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posted Friday, September 12 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 37


Drag queens asked to change their names by Facebook; all Hell breaks loose
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It has been said that 'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.' It's true. We've all seen proof of it. But I don't know what Hell hath none of when a drag queen is scorned! One thing's for certain, Facebook is about to find out; because there are some drag queens that are pissed and they are organizing and starting petition
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SCOTUS will look at all marriage cases, decide which ones to hear at September 29 conference
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court has listed all pending marriage cases for consideration at its September 29 conference. At that meeting, the first after the justices return from their four-month summer vacation, the court will determine which cases - if any - they will accept for hearings.

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Save the lives of veterans
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Dan Choi, the activist who rose to notoriety during the battle to drop DADT from the pages of military life, is at it again - only this time, he's working to help those who are not serving; veterans.

Choi reached out to Seattle Gay News to alert us about an issue he says
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Freely Speaking Toastmasters comes out in laughter - you're invited!
by Barbara Sehr - Special to the SGN

In a world where public speaking is feared more than death itself, a gallant band of orators is preparing for still another championship season at Freely Speaking Toastmasters. In an organization tied together in the spirit of Ralph Smedley and Harvey Milk, orators are encouraged to come out
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Dispute over decency - Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it
by Richard J. Rosendall - SGN Contributing Writer

It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.

If your Christian parents throw you out of the house for being Gay, and they cite Scripture, it is probably St. Paul, specifically 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 'Do not be deceived: neither
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Jeffrey Alan Babb
1966 - 2014

Capitol Hill resident Jeff Babb passed away suddenly at home on August 8, 2014 from cardiac failure at the age of 48. Jeff was born on June 7, 1966 in Sacramento, CA.

Jeff and his family lived in Pullman, Washington, where he spent his childhood, then graduating from Pullman High School in 1984. Jeff's early career was a desk j
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Berry boycott hits Broadway and Pike - Farm workers ask for support from local shoppers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Thirty local supporters of Skagit Valley farmworkers gathered in front of the QFC at Broadway and E. Pike St. September 10, to dramatize a boycott of Sakuma Brothers Farms.

Sakuma specializes in berries, which it markets under its own name, and under the Driscoll's trademark.
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One Florida judge vacates marriage order
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

One of the Florida state judges who ruled in August that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional has vacated his previous ruling.

Broward County judge Dale Cohen cancelled a hearing set for September 10, at which he was planning to finalize the divorce of Heathe
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City of Winston-Salem recognizes same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The city government of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will now recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions where they are legal, and give equal spousal benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees.

In an August 28 letter to city workers, Winston-Salem Human
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Show biz not that Gay-friendly, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In spite of a growing number of out Gay and Lesbian entertainers, show business is not as Gay-friendly as it's supposed to be, a new study by UCLA's Williams Institute shows.

In a survey of 5,700 members of SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors' Guild/American Federation of Television and
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Bible Belt leads in Gay porn consumption. Of course!
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

People living in the so-called 'Bible Belt' watch more Gay porn than anywhere else in the country, according to Pornhub, one of the world's biggest porn sites with an estimated 35 million daily users.

The Bible Belt - so called because of the predominance of fundamentalist Christi
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Greece delays civil unions vote, activists protest
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Some 500 LGBT activists gathered outside the Greek parliament building September 5 to protest after the government delayed legislation to allow same-sex civil unions.

The civil unions measure was to have been part of a comprehensive LGBT rights bill. The hate crimes portion of t
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Aussie activists take on World Congress of Families
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Australian human rights activists disrupted the August 30 opening day of the World Congress of Families conference in Melbourne, Australia.

According to the Guardian newspaper, about 100 demonstrators blocked the entrance to the building where the conference was to take place, p
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LGBT people suffer more mental health issues, get worse care, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT people are two to three times more likely to suffer a chronic psychological problem, such as depression, than their straight counterparts, a new study by the University of Cambridge says.

The study, published September 10 by the Journal of General Internal Medicine, was b
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'Find It, Fix It' walk with mayor on Capitol Hill scheduled; SOSea releases security app
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will join SPD Chief Kathleen O'Toole and members of the community on Wednesday, September 17 for the Capitol Hill walk in his 'Find It, Fix It' series. At the events, community residents, police, and city officials walk together to identify physical disorder and
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