote.

The appeals court justices unanimously agreed that a proposed initiative on marriage rights would violate D.C.'s Human Rights Act by authorizing discriminatio
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Privacy - Federal Trade Commission acts to protect Gay teens
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Federal Trade Commission has intervened in a New Jersey bankruptcy case to prevent the sale of names, addresses, e-mails, and other personal data of subscribers to a magazine catering to Gay teens.

XY magazine, with its companion website XY.com, billed itself as a young Gay
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New HUD policies to protect LGBT community
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced new policies designed to address housing discrimination against the LGBT community.

In its latest policy guidance, HUD announced that gender identity and expression will be protected under the gender discriminati
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Section One
International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Finland to legalize same-sex marriage
Finland's Justice Ministry has begun work on legalizing same-sex marriage as well as adoption by married same-sex couples.

Justice Minister Tuija Brax said Finland's constitution bans discrimination based on gender and that public opinion supports letting G
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Northwest News
Northwest News

SEE this weeks edition for a list of upcoming PRIDE EVENTS around Washington state and British Columbia.

GAY CITY LGBT LIBRARY
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Through July 31, the Gay City LGBT Library (511 E. Pike St.) is having a membership drive. ID required to sign up for membership to check more

National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Lambda fights for Arizona partner benefits
Lambda Legal presented oral arguments in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on June 28 to block a law that strips domestic-partner benefits from Gay and Lesbian state employees.

Arizona lawmakers eliminated health care for Gay state employees' partners in a
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House Dems say 'include Gays in immigration reform'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a July 15 press conference, key House Democrats called for comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would include the Uniting American Families Act.

The UAFA would give LGBT citizens the ability to bring their foreign-born partners legally to the U.S.

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The OutField: Reading between the lines
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

They're buried deep inside glossy media guides or in the middle of websites that take several clicks to reach. They're usually succinct: 'Coach So-and-So is married to (spouse's name). They live with their (x number of) children in (insert town here).'

Those brief lines say a
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Jesse's Journal: Gay sex among the animals
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

A few years ago, the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland conducted guided tours that centered around homosexual behavior among the zoo animals. Unfortunately, the one-hour tours were held in the early evenings, at a time when most animals were asleep. But this did not stop the Gay zoo tours f
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'Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure.' Bill Wilson, Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
A week ago, advocate and friend, Tony R. pulled out his Rolodex and shared the sad news that the Capitol Hill Alano Club (CHAC) is facing a financial crisis.

For many years, CHAC has continued to provide clean and sober space for people in recovery. Every day of the week - literally from Monday to Sunday, CHAC provides safe space
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PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

Pride events continue in Washington state and British Columbia

MID-COLUMBIA PRIDE 2010
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 16-18, Mid-Columbia Pride 2010 will be held at Memorial Park (1520 W. Shoshone) in Pasco, WA. This year’s theme is “Cirque du Q.” more
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