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posted Friday, October 29, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 44

Section One

'We need to make it better for everyone' - AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka makes video contribution
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'We need to make it better for everyone,' AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says in his video contribution to the 'It Gets Better' project.

'What's happening to LGBT kids and young adults is wrong. When any group or individual is bullied or discriminated against based on their identity, it's simply destructive to who we are a
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President Obama and fellow Democrats rock the UW
by Rahul K. Gairola - Special to the SGN

On October 21 the University of Washington hosted perhaps its most distinguished speaker as President Barack Obama joined incumbent Senator Patty Murray, Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire, and other Democrat allies to galvanize support for Murray's beleaguered bid to return to the
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Patty Murray 100%, says HRC
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Senator Patty Murray has scored 100% on HRC's latest Congressional Scorecard.

The rankings for the current 111th Congress were released October 21.

HRC based its Senate rating on nine issues: voting Yes on federal hate crimes legislation covering sexual orientation a
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The on-again, off-again saga of DADT
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The tug-of-war between Gays in the military and the Obama administration continued this week, with no ground gained by either side.

In a small victory for active duty Gay troops, the Pentagon tightened controls on discharges late last week as Department of Defense officials
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Facebook promises to battle online bullying, but ad data outs Gay users
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Last month, after Rutgers classmates outed Tyler Clementi online as a Gay man, he ended his life. His last known words, posted on Facebook, were: 'Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.' In an instant, Tyler was gone.

In the wake of the student's death, the social online network pled
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Rickey Baker, 1960-2010
Rickey unexpectedly passed away after he had taken pictures at a party in Brussels. On his way home, he did not feel well. He anxiously wanted to drive home, but he collapsed from an apparent breathing attack. The ambulance team was not able to revive him.

Luc C. Claes and Rickey were a couple since August 4, 2000, and got married in
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WEEK 17: On our way to Mbeya, Tanzania and to Dar Es Salaam
It was Monday morning and Louis and I were up at 6. The sun had been up for about an hour and the locals down by the beach and traveling by boat, were very noisy as usual. We packed up quite quickly, met Jack just before 7 to say our goodbyes and were off.

Our plan was to reach Mbeya in Tanzania in one day. Mbeya is where we would
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OUTLoud: Making a difference for LGBTQ youth in Washington
by Heather Carter - Special to SGN

With all the media coverage of the recent youth suicides, I am convinced more now than I have been for the past three years that the program I run is valuable to our community. I run OUTLoud for the Youth Suicide Prevention Program. OUTLoud provides public education (through trainings and commu
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LGBT club making a difference at Highline Community College
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The members of People Respecting Individuals and Sexual Minorities (PRISM), an LGBTQI student club at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, tell Seattle Gay News they intend to continue making a difference at their school by providing visibility and offer training to stude
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Purr celebrates five years
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On October 20, loyal customers of Purr (1518 11th Ave.) packed the upscale cocktail lounge for the bar's long-awaited fifth anniversary party.

'The amount of friendships and relationships that have developed through our customer base has been extremely rewarding,' Purr owner Barbie H
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Judge orders payments for ACLU in Constance McMillen case
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Monday, October 25, 2010, U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson ordered Mississippi's Itawamba County School District to pay $81,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of their case involving Constance McMillen, the Lesbian teen - and now Lesbian youth icon - who successful
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Is Gold's Gym the new Target?
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

At any given hour, sweaty, hard-bodied Gays chisel away at their physique inside the Broadway Market Gold's Gym on Capitol Hill. Day after day, hundreds of gym cards are scanned as the gym bunnies of our community 'and those who are determined to keep weight gain at bay' fill the popular wor
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Euro court strikes down Russian ban on Gay pride parades
In a stinging rebuke to Russia's pervasive homophobia, the European Court of Human Rights on October 21 ordered the nation to stop banning Gay pride parades.

In a group of cases brought by Moscow Pride founder Nikolai Alekseev, the court ruled
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

HRC scorecard: Congress is polarized
The new edition of the Human Rights Campaign's 'Congressional Scorecard' has found an increase in both 'highly supportive' and 'highly anti-LGBT' legislators.

HRC said the findings reveal a 'stark polarization.'

'A strong and devoted group of anti
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Karl Rove ads target Patty Murray
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican strategist Karl Rove is targeting Democratic Senator Patty Murray with $3.3 million worth of attack ads, with more than one third of that total - $1.2 million - being spent in the past two weeks.

Once known as 'Bush's brain,' Rove was the architect of George W. Bush's two
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Pro-equality voters in Washington: Focus on big picture
by Michael B. Keegan- Special to the SGN

News organizations and activist leaders are reporting that many Gay voters are frustrated with the lack of progress on major Gay'rights issues and are intending to 'send the Democrats a signal' by sitting out next week's election, or casting some kind of a protest vote. That strategy could
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