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posted Friday, May 24, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 21


Murray wins key endorsements - Gregoire, Royer back his campaign for Seattle mayor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and former Seattle Mayor Charley Royer have endorsed State Sen. Ed Murray's bid to become the first openly Gay mayor of Seattle

'Throughout his career, Ed Murray has successfully taken on the tough issues, and he's succeeded by building coalitions no one believed were possible. I
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City leaders take Pride in historic celebration
Rainbow flag to fly at Seattle City Hall during June

by Sam West - Special to the SGN

It has been nearly 40 years since the first Pride celebration in Seattle, but this year will be the first in which city leaders display the rainbow flag at City Hall throughout the entire month of June.

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Purr raises big bucks with bartender 'auction'
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Flesh sells. Just ask any of the participants at Wednesday evening's 'Bartender Auction,' hosted by GLAMAZONIA at Purr Cocktail Lounge in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. An annual fundraiser for the Inspire Youth Project (formerly Rise n' Shine), this year's event raised over $32,000
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Charting a new course for LGBT youth - Philadelphia's Community Academy lives up to its name
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Community Academy is much like any other charter school in big-city America: trying to sketch out an existence for students who somehow don't make it in the typical urban school system. All I knew about Community Academy was that it was the first and oldest charter school in Philadelphia, in
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Funding our future - 44 students receive GSBA Scholarship Fund awards
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) President and CEO Louise Chernin describes last Friday evening at the GSBA Scholarship Awards Dinner as 'a night of hopes, dreams, tears, hurts, challenges, and triumphs - so poignantly and honestly shared with us.'

'It was an
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Washington United named 'Champion of Justice' - Sen. Murray presents award to group that led Approve R-74 campaign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a ceremony on May 23, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) presented Washington United for Marriage with the Alliance for Justice 'Champion of Justice' award. Marylanders for Marriage Equality, Mainers United for Marriage, and Minnesotans United were also honored.

'Alliance for Ju
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Whose streets? Our streets! - SOSea launches Block Watch program with neighborhood anti-crime march
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

We are not going to take it anymore. And if you are a criminal, or involved in violent activity, we are watching you. From business owners to their employees and the very neighborhoods criminals terrorize, people have begun to fight back. And it is just the beginning.

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LGBT immigrants get the shaft - Protections for same-sex partners removed from Senate bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed an immigration reform bill this week and sent it to the full Senate for debate - without an amendment that would have enabled same-sex partners of U.S. citizens to become legal residents and, eventually, citizens themselves.

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Scouts approve change to anti-Gay policy
Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to repeal the organization's decades-long policy barring openly Gay youth from membership. Openly Gay Scoutmasters, however, are still not permitted.

More than 1,400 volunteer leaders nationwide voted May 23 to approve language that said no prospective Scout henceforth would be tu
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Mixed signals in Virginia - GOP nearly split on marriage but chooses homophobic candidates
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new Washington Post poll released May 20 shows that a solid majority of Virginia voters believe 'it should be legal for gay couples to get married.' Virginia Republicans seem to be bucking the trend, however, choosing two notorious anti-Gay politicians to lead their ticket in the November e
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Nevada lawmakers approve marriage equality - Repeal of 2002 constitutional amendment will take time, however
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Nevada Assembly voted to repeal the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on May 23. The vote was a convincing 27-14. One Republican joined 26 Democrats to pass the measure.

Republican Michele Fiore, who represents a district in Las Vegas, said she was voting for
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Stop living together, Lesbian couple told - TX judge enforces 'morality' clause in woman's divorce decree
by Mike Andrew SGN Staff Writer A district judge in Collin County, Texas, has ordered a Lesbian couple to stop living together.

Judge John Roach Jr. gave Page Price 30 days to move out of the house she shared with Carolyn Compton and Compton's two daughters, ages 10 and 13.

Compton divorced her husband, Joshua
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The thrill of it all - Remembering the crazy beauty of the coming-out years
by Abby Dees - SGN Contributing Writer

Last night my partner and I watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the sweet, slightly retro coming-of-age film featuring Emma Watson in her big post-Harry Potter debut. The plot was more or less about teenagers hanging out after curfew at the park or in cars, talking about lives they
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Peace Corps now open to same-sex couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer
Beginning on June 3, same-sex couples may apply to serve together on Peace Corps assignments, the agency has announced.

'Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining leadership experience for Americans who want to make a difference around the world,' Peace Corps Deputy Director Carr
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Heartbreak 101: Coping with loss is an essential part of love
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

All of us, at one time or another, have experienced heartbreak. It is a universal human experience that causes great pain. As well, it is a risk we all take when we endeavor to open our hearts to experience love.

If love is so wonderful, how is it that it is associate
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French President Hollande signs marriage law
Homophobe commits suicide in reaction to the news

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

French President Francois Hollande signed his country's new marriage law, while at least one right-wing opponent of marriage equality literally killed himself rather than live in a France where Gay and Lesbian couples co
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Europe not so Gay-friendly, EU poll shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has released a new survey documenting anti-Gay discrimination in Europe.

Based on data collected form 93,000 people in EU member states, plus Croatia, which is about to join the EU, the report was released at FRA's annual conf
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