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Section One - ALL STORIES
McDermott seeks to end tax inequity in health benefits for domestic partners SGN speaks with McDermott Thursday
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-7th) introduced The Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. The legislation seeks to rectify an inequity in the tax law, which penalizes employees who extend their employer's health care benefits to their domestic partner.

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Seattle's Recognition of marriages, civil unions of Gay employees faces court challenge - City to defend Mayor's 2004 Executive Order
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), a conservative California-based legal defense organization, has renewed its effort to prohibit the City of Seattle from recognizing the marriages and civil unions of its employees in same-sex relationships.

Since Mayor Greg Nickels signed an e
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2007 Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest winners announced
Gylan Green and Miss Candy sashed

It was a packed house for the 25th Washington State Mr. Leather Contest and 12th Ms. Contest, which was held on March 24 at Seattle's Cuff Complex. The contest was held as part of the 15th Annual Washington State Leather Pride Week, which featured over 60 events throughout the State of Washi
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'Conscience clause' for pharmacists, rules change was topic of packed Pharmacy Board hearing
"I've had patients who've been discriminated against...," said Dr. Jeffrey Shouten of Harborview's HIV Clinic. by Lisa Walls - SGN Contributing Writer

The Renton Community Center was the setting yesterday for a public hearing on proposed rule changes to pharmacies' and pharmacists' professional responsibilities to patient
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World has Gay activists to thank for AIDS treatment
by Lisa Sterman, M.D., M.P.H. - Special to the SGN

Twenty years ago this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved the anti-HIV medicine, AZT, the first ray of hope for people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS community advocates in the Bay Area, who campaigned tirelessly for effective treatments, played a key role in maki
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Don't be mad at GLAAD
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Usually the critics wait until after an awards show to complain we wuz robbed - like when so many of us were crushed by "Crash" beating "Brokeback Mountain" for the Best Picture Oscar last year. But here! TV, the premium Gay cable network, is crying foul before the first envelope has eve
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Iditarod and Yukon Quest: The last great historic races on earth
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

What's now called the Iditarod Trail was used by natives long before white men came seeking furs, gold and coal. In winter the ways to get around in the frozen north were snowshoes or dogsleds.

In cold months, ports like Nome became icebound, preventing ste
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Americans more accepting of openly Gay athletes, survey finds
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - March 26, 2007 - In a recent national survey by Witeck-Combs Communications and Harris Interactive®, nearly three-fourths (72 percent) of heterosexual adults say they would not change their feelings toward a 'favorite' male professional athlete if the athlete revealed he is Gay. This represents an increase from 66 percent in A more
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Increase your home's value with exterior home improvements
Spring -- typically a time for cleaning and de-cluttering -- is just around the corner. In addition to sprucing up your home's interior, you should also think about what you can do outside the walls of your house. Is there an exterior home improvement project for which you've been saving money or putting off until you have the time? What outd more
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Dear Members of the Board of Directors, Members of the Court of Seattle, and all the residents of The Olympic & Rainier Empire
My name is Matt Huber I currently live in Lynnwood WA. I moved here from Oregon almost three years ago. I am a Junior at the University of Washington studying to be a Registered Nurse, and am currently seeking to take on and to fulfill the obligations of Imperial Prince 33 of Seattle. In doing this, it will let me feel that I am doing something more
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Zero to Sixty
by Jake Jay - SGN Contributing Writer

My mission this week? Check out the North American car of the year, the 2007 Saturn Aura, and see what's cooking in the 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid.

My first stop was Saturn of Renton, where sales consultant Rick Holbrook introduced me to the Aura. As far as exterior design
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27 ARRESTED AT ACT UP 20th ANNIVERSARY DEMO - 500 MARCH, DEMAND SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE
by Rex Wockner

NEW YORK -- Five hundred people marched and 27 were arrested as ACT UP celebrated its 20th birthday on March 29 with a demonstration demanding a single-payer health care system and drug price controls.

"I couldn't believe so many people turned up," said ACT UP founder Larry Kramer. "This was an extr
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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 pronounc
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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 gro
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