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Section One - ALL STORIES
Excitement builds for ISCSORE's Coronation 2006, ICS ascension
Excitement builds for ISCSORE's Coronation 2006, ICS ascension SGN interview's reining monarchs Larry Ryan and Aleksa Manila

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle (ISCSORE) monarchs Rainier XXXII Larry Stewart Ryan and Olympia XXXV Aleksa Manila can't help but look forward to their coming swan song during Coro
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NBA player come out as a Gay man
Out athletes now represent three of four major American sports

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Former NBA center John Amaechi, who spent five seasons in the NBA playing for Orlando, Utah and Cleveland, became the sixth professional male athlete in major sports to come out as a Gay man. The announcement corresponds with
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Constitutional amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples introduced
Two Democrats join nine Republicans in supporting the measure

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Senate Joint Resolution 8219, which would seek to amend the state constitution to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, was introduced last week. The legislation proposes to put the issue before the voters at the
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Another ex-athlete comes out? Not impressed
by LZ Granderson - ESPN.com

I am so over Gay people.

Specifically, John Amaechi.

Not him personally -- I hear he's a delightful guy -- but Gay people like him.

You know, the athlete who comes out after retiring, writes a tell-all, and then hears how courageous he is from straight columnists trying to a
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Seattle named host city for 2008 Gay Softball World Series
More than 200 teams expected for weeklong event

SEATTLE - Last Sunday, Seattle was named host city for the 2008 Gay Softball World Series by the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), the international governing body for Gay softball. The event is tentatively scheduled for August 22-30, 2008, and is expected to draw mo
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Seattle Gay Softball seeks new players
New Player Skills Clinic set for Saturday, February 17

The Open Division of the Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) is gearing up for its 2007 season - and it's looking for new players.

The first of two New Player Skills Clinics is set for Saturday, February 17, noon to 2 p.m., at the Rainier Beach Playfields in South
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State Department asked to hire back Gay linguists
Linguists dismissed under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-NY) today urged Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice to consider hiring military linguists discharged under the federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual service members. During hearings on the 2008 State Department b
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25 years of Gay-rights struggles traced in online exhibit
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A view of the historical archives of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender advocacy organization, will be available for the first time on the Cornell University Library Web site beginning Feb. 8 at http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/HRC/. Highlights from the HRC's paper trail - more
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Appeals court decision bans domestic partner benefits
DETROIT - The American Civil Liberties Union today expressed deep disappointment over the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling that the state's marriage amendment prohibits public employers from offering domestic partner benefits.

"We strongly disagree with the court's decision today and plan on appealing to the Michigan Supreme Court,
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Lawsuit seeks retirement health insurance for same-sex partners of New Mexico state employees
ALBUQUERQUE - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today against the state of New Mexico on behalf of three Lesbian couples seeking retirement health insurance for the domestic partners of Lesbian and Gay state employees.

"After serving the state for 25 years, I hoped to retire with the same peace of mind as my straight
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Paris Hilton asked to apologize for anti-Gay, racial slurs on video
LOS ANGELES, Friday, February 2, 2007 -- The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today called on Paris Hilton to explain and apologize to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and African American communities for her use of anti-Gay and racial slurs in a video that began circulating on the Web earlier this week.
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Religious leaders urged to promote sexual health among
adolescents A coalition of national faith leaders announced that they have issued an Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Adolescent Sexuality that calls for a faith-based approach to helping adolescents understand their sexuality, develop their own moral agency, and make informed choices about their sexual behavior. Published by the Religious Inst more
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Yale professor asserts Focus on the Family distorted his research
Yale professor asserts Focus on the Family distorted his research Researchers beginning to speak out against manipulation of science for political gain

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Truth Wins Out unveiled a new video today on YouTube featuring a Yale professor who claims Focus on the Family leader James Dobson "cherry picked" his research. Dr. Kyl
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Snickers® ad campaign condemned
Anti-Gay "I am outraged that Mars, the NFL and these players would promote such an anti-gay message," said Judy Shepard, Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

LOS ANGELES, Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 - The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Matthew Shepard Foundation today strongly condemned elements
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Report on stigma and discrimination against People with HIV released on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
'As advocates, educators and policy makers do their work, we urge them to look to this report about the lives of those with HIV and use it to inform their decisions.'

NEW YORK, February 7, 2007 -- Today, on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Lambda Legal released an evidence-based report aimed at providing the facts on the con
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Same-Sex Couples participate in annual event request marriage licenses on Valentine's Day
OAKLAND, California -- On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2007, at local marriage counters around the nation, Marriage Equality USA chapters and their allies will host the eighth annual marriage counter event in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples as part of the 10th Annual Freedom to Marry Week activities.

"We engage in t
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Real Estate
'Generation Young' goes DIY Across the country, first-time homeowners are moving into houses that all too often look their age -- much older than the new occupants.

According to a report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, people under 35 are making the greatest gains in homeownership rates in the United
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