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Section One - ALL STORIES
City Honors Trans Jail Policy Group
The Trans Jail Policy Group was awarded the City of Seattle's Distinguished Citizen Award for Human Rights on Thursday during a ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Seattle. The policy group was recognized for their work with King County Jail officials to develop and implement comprehensive policies concerning the treatment of Transgender, gender variant and Inte more
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Hutcherson files initiative aimed at repealing protections for Gays
Effort seen as political posturing for a later filing

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Rev. Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Redmond-based Antioch Bible Church, filed an initiative to the Legislature with the Secretary of State last week. The proposed initiative seeks to "remove references to 'sexual orientation' or 'sexu
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Trial begins in brutal murder of local Gay businessman
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The trial of 24-year-old Michael Maiava, who is accused of brutally murdering a 44-year-old businessman he met on a Gay telephone chat line, began on Monday. He faces first-degree murder charges if convicted.

Kevin Patrick Shaw was found inside his parked red Porsche Boxster on the morn
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South Africa weds same-sex couples
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

South Africa's Civil Union Act was signed into law by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Nov. 30 and took immediate effect. President Thabo Mbeki was out of the country.

A response to a Constitutional Court ruling which declared the Marriage Act's discrimination against sa
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New Jersey civil union bill passes through legislative committee
'The discriminatory bill is 63 pages long all to avoid the one word that does the job - marriage.'

by Robert Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

The New Jersey Assembly's Judiciary Committee voted 4-2 on Thursday to send Bill A3787, a civil union bill, to the full Assembly for a floor vote. Political observers expect t
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Senate secures passage of Ryan White Care Act reauthorization
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate passed today, by unanimous consent, a compromise version to reauthorize funding for the Ryan White CARE Act. The program, since 1990, has provided critical care and treatment to low-income Americans living with HIV and AIDS.

"Today's passage is a critical step in securing that a lifeline for many Americans
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PFLAG to hold Christmas choral program, late Senator Anderson's mother to receive PFLAG honor at December support meeting
Ballard's Market Street Singers will present a Christmas choral program at the Seattle Chapter of PFLAG's Holiday Meeting, this coming Monday, December 11, from 7-9pm. The late State Senator Cal Anderson's mother Alice Coleman, will be presented with an Honored PFLAG Mom pin. Due to demand by November support meeting participants, the ch more
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Pelosi statement on World AIDS Day
[Editor's Note: The following is a statement from U.S. House of Representatives Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi about World AIDS Day, which was recognized on December 1.]

"Each year, World AIDS Day provides us with an opportunity to generate new awareness and build support for efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in our local communiti
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Leader of 'Ex-Gay' group steps down after mounting criticism over racist ideology
A NARTH Scientific Advisory Board member said that African-Americans slaves "were in many ways better off than they had been in Africa."

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Truth Wins Out expressed satisfaction today in learning that Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, President of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), has step
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Conservative movement of Judaism to allow same-sex unions, Gay ordination
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, which interprets religious law for the Conservative movement of Judaism, ruled today to allow both commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples and the ordination of Gay and Lesbian rabbis.

"We rejoice that, like our ancestor Jacob, our sisters and brothers in Conservative Ju
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ACLU of Florida sues to enforce Equal Access for Gay-Straight Alliance at Okeechobee High School
OKEECHOBEE, FL - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida today filed a lawsuit against the School Board of Okeechobee County after school district administrators unlawfully prevented students who formed the Gay-Straight Alliance of Okeechobee High School (GSA) to meet on high school grounds. School officials denied official recognition to more
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A hooker, a Hilton, and the talk show host
by Pete Dorogoff - Special to the SGN

It may be a bit ironic to weave together a hooker, a Hilton, and a talk show host but could it be that Mike Jones, Perez Hilton and Rosie O'Donnell are the catalyst for the next wave of Gay liberation and the LGBT battle for equality; with each, in their own right, outspoken voices in the face
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IN LOVING MEMORY - Carl Anthony Magno (December 12, 1927 - April 20, 2006)
Carl moved to Seattle in 1963 and was well known in our community as an avid pool player. Carl passed away in California after his long battle with Alzheimer's. He is survived by daughter Leah and her family. more
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Maryland high court urged to strike down law banning same-sex couples from marriage
ANNAPOLIS, MD - A group of same-sex couples and a Gay widower appeared before Maryland's highest court today to urge the court to strike down a state law that bars same-sex couples from marriage and the hundreds of family protections provided to married couples and their children. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Maryland brough more
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Real to Reel - Gay Games DVD a sporty showcase
by Jim Provenzano - SGN A&E Writer

It must have been difficult to condense eight days of athletic and cultural glory into a two-hour film, but the Gay Games VII official commemorative DVD, directed by Brenda Schumaker, presents a concise, touching, and uplifting overview of the seventh games.

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