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posted Friday, September 9, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 36

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Ten years later, America remembers 9/11
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

This weekend, Americans will observe the 10-year anniversary of the four coordinated suicide attacks against targets in New York City and Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001 - more commonly known as 9/11.

So much has happened since 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger jets on that clear September
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City's 'Only in Seattle' website omits LGBT from Capitol Hill promotion
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

photo by Joe Mabel

On November 16, 2010, the city of Seattle and its neighborhood business district partners launched the Only in Seattle marketing campaign, a visually lush celebration of the many locally owned 'hidden gem' retail shops and restaurants in Seattle's unique nei
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Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin announces bold run for open U.S. Senate seat
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced on September 6 that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl.

If elected, she would become the first open Lesbian to serve in the Senate.

Baldwin took the unusual step of announcing
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Iran hangs three men for 'sodomy'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The government of Iran hanged three men on September 4 for the crime of having Gay sex. Three others were executed at the same time for other crimes.

Reports of the executions were originally published by the Iranian exile group, Iran Human Rights, on September 5.

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Homophobia is so Gay
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

This week, we learned that virulently anti-Gay Puerto Rican Senator Roberto Arango (R) was on a diet. Like any straight man wanting to show off his sculpted new body, he posted pictures of his anus on the Gay men's cruising software Grindr. Last week, a homophobic Indiana lawmaker, St
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Doctor accused of murder has license suspended
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The State of Washington's Department of Health Medical Quality Assurance Commission has suspended the medical license of Louis C. Chen, a former King County physician criminally charged with murder.

The September 1 decision means Chen, 39, cannot practice medicine in Wash
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Arrest in murder of Iowa teen Marcellus Andrews
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Waterloo, Iowa, police reported on September 8 that they have made an arrest in the death of Marcellus Andrews.

The Waterloo Police Department said it had arrested 19-year-old Paris Akeem Anding, a resident of Waterloo.

Anding was booked into Black Hawk County Jai
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GLSEN awards announced
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, announced September 7 that they will honor Chaz Bono, Michele and Rob Reiner, Wells Fargo, Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts, and the 2011 Student Advocate of the Year at its seventh annual Respect Awards - Los Angeles, he
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9th Circuit Court says Arizona can't cancel D.P. benefits
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on September 6 that Arizona may not cancel health insurance benefits for domestic partners of state workers.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and her Republican allies in the state legislature inserted a provision in th
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Parts of U.K. to lift ban on Gay men donating blood
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gay men who have not had sex with another man in 12 months will be allowed to donate blood in parts of the U.K. for the first time since a ban was put in place in the 1980s in response to the spread of AIDS, the U.K. Department of Health announced September 8.

The move co
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Iraqi LGBT still targets of violence, U.N. report says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A report from the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) says that attacks on Iraq's LGBT community continued in 2010.

The report cited 2,953 violent deaths in Iraq in 2010. It attributed most of these to insurgent and te
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U.S. State Department reaffirms opposition to 'Kill the Gays' bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay blogger Michael Petrelis revealed on September 5 that he had received a new statement from Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson reaffirming US government opposition to Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' bill.

The measure, first proposed in 2009, specifies li
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SEATTLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB - EMERALD CITY CAT FIGHT TOURNAMENT
SEPT 9-11

Seattle Volleyball Club hosts the Emerald City Cat Fight tournament featuring fierce and friendly competition amongst LGBT volleyball teams from around the Northwest. Team registration will be held on Friday, September 9, from 7-10 p.m., at R Place (619 E. Pine St.). The tournament spikes off on
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Tragic connection between LGBT homeless youth and religious homophobia
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The September/October issue of the evangelical social justice magazine Sojourners features an ad raising awareness of the tragedy of LGBT youth homelessness, and the role that religious homophobia plays in creating it (studies show that religious parents are three times as likely as the
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