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Section One - ALL STORIES
Lawsuit against Bellevue seeks equal pay for equal work
"If this lawsuit is successful and goes to trial, that could change things for a lot of people," said veteran firefighter Larry deGroen.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Larry deGroen, a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Bellevue, has risked physical and emotional injury during the last 12 years he has served the city's resident. Yet, h
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Silent protest takes aim at bullying, harassment of LGBT youth
125 schools in 110 Washington cities participate in Day of Silence

by Lisa Walls - SGN Contributing Writer

High school students from around the country participated in the National Day of Silence on Wednesday, April 18, in an effort to call attention to the bullying, name calling, and discrimination Lesbian
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Oregon passes anti-discrimination law, poised to recognize same-sex couples
Oregon passes anti-discrimination law, poised to recognize same-sex couples by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

The state of Oregon is poised to become the six state in the country to provide some form of legal recognition of same-sex couples and the 17th state to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in employment, h
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The OutField: Cheering an end to homophobia
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Pity the poor football player. In high school, he's The Man. Guys look up to him, girls want him, and he's got the world by the...you know.

But, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, fewer than 6 percent of high school football players continue playi
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Democratic candidates for President court Gay voters
Early Gay dollars favor Hillary Clinton by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has an unusual feature this time around: A battle of the Gay lists. And, early campaign finance reports this week suggest another battle is brewing for Gay dollars.

In the ba
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Judge finds GSA is not a 'sex-based' club; doesn't conflict with abstinence-only education
OKEECHOBEE, FL - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida today welcomed a district court decision ordering Okeechobee High School to officially recognize and allow equal access to the Okeechobee High School Gay Straight Alliance.

"This decision sends a clear message to other schools that they face a similar fate in federal c
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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ensures lopsided debate
by Glenn LeCarl - Special to the SGN

While the furor over the anti-Gay remarks by General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has subsided, a fundamental injustice of the military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), which he clumsily exposed, remains in full force. It is one of the most troubling
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Camp Ten Trees gives supporters a 'campy' evening to remember
Though nary a camper-filled canoe was to be found, the energy and excitement of camp itself was the hallmark of the 6th Annual Dinner and Auction benefiting Camp Ten Trees.

On the evening of Saturday, April 7, 2007, over 270 guests filled The Armory (Naval Reserve Building) at South Lake Union for An Evening to Remember, a fun-f
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New reports of violence against Gays in Jamaica surface
NEW YORK -- Amnesty International strongly condemns recent episodes of mob violence in Jamaica that were reportedly aimed at individuals who are perceived to be Gay.

"The attacks seem to be increasing in frequency," said Ariel Herrera, director of the OUTFront program at Amnesty International USA. "The latest incidents of homoph
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New members sought for the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is seeking candidates for one position on the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. This member will be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve a two-year term. Members serve without compensation and must reside in Seattle.

The Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities i
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Cutting out HIV risk through circumcision
Recent studies prove that circumcision significantly reduces chances of catching HIV and some other sexually transmitted diseases. If you're "uncut," should you go under the knife?

by Stephen J. Fallon, Ph.D. - Special to the SGN

Putting a condom on reduces your risk of catching HIV and some sexually transmit
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The boy who taught me how to kiss (1957)
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer I met Jack through a friend of mine and I was immediately attracted -- even though he was sixteen and I was twenty four. Jack was one of those gay guys who came out early and had no hang ups about it. His Mother said, "I knew you were gay at age three and it's okay."

Jack was sweet and
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I found sobriety another way
by Michael Raitt, MA, LMHC - SGN Contributing Writer

Dear Mr. Raitt: I read your reply to a question in the current SGN and want to suggest that there are a wide range of options other than 12 step groups to beat an addiction. 12 step programs do not work for everybody. For me as a life long agnostic "turning it over" to a
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Suicidal Blackwater trout
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

I'd had an hour or so of good instruction from Dusty about how to hold a fly rod, use the reel, "lay out line", cast by going first forward to 9 o'clock, then back to 2 o'clock with a slight pause so that the line could straighten itself out in mid-air, then gracefully but
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