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posted Friday, September 26 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 39


Eric Holder resigns as Attorney General - Leaves a legacy of civil rights protections
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on September 25 that he would resign from office as soon as a replacement was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

He is the first African American Attorney General, and - at six years in office - one of the longest serving.

'Holder's accomplishments have estab
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Louisiana state judge strikes down marriage ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A judge in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, has ruled that his state's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

Judge Edward Rubin's September 22 decision contradicts an earlier ruling by federal court judge Martin Feldman that Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage satisfies ra
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The Pink Door unveils a public mural in Pike Place Market featuring Waxie Moon
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Waxie Moon, the fabulous glittered and Gay dancer, actor and Queer artist about town that he is, has been seen onstage, onscreen, and now - on the side of a building?

Yes, you read that right. Waxie Moon's likeness now adorns the side of a building and, that's right, you g
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SPD Chief O'Toole meets with demographic advisory committees
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 22, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole met with leaders from various advisory councils at the SPD Educational and Training Center. The Chief wanted our input on how to handle serious, if not critical, incidents that may happen in Seattle from a community perspective. T
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250,000 same-sex couples married in first decade of marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, more than 250,000 same-sex couples have been married since May 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow them to do so.

The figure does not include couples who married, but were subsequently divorc
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New report on Bisexuals: they're a majority of LGBTs, and poorer than Gays and Lesbians
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Bisexuals make up 52% of the LGBT community, a new report says, and despite their numbers, they fare worse than Gay men and Lesbians when it comes to income and working conditions.

The study, by Movement Advancement Project, in conjunction with Bi Resource Center and BiNet USA
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Lambda Legal asks for summary judgment in Puerto Rico marriage suit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal entered a motion for summary judgment on September 15 in a suit to overturn Puerto Rico's ban on same-sex marriages.

As a Commonwealth of the United States, Puerto Rico is internally self-governing, but is under the jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts, and the sui
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Greek Gays organize against violence
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Greece's Gay community is organizing against a wave of recent Gay-bashings in the capital, Athens, and several other cities, according to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.

In April, the LGBT rights organization Color Youth launched a website, www.pestosemas.com, where victims o
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Olympic host cities must agree to LGBT protections, IOC says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on September 25 that all future Olympic host cities must agree to protect LGBT athletes and attendees from discrimination.

According to IOC Sports Director Christopher Dubi, a new clause will be added to the contract that host cities must
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Make PrEP free, SF Supervisor says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos has introduced a plan to distribute free PrEP drugs to city residents. His proposal was put before the Board of Supervisors - a combination city/county council - on September 22.

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a method of preventing HI
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Vaccinate Gay and Bi men for HPV, Brit activists say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

British LGBT rights activists are urging a government panel to vaccinate Gay and Bi men against HPV (human papilloma virus).

According to BBC News, HPV experts from the British government's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization will investigate whether to extend the va
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