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posted Friday, May 4, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 18

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Seattle May Day events, including anarchists
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The annual May Day marches and gatherings received a very different sort of news coverage this year than they've had in previous years. Rocks were thrown through the windows of Mayor Mike McGinn's home, approximately 75 'anarchists' clad in black took direct action against financial, government, and commercial institutions downtown
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GET ENGAGED TO DEFEND MARRIAGE EQUALITY
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

'They are slowly, meticulously growing their army. We have one month to match them,' Zach Silk, campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage - the statewide campaign to protect Washington state's marriage equality law - told Seattle Gay News.

The most important thing
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HIV criminalization forum at Lifelong AIDS Alliance
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On April 30, Lifelong AIDS Alliance hosted an open community forum on HIV criminalization. Although criminalizing people with HIV has been commonplace for years, the effort to reexamine the laws that discriminate against people with HIV is fairly new.

The forum, which featur
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Romney campaign Gay staffer quits after two weeks on the job
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Richard Grenell, the only openly Gay staffer employed by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, quit May 1 after only two weeks on the job.

Grenell was hired April 20 as Romney's foreign policy and national security spokesperson. He previously worked in the George W. Bush admini
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Scout official resigns, supports ousted Lesbian leader
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A board member for an Ohio regional Boy Scouts group who resigned to protest the removal of a Lesbian den mother said he wants the national organization to review its ban on Gays, reports the Associated Press.

The Boy Scouts of America's policy of not allowing Gays within
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GLAD publishes groundbreaking Transgender Family Law resource
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) this week announced the publication of Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy, the first book to comprehensively address legal issues facing Transgender people in the family law context and provide practitioners the tools to effective
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Seattle Parks reaches out to LGBTQ teens with a prom event
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Born This Way Kafé are hosting a Purple Prom on May 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave. E.).

According to Karen O'Connor, a spokesperson for Seattle Parks, the Purple Prom is an event for all Queer youth, frien
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The Seattle Lesbian online magazine receives rape threat
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On April 30, Charlene Strong and Sarah Toce, editors at The Seattle Lesbian online magazine, published a story about Cleveland's WMMS Radio's Dominic Dieter, host of Rover's Morning Glory, a popular morning show that airs on Cleveland's 100.7 FM radio. During the April 27 broadcast of th
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Pro-equality forces have money advantage in NC amendment campaign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Coalition to Protect All North Carolina Families - the group opposing Amendment One - has a significant fundraising advantage over anti-equality forces, numbers released at the end of April showed.

North Carolina voters will decide on Amendment One - which would bar legal re
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NAACP against NC Amendment One: Amendment One meant to 'protect Caucasian race,' says author's wife
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The president of North Carolina's NAACP chapter spoke out forcefully against Amendment One - the proposal to ban same-sex marriage in the state - while the wife of the measure's main author said he wrote it to 'protect the Caucasian race.'

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II is feat
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Senate passes LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Senate voted on April 26 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and extend its protections to LGBT persons.

The final vote was 68-31, with 15 Republicans joining all Senate Democrats in passing the measure.

Republicans held up the legislati
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Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' bill dies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A proposed Tennessee law that would have banned any discussion of sexual orientation in grades K-8 died when the legislature adjourned May 1 without voting on the measure.

Republican State Rep. Joey Hensley Announced on April 29 that he would not bring the bill up for a floor vote
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Catholics, Muslims, Jews should ally to defeat marriage equality, says Vatican
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican's ambassador to Great Britain called for an alliance with Muslims and Orthodox Jews to defeat the British government's plans for marriage equality.

In a speech to English and Welsh Catholic bishops, Archbishop Antonio Mennini warned them they faced a 'lengthy and p
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'Clean sheets' pill could help end HIV transmission
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Male birth control. Aside from condoms and vasectomies, you're probably asking yourself why you never hear of this. Next, you might ask, why is it relevant to the LGBT community?

Still in the early stages of research, non-hormonal birth-control methods designed for men could
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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
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California Trans woman murdered in possible hate crime
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Brandy Martell was shot dead in downtown Oakland, California, early in the morning of April 29. She was 37.

Oakland police said she had been shot repeatedly through the window and side door of her car as she sat near the intersection of Franklin and 13th streets near the city ce
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First same-sex marriage proposal on military base at Camp Pendleton
by Shaun Knittel SGN Associate Editor A U.S. Navy veteran and active-duty Marine became the first Gay couple ever to get publicly engaged on a military installation. Last week, Cory Huston proposed to Avarice Guerrero at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County.

'I was blown away,' Guerrero told San Diego LGBT Weekly, the newspaper
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NC pastor: Beat the Gay out of your kids, but don't bruise them
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Baptist pastor who told parents to beat their Gay children now says he was misunderstood.

Sean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was preaching about marriage and the upcoming vote on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, wh
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Porn priest quits parish
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Irish priest who accidentally showed Gay porn to a group of parochial school parents expecting a presentation on their children's First Communion has asked to be put on leave.

Fr. Martin McVeigh intended to do a Powerpoint presentation for the parents of St. Mary's School in
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Race trumps religion in presidential preference, Gallup poll says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new Gallup poll of U.S. Catholics released May 2 shows that race trumps religion when it comes to preference in the 2012 presidential race.

'Catholics constitute almost one in four voters in the United States today, making their vote an important target for the Obama and the Ro
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