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Section One - ALL STORIES
City Hall conference on Pride
City Hall conference on Pride Councilmembers Rasmussen, Clark hold meeting with Pride event organizers

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle City Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen and Sally Clark, both of whom are openly Gay, have called a meeting for Pride stakeholders at City Hall on the morning of Friday, May 4. Representatives of the Seattle LGB
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House passes Hate Crimes bill
Washington State: Six Democrats, one Republican vote for legislation

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1592) passed the U.S. House of Representatives 237-180 on Thursday. The bill aims to provide local police and sheriff's departments with feder
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Oregon governor pledges to sign domestic partner legislation, anti-discrimination bill
Governor Kulongoski to hold signing ceremony on Wednesday, May 9

SALEM, Oregon; Wednesday, May 2 -- Today, after about an hour and a half of debate on the Senate floor, The Oregon Family Fairness Act (House Bill 2007) passed with bipartisan support, 21-9. House Bill 2007 will create a new statute in Oregon law, separate from O
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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in Lesbian custody battle
Refusal good for Washington State legal precedent

by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear the appeal of an ex-Lesbian who had hoped to pit Vermont and Virginia's disparate laws on Gay relationships against each other.

The court refused to hear
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Colorado legislature passes non-discrimination bill
DENVER - On Thursday, members of the Colorado Senate voted to pass a bill prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This legislation, which previously passed the Colorado House, now goes to Gov. Bill Ritter's desk.

When the bill is signed into law, Colorado will become the 20t
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The Kindness of Strangers
By Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP

There's a famous line from the character Blanch Dubois in Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire about depending upon the kindness of strangers. I think we were more inclined up to that day to independently depend upon our own resources. It was this kindness however that saved us as we drov
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THE BUSINESS OF PRIDE
by Dennis Cavalier

By classic definition, the word Pride is most well known to mean "an unduly high opinion of oneself; exaggerated self-esteem; conceit". If we are to look it up in a dictionary, this is the very first explanation of the word. Uncannily, this seems to fit quite well when used to describe the persons responsibl
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The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear the appeal of an ex-lesbian
By Lisa Keen

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear the appeal of an ex-lesbian who had hoped to pit Vermont and Virginia's disparate laws on gay relationships against each other.

The court refused to hear the appeal of Virginia resident Lisa Miller-Jenkins who sought to refuse compliance with a Vermo
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Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus Benefit
Over 750 guests enjoyed a night of platform shoes, polyester and play at Saturday Night Fever, the 11th Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction benefiting the work of Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus. The event, held for the first time in the Skybridge at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, raised over half a million dollar more
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Ralph Wallin April 25, 1957 - April 4, 2007 -- Les Emmett
Ralph Wallin

Merry Maker and Mischief Maker

Ralph was a man who was truly bisexual. He enjoyed men, women and transsexuals, all. Women, however, were the ones to whom he gave his heart and who were his ultimate undoing. He died, by suicide, on April 4, 2007. During his lifetime, he had a relationship which p
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2007 Mad Hatter's Ball to benefit those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS
The 2007 Mad Hatter's Ball
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2007
Time: 7:00 PM
Attire: To the "Nines" & Fantastic Mad Hatter Hats
Location: All Pilgrims Church (500 E Broadway, Seattle)
Tickets: $15 Suggested Donation


In life, we continually strive to overcome individual challenges.
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Non-discrimination legislation in Iowa and a civil unions bill in New Hampshire
By Lisa Keen

Gay civil rights activists scored two major victories in the states last week -passing non-discrimination legislation in Iowa and a civil unions bill in New Hampshire.

Iowa Governor Chet Culver, a Democrat elected just last November, has indicated he will sign the newly passed amendment to the s
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Appreciation for one another
I have notice that within our community that we really have lost self respect for ourselves.

When we say something derogatory about someone when they are not even around to defend themselves is a major blow to ourselves.

No one may know this but deep within, we know what we said does have consequences
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Leading CEO and Founder of Faith in America to Announce Launch of Education Campaign About Religious-Based Bigotry Against GLBT Community
Early Primary and Caucus States Targeted

WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, May 3rd at 10:30 am EST, Faith in America (FIA) will hold a national conference call to announce the launch of its five-city "Call to Courage" campaign to educate Americans about the misuse of religious teachings against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transg
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Faith, Hope, Love - Methodists for Gay Inclusion Host National Meeting
Chicago, April 30, 2007: United Methodists working to end the church's discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons will again gather in a national convocation, August 2-5, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. The event, the ninth since 1987, will explore the theme Faith, Hope, Love. Reconciling Ministries Networ more
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Emerald City Shines on Opening Day
By Nick Bowen

The Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) Open Division played the first games of the new season this Sunday and the action on the field was as hot as the sunshine. In a record setting day in lots of ways the ECSA began play this year with 390 players on 27 teams in the open division.

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Hate thy Gay neighbor
More people want to keep Gays out of their neighborhood than they do Muslims, Jews, immigrants and people of another race. Why?

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Who wouldn't want a homosexual for a neighbor?

Our interior and exterior decorating skills are legendary. We keep a tidy
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CBST MEMBER TO BE THE FIRST OPENLY GAY CANTORIAL STUDENT ACCEPTED TO THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY CANTORIAL SCHOOL
Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST) is proud to announce that CBST member, Marisa James is first openly gay Cantorial student to be accepted into the Jewish Theological Seminary Cantorial School. Marisa James has been a CBST member for over a year and regularly leads shabbat morning services.

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Softball: Emerald City shines on opening day
by Nick Bowen - Special to the SGN

The Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) Open Division played the first games of the new season last Sunday, April 29, and the action on the field was as hot as the sunshine.

In a record setting day in lots of ways, the ECSA began play this year with 390 players on
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ECSA Hall of Fame inducts two new members
more by Nick Bowen - Special to the SGN

The Emerald City Softball Association kicked off its 2007 season by inducting two new members into its Hall of Fame. Joining former inductees, this year's honorees were Gary 'Dixie' Carter and Dug Wehage.

Gary Carter known to almost everyone as 'Dixie' has been an ECSA p
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Ask Michael - 'I can't get a date. What's wrong with me?'
by Michael Raitt, MA, LMHC - SGN Contributing Writer

Lately, I have been having many discussions with friends and clients about the issues of being single, dating, and getting into relationships. There is a group of gay men who want to find a good man to date and be in relationship with, yet, they are finding it very diff
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