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posted Friday, February 11, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 06

Section One

SGN UPDATE: Queer Youth Space search
by Anthony Greer - SGN Contributing Writer

In July of 2011, the City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund Program approved a roughly 80-page grant proposal which gave Three Wings, a separate committee of the Queer Youth Space (QYS), $100,000 to open the kind of safe space that many Queer youth had been advocating for.

Half a year later, the space still d
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From hate to help
A Seattle man's journey to commit an act of tolerance each day

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It is hard to conceptualize that the man standing before me - confident, outgoing, and driven - was on the receiving end of a Gay bashing one year ago.

That's because Richard Tso refuses to be a victim. The Seattle resident is adamant about that. The 'incident,' as he refer
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Flurries of fabulousness blanket Whistler's Winter Pride
by David Luc Nguyen - SGN Contributing Writer

In grade school, we learned that bears hibernate during the winter. Hibernation is a state of inactivity, lowered body temperatures, slowed breathing, and extended periods of slumber.

This week in Whistler, I learned that this is simply not true. Sexy bears and cubs joine
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Canada's House of Commons passes Trans protection bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Transgender Canadians moved one step closer to full legal protection on February 10, when the House of Commons passed a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.

The measure is a so-called 'private member's bill,' meaning it was put forwa
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Where no Gays have gone before
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

Brannon Braga, who produced many of the episodes and feature films in the Star Trek universe, told AfterElton.com that the franchise's lack of Gay characters was 'a shame.' His new show, Terra Nova, so far also has no Gay characters.

It doesn't strike me as all that hard t
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ECSA launches 'ECSA Gives Back' program
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) Open Division kicked off the 'ECSA Gives Back' program on February 6 at R Place during their Super Bowl party. The program is an effort to put used softball equipment into the hands of players just starting out with the league.

ECS
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One Degree Events announces Celebrity Bingo for Pride at Seattle Center
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

For nearly a decade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's Gay Bingo was one of the most popular fundraising events in the local LGBT community. Last year, Lifelong decided to end the event to focus on other programs, and Gay Bingo was immediately missed.

One Degree Events officials, who p
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Senator Murray standing up for Washington state veterans
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Senator Patty Murray was named chairwoman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee January 27, and said she is the one who will 'hold any president accountable - regardless of political party - accountable for making sure that veterans get the care they need.'

Murray was vote
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In The Life presents 'You Are Not Alone'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In February, In The Life Media presents 'You Are Not Alone.'

'Bullycides' is an informative online video calling attention to the national health crisis of young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying. In the next segment, Oscar-winning openly Gay scre
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Chris Bender, 1957-2011
Chris Bender was born on August 18, 1957 and passed away February 5, 2011 in Palm Springs, CA. Chris heroically fought AIDS for over 20 years. He is best known for working at the old Timberline (now Cornish) as the friendly doorman who greeted everyone with his winning smile. His partner was Rick Wilson, who tended bar on the weekends and for Su more
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Living out online with OutMilitary.com
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

With the end of DADT, Gay servicemembers will soon be ready to communicate in a way never before possible.

Launched just over a month ago, www.OutMilitary.com is providing a supportive environment for 'friending,' sharing and networking between Gay active military, vets, and
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Puerto Rican judge throws the book at Trans woman's killer
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

On February 7, Puerto Rican Judge Jesus Peluyera sentenced Emanuel Adorno Ayala to 111 years in prison.

Adorno had previously confessed to stabbing Ashley Santiago, a Trans woman, more than a dozen times in April 2010.

After the sentencing, Santiago's mother, Carmen
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Jesse's Journal: A short history of physique magazines
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

I saw my first physique magazine when I was 13 years old (1966), in a newsstand in downtown Miami. Though I did not yet know what I was, I knew that I found other men attractive, and I was instinctively drawn to the magazine's models, who were completely naked from the back or tast
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Sports Illustrated China features cover story on LGBT athletes
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

With rainbow runners and the words 'Go Gays!' on its cover, Sports Illustrated China's January 21 edition features a major story on LGBT athletes.

According to the independent LGBT webcast Queer Comrades, 'It's the first time a Chinese sports magazine pays full attention to world
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Uganda bishop condemns homophobia
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In an open letter to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo sharply condemned homophobia and the recent murder of LGBT activist David Kato.

Senyonjo was bishop of West Buganda in Uganda. The Archbishop of Canterbury is head of the wor
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Utah legislature kills second-parent adoption
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

By a 5-1 vote, the Utah Senate's Health and Human Services Committee tabled SB62, which would allow a legal parent of a child to designate a second, adoptive co-parent.

The bill would permit one partner in an unmarried couple, including same-sex couples, to adopt children of the o
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Judge continues Palm Springs sex sting case
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Palm Springs Police have won a court victory in their defense of a Gay sex sting that resulted in 19 arrests in 2009.

A Superior Court judge refused to dismiss the charges last week, saying that he did not believe the police discriminated against Gays in the controversial s
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At the heart of every religious tradition is love of humanity and love of creator – not hatred for our neighbors. Creating a climate of hate runs contrary to the very idea of faith – but that's exactly what the right wing in America is doing.

Whether or not we're people of faith, we cannot stay silent or stand idly by while a radical minority pushes a hateful agenda in God's name. Please stand with us and speak out today.

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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

French Constitutional Court upholds same-sex marriage ban
France's Constitutional Court upheld the nation's same-sex marriage ban January 28.

It said Gay and straight couples find themselves in a 'different situation' that justifies differing treatment under family law.

Parliament,
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SHANTI SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Seattle Shanti, a program of Multifaith Works/Rosehedge, has volunteer opportunities available for those interested in providing emotional support to people in our community challenged by HIV/AIDS, MS, other life-challenging illnesses, or addiction-recovery issues. Our volunteers provide one-to-one non-directive, nonjudgmental, compassionate listenin
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Howard Stern says he is done using anti-Gay language on air
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Howard Stern, host of the long-running The Howard Stern Show, has said that he intends to curb any anti-Gay remarks on air.

The self-described 'King of All Media' admits he sometimes slips and uses the word 'fag,' but he says he was taken aback by how much outspoken comed
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Transgender study finds 'Injustice at Every Turn'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) released a comprehensive new report, 'Injustice at Every Turn,' on February 4, revealing the depth of discrimination against Transgender and gender nonconforming people in a wide rang
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Iowa bill to allow anti-Gay discrimination stalls
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A bill that would have allowed discrimination against people involved in same-sex marriages was tabled by an Iowa House subcommittee on February 9, preventing it from moving forward.

House Study Bill 50, called the 'Religious Conscience Protection Act,' would have allowed a person
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GLAAD launches media institute for LGBT people of color
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's LGBT media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced the launch of its People of Color Media Training Institute as a part of the organization's National People of Color Media Initiative.

The Media
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Red Lion workers win, boycott called off
Courtesy of Pride At Work AFL-CIO Workers at the Red Lion Seattle Airport Hotel announced on February 9 that they have called off their boycott of the hotel.

In a statement from union organizer Sarah Warren, the hotel workers' union, UNITE HERE, said:

'Thanks to the strength of the employees and the support of
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