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Section One - ALL STORIES

Six attacked by baseball bats at San Diego Pride
Police make 3 arrests, mayor denounces 'cowards'

by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO - Six Gay men were beaten with baseball bats and one of them was stabbed as they left the San Diego LGBT Pride Festival around 10:45 p.m. July 29.

On July 31 and Aug. 1, police arrested all three alleged assailants. James Allen Carroll, 24, and Lyon Tatum, 18
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Former President Bill Clinton appears in Seattle to raise funds for Congressman Jim McDermott
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN Contributing Writer

Former President Bill Clinton made a fund-raising appearance for Congressman Jim McDermott on July 31st at Benaroya Hall, entitled "We the People".

The event was Emceed by Thom Hartmann of Air America and the enthusiastic, sold out house of well-wishers enjoyed entertainment by Garfi
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Mel Gibson exposes himself - Gibson's arrest brings up charges of anti-Semitism and Homophobia
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

When I watched Mel Gibson's movie "Passion of the Christ" I was fascinated and horrified by his distortions of history and the Bible, while insisting he wasn't anti-Semitic.

Gibson was arrested on July 28th for DUI.

He'd made anti-Semitic statements to the arresting
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National 'Night Out' celebrated in hundreds of block parties around Seattle
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN Contributing Writer

August 1st was the celebration date for national "Night Out", a coming together of neighbors at block parties to get acquainted and help create a more safe and friendly neighborhood environments.

Here are pictures Seattle's Capitol Hill, the site of one of many successful block parti
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Dancing at the Gay Games: A personal account
by Marian Michener - SGN Contributing Writer

Back in the early eighties, the Double Header used to have an oompah band called Five Alive that played polkas, waltzes and two steps, some weekends. It was fun to find other dykes and Gay men who liked partner dancing, there. But the dance floor was the size of a phone booth. I remember sa
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MCC celebrates 34 years in Seattle
First to openly minister primarily to LGBT community

Founded in 1972, Metropolitan Community Church Seattle was the first church in the Pacific Northwest to minister openly and primarily to the LGBT community proclaiming that "God loves you, just the way you are." Members come from every conceivable religious and non-religious background,
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MLK County Executive Ron Sims expresses disappointment with Supreme Court decision against marriage equality
Executive Sims addresses the press after the DOMA rulingKing County Executive Ron Sims said he was very disappointed with today's decision by the Washington State Supreme Court's decision to deny Gay and Lesbian citizens of the state access to the benefits of marriage.

In its narrow 5-4 decision, the court upheld the constitutionality of t
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ERW Column - A Blow to Many of Us
Last week's Washington State Supreme Court decision was a blow to many of us. Even our opponents expected us to win. After all, two lower-court judges had found that the state's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. The state's arguments were tired, worn statements that the purpose of marriage was procreation, and that children do be more
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Family Affair: Partners and Parents Participate in the Games
by Jim Provenzano - SGN Contributing Writer

Opponents of LGBT rights like to crow about "family values" as their exclusive domain. But at both Gay Games VII and Outgames I, families are not only fans, but participants as well.

"ATHLETIC SUPPORTER"

Lionel Pires and his partner, Allan Dillabough, of Newport, R
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MLK County Council Chair denounces State Supreme Court ruling
Larry Phillips says that the majority opinion "strayed" from the the courts "vital role in protecting minorities"

"I am deeply disappointed by the State Supreme Court's ruling to uphold our state's ban on same-sex marriage. Historically, courts in the United States have played a vital role in protecting minorities from the tyranny of the
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Pride Foundation: Washington Supreme Court rules against fairness
Statement from Audrey Haberman, Pride Foundation Executive Director:

"This is a sad day for everyone in Washington State, and indeed, the country, who believes in equality and fairness. By upholding the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court has said that Washingtonians should be treated differently based on who they love and who they are. Was
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Clergy disappointed that Washington Court failed to protect Washington families
Religious leaders pledge to continue to work in support of full marriage equality for Gay and Lesbian couples

As religious leaders and people of faith, we are deeply saddened by the Washington State Supreme Court's decision today, which denied same sex couples the full rights and benefits of marriage. Rev. Monica Corsaro, a Methodist minis
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Seattle Sexual Minorities Commission condemns court ruling on same sex marriage
Justice and equality are the true losers in today's Washington State Supreme Court decision to uphold the state's 1998 Defense of Marriage Act, say members of the City of Seattle's Commission for Sexual Minorities.

"This is an unfortunate outcome of so much work by the community," said Joseph Daniels, co-chair of the Seattle Commission for
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Washingon State Democrats are 'deeply disappointed' over marriage ruling says state chair
Following this morning's Supreme Court decision in the case of Andersen v. King County, Washington State Democratic Chairman Dwight Pelz issued the following statement:

"Washington State Democrats are deeply disappointed with this morning's Supreme Court decision. As stated in our platform, we believe:

"That the state should not
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Tom Rasmussen Seattle City Councilmember responds to court's ruling
"Inequality even when written in law is inequality just the same," said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.

Today the Washington State Supreme Court in a splintered decision, ruled against marriage equality and upheld the 1998 Defense of Marriage Act passed by the legislature.

"I'm disappointed that the majo
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Scott Kasemeier
At 13:00 hours, Scott Kasemeier, Boe Oddisey's lover since August 2, 1994, jumped to his death on July 24, 2006 after suffering many psychiatric episodes.

At 8 PM on July 31, 2006, about 30 people gathered, sprinkled salt, burned sage, rang bells, and talked in an effort to cleanse ground zero.

His ashes were laid to rest next to
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