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Section One - ALL STORIES
SOAP meets with Seattle Center in private meeting - Both parties silent about SOAP's proposal
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

In a private meeting on Thursday between representatives of Seattle Out and Proud, organizers of Seattle Pride in 2006, and John Merner, Seattle Center Director of Productions, the group sought to address the Seattle Center's concerns about the finances of the organization.

SOAP called the meeting last week after recei
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Equality Day 2007: 1,500 rally for equal marriage, domestic partner benefits
by Jacob Clark - SGN Staff

The state Capitol Building in Olympia was the setting for the third annual Equality Day. Massed on the Capitol steps were approximately 1,500 activists and LGBT families, according to an estimate given by Joshua Friedes, Advocacy Director for Equal Rights Washington. The Religious Coalition for Equa
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Domestic partnership bill passes the Senate - Senate bill moves to House for further action
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington State Senate voted 28-19 to pass a measure on Thursday that extends domestic partnerships to same-sex couples and senior citizens over the age of 62. The Senate vote had been seen as the biggest hurdle for the legislation, which now appears headed for passage this session.
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Local Lesbian couple arrested after protest at Focus on the Family headquarters
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A Washington State Lesbian couple were arrested on Monday, Februray 19, at the headquarters of Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dotti Berry and Robynne Stapp where protesting the group's positions on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues.

After taking an
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The Gold Rush Trail: Hollywood-of-the-North Country
Driving British Columbia's Fraser River Canyon from Hope to Williams Lake By Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

For thousands of years the native Sto:Lo (People of the River) subsisted along this route until the white mans uninvited presence drove them north. Ancient routes became "The Gold Rush Trail." Mostly th
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Domestic Partner benefits now being offered to all Port of Seattle employees
by Jacob Clark - SGN Staff

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender families who have a partner employed at The Port of Seattle have a reason to celebrate. Last Tuesday, the Teamsters Union and the Port of Seattle announced the extension of benefits to LGBT spouses in the areas of health and welfare, vision and dental insurance.
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CONGRESSMAN MARTY MEEHAN RE-INTRODUCES HOUSE LEGISLATION TO REPEAL 'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL'
New Data Shows Loss of Critical Personnel Under Gay Ban

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Marty Meehan (D-MA), chair of the House Armed Services Sub-Committee on Oversight and Investigations, today will re-introduce legislation to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay, and bisexual military personnel. The Mil
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Court Rules in Favor of Challenge to I-963 Ballot Title
Misleading Language Removed from Description

A Thurston County Superior Court judge today ruled in favor of a challenge to misleading terms in the proposed ballot title for an initiative that would roll back state protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The challenge was brought by American Civil L
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Film benefit for the Global Fund for Women to celebrate International Women's Day
by Tina Gianoulis - Special to the SGN

Seattle's Dyke Community Activists has long worked to connect local and global issues, and this weekend they are offering a glimpse into Lesbian life internationally at a film benefit for the Global Fund for Women. This Saturday, March 3, DCA celebrates International Women's Day with a sc
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FIRST U.S. MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER TO BE WOUNDED IN IRAQ WAR COMES OUT, URGES REPEAL OF 'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL'
Eric Alva Named Human Rights Campaign National Spokesperson

WASHINGTON - Today, the first U.S. military personnel wounded in the Iraq war, retired Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, came out as a gay man. The Human Rights Campaign announced that Alva will serve as a national spokesperson in an effort to repeal the U.S. military's discrimina
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NOW SEEKING INSTRUCTORS FOR GAY CITY UNIVERSITY 2007
NOW SEEKING INSTRUCTORS FOR GAY CITY UNIVERSITY 2007 Seattle, WA: Join Gay City for the 13h edition of Gay City University, coming Saturday, May 19th 2007.

Gay City Health Project is now seeking engaging individuals to teach classes at this year's Gay City University on Capitol Hill! You're invited to teach on the subject of your
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HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN MOURNS THE DEATH OF HATE CRIME VICTIM ANDREW ANTHOS
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN MOURNS THE DEATH OF HATE CRIME VICTIM ANDREW ANTHOS WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign today mourns the death of 72-year old Detroit resident Andrew Anthos who was attacked last week outside of his apartment and subsequently died of his injuries. The Human Rights Campaign is partnering with the National Gay and Lesbian Ta more
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Jamaica: Deadly Paradise
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Each year, tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Promotional Web sites like visitjamaica.com extol Jamaica as a tropical paradise; a land of "sweet fragrances, shimmering sunsets [and] spicy flavours." What the promoters d
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N.J. high court rules schools are liable for anti-Gay harrassment
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled February 21 that a public school can be held liable for anti-Gay harassment between students.

The case, L.W. v. Toms River, was brought by a student who had been harassed and assaulted by students who perceived him
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The harm of Hardaway's hatred
by Chip Arndt - Special to the SGN

Tim Hardaway's comments are indicative of the ongoing, insidious bigotry and deep-seated hatred that still permeates many parts of the United States of America, and not just toward GLBT people. Mr. Hardaway's comments show us all that deep schisms exist among conceptions of what it means to b
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Sonics owners linked to extremist anti-Gay group
Two leading members of a financial group seeking a $300 million tax subsidy for a new basketball arena for the Seattle Sonics have been linked to a rightwing group trying to ban same-sex marriage in several states.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Tom Ward and Aubrey McClendon donated more than $1.1 million to America
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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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