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July 22, 2005

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Volume 33
Issue 29

 
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Section One - All Stories

'Parliament has spoken' Canadian Senate clinches new marriage rights
by Robert Raketty SGN Staff Writer

Canada became the fourth nation to extend full marriage equality to same-sex couples after the Canadian Senate voted 47 to 21 in favor of the legislation just before midnight on Tuesday, July 19. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Canadians celebrated the victory, which could have ramifications here in the United States.

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UK Gay leaders receive death threats from Muslim fundamentalists
by Malcolm Thornberry 365Gay.com European Bureau Chief

LONDON - A British LGBT civil rights group says its leaders have received death threats from Muslim fundamentalists and warns that Gay clubs could be targets for terrorist bombers.

"Gay venues could be bombed by Islamic terrorists," OutRage said Monday. "All Gay bars and c
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Iran severely beats, executes Gay teenagers
MASHHAD, IRAN - Two Gay teenagers were publicly executed in Iran on July 19 for the "crime" of homosexuality.

The youths were hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in the city of Mashhad, in north east Iran. They were sentenced to death by Court No. 19.

Iran enforces Islamic Sharia law, which dictates the death penalty for Gay sex. <
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Kitsap County's ninth annual Pride celebration
by Robert Raketty SGN Staff Writer

Over 200 people roamed the foot paths and groomed grass of Evergreen Park in Bremerton for Kitsap County's ninth annual Pride celebration on Saturday, July 16. The sunny weather illuminated the 10 acre park and its 1,900 feet of shoreline.

The Rainbow City Band, Jerry Peerson, Ericka Wright, Pa
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Bush nomination of Judge John G. Roberts raises serious concerns
by Lisa Keen

The record of U.S. Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, Jr. as a federal appeals court judge is short, but his association with conservatives who have opposed equal rights for Gays is long enough and deep enough to worry Gay civil rights activists.

For the several weeks leading up to the nomination announcement Tu
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Rep. Ed Murray, George Cheung sainted at Sisters' 9th Anniversary 'Beach Ball'
by Maggie Bloodstone

As of July 16, in the year of our lord 2005, there were two new stars in the firmament that is the Abbey of St. Joan's roster of extra-special people who have epitomized the creed and spirit of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: human rights, love, compassion, freedom and fabulous footwear.

Rep. Ed Murray a
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Standing room only crowd says, 'Keep Pride on Capitol Hill'
Community speakers demand public vote

Committee pledges second community feedback forum

- by Matt Nagle and Robert Raketty - SGN Managing Editor

A standingroom only crowd of about 75 people filled the large conference room at Lifelong AIDS Alliance on Sunday, July 17, eager to address the Seattle Pride Comm
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MISSING PERSON - GREGERY BROWN
Gregery Brown, 49, born and raised in Seattle and a very active member of the Gay community, has been missing since July 04, 2005. He became separated from his traveling companion at Lake Rachael Trail just past Snoqualmie Pass.

Kittitas County Search and Rescue performed a three day search and found no trace of him. Greg was being treate
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Seattle LGBT Community Center hits a home run in Pride Month
The SGN welcomes your letters to the editor regarding the relocation of Seattle's LGBT Pride celebrations to Seattle Center next year. Email your thoughts to: sgn2@sgn.org - or snail mail to: SGN, 1605 12th Ave., Ste. 31, Seattle, WA, 98122. Please be sure to include your name and contact information for verification. The SGN reserves the right to more
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Foolproof Performing Arts welcomes Congressman Barney Frank to Benaroya Hall
CONGRESSMAN BARNEY FRANK

Wednesday, August 3

7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall

Tickets: (206) 325-2993

Congressman Barney Frank will take the stage at Benaroya Hall on Wednesday, August 3, as part of Foolproof Performing Arts' "American Voices" series. Frank will share his famously outspoken views on the state of o
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Sunny sings Sinatra for Gay City Health Project
Sunny, who is currently paying tribute to ol' blue eyes himself - Frank Sinatra - every Friday and Saturday night this summer at the Crepe de Paris Italiano, will be performing a very special 10:00 p.m. benefit show to benefit the Seattle Gay City Health Project on Saturday, August 6.

Gay City Health Project is an innovative Gay men's he
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Riga bans first Latvian Pride parade
Organizers vow disobedience, request help

by Rex Wockner

City officials in the Latvian capital of Riga banned the nation's planned first Gay Pride parade July 20 after Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis denounced it as "a parade of sexual minorities [taking] place in the middle of our capital city next to the Dom [Cathedral]." <
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The message is: LOVE WELCOMES ALL
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Love Welcome All was more than the name of a counter-conference held at Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellvue on Saturday, July 9; it was also the message. The 160 people who participated heard from religious and scientific scholars who offered a message of love and acceptance.

The confere
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Protesters confront 'border watch' vigilantes near San Diego
by Rex Wockner

CAMPO, CALIFORNIA- About 150 progressive protesters confronted a small group of "border watch" vigilantes July 16 as the "Minutemen" made their first appearance in California.

Like their cohorts in Arizona, the California Minutemen believe the U.S. Border Patrol is ineffective in preventing illegal crossings of th
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The search has started for Mr. Gay 2006
Global contestants converge on Palm Springs this October to battle for the crown

PALM SPRINGS - Mr. Gay USA 2006 is out there somewhere. And when he is selected to represent the USA, he will be competing against "Mr. Gay" winners from Germany, Norway, Hungary, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Switzerland for the overall title of Mr. Ga
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Senate Committee passes historic marriage equality legislation
SACRAMENTO, CA - With a 5-2 vote, this week the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Equality California-sponsored Assembly Bill (AB) 849, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act. The Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act would grant equal marriage rights to same-sex couples and affirm the religious freedom of all Califor more
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