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Section One - ALL STORIES

Mardi Gras is smaller but spirited in Gay New Orleans
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

NEW ORLEANS - It was a much smaller Mardi Gras in the Gay area of the French Quarter this year but spirits were clearly high and some people said they preferred not being crushed by the crowds.

"I'd say it's about a third as many people, but we only have 25 percent of our hotel rooms," said New Orleanian Volney Hill. "Also, mos
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2006 NW PFLAG Regional Conference comes to Portland next month
by Terry Rhines - Co-Chair for Washington, NW PFLAG Conference

The Northwest Region of PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians And Gays), consisting of chapters from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, will hold a regional conference April 21-23, 2006 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The conference
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Dame Elizabeth Taylor gives mobile medical treatment center for HIV/AIDS to New Orleans
Dame Elizabeth Taylor, founding chairman of AMFAR and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF,) turns 74 next Monday (Feb. 27) and is giving herself a major present to celebrate the event. The actress, humanitarian and jewelry and perfume designer/mogul, has purchased a Mobil Medical Unit.. what has been described as a small, traveling state-o more
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Washington Won't Discriminate challenges ballot title in court
"It is important that the ballot title be specific and clear about what the amendments to the state's antidiscrimination law...include and do not include," said Anne Levinson, Chair of Washington Won't Discriminate.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A Thurston County Superior Court judge will hear a ballot title challenge f
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Oxymoron: Academic Freedom at Notre Dame?
by Malcolm Lazin - Executive Director, Equality Forum

I am the Executive Producer of Saint of 9/11, a documentary about Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY. Saint of 9/11 will have its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. Father Judge was a Gay priest.

Saint of 9/11 was to be screened at the Notre Dame Gay and Lesb
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ACLU files federal lawsuit for illegally blocking Gay-Straight Alliance
ATLANTA, GA - The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit in federal court against officials at White County High School in Cleveland, Georgia for illegally banning a Gay-straight alliance club (GSA).

"I've been assaulted at school twice and called names more times than I can remember, and I know Gay students who have had
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AIDS flatlines again in Bush budget plan
Kai Wright, Black AIDS Insitute

A host of domestic AIDS programs would be cut or kept at level funding for the sixth year in a row under a fiscal year 2007 budget proposal that the White House submitted to Congress earlier this month.

President Bush's Feb. 6 budget plan would increase overall domestic AIDS spending by $188 millio
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While we've been waiting. . .
by Brie Gyncild - ERW Board Co-chair

Amidst the excitement of renegade weddings in spring 2004, same-sex couples in Washington pushed for access to marriage, too. King County Executive Ron Sims invited a lawsuit, filed in March 2004. That lawsuit was followed by one in Thurston County, representing couples fro
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Gay City University is back in session..
Students and workshop instructors being sought

Gay City University is recruiting Professors for its 12th Session, Saturday, May 20th, 2006. The day at GCU promises to entertaining, engaging and educational. The students are ready and Gay, the administrators suited and apathetic, and the lunch ladies are dusting off their hairnets. Now its
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Study: Gay health imperiled
by Mark Worrall - 365Gay.com

A new national study shows widespread psychological and social harm inflicted on same-sex couples because they are denied the right to marry.

The study, called "I Do, But I Can't" was released at a San Francisco news conference Tuesday by the National Sexuality Resource Center and is the first first pe
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IN THEIR OWN WORDS:
Seattle City Councilmembers Jean Godden and David Della



[Editor's Note: In Their Own Words is a new column where individuals and community organizations will tell the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community what they will do to defeat Tim Eyman's anti-Gay referendum and/or initiative.]

JEAN GODDEN
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Ledge Magazine Spring 2006 issue now available
HIV/AIDS magazine by and for Black college students

L.I.F.E. AIDS (Leaders In the Fight to End AIDS), a national student-led HIV/AIDS awareness and education capaign sposnoered by the Black AIDS Institute, has released the second installment of LEDGE - the nation's first and only HIV/AIDS magazine produced by and for Black college studen
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Legislature passes ban on use of public funds for gender reassignment surgery
"You shouldn't be allowed to play political games with people's health. That's wrong," said Lincoln Rose, a Transgender man.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington State House and Senate both passed amendments to the 2006 supplemental budget (SB 6386) to prohibit the expenditure of state or federal medical assis
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Northwest News
CENTER FOR LGBT HEALTH SEEKS PAINTERS

The Center for LGBT Health, a collaborative project of Verbena and Gay City Health Project, is looking for folks that know their way around a paint brush! Volunteers will be needed Saturdays - March 4th & March 11th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. RSVP with Mary Dzieweczynski (mary@verbenahealth.org
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GREAT LOOKING INTERIORS MIX IT UP WITH STYLES AND BUDGETS
So many of us find ourselves in the same decorating boat - a home filled with a few family heirlooms, flea market or tag sale finds, and maybe even one or two treasures from a successful dumpster dive. You love them all, but how do you combine high and low design pieces to create a unified and polished look for your home?

First says Marjor
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