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Unity at harmonious Seattle Gay Pride, record turnout
by John Griffin - SGN Contributing Writer

Summer started in earnest for the LGBT Community Sunday, as the sun shone hotly on a tumultuous and joyous celebration, starting with the Gay Pride Parade in downtown Seattle and culminating with a raucous and ebullient festival that packed the Seattle Center with revelers.

Any differences that may have re
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London Gays picket Anglican sect
Courtesy of OutRage!

"This breakaway Anglican faction is fundamentalist, homophobic and sexist. It opposes equal rights for women and Gay people, and is allied with hardline church leaders whose bigoted teachings are fuelling anti-Gay witch-hunts in many countries."

The condemnation comes from human rights ca
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Gov. Schwarzenegger says No on 8, supports Supremes
The following exchange took place on NBC's Meet the Press June 29.

Tom Brokaw: You have a lot of propositions on the ballot again this fall. One of them would mean a constitutional ban on Gay marriages. Do you support that?

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: No, not at all. As a matter of fact, I thi
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Rea Carey new executive director of NGL Task Force
Rea Carey, longtime leader and activist in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) movement, has been appointed executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

The Task Force was the first national LGBT rights organization and remains the community's uncompromising, progressive voice committed to buildi
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California statistics show Gay marriage rush
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

On a high bluff overlooking a vast span of Pacific Ocean and sun-drenched shoreline, Candy Cox and Debra Peevey got married Saturday in southern California.

They had been together for 24 years, living in Washington state, then the Washington, D.C., area, then Mexico, and no
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The distortions of James Dobson
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

It is remarkable that Focus on the Family's James Dobson would accuse anyone of "distortions" considering his ignoble record. But, that is exactly what the right-wing ideologue did this week when he said on his daily radio show that democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama distor
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Michael J. Howard, 1946-2008
Michael J. Howard, 61, died June 18, 2008 in Raymond, WA. He was born January 2, 1947, in Seattle, and was the son of Florence M. and Donald J. Howard. He was raised in Seattle, graduated from West Seattle High, then attended Bible Baptist College in Springfield, MO, where he majored in Music.

Michael worked for Boeing until he
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Being an American
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

What does it mean to be an American?

Some people seem to think it means wearing a flag pin. Or slapping a "Support Our Troops" bumper sticker on the family auto. Or singing "God Bless America." Or putting our hand over our hearts when the national anthem plays.
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