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posted Friday, August 12, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 32

Section One

Children's Hospital policy 'murky' on Queer families
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Ina Percival brought her daughter Kaya to the Seattle Children's Hospital emergency room on July 7, she expected professional treatment.

She didn't get it.

'I've always had a positive view of Children's,' Percival told SGN. 'I was seriously injured when I was hit by a car as a little child, and I was tr
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Prop 8 attorneys get ABA award
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

David Boies and Theodore Olson - attorneys in the lawsuit that overturned California's Prop 8 - were awarded the American Bar Association Medal on August 8.

The award is the ABA's highest honor, and is awarded only in years when the ABA believes a nominee has offered really exce
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AFL-CIO opposes Minnesota amendment against marriage equality
Courtesy of Pride At Work The Minnesota AFL-CIO, the state's labor federation, voted on Monday to oppose a ballot measure that would add a ban on same-sex marriage to the Minnesota Constitution.

The vote of the general board was unanimous, making the AFL-CIO the first labor organization in Minnesota to come out against the am
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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan and Seattle Quake Rugby
On Saturday, August 6, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan and Seattle Quake Rugby faced off again for Jockstraps & Glitter 2. The event raised over $2,000, which was split evenly between The Sisters' Granting Fund and Quake's Bingham Cup Fun, which aims to help send the team to an international Gay rugby tournament in Ma more
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Coming out is hard to do
by David Webb - Courtesy of The Rare Reporter

Coming out is still very hard to do, especially if someone delays doing it for a very long time.

That's what I learned recently when the 40-something son of a friend confided to me that he had finally accepted his sexual orientation and now had a boyfriend. He broke
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Denying hormone therapy to Transgender prisoners is torture, 7th Circuit rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that refusing to provide hormone therapy for Transgender prisoners amounts to torture and therefore violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

The court made that finding in an August 5 ruling striking down Wiscons
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Dr. J: HIV: Does undetectable equal safe?
by Dr. Joanne Stekler - Special to the SGN

Joanne Stekler, M.D., MPH, is deputy director of community services for the HIV/STD Program at Public Health - Seattle & King County. She is also an internal medicine and infectious disease physician at Harborview Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology
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Experts urge Supreme Court to address discrimination against unmarried adoptive parents
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 9, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP filed an amicus asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision that Louisiana can discriminate against children born in Louisiana and adopted by unmarried parents in other states by refu
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GLBTQ Online High School offers safe and welcoming space
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

David Glick, executive director and founder of GLBTQ Online High School - the world's first online high school specifically for LGBTQ youth - asks, 'Imagine a school where you can be you. Where your friends share similar experiences and similar questions. Where you can get a high-qualit
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HIV infections remain steady, increase among young and black MSM
Courtesy of Healthy Living News

A new study has revealed that new HIV infections in the U.S. are averaging about 50,000 per year. However, the data also revealed an alarming increase in new HIV infections among young men and young black men who have sex with other men (MSM).

The study was done by the U.S. Centers
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Jesse's Journal: Bronski's American History: A Queer History of the United States
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

photo is by Danny Gobaud

In 1984, Michael Bronski published Culture Clash: The Making of Gay Sensibility. Since then, Bronski has maintained his standing as a major chronicler and critic of LGBT life and culture. For two decades, Bronski wrote book and movie revi
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Obama bars human rights violators from U.S.
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

President Obama issued a proclamation on August 4 barring war criminals and human rights violators from entering the United States.

The proclamation bars entry of immigrant and non-immigrant aliens who organize or participate in war crimes or serious violations of human rights a
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Defense personnel enter boat in Amsterdam pride canal parade
For the first time, around 80 defense personnel - military and civilian - took part in Amsterdam's Gay pride canal parade with their own boat August 6.

Joining them was U.S. Gays-in-the-military activist Dan Choi.

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Northwest News
Northwest News
SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain attractive grounds at 12 neighborhood branches this summer and fall. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. Work parties will be scheduled June through October - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, c
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Groups launch campaign to stop anti-Gay Calif. referendum
The Courage Campaign announced August 1 that it has teamed up with Equality California and other organizations in an attempt to stop a ballot referendum on the new California law that requires schools to teach LGBT people's history.

Courage s
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Pagliacci Pizza mourns the accidental death of Broadway store manager
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The crew at the popular Capitol Hill Pagliacci Pizza restaurant (426 Broadway E.) learned of the sad news that their store manager, Tyrone Fabroa, had died. Fabroa, 35, was out on Lake Washington with his 19-year-old brother, when he fell from his rented stand-up paddleboard and drowned
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Quebec unveils new plan to care for LGBT seniors
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The government of Quebec has unveiled a new program and a 'Charter of Welfare' to guide caregivers in the treatment of elderly LGBT people.

The program was developed jointly by Quebec's Ministry for Seniors and the Fondation Emergence, Quebec's leading LGBT organization.
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San Francisco Gay couple loses immigration battle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Bradford Wells, a U.S. citizen, and Anthony John Makk, a citizen of Australia, wed seven years ago in Massachusetts. For nearly 19 years, the same-sex couple has lived together in the Castro District of San Francisco.

Late last month, due to the Defense of Marriage Act (
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Seattle local honored with prestigious award for LGBT study
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle's Jordan Simonson was recently honored with a prestigious psychology scholarship in Washington, D.C., for a study he did on LGBT youth.

The American Psychological Association is the national accrediting body for the field of psychology. Because the APA is so large
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Thirteen embassies, including U.S., endorse Prague Pride
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Thirteen foreign embassies in the Czech Republic, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and Spain, endorsed the Prague Pride Parade planned for August 13 and a weeklong festival following it.

It will be the first Pride celebration in Prague's history.

The Bri
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