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Section One

Spain and Canada legalize Gay marriage
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero: “After us will come many other countries, driven, ladies and gentlemen, by two unstoppable forces: freedom and equality.”

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

While the Bush Administration and Christian fundamentalists plot to amend the U.S. Constitution to “protect the sanctity of marriage,” this week the govern
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An interview with MP Libby Davies, New Democratic Party House Leader
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Libby Davies was first elected to the Canadian Parliament in 1997. She is one of three openly Gay members of the House of Commons, representing Vancouver East where she lives with her partner Kimberly Elliott.

Davies has been an activist for several decades, and won a seat on the Vancouver
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An interview with MP Dr. Hedy Fry
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Member of Parliament Dr. Hedy Fry has represented Vancouver Center in the Canadian House of Commons, which includes the West End, since 1993. She has since been twice reelected, both in 1997 and again in 2000 — each time with a greater margin of victory. She has served her government and her constit
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African-American LGBT leaders march for justice at SF Pride Parade
by Zwazzi Sowo - Courage2love.com

In an unprecedented showing of unity, African American LGBT leaders from several Bay Area organizations dressed in black and marched together during Sunday’s LGBT Pride Parade to make visible their frustration with the treatment African Americans have received in the City of San Francisco, the broader
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Born again Pride
by Janice Van Cleve

Gay Pride Day. This is the day once a year when Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered peoples of all colors, sizes, family configurations, fetishes and finances gather to remember the past, to look forward the to challenges and possibilities of the future, and to reclaim who they are. Usually held in late June, Gay P
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Preparing for the state Supreme Court decision on marriage equality
by Bill Dubay - Lead organizer, DontAmend.com – Washington and Sarah Luthens Campaign coordinator, Lambda Legal

The Washington State Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision on the so-called “same-sex marriage case” soon. This decision can come as soo
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Jerusalem Pride to take place as scheduled
Court ruling a major civil rights victory

JERUSALEM - This week the Jerusalem District Court accepted in its entirety the Jerusalem Open House’s appeal against the Jerusalem Municipality: “The City is not permitted to discriminate against any sector of the public due to the disagreement of any of its officials to the views or sexual orie
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Rachel Maddow - A breath of fresh air in a sea of rightwing radio talkshow hosts
Interview by Mike McNamara - SGN Contributing Writer

Rachel Maddow, host of Air America’s The Rachel Maddow Show, was Celebrity Grand Marshal and Master of Ceremonies for Seattle’s GLBT Pride Parade/March and Rally on Sunday. Launched in April 2005, “The Rachel Maddow Show” airs weekdays on dozens of Air America Radio stations, as well
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Rep. Joe McDermott,Would-be civil engineer still builds bridges, but of a different sort
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Since his election to the State House of Representatives in November of 2000, J. Joseph McDermott has enjoyed widespread support for his candidacy – having been reelected twice in 2002 and, again, in 2004. He has come to be known by colleagues and members of his district alike as someone of convicti
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Rep. Ed Murray, City council aide turned State Representative took up the torch, ran with it and made it his own
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Ever since “back in the day” when Rep. Ed Murray was learning the ropes of municipal politics as aide to one of our city’s more popular Seattle City Council members, Martha Choe, Edward B. Murray has boldly advocated for the rights of our state’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender citizens. Upon
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Gay Pride March First - Naked bikers...with genitalia!
by Charlette LeFevre -Seattle Museum of the Mysteries

I believe Seattle Gay Pride Committee had a historic first this year - registration allowed naked bikers despite rules on no genitalia and nipples. A new step in freedom of speech? Will we see naked female bikers? Attached are photos which people said at the time should be in Seatt
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New York legislature extends control of remains authority to include same-sex partners
“First time NY State law our relationships have been given priority over a blood relative,” says Pride Agenda’s Alan Van Capelle

ALBANY – In the closing hours of the 2005 session, the New York State Legislature passed a bill that provides domestic partners, both same-sex and opposite-sex, the ability to make decisions about the disposit
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Nike announces endorsement of civil unions and anti-discrimination legislation
This week the Nike Corporation demonstrated its commitment fairness for all Oregon citizens when it announced its endorsement of SB 1000 and SB 1073 in a statement sent to legislative leadership.

With its announcement Nike lends its powerful voice to a growing chorus of Oregon businesses calling on the state to pass civil union and antidi
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NYC Pride attracts over a million people to site of Stonewall Riots
NEW YORK CITY - Sunday marked the 36th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the modern Gay rights movement. Over a million people filled the streets of New York City, from Midtown in the 50’s all the way down to the West Village, to partake in this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride festivities.

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Who was Marcel Proust?
Marcel Proust is regarded as one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century. His most celebrated work, A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, or Remembrance of Things Past), was in many respects the story of his own life.

Proust was born July 10, 1871, in Auteuil, France, a suburb of Paris. The son of a prominent
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Skies threatening rain didn’t dampen anyone’s Pride spirits
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid

Though the skies threatened rain all day, huge crowds lined the parade route last Sunday as the annual Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade wound its way toward the final destination of Volunteer Park. And even though several people were heard to complain that this year’s parade was “boring” and lacke
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ENTRE LATIN@S
Hugo Overjero
Spanish & English



GENERAL GAYETY
Leslie Robinson



DEAR GLENN
Glenn Pressel



LESBIAN NOTIONS
Paula Martinac


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