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posted Friday, October 25 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 43


Thousands march for marriage in Illinois - Cancellation of 'veto session' leaves equality bill in limbo toward common goals
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Busloads of marriage equality supporters filled the grounds of the Illinois state capitol on October 22, two days before the legislature was to convene its so-called 'veto session.' Police estimated the crowd at 3,000.

The legislature subsequently decided to cancel the planned October 24 session. A veto session is int
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Nation's eyes on Seattle - City's mayoral race one of '10 to Watch,' says Victory Fund
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's mayoral race, pitting openly Gay challenger Ed Murray against incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn, is one of the Victory Fund's '10 Races to Watch' for 2013.

The Victory Fund, which helps LGBT candidates get elected to office, has endorsed Murray, currently a Washington state se
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Sweet November? Hawaii could begin same-sex marriages next month
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay and Lesbian couples could begin marrying in Hawaii on November 18 if a special session of the state's legislature passes a new marriage law favored by Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

The special session is scheduled to begin October 28.

A draft of the bill released on
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Taking the stage - A little LGBT theater history lesson
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Let's talk showbiz, and in honor of LGBT History Month, I'll tell you a little secret. You might have guessed over the years that I'm a little theatrical with my Gay activism, but I bet you'd never guess that some of it was actually honed in New York theater.

Here's the hi
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Bigger than Facebook? Seattle-based app is taking social discovery to the next level
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new mobile social discovery app, Anomo, available both for the iPhone and Android, is teaching people how to engage in fun, quality social interactions in an easy, safe, and real way.

The Seattle-based app is backed by James Sun, the first Asian-American finalist on Don
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Lambda Legal appeals HIV+ man's conviction - Iowa case illustrates multiple injustices of HIV criminalization laws
Lambda Legal has appealed the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowa man, to the Iowa Supreme Court. Rhoades was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender based on a one-time sexual encounter with another man, during which they used a condom.

'We're asking the Iowa Supreme Co
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Texas judge quits GOP over social issues
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Texas judge running for re-election in Bexar County, which includes San Antonio, has publicly split with the Republican Party over the GOP's record on social issues.

Judge Carlo Key said in a campaign video that he could no longer support a party that 'demeans Texans based o
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Oklahoma same-sex couple marries under tribal law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jason Pickel and Darren Black Bear became the first Gay couple to marry in Oklahoma when they were united on October 21 under Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal law.

Pickel and Black Bear, residents of Oklahoma, wanted to marry for the past five years, and had been planning a trip t
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Tennessee couples sue state for marriage recognition
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Four same-sex couples married in other states have sued the state of Tennessee in federal court, charging that Tennessee state law discriminates against them because of their sexual orientation.

The lawsuit, brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, was filed on Octobe
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It's time to winterize - Stay safe on the road by weatherproofing your car
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It might not be that cold now, but soon it will be and when that time comes, you're going to wish you had prepared your car to conquer the cold. Here's how:

o Replace your everyday tires with winter tires - if you can see your breath, it's time to switch. Even though
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Russian LGBT teachers sacked for their sexuality - Nationwide homophobic repression spreads to the workplace
While Russian leaders try to make the world believe that no one is persecuted or discriminated against in Russia for their sexual orientation, more evidence to the contrary is appearing. After three months of homophobic harassment involving the authorities and law-enforcement agencies, Olga Bakhayeva, a schoolteacher from Magnitogorsk, was more
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Kiki with D: Wedding bell blues
by D Smith - SGN Contributing Writer

Dear D,

My boyfriend and I have been dating for six years, living together for five years, and just recently bought a home. Sounds like all great things, right? Except that anytime I bring up an engagement, he freaks out. We have openly talked about wanting to get marrie
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Jason and Mark to adopt? Thinking about a new addition to the family
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

With all the politics in the air, I think it's time to change the subject and bring some warmth back to a civil society. So with that, Jason and I have decided to talk about welcoming a new member to our family. Specifically, we're talking about adopting a puppy.

Many of y
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