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posted Friday, August 19, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 33

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Obama administration announces case-by-case review of deportations
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 18, the Obama administration announced it will indefinitely delay deporting some - but not all - undocumented immigrants who don't have criminal records and will offer them a chance to apply for a work permit. The government will focus on sending back convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or
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Horrific killing of Gay man & toddler son shocks Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 11, Seattleites learned of a crime that claimed the life of a Gay man and his toddler son, whom he was raising with the very man charged with killing them both.

As the grim details of the horrific murder scene have come to light, so, too, have the charges. On Augu
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Eden party wildly successful
by Joshua Michael Rumley - SGN Contributing Writer

The Gay City Health Project held its eighth annual Eden Garden Party fundraiser on August 11 at the private residence of Seattle-based photographer Art Wolfe. The event raised more than $30,000 for Gay City - well over the initial fundraising goal.

'Our initial
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What Queer parents can expect - taking their children to the hospital
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Ina Percival took her daughter Kaya to the Seattle Children's Hospital emergency room on July 7, she encountered an administrator asking 'invasive' questions about her relationship to Kaya and to Kaya's other mom.

'Had I been straight,' Percival told SGN, 'I would not have
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General Gayety: Same gender means same problems
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

You might enter into a same-sex relationship thinking you know all the troubles that lie ahead. Discrimination, rejection by family and friends, spending eternity in hell - none of that is news.

But I'll bet you never considered the bundle of difficulties caused by be
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New art gallery opens on the Hill
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When the owners of True Love Art Gallery (1525 Summit Ave.), George Long, Mike Gilmore, and Boris Erickson, got together to open the new art space they did so because, according to Boris, 'We wanted to contribute something unique, beautiful, and weird on Capitol Hill and we wanted to do
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A new approach to marijuana policy
by Dr. Bob Wood - Special to the SGN

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Gay man marries Trans woman in Cuba on Castro's birthday
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay rights activist Ignacio Estrada married Wendy Iriepa on August 13 in Havana, Cuba.

In a simple civil ceremony conducted by a government official, the couple signed a marriage certificate, exchanged rings, and then kissed.

The official performing the wedding re
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Prague Pride a success despite government opposition
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In spite of its reputation as a cosmopolitan city and Gay-friendly tourist destination, Prague was the last European Union capital to host a Pride Parade.

Pride festivities did not come to the Czech capital until August 13 this year, and even then it was in the face of opposition
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Joe Torres' LEO Party raises $8,500 for LGBT youth suicide prevention
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 14, longtime Neighbours Seattle bartender Joe Torres held the Eighth Annual LEO Party to benefit OUTLoud - the Youth Suicide Prevention Program's LGBTQ component. The event was a hit and brought in over $8,000 for OUTLoud.

'The money raised will be used to help
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Rick Perry, nightmare candidate
by David Webb - Courtesy of The Rare Reporter

Someone please shake me awake because this must be a nightmare.

That's what I was thinking last weekend as I watched Texas Gov. Rick Perry's speech announcing that he would seek the Republican Party's nomination for president in the 2012 election. The most outrageous
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Oregon Gay marriage equality supporters aim for 2012 marriage vote
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Basic Rights Oregon (BRO), the state's largest Gay-rights organization, is planning a voter-education campaign on same-sex marriage - or marriage equality, as it is becoming more commonly known.

Even though the 2012 general elections are more than a year away, BRO says i
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SASG RUMMAGE SALE
AUGUST 20-21/b>
On Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., SASG (Seattle Area Support Groups and Community Center), is holding a mega rummage sale in their front yard (303 17th Ave. E.). Check it out! And support this important community institution!

POCAAN'S COURTYARD SALE & CHICKEN FUNDRAISER/b>
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GLSEN Washington looking for volunteers
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Are you interested in making schools safer for all students and staff regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression? Do you want to give back to your community? Did you have a bad experience in middle or high school because you were teased, bullied, or harassed? Then G
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Pope visits Spain, met by protesters
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Benedict XVI landed in Spain August 18 for the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival.

He was greeted at the airport by Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. BBC News reported that some 1 million Catholic young people were in Madrid for the church youth festival.
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Third annual Gay and Lesbian Wedding Expo hits Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

RainbowWeddingNetwork.com, along with host sponsor the Crowne Plaza Hotel, are set to produce the latest 'Same Love, Same Rights' Gay and Lesbian Wedding Expo in downtown Seattle on August 21. With recent expos in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York attracting hundreds of attendees,
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