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Section One - ALL STORIES

'Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,' says Northwest company executive
by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

The president of Oregon-based Outsidepride.com Inc., a popular online, mail-order company specializing in fertilizers and gardening accessories, sent out an anti-Gay e-mail to the company's mailing list outlining his homophobic viewpoints.

The e-mail described two separate instances of Gays and Lesbians being portrayed posit
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Undercover cop sting at Lower Woodland Park urinals nets four
Charges include indecent exposure, solicitation and assault

by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

Police officers arrested four men Tuesday, August 15th, for allegedly exposing themselves or making overt sexual advances toward a plain-clothed undercover police officer in the public bathrooms at Woodland Park in Sea
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Pension law includes important protections for same-sex couples under federal law
"Today marks an important day for fairness under the law in America," said HRC President Joe Solmonese."

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Pension Protection Act passed by Congress and signed into law today by President George W. Bush contains two key provisions that will extend important financial protections to same-sex couples and other Am
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XVI International AIDS Conference: Daily updates from Lifelong AIDS Alliance staff
The International AIDS Conference, held every two years, is the largest forum related to HIV/AIDS in the world, drawing more than 20,000 scientists, health care providers, government officials, and others from around the world.

This year's conference is being held in Toronto, Canada and is being attended by four Lifelong staff members: Ex
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Oregon city unanimously approves discrimination ban
New law will protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residents from discrimination in housing, employment and more

PORTLAND, OR - The City of Hillsboro in Oregon Tuesday evening unanimously approved a city-wide ban on discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity a
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Marriage advocate brings message to Seattle, to speak at ERW fundraiser
"If you start by asking for half a loaf, you will be down to crumbs pretty quickly," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, a partnership of individuals and organizations seeking to secure marriage equality nationwid
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Norman Roger Steffes (May 5, 1967 - August 11, 2006)
Norm was born in Grosse Point, Michigan on May 5, 1967. He lived there working for a time for Ford Motor Company as an applications analyst in their IT department. After visiting Seattle, he decided that Seattle would become home in 1997.

Shortly after moving to Seattle, Norm began working for PSE as an application analyst. He also met and
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Bye, bye bipartisanship
by Wayne Besen - Special to the SGN

I have long endorsed the political strategy of supporting both GLBT friendly Democrats and Republicans. For pragmatic reasons, it made sense not to put all of our eggs in one basket. However, that was before the GOP leadership was hijacked by right wing basket cases. Sadly, I think it is time for the G
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Military bases see spike in 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' dismissals
Gay dismissals climb at Fort Campbell, scene of 1999 anti-Gay murder

Several U.S. military installations saw a significant increase in the number of troops dismissed under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on openly Gay service members in 2005, according to new data obtained by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). Overall, 2005 dism
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Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities - What's up, Doc?
Forum on Health & Well Being to be held Aug. 23

The Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities [SCSM] is excited to host its second forum installment, titled "The Health & Well Being of the LGBTQ Community." After the success of the first forum, SCSM is very eager to facilitate future discussions of Seattle's LGBTQ Community.

How Ar
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Skinheads beat Estonian Pride marchers
REPLACES WORLDPRIDE PARADE

After threatening to ban it, Jerusalem police allowed a small Gay rally in Liberty Bell Park Aug. 10 - the event that replaced the WorldPride parade.

The parade was cancelled because police said they needed officers from other cities to help protect it, and those officers were unavailable because
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United Methodist clergywomen demand full inclusion of LGBT persons in church
United Methodist clergywomen from around the world are in Chicago this week through Thursday, to celebrate 50 years of full clergy rights for women at the 2006 International United Methodist Clergywomen's Consultation. Following the spirited sermon of retired Bishop Judith Craig on Monday, those in the audience who were painfully aware of the cont more
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Back-to-school event to raise funds for the Safe Schools Coalition
"Will anyone ever love me?" (for who I am) laments Drew (Brooke) Turpen, a Transgendered youth from the conservative town of Longview, Washington. How many of us have felt the pain of that question in our own hearts? Brooke has taken her questions and suffering, putting them to music and songs that touch the deepest anguish, honesty and hope of the more
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Say 'I do' to home buying
Getting married marks a huge milestone for many people who have spent years dreaming about being a husband or wife. Another major milestone that often follows marriage is the first "big" purchase, which is typically buying a home.

Buying a home is a great way to start married life together. Achieving the American dream of homeownership tog
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