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posted Friday, April 13, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 15

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Sen. Murray meets vets, discusses post-DADT problems
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Senator Patty Murray, chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, met with Gay and Lesbian veterans on April 11 to discuss problems remaining after the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT).

'We worked hard to repeal DADT,' Murray said, 'but that's not the end of the story.'

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No R74 petitions in our churches, say Catholic priests
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As many as seven Roman Catholic priests are reportedly refusing to circulate petitions for Referendum 74 challenging the state's new Marriage Equality Act.

The most prominent of the priests, Fr. Michael Ryan of St. James Cathedral on Seattle's First Hill, sent an email to pari
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New report shows Hispanics more likely to support LGBT community
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Countering what they call 'popular assumptions that Hispanics are more anti-Gay than other segments of society,' a new report co-released April 11 by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) finds that Latinos are, in fact, as open and toleran
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Psychological study suggests homophobes may be Gay
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new study might help to prove what LGBTs have been saying for years: Many homophobes are Gay themselves.

The research, published in the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, reveals the nuances of prejudices like homophobia.

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Lambda Legal files federal suit for marriage equality in Nevada
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a reversal of its previous legal strategy, Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit for equal marriage rights.

Sevcik v. Sandoval, filed on April 10, seeks equal marriage rights on behalf of eight same-sex couples in Nevada.

'This lawsuit seeks the freedom
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First indictment under federal hate crimes law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the first indictment in history brought under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

'A federal grand jury in London, Kentucky, returned a three-count indictment charging David Jason Jenkins, 37, and Anthon
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New Maine poll shows majority favor marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A poll released April 6 shows that a majority of Maine voters favor marriage equality. They will be asked to vote on the issue in November, when a referendum to restore same-sex marriage will be on the Maine ballot.

The poll of 993 registered voters was conducted between March 3
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Montana Supreme Court will hear domestic partnership case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Montana's Supreme Court will hear the ACLU's appeal in the case of six same-sex couples suing for recognition of domestic partnership rights.

Oral arguments in the case of Donaldson and Guggenheim v. the State of Montana will be heard April 13.

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Obama speaks out against Minnesota marriage amendment
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

President Obama opposes Minnesota's proposed constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, his campaign said on April 9.

'While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and d
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No executive order on contractor nondiscrimination, White House says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

President Obama will not issue an executive order requiring companies that do business with the federal government to promise not to discriminate against LGBT workers.

The announcement, however, came not from the White House, but from HRC president Joe Solmonese.

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OutServe announces Military Partners Group to co-sponsor D.C. summit
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

OutServe officials announced this week that the Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC) will join the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Courage Campaign, and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) in sponsoring the first OutServe Capital Summit, to be held May 14-15 in Washingt
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Log Cabin Republicans elect three new board members
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Log Cabin Republicans elected Washington, D.C., activist Marc Morgan, former senior congressional aide Matt Raymond, and New York City businessman Chris Taylor to the group's national board of directors this week.

'This is an incredibly important year for Log Cabin
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Spitzer retracts 2001 landmark ex-Gay study
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In 2001, psychiatrist Robert Spitzer did a really bad thing. He authored and published a study of flawed research that, for a decade, so-called ex-Gays have relied on to buttress their claim that 'change is possible.'

Now, Spitzer has publicly disowned it.

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by Scott Wittet - SGN Contributing Writer

LIBERIA: PRESIDENT CLARIFIES REMARKS ON HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE LAW
The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has put out a statement clarifying her recent remarks on homosexuality. Sirleaf claims that a report last week in a British paper misrepresented her intentions, according to African Gay rights group
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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 the
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Israel, the Gays, and Equality Forum
by Mark Segal - Courtesy of the Philadelphia Gay News

The last couple of years have seen progressive LGBT people taking on issues other than equality, as well as bringing the debate into the community. Israel and the Palestinian cause has been a flashpoint. With Equality Forum in Philadelphia poised to honor Israel this May, se
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General Gayety: Catholics and Gay marriage: Schisms-R-Us
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

I'm not Catholic, which makes my fascination with the American arm of the Catholic Church a little strange, but it also means I can watch its contortions without fretting over its future.

That's good, because I think the church in this country, while not in its deat
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The OutField: Lisa Howe has hope
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

So much of life is about being in the right place at the right time.

For Lisa Howe, that meant that at the age of 25 being part of a group of young women who had grown up playing soccer. A Dallas native, she starred on a Barry College team that won the 1989 Division II natio
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Felony charges in HIV drug scam
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A MOMS Pharmacy employee and three other co-conspirators have been indicted in New York for an alleged scheme to defraud HIV patients and the federal Medicaid program.

Indictments were unsealed in the New York State Supreme Court for Suffolk County on April 4.

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Military Acceptance Project turns a year old
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Acceptance is mission critical. That's what the officials behind the LGB servicemen's and women's website, Military Acceptance Project, believe. Last month, Kristen Kavanaugh, co-founder and executive director of MAP, is happy to report the organization has turned a year old.

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