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Gay softball's Emerald City Classic sets records
Record entries for Gay softball's Emerald City Classic More than 50 teams expected for World Series warm-up event

SEATTLE - A record-setting fifty LGBT softball teams have signed up for the Emerald City Classic, Seattle's bi-annual international Gay softball tournament, held this year June 30 - July 1.

Officials from the Emerald City Softball Association,
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Local advocacy groups give domestic partnership pointers
State domestic partner registry to begin July 23 br />
by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

As far as long-term couples go, Rod Parke and Dale Burke have had what could be described as a fairly typical relationship.

The accordingly sentimental "how we met" story? Check. They've got it down pat (they made s
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John Edwards and wife Elizabeth debate marriage equality
Wife says she supports marriage for Gays during Seattle stop

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

That married people can offer divergent views on marriage equality might seem as ground-breaking, as, say, the news that they also occasionally squabble over money issues.

But when the husband and wife in que
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New details emerge in recent Gay-bashing attacks on Capitol Hill
Two charged in bias crime, three identified in Gay bashing

by Lisa Wardle - SGN Contributing Writer

Court documents reveal addition details in a June 20th hate crime that took place at Jack-in-the-Box, located at 100 Broadway Ave E. in Seattle. Brian Kenneth Bell, 21 years-old, and Benjamin Thomas-Winfred Davis,
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From the mouths of penguins
A cartoon strip reminds us how many still view Lesbian moms as an indictment of fatherhood

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

My favorite comic strip in college was "Bloom County" by Berkeley Breathed, so it's great to see him back stirring up trouble. In the strip's second (actually, third) coming, lovably
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Jerusalem Gay Pride defies fundamentalist threats - Israeli Supreme Court rejects bid to ban Gay march
Jerusalem Gay Pride defies fundamentalist threats - Israeli Supreme Court rejects bid to ban Gay march by Peter Tatchell - Special to the SGN LONDON, June 21 2007 -- "We applaud the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court to reject an application to ban the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade," said Brett Lock, spokesperson for the London-based LGBTI more
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Uncertainty regarding Supreme Court ruling on students rights raised
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision this week, making it easier for school authorities to censor the speech of students who express messages authorities fear that others might perceive as promoting the violation of a law or school policy. Disagreeing with the opinion, Justice Stephen
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Counter protest of anti-immigrant rally held
March from Capitol Hill to Federal Courthouse successful in thwarting anti-immigrant plans

Chanting "No Minutemen, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A.," a colorful, multiracial contingent in Seattle's annual Gay Pride March on Saturday, June 23, was cheered loudly by onlookers. Carrying a banner with the slogan "Love knows
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Department of Defense issues revised statement about Gay ban
New statement may indicate diminished support for policy inside Pentagon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Defense has issued a newly worded statement regarding the Pentagon's position on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the federal ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual service personnel. The new statement, first released to a reporter wi
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Vermont Family Court delivers victory for Gay parents
Judge dissolves civil union, orders visitation for mother and child

The custody dispute between Janet Jenkins and former civil union spouse Lisa Miller moved closer to a final resolution on Friday June 15, with a final order from Vermont Family Court Judge William Cohen dissolving the ci
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Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp in full Swing for this July
Full schedule of national speakers & artists announced for "Gay Camp"

CHARLOTTE, NC - Campus Pride announced today the schedule and highlights of national speakers and artists to be featured at the summer leadership camp, affectionately known as "Gay Camp." The camp is the first-ever for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGB
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Congresswoman Baldwin notes plight of LGBT Iraqi refugees
Secretary of State asked to investigate

In a second letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in five days regarding the plight of LGBT Iraqis, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today called attention to LGBT Iraqi refugees whose lives are in danger should they return home.

Following up a letter to Rice of June
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Sleepless in Alaska
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

People in Alaska, "Land of the Midnight Sun," natives and visitors alike, are often sleepless in the months surrounding the summer solstice when each day has almost 24 hours of light, as opposed to the winter months of almost 24 hours of darkness. The natives are attuned to
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Simple, flexible options appeal to consumers who want 'more' from a mortgage
Simplicity is the hot new trend among today's consumers. From the clean design of consumer technology products like the Apple iPod to the convenience of healthy, ready-to-eat four course meals right from the grocer, consumers are looking for innovative new approaches that simplify their world while providing the flexibility and control they need more
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3,000 years of Gay sports stars
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Martina Navratilova. Esera Tuaolo. Dave Kopay. Billy Bean. Billie Jean King. The list is short, but the names are familiar - modern-day, openly Gay athletes.

Yet Gay sports did not suddenly appear, full blown, in the waning days of the 20th century. Less known - but equally im
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Pride March
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The lack of motorized floats and huge corporate contingents at the Pride March on Saturday, June 23, didn't dampen the spirits of the many thousands who turned out to cheer the march on. About 55 contingents took part in the Pride March, which stepped off at Pike Street and wound its way d
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Bellingham to host first Gay Pride Parade - Three days of activities offered
For the first year ever, Bellingham is proud to be holding a Gay Pride Parade. Previously, the city would have one day and one small festival to celebrate Pride. No one had taken the initiative in earlier years to set up a parade. Changes this year are more than tripling the events, with three days of activities starting on Friday, July 13. Org more
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Youth Pride Dance: A big success
For many youth, Saturday, June 23, was their first time holding someone of the same-sex in their arms to dance with, a landmark in a young person's life and a highlight of a Pride Weekend full of excitement.

In what may have been the largest GLBT youth dance ever held in the Northwest, two hundred and eighty-five youth participat
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REMEMBERING RICK REDING
REMEMBERING RICK REDING
July 1950 - June 2007

Richard Reding,gay community activist, horticulturist, party giver, and friend, died June 22 while under treatment for leukemia. Rick will be remembered partly because he believed politics and causes were too important not to be fun. Rick served on the board of SEAMEC for m
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