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posted Friday, March 28 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 13


George Takei will be Celebrity Grand Marshal at Seattle's 2014 Pride Parade
by Victor Bogatko - SGN Contributing Writer

This year's Seattle Pride Parade will mark its 40th anniversary. To celebrate this historic landmark, organizers of the event, Seattle Out & Proud, will host none other than George Takei to lead the parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal.

The theme of this year's celebration is Generations of Pride, making Mr. Take
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Christian charity World Vision caves to bigots, reverses policy on hiring married Gay employees
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Only 48 hours after announcing that it would be open to hiring employees in same-sex marriages, the Christian charity World Vision reversed course, and apologized for its momentary lapse in bigotry.

The organization, based in Federal Way, said on March 24 that after years of pr
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Patty Murray, Tammy Baldwin introduce college anti-bullying bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation on March 27 aimed at curbing bullying and harassment at colleges and universities.

Called the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014, the bill would require institutions of h
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Chavez experience warns us about illegal immigration With release of new César Chavez film, former border patrol agent recalls his first meeting with famed labor organizer
by Michael Harpol - Special to the SGN

Keeping an eye out for harvest crews on a late-summer morning in 1965, my partner, Bill Gibson, and I drove in our green and white U.S. Border Patrol van along a highway lined with vineyards east of Delano, California. A small, black car pulled up close behind us and the driver waved [to
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Pass ENDA now, Biden says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Vice President Joe Biden brought down the house at a March 22 HRC Gala with a speech advocating for ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act) and insisting that 'LGBT rights are an integral part of U.S. foreign policy.'

Biden spoke for 28 minutes to an audience of 1000 HRC
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Nathan Phelps remarks on his father's passing
On behalf of Nathan Phelps, son of former Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps, Recovering From Religion issues the following official statement:

'Fred Phelps is now the past. The present and the future are for the living. Unfortunately, Fred's ideas have not died with him, but live on, not just among the members of We
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Maryland passes Transgender protections Governor promises to sign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Maryland's House of Delegates passed the Fairness for All Marylanders Act on March 27, adding protections for Transgender people to the state's anti-discrimination laws.

The vote was a convincing 82 to 57. The state Senate previously passed the measure by 32 votes to 15. Maryl
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LGBT group takes leading role in Chile protests
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

MOVILH, Movimiento de Integracion y Liberacion Homosexual, the leading LGBT rights organization in Chile, played a leading role in organizing a massive protest march in Santiago, the Chilean capital.

Called 'The March of Marches,' the March 17 demonstration demanded that newly-el
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Obama 'anti-life, anti-family' Vatican official says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A top Vatican official criticized President Obama as an enemy of 'Christian civilization' just days ahead of his March 27 meeting with Pope Francis.

While the President met with the Pope in an all-smiles photo op in the ornate Papal Library, the statement by Vatican Chief Just
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Kiki with D
Dear Kiki with D,

I need help. I found out my long-term boyfriend who I was living with was cheating on me. How long it had been going on and how many times I don't really know and I don't want to know.

Regardless, I packed my things, moved out, and ended it. Or tried to end it.

I started dating o
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Michigan will not recognize 300 same-sex marriages, Governor says ACLU threatens lawsuit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on March 26 that his state will not recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed since a federal district judge struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

The Governor's announcement came only a day after the Sixth Circuit Court
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Obama beats Putin with LGBT stick
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Speaking in Brussels March 26, after a meeting with EU and NATO allies, President Obama sought to win support for sanctions against Russia by raising a litany of criticisms against Russian President Vladimir Putin, including Putin's notorious anti-Gay laws.

In his only policy
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OPEN LETTER TO PORT OF SEATTLE AND BURKE MUSEUM - ANOTHER OUTRAGE!!
The Burke Museum has been holding Duwamish artifacts claimed by the Port of Seattle. It has come to our attention that the Port of Seattle is giving these Duwamish artifacts to the Muckleshoot and Suquamish Tribes instead of to the Duwamish Tribe, the rightful owner. Why such an unjust decision? It's a guess, but it's certainly not justice. O more
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Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (860 Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union) present 'Revealing Queer,' a landmark exhibit on the history of the Puget Sound region's LGBTQ community. Admission: $14 general; $12-student/senior/military/teacher; children under 14 free when accompanied by an adult. Museu
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