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Section One - ALL STORIES
A Conversation with Larry Kramer - SGN Exclusive
ACT-UP founder speaks about past, present

by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

He wrote the novel "Faggots," the play "The Normal Heart" and the screenplay for "Women in Love," among other works. He's been a longtime Gay thorn in the side of New York Times reporters, bourgeois Gay activists and his alma mater, Yale. In 1987, he launched ACT UP. And
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2007 Pride planning 'moving forward'
Contract yet to be signed with Seattle Center, Secretary of State seeks SOAP charitable organization filing

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Planning for the one-day Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday, June 24, is underway according to Seattle Out And Proud and Independent Event Solutions (IES), the event
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The Seattle LGBT Center announces plans for Queer Fest
It's Pride time and The Center is once again stepping up. "We are deeply committed to a wonderful Pride month, and to continuing the tradition of bringing people together to make this happen," says Seattle LGBT Community Center Executive Director, Shannon Thomas.

For the second year in a row The Center is producing QueerFest, in
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Domestic partnership legislation nears final legislative hurdles
House Judiciary Committee could vote on bill Friday, March 23

by Jacob Clark - SGN Staff

A public hearing was held in Olympia on Friday, March 16, on Senate Bill 5336, the domestic partnership legislation. The hour-long hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was presided over by Committee Chair Rep. Pa
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Washington congressional delegation favors hate crimes bill
Five Democrats co-sponsor legislation

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a bill which would provide local police and sheriff's departments with federal resources to combat bias-motivated crimes, was introduced on Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representat
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Garrison Keillor apologizes to Gays
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Radio personality and writer Garrison Keillor, of "Prairie Home Companion" fame, has apologized to Gays upset by the March 14 installment of his syndicated newspaper column, saying he was just teasing.

In the column, Keillor said: "Gay marriage will produce a whole new
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Domestic Partnerships: Good intentions, bad legislation
by Dennis Cavalier - Special to the SGN

The Domestic Partnership Bill (SB 5336), passed in the Senate by a 28-19 vote. Soon, after it passes in the House and Governor Gregoire signs it, domestic partnerships will be made law here in Washington State.

By recognizing domestic partnerships, rights previously
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Thousands march against the war in Iraq - King County, Seattle officials take steps to oppose war
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff

Thousands of people in the Puget Sound area joined in nation-wide protests marking the fourth anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Local demonstrations began Saturday, March 17, in Tacoma with a march of almost 1000 people organized by churches and peace groups. On Sunda
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Seattle Gay History - Ted Ireland: Kilroy was here! (1943-1947)
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

During the Second World War there were 1.6 million Gay and Lesbian servicemen and women fighting for the freedom of a homophobic world. During the war, restrictions against Gays were relaxed as every person was needed but, after the war, the military -- always seeking out an enemy --
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TONS OF NUN FUN
Not-To-Be-Missed Sister Events, March 25 & 30

By Maggie Bloodstone

Despite the misconception that they have always been bearded, be-habited genetic males, The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence have been all-inclusive since their immaculate inception almost 30 years ago. Anyone with the calling, desire, and willin
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Nevin to be featured Super Geek at CD release show
The Super Geek League Sci Fi Circus official Peppermint Rainbows album release show is Saturday March 24th at the Fenix in Seattle. This will be their most amazing spectacle yet with spectacular sights and sounds than ever before. The show is for all ages and there will be bar service for 21-plus with I.D.

The supporting acts
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National Soulforce tour of Christian colleges faces resistance
(PROVO, UT and CLINTON, MI) -- Two weeks ago, 50 young men and women boarded two buses and set out on a remarkable journey. Their mission: to initiate conversations about faith and sexuality at 32 Christian colleges with policies that silence or exclude Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students. This week, the Riders face their tou more
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Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart takes on 'Patriot Act America'
SEATTLE, WA -- With short gray hair, twinkling eyes, and a robust presence, New York attorney Lynne Stewart hardly seems like a terrorist threat. Those who came to hear her speak on March 10 at a lively International Women's Day celebration at Seattle University's Pigott Auditorium didn't appear to think so. She was greeted with a standing ovat more
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In the Life presents 'Leading Ladies' with guest host Martina Navratilova
NEW YORK - February 13, 2007 - Public television┬╣s national Gay and Lesbian newsmagazine In the Life celebrates Women┬╣s History Month in March and spotlights the lives and accomplishments of several extraordinary women.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova hosts episode 1606: "Leading Ladies."

This March, In the Lif
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US Episcopal Bishops reject anti-Gay threats
Resolution from the House of Bishops called 'courageous'

WASHINGTON , D.C. - The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church USA released a strongly worded resolution that unequivocally rejected the call from the larger Anglican Communion to backtrack on ordination of Lesbian and Gay clergy and disavow the election and ordination
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The OutField: In the Ring, and Wearing One
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

If the number of female boxers is small - even the most ardent sports fan can probably name only one, Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila - the universe of openly Lesbian boxers is infinitesimal.

But they're out there. And if you've got a problem with dykes who jab and uppercut,
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Zero to Sixty
by Jake Jay - SGN Contributing Writer

A lot of excitement has been generated this year by the new Crossover SUVs. The standard SUVs use a truck frame and get a truck-like ride and low fuel economy. The Crossovers are car-based, boast a smoother ride and better fuel economy.

I stopped by Freedom Lincoln-Mercu
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A military morality play
When the nation's top general said Gay sex is immoral, some leading 'champions' dodged in response. Do we really want politicians defending our honor?

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

The country was treated to a fascinating morality play in recent days, as politicians and pundits reacted to the pron
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Ask Michael - How can I quit smoking pot?
by Michael Raitt, MA, LMHC - SGN Contributing Writer

Michael, I think I am addicted to smoking pot now. I used to only smoke it a couple times a year but now I smoke almost every night during the week and every weekend. This has been going on for just over a year. I want to stop but I don't want to go to AA or any g
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