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Section One - ALL STORIES

Celebration greets defeat of Referendum 65, antidiscrimination law takes effect
"Twenty-nine years of effort have come to an end," said State Rep. Ed Murray.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A crowd filled the sidewalk and adjacent parking lot of the Washington Won't Discriminate campaign headquarters in Seattle on Wednesday. The several hundred people had gathered to celebrate a nearly three decade old effort to pass legislation in Washing
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Clark kicks off Seattle City Council campaign
by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark held her campaign kick-off at Bailey/Coy Books on Wednesday, June 7th. Clark, who was appointed in January to replace former City Councilmember Jim Compton, is the third Lesbian in the city's history to serve openly.

Currently the Chair of the Econ
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Constitutional amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples fails in the Senate
"...[T]he Republican majority should stop wasting time on divisive election-year politics..." said Sen. Patty Murray.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A proposed constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a women and potentially outlawing marriage-like arrangements, fell to defeat in the Senate on Wednesday. Th
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No matter where you're partying, marching or celebrating Pride, we need to be unified in our plans for our future
Commentary by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

[Editor's Note: This commentary had been written before it was known that Tim Eyman and the backers of Referendum 65 had failed to gather enough signatures to put the referendum on the fall ballot.]

When I saw the soundbite - none of the mainstream news sta
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CDC recommends routine HIV testing for U.S. residents
CDC plans to recommend that physicians offer voluntary HIV testing to all U.S. residents ages 13 to 64 as part of routine medical exams in private practices, clinics, hospitals and emergency departments, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The agency also plans to recommend revising current guidelines that require patients to sign informed-c
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CAUSES FOR CELEBRATION
What a week! While the national rhetoric heated up, and we once again saw the Senate defeat an effort to write discrimination into the Constitution, a landmark law went into effect here at home. After months of gearing up for a referendum battle, it turns out the campaign was aptly named: Washington Won't Discriminate. That is cause for celebration more
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GAY HISTORY - A boy named Dawn (circa.1953) 'You're in the Army now, sucker'
Why would any caring father give his son a girls name? It might as well have been Sue. The answer is, sabotage, or was it a pathetic attempt to be artistic? I will never know why he disliked me while my more masculine brother got all the attention.

My father was like a stranger in the house, we never spoke. Maybe he was jealous of my earl
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2006 PACIFIC NORTHWEST LGBT PRIDE CALENDAR

2006 PACIFIC NORTHWEST LGBT PRIDE CALENDAR

Compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff

WASHINGTON

JUNE 1ST - JUNE 30TH

Portraits of Pride 2006. Seattle LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Annual portrait show with sel
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Safe Schools Coalition house party raises $2,000
by Linda Baker - Special to the SGN

When you look back on your school days, do you ever remember being bullied and harassed because you didn't quite fit in with the other kids? Didn't you wish that there was someone you could have gone to who you knew would have stood up for you and demanded that you were treated with respect? Fortunatel
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The Ingersoll Gender Center is making big moves
With thirty years experience serving the Transgender Community, the Ingersoll Gender Center is in transition itself as we move locations and expand our services to be more responsive to the vibrant communities of gender variant people in the Pacific Northwest.

Ingersoll is moving our offices and joining with the Seattle LGBT Community Cent
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Annual Interfaith Pride Service to be held
A variety of worship leaders representing the major faith traditions to participate

The Annual Interfaith Pride Service for Seattle will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2006 at 5:00 pm at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. The Interfaith Pride Service is sponsored for the first time by the Religious Coalition for Equality (RCE), a coalition of hundreds o
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PFLAG relationship series comes to an end at June support meeting
"Equal Rights Out 'n Proud in Seattle!" will complete our relationship series at the Seattle Chapter of PFLAG's June monthly Support Meeting. A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR 2006 LEGISLATORS who passed the Cal Anderson Civil Rights Bill which became Washington State Law this week! So what is it to be out? To be proud? To have equality rights? What are o more
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North Olympic Peninsula Pride celebration approaches
North Olympic Peninsula Pride 2006, Saturday, June 17, promises to be a Pride-filled day. Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender Pride 2006, hosted by Peninsula Pride Alliance, is about is about honoring our common ground and celebrating our uniqueness. We welcome all to join the celebration of Gay Pride in downtown Port Townsend.

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SEAMEC seeks volunteers to interview candidates
In early June, the Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee for Gays, Lesbinas, Bisexuals and Transgenders will begin interviewing candidates for the 2006 Primary and General elections. SEAMEC is currently seeking volunteers to serve on its 2006 candidate evaluation interview panels.

SEAMEC, which has been in existence since 1977, rates -
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Postsecret saves the Nation's Suicide Hotline
Web site posting nets thirty thousand dollars from over 900 donors in just one week, additional donations needed

Without the necessary funding to meet the ongoing costs of 1-800 SUICIDE, the Kristin Brooks Hope Center (KBHC) called on Postsecret Founder, Frank Warren for help. On April 16th he posted a plea for support on the Postsecret
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