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posted Friday, September 30, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 39

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Researchers can disarm HIV, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Scientists at four major universities say they have found a way to disarm HIV, in research that may lead to an effective HIV vaccine.

The research, funded by Britain's Wellcome Trust and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is described in an article published in the journal Blood.

Researchers from Johns
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Appeals court dismisses Gays in military lawsuit
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco refused September 29 to decide the constitutionality of the U.S. military's now-repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, saying the issue has been resolved since Americans can now enlist and serve in the armed f
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Walmart adds gender identity to its non-discrimination protections
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The HRC announced on September 28 that Walmart, the country's largest private-sector employer, has added gender identity and expression to its employment non-discrimination policies.

Walmart spokesperson Phillip Keene told the Windy City Times that the changes went into effect '
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Hate crime targets Gay couple in West Seattle
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'God Hates Fags! Get the fuck out of our neighborhood,' the note said.

The note was wrapped around a rock, and the rock was thrown through the back window of Lyle Evans' car as it sat in his driveway.

Evans and his partner, Chris Ilovar, live in a normally quiet res
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Retailers are put on the spot over anti-Gay aid
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When Gay Seattle resident Stuart Wilber, 73, learned that people who bought Microsoft products through a Christian-oriented internet marketer known as Charity Giveback Group (CGBG) could channel a donation to evangelical organizations that call homosexual behavior a threat to the moral an
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The Seattle AIDS Walk for Lifelong
On September 24, more than 4,000 walkers and runners filled Volunteer Park for the 25th Annual Seattle AIDS Walk. This year's event raised nearly $450,000 so far, although the final tallies will not be in for another few months due to matching gifts and late contributions.

Randy Russell, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's chief executive officer
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Vanity Avia Moliga De'Lush and Daniel Hanks were crowned The 2011 Miss & Mr. Asian Pacific Islander
On September 24, Vanity Avia Moliga De'Lush and Daniel Hanks were crowned The 2011 Miss & Mr. Asian Pacific Islander, respectively, at the 2011 Mr. & Miss Asian Pacific Islander International Pageant inside Neighbours Seattle. The pageant is designed to showcase the talent and glamour of the local Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT and allied populati more
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CDC grants support HIV prevention for young men of color
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced $55 million in grants for community-based HIV prevention services targeting young Gay and Bi men and Transgender young people of color.

The announcement came on September 27, National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness D
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ADL, GLSEN, StoryCorps create LGBT history resource
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and StoryCorps announced this week the release of Unheard Voices, a new resource that seeks to integrate LGBT people and events into middle and high school curricula.

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BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterhouse (1635 11th Ave., one block north of E. Pine St.), Seattle Parks & Recreation hosts Born This Way Kafe, a welcoming place where LGBTQ youth, friends and allies (ages 13-19) can gather, be themselves, and have fun. Meets every Friday. For more information and to
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ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla Nonken’s disabilities ac more
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Feds release $1.89 billion in HIV grants
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on September 23 that it would release more than $1.89 billion to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS continue to have access to life-saving health care and medications.

The grants are funded through the Ryan White
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Photobook author explores our lives in Gay in America
by Anthony Greer - SGN Staff Writer

Gay in America, the first photobook depicting the lives of average Gay men across all 50 states, hit stores on September 27. The book was shot and assembled by Scott Pasfield.

The book contains the stories of Gay men, fathers, brothers, and friends that Pasfield photographed over
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Turkish official in first-time meeting with LGBT group
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Turkey's Minister of Family and Social Policy Fatima Sahin met with community organizations on September 21, including the Pembe Hayat (Pink Life) Association - Turkey's largest LGBT organization.

According to Today's Zaman, a Turkish English-language newspaper, it was the first t
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'There are no Gays in Chechnya,' official news agency says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Echoing Iran's president Mahmud Ahmedinejad, Chechnya's official news agency, The Chechen Republic Today, says there are no Gays in Chechnya.

'There is no such 'immoral phenomenon' as homosexuality in Chechnya,' the news agency said in an article originally published June 29, and
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FOX, HBO named most LGBT-inclusive by GLAAD
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 28, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released its 16th annual Where We Are On TV report, a comprehensive review of scripted LGBT primetime characters in the 2011-12 television season. After a significant increase last year, the number of regular LGBT charac
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Lady Gaga attends Obama fundraiser to raise question of anti-LGBT bullying
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When pop icon and LGBT advocate Lady Gaga learned that her 14-year-old fan Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide due to bullying, 'Mother Monster' (as Jamey referred to his idol) promised her fans she would talk to the president about bullying.

The 'Born This Way' singer told h
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Lesbian kiss leads to actress and her girlfriend getting kicked off Southwest flight
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Leisha Hailey, a Lesbian actress who starred in the hugely popular Showtime cable show The L Word, said she was escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing her partner, Camila Grey. The airline said the pair drew customer complaints.

An angry Leisha took her story to
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New standards of care for Trans people announced
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) released its latest Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People on September 25.

WPATH launched the seventh version of its standards of care with some 300 people in at
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Stop SB48 on course to qualify for the ballot
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The signature-gatherers behind the Stop SB48 campaign have collected 415,000 of the 504,760 signatures they need to force a June 2012 voter referendum on California's new law requiring the teaching of LGBT history, some media outlets report.

The deadline for turning in signat
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