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Section One - ALL STORIES
Mike Webb murdered
by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

Last Friday, medical examiners confirmed that the extremely decomposed body found Thursday, June 28, belonged to radio personality Mike Webb. The corpse had been uncovered in a basement crawl space by property manager David Neth and a hired worker. It was wrapped in a blue tarp, covered by piles of boxes, and in a crawlspace secured w
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Emerald City Classic Hosts Softballers from Across the Country
By Nick Bowen

The Emerald City Softball Association hosted the Emerald City Classic Softball tournament June 28th thru July 1st. This semi-annual tournament was the largest in Seattle's history at 52 teams. Teams from across the US and Canada came to play, including teams from Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles
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Ken Hutcherson's Initiative 963 Fails to Qualify for the Ballot
Ken Hutcherson's Initiative 963 Fails to Qualify for the Ballot. Initiative 963, which would have repealed the Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill, died a quiet but well-deserved death at 5:00pm Thursday, July 5, when supporters failed to present signatures to the Secretary of State's office in Olympia. I-963, sponsored by Ken Hutcherson, pastor o more
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SCORE ONE FOR THE STIGMA
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer The question to Democratic candidates last Thursday night, June 28, was "What is the plan to stop and protect these young people from [the HIV/AIDS] scourge?" It was the first time that the candidates had been asked in a nationally televised forum about HIV/AIDS, and the LGBT community understandably took more
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Gay Iraqis spared execution by Islamists
Two survivors tell of Mahdi Army beatings

Muqtada al-Sadr's forces target gays for execution

Men entrapped on the internet via gay chatrooms

Baghdad and London  5 July 2007

Two gay Iraqi men have survived kidnapping and beating by the violently homophobic Mahdi Army - the militia
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Screwing over Rudy with big red X's
Shame on the Task Force for bemoaning the influence of the religious right on Republicans and then rigging its report card to perpetuate their hold on the GOP. by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer A second national organization has released its survey of where the presidential candidates stand on Gay issues, and the answer is a famil more
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Gay Pride Day
by Janice Van Cleve

It was a surreal moment. There I was, typing the names and e-mails of a whole host of archeologists into my database from business cards I had picked up from the III International Maya Congress in Honduras where I had spent the week before. These were leading men and women in the fields of anthropology, arche
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Keen on the trail
By Lisa Keen

Gay news from the presidential campaign trail&

LIAISON NAMED: The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has named a "national LGBT liaison." Stampp Corbin, 46, of Columbus, Ohio, and San Diego, California, has been placed in the position. Corbin said the campaign has b
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BARBARY LANE NORTH
In our tales of the city, an apartment House affectionately known as 'Sodomy Flats' at 12th and East Pike is one of the Gems of Gay housing. The building began in a flurry of apartment house building on Capitol Hill around 1900 but resented by surrounding family homes, some with backyards with a vegetable garden, apple tree and a swing set more
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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 many years. As a leader and board member more
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Jesse's Journal
by Jesse Monteagudo Lauritsen's Frankenstein

We first heard of Gay activist scholar John Lauritsen in 1974, when he wrote (with David Thorstad) The Early Homosexual Rights Movement (1864-1935). In 1982, Lauritsen founded Pagan Press to "publish books of interest to the intelligent gay man." To that intent Lauritsen
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Number of Gay-Straight Alliance Registrations Passes 3,500
GSAs from Every State, D.C. and Puerto Rico Registered with GLSEN

NEW YORK, June 27, 2007 - The end of the 2006-07 school year brings an important milestone in improving school climate - the number of Gay-Straight Alliances registered with GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, has surpassed 3,500.

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The Story of the Keiskamma Altarpiece
Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral is honored to house the Keiskamma Altarpiece from June through September 2007. The Altarpiece illustrates how a common humanity responding to the suffering and loss around them take steps that eventually lead to their own personal transformation and that of the communities around them.

The Alt
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Shawn Salterberg
Shawn Salterberg, trusted friend, kind and caring teacher, genuine partner and earnest adventurer eased into the next part of his journey on Saturday June 30, 2007. Shawn was a generous soul and approached each aspect of life with nerve and passion. Never one to lose momentum, he went from path to path discovering what it had for him, leaving beh more
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Gay Sports Scholarship Seeks Recipients
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer John Kiley and Gene Silbert could be poster children for Gay men of a certain age. They met in a Greenwich Village bar back in 1953, and have been a couple ever since. Their careers - Gene's was in the textile business, working with some of the world's top fashion designers for women; John ran motivationa more
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2007 Mini Cooper

By J.T. Hills

TOP

  • Completely redesigned for 2007
  • Two new engine options
  • BMW handling

BOTTOM

  • Cheap sound system
  • Choppy ride
  • Interior design a bit gimmicky

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Keeping Safe: GLBT Youth and Adults
This is a follow-up column regarding GLBT youth, the internet, and safety. In an earlier column (published in the Seattle Gay News, June 22, 2007) a reader questioned the potential safety of a teenager he knew who was identifying himself as, "bi-sexual" and using the internet to, "chat" with others. In my column, I discussed the importance in more
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