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April 15, 2005

Volume 33,
Issue 15

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3,000 same-sex couples see hopes for family protections pulled right out from under them
Caption: Terry Pollak (left) and Hadley Hope (right), partners for almost 13 years, married in Portland last March.

photo courtesy of Terry Pollak

by Robert Raketty SGN Staff Writer



For 36-year-old Tacoma resident Terry Pollak, March 10, 2004, was the happiest day of her life. It was the day she married her partner of almost
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Last minute push underway to pass Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer



The Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill (HB 1515) remains on life support in the Senate this week.

With the session scheduled to end on April 24 and the deadline for bills to move out of committee drawing near, the bill looks likely to die in the Judiciary Committee. The bill
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GO TO JAIL! Go directly to jail! Please collect $1,000 dollars
That’s was the Judge’s order at the 7th annual Rise n’ Shine Big Bail Out. Devoted community members and supporters of Rise n’ Shine spent a couple of hours behind bars at the Broadway Grill Western Jail on Wednesday and raised over $16,000 for kids affected by AIDS.

To be released from jail, each committed to raising bail money or else b
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House Armed Services Committee members call for hearings to review ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
"We’ve tried the policy. I don’t think it works,” says Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven members of the House Armed Services Committee have called on Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) to hold hearings to review the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual personnel. Their request was
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ACLU comes to aid of West Valley High GSA
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer



The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington sent an “educational letter” to the principal of West Valley High School in Yakima this week demanding that the school remove barriers before students who wish to start a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). This is the fifth time in recent years that
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Tulips ‘with George’
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP

Sometimes a scene is so breathtakingly beautiful, it seems unreal.

Remember the Georges Seurat painting “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” and the subsequent musical, A Sunday in the Park with George, by Stephen Sondheim (performed in Seattle some time ago at the Rep, I believe)?

The musical is bas
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Anti-Discrimination Bill still alive
Despite the pessimistic proclamations in the mainstream press, the Anti-Discrimination Bill (HB 1515) is still alive in the Washington State legislature. However, the legislative session is expected to end next week, and we need to work hard to push this bill through.

As you probably know, the House passed the bill in February and it moved
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26th Annual Women in Trades Fair returns this weekend
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid

26th Annual Women in Trades Fair

Friday, April 15

Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Admission is FREE

Even though the papers are saying the job rate is down, that doesn’t mean everyone has that great, dream job. So, if you’re still looking and you’r
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Sign up now for Gay City University 2005
Popular Gay City event to feature brand new classes and returning favorites

Join other Gay, Bi and Trans guys for a day of learning and fun at Gay City University 2005! This year’s edition of GCU brings brand new offerings, plus some returning favorites. Choose from a wide variety of fascinating classes on sexuality, health, relatio
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HIV prevention pill offers hope - and controversy
by Thomas J. Coates, Ph.D. -

Last month, researchers in Atlanta launched a clinical trial to determine if the drug tenofovir, already in wide use to treat HIV/AIDS, can also be taken by uninfected people to protect them from HIV. This is the strategy we use with malaria and other diseases - we take preventative medications before we enc
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Todos contra la discriminación
Estamos pasando por un momento en el cual hacerse oir es crucial para mejorar la vida de todos. Se estará tratando en la legislatura del estado de Washington una ley anti-discriminación que incluirá a la orientación sexual como un derecho protegido. Para tener un informe más amplio, le voy a ofrecer una nota realizada por una gran colaborada nuestr more
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Patricia Van Kirk
November 26, 1950-March 23, 2005



Patricia Van Kirk, our dear and beloved friend, died unexpectedly March 23, 2005 at the age of 54 in Mazatlan, Mexico. She was born on Nov. 26, 1950 in Philadelphia.

Patricia, a breast cancer survivor, was an avid photographer, gardener and world traveler who had a tender appreciation
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Gay and Lesbian Catholics look ahead to church’s future
DignityUSA and New Ways Ministry — two Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Catholic organizations — recently issued statements observing the April 2 passing of Pope John Paul II and looking ahead to the selection of the next pope. The statements came as Catholics worldwide mourned the Pope’s passing and amid growing conversations about th more
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Students from over five dozen Washington schools took part in Day of Silence
Students from all corners of Washington State joined their peers from across the nation in a Day of Silence on Wednesday, April 13, to protest the discrimination, harassment and abuse - in effect the silencing - faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students and their allies in Washington schools.

The Day of Silence, a project of
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HIV STOPS WITH ME campaign evaluation shows dramatic success
Seattle’s HIV STOPS WITH ME positive prevention social marketing campaign, funded by Public Health Seattle King County and administered by the HIV/AIDS Program Development and Evaluation Unit at the University of Washington School of Social Work, has completed its first year evaluation report. HIV STOPS WITH ME is a social marketing campaign aimin more
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New HRC leader to launch ‘On The Road to Equality’ tour in Kansas, Detroit, Dallas and Birmingham
"When we have a direct conversation with the American people, stereotypes evaporate and fairness wins,” says HRC President Joe Solmonese.



WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign announced this week that its new president, Joe Solmonese, will launch HRC’s “On the Road to Equality” tour on April 12, visiting Topeka, Lawrence
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