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posted Friday, September 27 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 39


Rosehedge/Multifaith Works closing after 25 years - Agency says current residents can stay until new housing is found
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, one of Seattle's oldest HIV/AIDS service agencies, has announced it will cease operations by the end of this year.

Rosehedge House and Multifaith Works both began in 1988, with Rosehedge providing housing for people with HIV/AIDS and Multifaith Works running the Care Teams and Shanti emot
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First openly Gay federal appeals judge confirmed - Senate approves Todd M. Hughes, but another Gay nominee is blocked
by Michael Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed President Obama's appointment of openly Gay Justice Department attorney Todd M. Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Hughes, who was nominated for the post on February 7, is the first openly Gay judge to serv
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New hope for NJ marriage equality - Democrats say they have the votes to override Gov. Christies veto
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Jersey Democrats say they will try to override Gov. Chris Christies veto of a 2012 marriage equality bill after statewide elections in November. They have until January 2013 to assemble the two-thirds majority necessary to reverse the governors decision.

When the marriag
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Dignity/Seattle celebrates 40 years
Dignity/Seattle, the local chapter of DignityUSA, marks its 40th anniversary of service and ministry to Seattle's LGBT Catholics and the progressive Catholic community. All members, former members, supporters, and friends from all faith communities are invited to a celebration dinner on Saturday, October 19, at 6 p.m. at China Harbor Restauran more
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Murray endorses $15 minimum wage - McGinn skeptical, says change should be at state level
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

State Senator and Seattle mayoral candidate Ed Murray endorsed the idea of a $15 per hour minimum wage at a press conference in his Capitol Hill headquarters on September 24.

The wage hike should be 'phased in,' Murray said, and should apply to 'fast-food chains and big-box retail
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'Celebrate Bisexuality Day' observed
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Monday, September 23, marked the 15th annual 'Celebrate Bisexuality Day,' an annual observance to recognize the Bisexual community as well as its history of triumphs and tragedies.

Celebrate Bisexuality Day originated in 1999 at a meeting of the International Lesbian and Gay Ass
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President Bush attends same-sex wedding
Former first couple George H.W. and Barbara Bush attended and witnessed the wedding of two friends in a same-sex ceremony in Maine last weekend, reports Abby Phillip of ABC News.

Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, co-owners of the HB Provisions general store in Kennebunk, hosted the former president at their nuptials, where h
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Georgia officials reject newlyweds' name change request
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Even in post-DOMA America, LGBT couples are still fighting to have their relationships recognized.

One such couple, Danielle McCollum and Shakira Tucker, got married in Massachusetts this summer. Upon returning home to Atlanta, the two women wanted to share their last nam
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Toward an LGBT-friendly China - Asian group launches guide to foster inclusivity in business
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new guide to help Chinese business people understand the needs of their LGBT employees has been launched by the Asian nonprofit Community Business. The guide will be available in a bilingual English and Simplified Chinese version.

Titled 'Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LG
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Not so 'liberal' after all? - Pope Francis excommunicates Gay-friendly Australian priest
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a move at odds with his image as a more open and liberal pope than his predecessor, Pope Francis has authorized the excommunication of a pro-Gay Australian priest.

'I am very surprised that this order has come under his watch - it seems so inconsistent with everything else he
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Who are Al-Shabaab? - Group behind Kenya mall massacre ?has a violent anti-Gay history
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Many Americans had never heard of Al-Shabaab, the Somali terrorist group linked to Al-Qaida that went on a shooting spree in Nairobi, Kenya's Westgate Mall on September 21. More than 70 people were killed, among them women and children, and nearly 200 injured during the attack by the mil
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End of an era? - UN official predicts AIDS epidemic will be history by 2030
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A top UNAIDS official says the global AIDS epidemic could be over by 2030 because of international progress in fighting the disease.

'I think that 2030 is a viable target to say that we have reached the end of the epidemic,' said Dr. Luiz Loures, a deputy executive director of
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GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT - GHOSTS IN GASLIGHT, MONSTERS IN STEAM
On Friday, September 27, from 7-8:30 p.m., Gay City (517 E. Pike St.), will host the Gay City Anthologies Vol. 5 Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam Launch Party. In this anthology, two dozen top-notch writers, poets and artists extend their creative claws and bare their fearsome fangs to thrill readers wi
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Body language: What are we saying? - Learn to send the right nonverbal signals to keep yourself safe
by Mac McGregor - Special to the SGN

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles on personal self-defense.

In this installment of my series on safety and self-defense I am going to talk about the details of the messages we give off in nonverbal communication. Body language is the partly cons
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Kiki with D: Anarchy in the USA?
by D Smith - SGN Contributing Writer

Dear D,

One of my oldest and dearest friends and I have had a series of fallouts over the past couple of years, and every time we try to put the past behind us and move forward like the brothers we've always been, some small difference of opinion turns into chaos and anar
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Amnesty report slams EU on anti-Gay violence
The European Union and its member states are failing to tackle homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and to protect all individuals from discrimination, harassment, and violence, Amnesty International said in a report published this week.

Amnesty International's report, Because of Who I Am: Homophobia, Transphobia, and Hate Crim
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