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posted Friday, July 23, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 30

Section One

SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Supreme Court candidate Stan Rumbaugh
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Everyone wants to like Stan Rumbaugh, but not everyone can.

Rumbaugh is running for a seat on the Washington Supreme Court against incumbent justice James Johnson.

In his nearly six years on the court, Johnson has acquired a reputation for being anti-Gay, anti-Native, anti-labor, and pro-big business. Ru
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Argentina's President Fernández signs Gay marriage bill
by Bob Witeck - Special to the SGN

By good luck and rare timing, I am in Buenos Aires today, July 21, with thousands of jubilant Argentine citizens and a number of American and international LGBT friends and colleagues - and by chance, I was able to attend and to witness the historic signing of Argentina's Gay marriage bill at
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Mississippi school pays damages to Constance McMillen
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Months after Itawamba, Mississippi teen Constance McMillen suffered humiliation and harassment from the Itawamba County School District, officials agreed to have a judgment entered against them in the case where McMillen sued her school for canceling the prom rather than let her attend with
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GetEQUAL stops traffic on Vegas Strip, 8 arrested
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Members of direct-action group GetEQUAL halted traffic on the Las Vegas Strip at the New York-New York hotel's Statue of Liberty July 20 to protest U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's perceived inaction on the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Police were s
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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence raise $21,000 for charity
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The local chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan, celebrated the 14th anniversary of their founding on Saturday, July 17 at The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.) on Capitol Hill. As is the Abbey's tradition, the Sisters gave out more than $21,000 to local non-profits fr
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Local filmmaker teams with Waxie Moon for QTET fundraiser
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On July 17, local filmmaker Wes Hurley and Seattle Boylesque legend Waxie Moon donated their documentary film, Waxie Moon, for a special screening to benefit the Washington Ensemble Theatre's Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET) program.

The event, held inside the Broadway Perfor
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Our third week in Johannesburg
by Barry Thorsness - SGN African Correspondent

The week started off for us, much like usual: We were off to meet some people and no idea where we are going or where we were going to end up. We had arranged with Elton to take us on one of the taxis to meet Molife (a writer for Exit LGBT newspaper) in Sandton. He had studied up
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Sequins meet sponges at drag queen carwash
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Last Saturday afternoon, drivers got the chance to have their cars washed at the most fabulous carwash in town: The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & The Olympic and Rainier Empire's 'Hair and Heels' drag queen car wash at C.C. Attle's.

No truck was too big and no car was
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Brits will pass marriage equality, party leader says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Simon Hughes, deputy leader of Britain's Liberal Democrat party, says that parliament will pass a marriage equality law before the next parliamentary election.

The Lib Dems, as they are known in Britain, are the junior partner in the coalition government led by Conservative Pri
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IGLHRC recognized by U.N.
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In spite of a bizarre alliance of U.S. Republicans and Islamic fundamentalists, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission was accredited by the United Nations on July 19.

In a 23-13 vote, with 13 abstentions, the U.N. Economic and Social Council granted 'consultativ
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Trans widow may lose everything in Texas lawsuit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender widow may lose her home, bank accounts, and her late husband's death benefits if a lawsuit filed in Wharton County, Texas, is successful.

Nikki Araguz was the wife of Thomas Araguz III, a captain in the Wharton County Volunteer Fire Department. He died July 3 figh
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Congratulations to Team Gay City for STP Bicycle Classic
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Last weekend, on July 17 and 18, 11 riders made the trek from Seattle to Portland as part of Team Gay City in the STP (Seattle to Portland) Bicycle Classic. Team Gay City rode more than 200 miles in two days and raised over $13,000 in pledges for the programs and services of Gay City Health Pr
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

First Europride in Eastern Europe
Europride, which has roamed from country to country since 1992, was staged in Eastern Europe for the first time this year, culminating with the July 17 parade through the streets of Warsaw.

Around 8,000 people took part in the march despite temperatures near 40
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Northwest News
Northwest News

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 out up to five books for a month. The library has over 2,000 books in all topics and genres. The Gay City LGBT Library is a member- 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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New gel may cut women's HIV infections in half
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new microbicidal gel may cut HIV infections among women by more than 50%, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Science.

The gel containing Viread, the commercial name for tenofovir, was the first successful 'pre-exposure prophylaxis' product after 20 years of res
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AIDS 2010 Conference opens with protests, fears, and new plans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The AIDS 2010 Conference opened July 19 in Vienna with very little self-congratulation and a lot of self-examination.

Some 20,000 international AIDS activists, scientists, and people living with HIV/AIDS gathered in the Messe Wien convention center in downtown Vienna.
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Canady House pledges to help homeless
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

In August, Canady House, a new living facility for homeless people in Seattle, will open its doors. Canady House will serve those living with mental illness, physical disabilities, and recovering from addiction. The facility will have 83 studio apartments to help provide individuals with ho
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Montana same-sex couples sue state for legal protections
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On July 22, seven committed same-sex couples filed a lawsuit against the state of Montana for failing to provide legal protections to same-sex couples and their families in violation of the Montana Constitution's right of privacy, dignity, and the pursuit of life's basic necessities and its
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Emerald City Softball's Cinderella story
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The final game of the Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) World Series Second Berth Tournament was very well-played. The two D Division teams, The Seattle Stealth and Xtreme, were competing for a chance to advance to the Softball World Series.

The score was 2 to 5 after
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