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Flag flap: Space Needle says 'No' to Pride flag this year
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Obama hosts Seattle activists at Pride Month reception
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SGN exclusive interview: 11th District House candidate Rob Holland
Seattle's openly Gay port commissioner urges economic development focus

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New poll shows encouraging numbers on marriage
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Maine poll finds support for marriage equality
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In Memoriam: Randy Roberts (1950-2012)
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In Memoriam: Bruce Mixan (1965-2012)
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MCC celebrates four decades in Seattle:
Church founder Troy Perry to visit, speak at Pride

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Brits honor trailblazing Transgender activist
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Lambda Legal takes on HIV exposure case
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Ask Michael: How do you spell PRIDE?
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Media do the work of Satan, says #2 Catholic official
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New elections put France on track for marriage equality
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Uganda raids Gay rights meeting, bans 38 NGOs
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General Gayety: Puzzling out the Phelpsians
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A Noble endeavor: Activist walks across America for LGBT rights
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BREAKING NEWS
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Seven words you can now say on TV
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Mary Cheney marries longtime partner
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Sandusky Guilty of Sexual Abuse of 10 Young Boys
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White House scolds guests who flipped off Reagan portrait
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Pentagon Celebrates Gay Pride Month Without Rainbow Flags
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White House to unveil report on intl LGBT efforts
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Flag flap: Space Needle says 'No' to Pride flag this year
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The officials in charge of Seattle's Space Needle announced this week that although they support LGBT rights, they will not fly the Rainbow Pride flag atop the Needle this year.

If you feel like we've been here before, it's because we have.

Space Needle officials said the same thing last year, b
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Obama hosts Seattle activists at Pride Month reception
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On the afternoon of June 15, President Obama hosted a reception in the East Room of the White House in observance of LGBT Pride Month. The President welcomed community leaders, students, politicians, and members of the armed forces from across the country for the annual cocktail reception, an
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SGN exclusive interview: 11th District House candidate Rob Holland
Seattle's openly Gay port commissioner urges economic development focus

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rob Holland, currently a Seattle port commissioner, is running to represent the 11th District in the state House of Representatives. If elected he will become the first Gay person of color to serve in the House, just as he was the first Gay man and the first African American to sit on the P
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New poll shows encouraging numbers on marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new PPP poll released June 19 shows encouraging numbers on marriage equality in Washington state. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said same-sex marriage should be legal, while only 42% said it should be illegal.

'A majority of Washington voters now support Gay marriage,' more
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Maine poll finds support for marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new poll shows that Maine voters are likely to approve a ballot initiative for marriage equality in November.

The survey, by MassINC Polling Group for Boston's WBUR-TV, released June 18, found that 55% of Maine voters would vote to approve equal marriage rights for Gay and L
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In Memoriam: Randy Roberts (1950-2012)
Randolph Earl Roberts passed away of undetermined causes June 5 at his home in Seattle. He is survived by his brother, Leigh Roberts of Olympia, and Leigh's wife, Pam; his aunt, Ida Haugen of Seattle; his cousin, Chris Barton of Burien; and his best friend of over 26 years, Lee Olsen of Seattle, and Lee's husband, Stephen de Tasnady. Randy was b more
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In Memoriam: Bruce Mixan (1965-2012)
Bruce Jon Mixan passed away last week at his home in Seattle. He was a cancer research scientist for 23 years. Bruce is survived by his parents, Frank and Dorothy Mixan of Omaha, Nebraska; his sister, Joleen Misek of Omaha; his brother, Brian Mixan of Jefferson City, Montana, and Brian's wife, Melissa; his nieces, Rebecca, Gabriella, and Savanna; more
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MCC celebrates four decades in Seattle:
Church founder Troy Perry to visit, speak at Pride

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The Rev. Elder Troy Perry, founder of Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), will be in Seattle for Pride Weekend 2012. Perry will be keynote speaker at MCC Seattle's 40th anniversary celebration. He will also speak at the Capitol Hill Pride street fair on Saturday and at PrideFest on Sunday af
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Brits honor trailblazing Transgender activist
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Transgender pioneer and activist April Ashley has been named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honors List for 2012.

The MBE was established in 1917 by Queen Elizabeth II's grandfather, George V, to recognize people who have
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Lambda Legal takes on HIV exposure case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal has filed an appeal on behalf of an Iowa man sentenced to 25 years in prison for exposing a sex partner to HIV.

In papers filed on June 14, Lambda Legal attorneys pointed out that the Iowa law was intended to protect HIV-negative people from criminally negligent act
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Ask Michael: How do you spell PRIDE?
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Celebrating PRIDE means different things to different people. This year, as I reflect, here are some things that make PRIDE meaningful for me.

P: Parents. Regardless of how old we are, most of us want and need our parents' love and acceptance. Every year I hea
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Media do the work of Satan, says #2 Catholic official
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican's second-in-command is accusing the media of doing the work of Satan by spreading 'pettiness and lies' about the Catholic Church and 'intentionally ignoring' the good things the church does.

'The truth is that there is an attempt to sow division that comes from the
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New elections put France on track for marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When French voters gave newly elected President Francois Hollande a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections on June 17, they virtually guaranteed that France would pass marriage-equality legislation.

Hollande, a Socialist elected on May 6, had promised during the campaign
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Uganda raids Gay rights meeting, bans 38 NGOs
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Less than a week after Ugandan authorities raided a Gay rights conference and interrogated its participants, they announced they are banning 38 NGOs - non-governmental organizations the Ugandan government accuses of promoting homosexuality.

Ugandan Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo a
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General Gayety: Puzzling out the Phelpsians
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

Some people argue that the best way to handle the ever-present, ever-protesting members of the Westboro Baptist Church is simply to ignore them.

That sounds sensible. But I just can't do it.

The truth is I find Fred Phelps and his congregation fascin
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A Noble endeavor: Activist walks across America for LGBT rights
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Gay activist Richard Noble completed a solo walk across the United States this month, arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 9.

Noble, a 46-year-old from Palm Springs, California, spent 15 months on the road, meeting hundreds of people, speaking to Native American tribal
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Pride Events Calendar

friday, june 22

SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL
Fremont Studios (155 N. 35th St.) hosts the 10th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival, through Sunday, June 24. The Grand Finale Weekend features the mainstage performance 'Everything in Between'; a bondage suspension performance, 'Le Petit Piege'; a Gay art retros
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National News
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BREAKING NEWS!

Seven words you can now say on TV
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

George Carlin famously said there are seven words you can't say on TV: 'Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, and Tits.'

Well, now you can. Sort of.

In a unanimous (8-0) ruling announced June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court said the FCC may not enforce i
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Mary Cheney marries longtime partner
By Christine Delargy

(CBS News) Mary Cheney and longtime partner Heather Poe were married Friday in Washington, D.C., CBS News has confirmed.

'Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have that rel
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Sandusky Guilty of Sexual Abuse of 10 Young Boys
By JOE DRAPE

A jury in Centre County Court convicted Sandusky, 68, of sexually assaulting 10 boys, all of them children from disadvantaged homes whom Sandusky, using his access to the universitys vaunted football program, had befriended and then repeatedly violated. The jury, seven women and five men, more than half with ties
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White House scolds guests who flipped off Reagan portrait
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

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Pentagon Celebrates Gay Pride Month Without Rainbow Flags
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
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White House to unveil report on intl LGBT efforts
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
more
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By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Reagan, with less controversial visitors (AP)The White House on Monday verbally rapped the knuckles of a pair of guests who posed for photographs giving former President Ronald Reagan's portrait the one-finger salute while attending a gay pride reception a week ago.

As first repor
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EXHIBITION SOFTBALL GAME
TO BENEFIT LAMBERT HOUSE
On Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. (the field opens at 1 p.m.) at the Bobby Morris Playfield at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11t more

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