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posted Friday, July 5, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 27


Two more men cured of HIV - Stem-cell transplants succeed in removing all traces of virus
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Doctors in Boston are reporting that two men have been cured of their HIV infections after receiving stem-cell transplants for unrelated cancers. The cures apparently replicate that of Timothy Ray Brown, the 'Berlin Patient,' who was cured after a similar procedure in 2007.

Speaking to the International AIDS Confere
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Food fight - Grocery workers picket Harvard Market QFC
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At least 60 grocery workers and supporters picketed the Harvard Market QFC at Broadway and Pike Street during lunch hour on July 3.

Chants of 'Stand! Together! Union! Power!' echoed at the busy intersection.

The workers were joined by State Sen. Ed Murray and City
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The (Interim) Chief - Seattle's newest top cop brings a fresh perspective on multiple issues
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Last month I met with Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel at the Seattle Police Department's downtown headquarters. Pugel, a veteran officer and native Washingtonian, agreed to an interview with Seattle Gay News promising to answer any and all questions on the record, with no subject off-limi
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Uneasy alliances - Coalition building is difficult but essential for victory
by Richard J. Rosendall - Special to the SGN

As the fight for marriage equality continues in the states, the forces of social reaction redouble their efforts to brazen their way past the fact that they are losing.

Our opponents' war with reality is darkly comical. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Re
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The Guide at Pride: A brief history
by Louise Chernin - Special to the SGN

A group of Gay men gathered together more than 32 years ago with the goal of finding a way to identify other Gay-owned businesses. They knew that they were not the only Gay professionals in town, but the challenge was how to bring everyone together and support one other. One of the first a
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Ed Murray: He's 'outstanding' - Muni League gives Seattle's Gay mayoral candidate its highest rating
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

State Senator Ed Murray has received the King County Municipal League's highest rating - 'outstanding' - in his race for mayor of Seattle.

Murray was the only 'outstanding' candidate in the field of nine people running for the post.

Incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn
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'Kissing cousins' at Pike Place Market
Everyone loves a squeal - especially for a good cause by Sarah Toce Special to the SGN A love affair is occurring at Pike Place Market - at least, that's what we've been able to glean via the gum-covered walls with ears. An affliction of the mind, the heart, the body? Close, but no cigar. It's a swine of a tail, really - literall more
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'Every day just gets better and better' - Rasha and Vanna Pecoraro share what marriage has meant for them
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Rasha and Vanna Pecoraro's backgrounds in performance have brought them to Prides from Portland to Seattle for the past four years, but on Sunday, June 30, at Seattle's Pride parade, the couple was able to march side-by-side for the very first time not only as partners, but as wives.
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Catholic Church scandal deepens - Documents show officials conspired to shield assets from abuse victims
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Documents published by The New York Times on July 1 show that Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, now archbishop of New York, conspired with Vatican officials to hide church assets from victims of sexual abuse while he was archbishop of Milwaukee.

The files released by the
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The DOMA decision and immigration - Here's what LGBT binational couples need to know
by Andre Olivie - Special to the SGN

Last week's Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Windsor has paved the way for a major change in U.S. immigration policy. For the first time in the nation's history, following the ruling, the Obama administration is allowing U.S. citizens to sponsor their same-sex spouses for lawful permanent r
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Federal judge OKs Michigan marriage suit - Lesbian couple says state ban is unconstitutional
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge in Michigan ruled on July 1 that a Lesbian couple may challenge their state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Judge Bernard Friedman turned down a motion by attorneys for the state to dismiss the suit, saying that 'plaintiffs are entitled to their day in court
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National League of Cities endorses marriage equality
by Richard Conlin - Special to the SGN

The Supreme Court was the big story last Wednesday, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and essentially nullifying California's Prop 8. However, on that same morning, the Board of the National League of Cities (NLC) took a major stride toward equality by approving 'A Resolut
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EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION - EMERALD CITY CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
JULY 5-7

Emerald City Softball Association hosts their annual Emerald City Classic Tournament July 5-7, welcoming Gay softball teams from 12 cities and two countries to Seattle for a 60-team tournament. Visitors include teams from Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Portland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
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A win for Michigan couples - State can't ban same-sex partnership benefits, federal court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge ruled on June 28 that the state law barring Michigan school districts and municipal governments from providing health insurance to domestic partners of their employees is unconstitutional.

The law was passed by Michigan's Republican-controlled legislat
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Don't send us a 'faggot' ambassador, cardinal tells Obama
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a press conference on June 29, Roman Catholic Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez said that James 'Wally' Brewster, who is openly Gay, would not be welcome as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Brewster is one of six openly Gay men that President Obama has nom
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Turkish delight - Pride takes over Istanbul's Taksim Square
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than 20,000 people took over Taksim Square in Istanbul - ground zero for mass demonstrations against the Turkish government - for Istanbul Pride 2013 on June 30.

In contrast with previous demonstrations, police were almost entirely absent, and the Taksim rally and subseque
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Vive la France! - Marseille to welcome hundreds of thousands for EuroPride
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN Travel Writer

Bonjour, Marseille! The French city of approximately 1.6 million people, which lines the Mediterranean Sea in the Provence region, will host EuroPride 2013 on July 10-20. The 11-day event features a cultural bouillabaisse of activities and seminars that is expected to draw close to a mi
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