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posted Friday, July 22, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 30


Chaos at the convention

Ted Cruz and friends try to derail GOP gathering

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Are we crazy?' Rudy Giuliani shouted to the Republican National Convention during his July 18 primetime speech.

'Yeah!' the crowd responded enthusiastically.

As if to prove the point, the GOP gathering periodically descended into chaos, as supporters of failed candidate Ted Cruz of Texas clashed wit
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NBA pulls All-Star Game from North Carolina
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The NBA has decided to move its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, to the New Orleans Smoothie King Center.

'The NBA has decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte with the hope of rescheduling for 2019,' the league said in a July 21 statement. <
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GOP platform turns back the clock on LGBT rights

Losers! Morons! Sad! say Log Cabin Republicans

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Republican National Convention will end up with its worst platform in history for the LGBT community, after delegates trying to remove anti-LGBT language threw in the towel July 18, acknowledging they lack the votes to force a floor fight.

Giovanni Cicione, a Rhode Island
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Meet Mike Pence

He hates you

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump's rollout of his vice presidential pick Mike Pence did not go well.

After tweeting the announcement on July 15, Trump reportedly dithered all night, considering if he could take it back before he and Pence appeared on the weekend news shows.

The
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Dangerous rhetoric at RNC toward Hillary Clinton should not be taken lightly
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Regardless of which side of the political fence you sit, Republican or Democrat, or even if you side with those who choose not to exercise their civic duty, the shameful and downright dangerous rhetoric that came out of the Republican National Convention (RNC) this week in Cleveland,
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Competing candidates and others break bread at the 2016 GSBA Candidate Reception
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

It was a Who's Who event on Wednesday, July 13th at the Precept Wines Rooftop Deck in Eastlake with over 150 guests talking with dozens of candidates all vying for election in the Primary on August 2nd and the General Election in November.

It was a sunny evening and the cr
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FULL TRANSCRIPT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DALLAS SPEECH
Compiled by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

President Obama delivered a speech Tuesday in Dallas, mourning the five police officers killed in action while protecting peaceful protests in the city.

The remarks came days after the shootings, where police said a gunman was targeting whites, and the deaths of
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Execute Hillary, Trump advisor says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Hampshire State Rep. Al Baldasaro has called for Hillary Clinton to be shot 'for treason.' Baldasaro is a self-appointed spokesperson for US veterans and an advisor to the Trump campaign on vets' issues.

Baldasaro repeatedly called for Clinton to be shot on June 19 and 2
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Ghostwriter sorry he wrote The Art of the Deal

Trump is a sociopath, he says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The man who wrote The Art of the Deal for Donald Trump is sorry he did it.

'I put lipstick on a pig,' writer Tony Schwartz told The New Yorker. 'I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appe
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Bar Republican pols from restrooms, Caitlyn Jenner says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Speaking at a Republican 'Big Tent Brunch' event on July 20, Caitlyn Jenner suggested barring Republican officeholders from public restrooms as a safety measure.

'Over the last few years, we have three Republican state representatives who were all arrested for lewd behavior in a
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North Carolina restores right to sue for workplace discrimination

Most of anti-LGBT HB 2 still on the books

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill giving Gay and Lesbian employees back their right to sue employers for workplace discrimination.

The bill only applies to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, not gender identity, and it does not add any additional prot
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The Libertarians

Don't like Clinton or Trump? Wait till you see the other option...

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Maybe you're one of the 52% of voters who don't trust Hillary Clinton. You might also be one of the 57% who are afraid of Donald Trump. What do you do?

Some people would tell you to vote for the Libertarian Party ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.

On the sur
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New UK Prime Minister has mixed record on LGBT rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Theresa May, who succeeded David Cameron as Prime Minister of the UK on July 13, has a mixed record on LGBT rights.

Cameron, who resigned after voters rejected his leadership by choosing to leave the European Union, passed his country's marriage equality law in 2013.
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Australian HIV/AIDS groups declare 'end of AIDS'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The AIDS epidemic is over in Australia, according to a coalition of the country's leading HIV/AIDS organizations.

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations (AFAO) said in a July 10 press release that the number of HIV infections that advance to AIDS is now so small that
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'Minimal' HIV transmission when on ARTs, European study finds
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The risk of an HIV-positive person on successful antiretroviral treatment (ART) infecting a sexual partner is 'minimal,' according to a new study by European researchers.

Called the PARTNER study, the research was carried out by scientists at the University of Liverpool, Unive
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Anal Cancer: Awareness, Surveillance Key to Early Detection, Better Prognosis
by David Aboulafia, MD - Special to the SGN

Anal cancer is a subject most people would rather not talk about because of its anatomical location, along with an unfortunate stigma attached to the malignancy.

Although the situation was tragic, actress Farrah Fawcett's openness about her anal cancer diagnosis in 20
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Norovirus adds to GOP shitshow
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At least a dozen staffers from California's delegation to the Republican National Convention have been quarantined, and the entire 550-member delegation has been warned not to shake hands, share food, or use delegation buses to the convention hall after an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea. more
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