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posted Friday, July 11 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 28


Jim Gaylord, once fired by Tacoma schools for being Gay, now gets apology and honors
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Forty-two years after being fired from a teaching job for being Gay, Jim Gaylord will finally get an apology and honors from the school board that sacked him.

On July 13, Gaylord, now 76, will get a formal public apology and appreciation from Tacoma School Board President Kurt Miller at Oasis Youth Center's Proud Outl
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Changing the ban, blood drive on Capitol Hill
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Gay Blood Drive - Friday, July 11
The Seattle Gay Blood Drive will be held on Capitol Hill on Friday, July 11. Seattle joins The National Gay Blood Drive, which is taking place in more than 60 cities on Friday, July 11. Seattle Gay News, along with Social Outre
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It takes a village: SPD Chief Kathleen O'Toole and Mayor Ed Murray discuss plans to improve public safety
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Newly appointed Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, who has been in charge of the Seattle Police Department for a little over two weeks, told Seattle Gay News at the 2014 Pride Parade that she is seeking citizen input to create a policing plan for each community.

'I p
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The Chicken Soup Brigade
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The Coming Push Back
Editor:

The movie line 'writers write' from Throw Momma from the Train (Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, 1987) has always cracked me up. The bare truth in two words. Listen up queers, bigots hate.

Yes, Ed Murray was elected mayor of Seattle. Yes, Obama pens federal rules that include LGBT people in healthcare, imm
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The Grill on Broadway credit card thieves caught after years-long investigation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

'Thanks for the memories ...' that is the sentiment that former owner of one of the Gayborhood's most recognizable eateries, The Grill on Broadway, Matthew Walsh left as a goodbye note when the grill cooked its last meal and served its last drink on April 28, 2012.

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Short locally-produced documentary about the discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts of America premiered online July 1
Clipped Wings, a short documentary about the discriminatory policies of the BSA, tells the story of Liam Easton-Calabria, a candidate for the rank of Eagle who came out before the BSA allowed Gay scouts. The film also follows Geoff McGrath, a scoutmaster who was ejected from scouting because of his sexuality.

To see the film, v
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Supreme Court should STFU, federal judge says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge has thrown in his two cents in the Hobby Lobby controversy, and he is not kind to the U.S. Supreme Court.

On his personal blog, Judge Richard Kopf says 'the Court is now causing more harm (division) to our democracy than good by deciding hot button cas
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More Hobby Lobby fallout - Senator Patty Murray leads drive to overrule SCOTUS on contraceptives
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington's Senator Patty Murray is leading an effort by Congressional Democrats to override the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case.

In its June 30 ruling, the Supreme Court said that some for-profit corporations may claim a First Amendment religious exempt
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Kentucky marriage ban falls
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal court judge ruled on July 1 that Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, and the state must allow Gay and Lesbian couples to marry.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II said that Kentucky's voter-approved 2004 constitutional amendment and a 1998 s
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NY Governor announces plan to end HIV/AIDS
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious plan to eradicate HIV/AIDS in his state in a June 30 press release.

'Thirty years ago, New York was the epicenter of the AIDS crisis - today I am proud to announce that we are in a position to be the first state in the nation
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The end of ENDA?
National LGBT groups pull the plug

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act), the legislation that was once at the core of the LGBT political agenda, is becoming a relic of a bygone era.

Since it was first introduced by Congress members Bella Abzug (D-NY) and Ed Koch (D-NY) in 1974, successive versions of th
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Bad Bishop: Minneapolis Archbishop investigated on sex charges
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Minneapolis has confirmed that Archbishop John Nienstedt is being investigated on charges that he had 'inappropriate sexual relations' with priests, seminarians, and other men. The Vatican has been informed of the inquiry, the Archdiocese added.

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Colorado judge strikes marriage ban - Second judge OKs marriage licenses
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Colorado state judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriages in a July 9 ruling.

'The Court holds that the Marriage Bans violate plaintiffs' due process and equal protection guarantees under the Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution,' Adams County District Cou
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NOTE: Please see PRIDE EVENTS calendar this week for Pride related events. 'REVEALING QUEER' - LGBT HISTORY AT MOHAI
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Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (860 Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union) presents 'Revealing Queer,' a landmark exhibit on the history of the Puget Sound region's LGBTQ community. Admission: $14 general; $12-student/s
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Landmark study on same-sex parenting released
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A landmark new study finds that children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than children raised by heterosexual parents - a finding that major media has largely ignored.

On July 4, researchers at the University of Melbourne unveiled the results of a study tha
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One million celebrate Madrid Pride - Eurovision star Conchita Wurst kicks off events
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Madrid hosted Europe's largest Pride celebration with five days of events culminating in a July 6 parade with one million participants. Madrid police said nearly 500 officers were detailed for security, but unlike some other countries' Pride celebrations, Spain's events were entirely peacef
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Pride in Cuba: Kiss-In celebrates new anti-discrimination law, protests exclusion of gender identity and HIV status
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Cuba's second Besada (Kiss-In) for Diversity and Equality celebrated the country's new Labor Code that protects sexual orientation, but also protested the lack of legal protections for gender identity and HIV status.

The June 28 event was organized by Proyecto Arcoiris (Rain
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Sofia Pride march blocked by neo-Nazis
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Police outnumbered Pride marchers in Sofia, Bulgaria, on July 5, as 100 LGBT activists attempted the city's seventh Pride march, in defiance of neo-Nazi thugs.

Marchers planned to march past the monument to Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski in the center of the capital city
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Ukraine's cancellation of Kyiv March for Equality is a major setback for human rights
KYIV, UKRAINE - Human Rights First today said that the cancellation of the 2014 Kyiv March for Equality is a disappointing failure in the struggle for the protection of human rights in Ukraine. The march, which was set to be held July 5th, was cancelled following a statement by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko urging the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and more
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U.S. cities to hold Gay blood drive urging FDA to change blood ban and helping save lives
Activist/filmmaker organizing nationwide blood drive on July 11 to show impact of changing donor ban for millions of Americans Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned Gay and Bisexual men from donating blood. Men who have had sexual contact with men (MSM donors) are deferred by the FDA for life, and every bl more
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