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Not over yet! More local Pride celebrations still to come!
On Saturday, July 12, Tacoma's LGBT community presents their 11th Annual Out in the Park, noon to 6 p.m., Lincoln Park, 3706 Yakima Ave., Tacoma. www.outintacoma.org. Also, on Saturday, July 12, Vancouver, WA's LGBT community presents Saturday in the Park Picnic in OZ, noon to 6 p.m., Esther Short Park, between Ester St. & Columbia Blvd., Vancouver, WA. www.sitppride.org. more
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Neo-Nazis attack Budapest Pride
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer On Saturday, July 5, approximately 500 neo-Nazis attacked the Pride Parade in Budapest, Hungary, with eggs, rocks, and Molotov cocktails. Although the 1,500 Pride marchers were able to continue to the end of the mile-long parade route, 14 people were reportedly hospitalized and 58 were arrested. T more
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Gays and genetics
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

In the worldview of evolutionary biology, if genes and behaviors aren't useful, they die out.

If you're Gay, you are less likely to produce biological children (or were, before IVF and the Gayby boom). So why does Gayness still exist?

I can think up a h
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Youth Suicide Prevention Program receives Mayor's Award
Studies show that GLBTQ youth are at an increased risk for suicidal thoughts and self-harm. This is due, in part, to rejection by friends and family (and fear of this rejection), homophobia/Transphobia, internalized conflict, negative coming-out experiences, and lack of access to Gay/Trans-friendly healthcare services. Aware of these issues, a more
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Out of focus on the family
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

The last few weeks have shown that so-called pro-family organizations are some of the most useless, money-sucking scams in the world. With real families suffering from economic hardship in America, a declining birthrate in Europe and Google doubling the price of daycare for employees, the
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JESSE'S JOURNAL - Electing our own
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund (www.VictoryFund.org) is a political action committee (PAC) created to elect openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people to public office in the United States. Since 1991, the Victory Fund - to quote the not always reliable but mostly useful Wikipedia - more
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The OutField: Who would Jesus root for?
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Each year at the NCAA women's basketball Final Four, the scene was the same. Pat Griffin sat at the Women's Sports Foundation's "It Takes a Team" booth, handing out literature about LGBT issues in athletics. Each year, Griffin - a former coach, professor emerita at the University of Massa
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Joan Diane McDougle Reeves, 1933 - 2008.
Jonnie Reeves was born in Queens, N.Y. She died at home with loved ones at the age of 75 after a bout with bone cancer.

Jonnie was an earth angel. She enjoyed life and being a patriotic American. She joined the Army as a young woman and was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign War Ladies Auxiliary for more than 17 years. <
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