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Section One - ALL STORIES

California becomes first to pass marriage equality measure
Schwarzenegger says he will veto it

by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

California's Legislature passed a bill to legalize full same-sex marriage Sept. 6. But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sept. 7 that he will veto it. It was the first time in U.S. history that any legislature voted to let Gay couples marry.

The Assembly passed the bill Sept. 6 in
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HRC Dinner to raise funds; recognize LGBT Community Center
Comedian Sandra Bernhard to keynote

Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest advocacy group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered rights, has announced that Sandra Bernhard - comedienne, actress, author and longtime advocate of equal rights - will be the Keynote Speaker at the group's 2005 Pacific Northwest Dinner, to be h
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Roberts: Gay groups call for heightened scrutiny of Bush's nominee for Chief Justice
Roberts' writings gives him the appearance of a wolf in sheep's clothing

By Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

Although John G. Roberts Jr. has spent barely two years on the bench as a federal appeals court judge, virtually no one questions his legal qualifications to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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HIV-positive man sues doctors for refusing operation
A Spanish Fork, Utah, man last month filed a civil rights lawsuit against HealthSouth Provo Surgical Center and two physicians, saying they refused him surgery for an ulcerated toe because he is HIV-positive, the Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News reports.

According to the lawsuit, Daniel Richardson was referred to HealthSouth Provo and
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California marriage equality measure applauded
[Editors Note: On September 6, the California Assembly joined the state Senate in approving a measure that would legalize marriage for same-sex couples. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will veto it.]



"California's elected representatives stood up for equality for all Californians yesterday as they became the
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State's largest pro-Gay groups to raise funds this weekend
Gregoire, McDermott, Inslee and Sims are expected

By SGN Staff

Governor Christine Gregoire, U.S. Representative's Jim McDermott and Jay Inslee and King County Executive Ron Sims are expected to join members of the region's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community for a benefit for the Religious Coalition for Equality
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Ninety-two percent of Fortune 500 companies protect their LGBT employees
Companies represent a workforce of over 10 million employees

A record 460 (92%) of FORTUNE 500 companies include Gay and Lesbian employees in their nondiscrimination policies, according to Equality Forum, a national Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) civil rights organization.

"When over 90% of the FORTUNE 500 compa
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GAYS PICKET IRAN AIR
About 50 Gays picketed Iran Air's Vienna office Aug. 26 protesting the Iranian government's executions of Gay men, the death penalty and sodomy laws.

The action was organized by the groups Rosa Lila Villa and Homosexual Initiative Vienna.

Iran recently executed two Gay teenagers. The government said they raped another boy but some
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Lawsuit filed on behalf of New Jersey teen who feared for her safety at school
"For me, going to school was about being humiliated. It was not about getting an education," said plaintiff Nancy Wadington

Lambda Legal announced a lawsuit filed with the Superior Court of New Jersey in Monmouth County on behalf of a Lesbian student who was verbally and physically attacked for two and a half years in Holmdel High School
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Seattle LGBT Community Center seeks volunteers
Sign up for the Center's upcoming September 24th volunteer training and be a welcoming face and voice for the community as a Resource and Referral Network Volunteer!

At only three years old, the Seattle LGBT Community Center has become a welcoming space, helping hand, and gathering place for individuals and organizations in the community.
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BISEXUAL
Op-Ed by Mike McNamara - SGN Contributing Writer

According to the New York Times and Seattle Gay News Columnist Rex Wockner, I don't exist.

The most lauded newspaper in the world conducted a study on men who called themselves Bisexual. They scanned these men's genitals for signals of erection while showing them straight and Gay
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In Loving Memory: Miller Nevin Griffiths Jr.
In Loving Memory: Miller Nevin Griffiths Jr.

A wonderful son and loving friend, Miller Nevin Griffiths, Jr. passed away on Saturday, September 3rd 2005. Beloved son of Virginia Clay Griffiths and the late Miller N. Griffiths, Miller will also be sadly missed by his wonderful partner of 20 years, David Henry. He leaves behind many close
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We Need the Alarm of People Like Cindy Sheehan
By Rev. Sanford "Sandy" Brown, Executive Director Church Council of Greater Seattle

My computer has saved me all too often. Fifteen minutes before an appointment it dutifully reminds me of my obligation with a polite, but insistent, "Beep." In the fifteen minute interval it gives me I've found myself grabbing for a file folder, jumping
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Out of Town - Pittsburgh has plenty to offer Queer folk
The first thing many Gays and Lesbians think of when they consider Pittsburgh is cable TV's Queer as Folk, which was set here although filmed in Toronto. The show depicts Pittsburgh as more of a Gay-party hotspot than it really is, but this city known for its close-knit ethnic neighborhoods and working-class roots does have plenty to offer queer fo more
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What is the history of the Metropolitan Community Church?
Because they have often experienced homophobia in their religions of origin, LGBT people have formed Lesbian and Gay groups within specific denominations, as well as an entirely new LGBT religious organization, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC).

MCC was founded by the Rev. Elder Troy D. Perry, a defrocked Pr
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The Marine Room: A discreet watering hole in Sodom Seattle
By Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

In a letter from Gore Vidal to Don Paulson he writes:

'The Marine Room was one of the more discreet watering holes in Sodom Seattle. I was in the Snake Pit the night before I was shipped out to the Aleutian Islands during World War II. I describe in my book, Palimpsest, my meeting a Merch
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