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posted Friday, October 21, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 42

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Lesbian activist Janice Langbehn honored by White House
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lesbian activist Janice Langbehn was honored by the White House with the Presidential Citizens Medal on Oct. 20.

Langbehn, who lives in Lacey, modestly calls herself an 'accidental activist.'

In 2007, Langbehn, her partner of 18 years Lisa Pond, and their three children were about to depart from Miami o
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GSBA October business luncheon supports LGBT suicide prevention
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is known for many things since they burst onto the Seattle business chamber scene some 30 years ago. Part referral program, part Gay travel resource, and so much more, the GSBA is widely known throughout the Puget Sound region. Their miss
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Marsha Botzer in Beijing: Activist reports on China
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle activist Marsha Botzer spent 15 days in China last month, working with Chinese LGBT activists. Recently she sat down with SGN to talk about her experiences.

'I met some amazing young activists - all of them under 30,' she said. 'Since China is China they're going to guid
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ACLU case challenging separation-pay policy for Gay veterans advances
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Oct. 18, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims denied the government's motion to dismiss an ACLU class action lawsuit challenging the Defense Department's discriminatory military separation pay policy for involuntarily discharged Gay service members.

In other words, Gay veter
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Come out, come out, wherever you are
by David Webb - Special to the SGN

There's probably never before been a safer or more critical time in American culture and politics for LGBT people to come out and acknowledge their identities.

This week when Dan Kloeffler, an ABC News co-anchor on the World News Now show, acknowledged he is Gay during an inter
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Amtrak blocks LGBT newspapers on WiFi Soft-Launch
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

There are many reasons to take an Amtrak train in place of other modes of travel. Perhaps you have a fear of flying. Maybe you enjoy a scenic route while moving from point A to point B. Or, in some cases, it is economically practical. In any case, given today's digital age when everyone is
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Students pledge to be allies against anti-LGBT bullying
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) announced Monday the beginning of GLSENs Ally Week, with more than 2,000 middle and high schools in all 50 states and nine countries taking a pledge to oppose anti-LGBT bullying.

Students founded Ally Week in 2005 as
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Log Cabin Republicans expel Dallas chapter over racist remarks
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Log Cabin Republicans, the GOP's largest LGBT group, announced it would decommission its Dallas chapter because of its 'leadership's established record of countering official positions long held by the Log Cabin Republicans such as our support for employment non-discrimination.'

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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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FOR A CALENDAR LISTING: Send details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: sgn2@sgn.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.

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 more
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Quebec commits $7M to fight anti-Gay bullying
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Quebec provincial government will spend $7 million over the next five years on programs aimed at fighting bullying and discrimination against Gays and Lesbians.

Quebec Justice Minister Jean-Marc Fournier says the money will be shared among agencies working to protect the rights
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SLDN to challenge DOMA
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

With 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' officially over, the largest group representing Gay troops is looking toward securing marriage equality.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) announced this week it plans to file a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality
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New study finds Gay and Bisexual men have varied sexual repertoires
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new study by researchers at George Mason University and Indiana University found the sexual repertoire of Gay men surprisingly diverse, suggesting that a broader, less disease-focused perspective might be warranted by public health and medical practitioners in addressing the sexual hea
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Col. George Middleton: Black Revolutionary War hero
by Kevin Trimell Jones

Special to the SGN
Courtesy of the National Gay History Project

During the time of the American Revolution, George Middleton (1735-1815) was recognized as a great fighter for liberty and independence, and a respected leader among the community of blacks living in Boston. Local politicia
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From Seattle to Bogota: Local women join international peace gathering
by Tina Gianoulis - Special to the SGN

This Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m., three Seattle activists will share their experiences at the recent 15th international gathering of Women in Black in Bogota, Colombia. The event, at the POCAAN office, 1609 19th Ave. S., one block south of Madison, will be a celebration of the pow
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UFCW 21 endorses marriage equality
from Pride At Work - Special to the SGN

The executive board of United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 21, has voted to endorse marriage equality.

UFCW 21 is the largest private-sector union in Washington, with more than 38,000 members working in grocery store, retail, health care, meat processing, and other ind
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Botswana should legalize Gay sex, ex-president says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer Former Botswana President Festus Mogae says his country should legalize Gay sex and prostitution to combat HIV/AIDS.

Mogae now heads the African country's AIDS Council. He was president from 1998 until his resignation in 2008. That same year, he was awarded the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement
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