July 29, 2005
Volume 33
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Section One - All Stories

Standing room only crowd says, 'Keep Pride on Capitol Hill'
Community speakers demand public vote Committee pledges second community feedback forum

by Matt Nagle - SGN Managing Editor and Robert Raketty SGN Staff Writer

[Editor's note: Last week the SGN ran this report on the front page, but it was not printed in its entirety. Following is the full story]

A standing room only crowd of about 75 p
The 'brainiest' and 'funniest' Democratic member of the House of Representatives heads to Seattle
An interview with Congressman Barney Frank

American Voices with

Congressman Barney Frank

Wednesday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.

Benaroya Hall. Tickets are $15-$75: (206) 325-2993

Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will be in Seattle on Wednesday, August 3, to help raise funds for Rep. Jim McDermott and for a s
San Diego: Lesbian Councilwoman Toni Atkins to fill position of mayor until December
by Rex Wockner

SAN DIEGO - San Diego became the largest city in America with an openly Gay mayor July 25 when the remaining members of the City Council chose Lesbian Councilwoman Toni Atkins to fill the position until December.

Former Mayor Dick Murphy resigned July 15 amid a massive employee pension-funding debacle.

Republicans seek to deny equal treatment for LGBT Oregonians
"[A] number of legislators...believe that it is the most extreme political maneuvering that they have ever seen in their tenure in the legislature to circumvent a public debate and vote," said Rebekah Kassell of Basic Rights Oregon.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Republicans in the Oregon House of Representatives dealt a
Seattle Pride Committee August meetings
o SPC Board of Directors Meeting - Sunday, August 7, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance conference room, 1002 E. Seneca St.

o SPC General Community Meeting - Sunday, August 21, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance conference room, 1002 E. Seneca St.

Our meetings are always as follows: more
AIDS Project LA raises $300,000
LOS ANGELES - AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) hosted its 20th Summer Party on the New York City Streets set of Paramount Studios and raised over $300,000. A Los Angeles institution, the Summer Party featured live musical performances by Ryan Cabrera, Shiloh, the L.A. Ramblers and Tommy the UK Cowboy. Pictured in front of the giant Ferris wheel spon more
As Army misses annual recruiting goal, new data shows military could attract as many as 41,000 Gay recruits by lifting b
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States military could attract as many as 41,000 new recruits by lifting its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on Gay personnel, new data released this week by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) shows. The analysis of year 2000 census data, conducted by Gary J. Gates, senior research fellow at the Williams Project, U more
Calif.: Proposed amendment would repeal and permanently ban domestic partner rights
SAN FRANCISCO - An unprecedented coalition of diverse organizations this week denounced a proposed constitutional amendment that would repeal the existing safety net for legally recognized domestic partners and permanently ban marriage protections for same-sex couples. The announcement comes in response to the California Attorney General's authoriz more
Chicago City Council calls for repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Vote follows similar resolutions in New York, California

CHICAGO - The Chicago City Council this week approved a resolution calling for repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual personnel. The council unanimously approved the resolution urging Congress to pass the Military Readiness Enhancement Act,
On Marriage Equality and Race:
by Ken Thompson

Last month we began a series of columns on how we must be diligent in our discussion of marriage equality not to appropriate the language of the Civil Rights movement. Doing so, as we discussed, simply plays into our opponents' hands as they seek to sow distrust between communities of color and the LGBT community. <
Lambda Legal wins reversal of custody restriction on aunt with HIV
Testimony from infectious disease specialist convinces judge that HIV cannot be spread through casual contact within the home

JACKSON, MS - This week Lambda Legal won the reversal of a temporary custody restriction placed by a judge in the Chancery Court of Jackson County that barred a Mississippi mother from allowing her children to be in
Northwest LeatherSir/Leatherboy & Community Boot Black Contest to be held August 26-28
Generic Leather Productions of Washington (GLPW) is proud to announce the upcoming Northwest LeatherSir/Leatherboy and Community Boot Black Contest, to be held August 26-28, 2005, in Seattle at the Timberline Spirits. This year's theme is "Military," and the theme will be reflected in the infamous fantasy presentations, which the contestants will p more
Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star author Rich Merritt visits Seattle
Barnes & Noble at Pacific Place

Tuesday, August 2 at Noon

Reading and Signing

Bailey/Coy Book Company

Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Reading and Signing

On the surface, Marine officer Rich Merritt was the epitome of the all-American boy-a good son, southern gentleman and a graduate
Expert medical, civil rights and community health organizations unite to oppose religiously based discrimination in heal
SAN FRANCISCO - In response to assertions in friend-of-the-court papers filed by the California Medical Association (CMA) and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) in the California Court of Appeal in San Diego in favor of a doctor's right to discriminate against patients on religious grounds, a broad array of community and health ca more
April 20, 1958-August 2, 2004

I thought of you with love today

But that is nothing new.

I thought of you yesterday

and days before that too.

I think of you in silence.

I often speak your name.

Now all I have is memories,

and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is my k
Mexico: Activist murdered in apparent homophobic hate crime, others at risk
A prominent human rights activist who campaigned in Mexico for the rights of people with HIV/AIDS has been murdered in what appears to have been a homophobic hate crime, in the central Mexican city of Querétaro. His partner and other activists for the rights of sexual minorities in the city are in danger.

Amnesty International supporters
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