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Connecticut Supremes legalize same-sex marriage
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Three down, 47 to go. Connecticut's Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage October 10, following in the footsteps of California and Massachusetts.

In a 4-3 decision, the justices said denying same-sex couples equal access to marriage violated the state constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the
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Assault and robbery on Capitol Hill SPD ignores probable bias motivation
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

"I guess it was just a bad night to be out," Tom Colclough told SGN Wednesday.

The native of Vancouver BC was returning from a vacation in Hawaii, decided to spend the night in Seattle, and ended up in Harborview's ER, the victim of an assault and robbery.
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UPDATE: No on Prop 8 in California "We're confident."
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

Responding to concerns that opponents of marriage equality are now leading in California public opinion polls, Ali Bay, spokesperson for California's No on Prop 8 Campaign told SGN unequivocally, "We're confident in our campaign plan. We're confident in our ads. We will win the election
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ELLEN BUYS TV TIME FOR 'NO ON 8'
Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

DeGeneres Ad to Air During Crucial Final Weeks of the Campaign

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, LOS ANGELES - The NO on Prop 8 campaign, Equality for All, is pleased to announce today that Ellen DeGeneres has made a media buy to urge Californians to vote NO on Proposition 8.
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Gay sailors talk, voting for change
by Shaun Michael K. - Special to the SGN

A few days ago I mailed an absentee ballot for the 2008 general election back to the states from Italy, where I currently serve active duty in the U.S. Navy. I voted for Sen. Barack Obama. Let me tell you why.

I am a sailor.

I am Gay.

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GLMA's 26th Conference October 22-25 in Seattle
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 26th Annual Conference October 22-25 Madison Renaissance Hotel

Healthcare is an area drawing increasing attention in the movement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender equality. The world's largest conference addressing LGBT health issues comes to Seattle at the Madison Renaissanc
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Lexus Hybrid Living Tour Part I: Lexus LS 600h L

by J.T. Hills -
SGN Contributing Writer

        A couple of weeks ago, I received a call from my Lexus contact asking me if I was interested in participating in a Lexus Hybrid event. I was like, sure, let me check my schedu more
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The origins of Black Gay History
by Kevin Mumford - Courtesy of the Philadelphia Gay News

The idea of Black Gay History is about as far out there as is Gay History Month, and the two curiosities are not unrelated. The first attempt to set aside a time to disseminate information on minorities was Negro History Week, invented by the black (straight) historia
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Priest's anti-Gay "joke" highlights controversy in Anglican Church
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

The controversial blog postings of an Anglican priest highlight the ongoing controversy over sexuality in the Anglican Communion, which includes both the Church of England and the Episcopal Church in the United States. The Rev. Peter Mullen, official Chaplain of the London Stock Exchan
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The GLBT Bar Association of Washington - QLAW: Ratings of the Judicial Candidates
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

St. Petersburg Gay film festival blocked by city
Side by Side, the first Gay film festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, was blocked from starting October 2 by city officials who declared the clubs The Place and Sochi, where the films were to be screened, to be fire hazards.

Originally, the
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Northwest News
REGISTER TO VOTE!!! DEADLINE: OCTOBER 20.
If you missed the October 4 deadline for mail-in and online voter registration, there is still time to register for the November 4 General Election in Washington State - but you have to register IN PERSON at your County Auditor's office. The deadline for in-person registration is Saturday, October 20. In Seattle/King County,
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National News
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Etheridge, Michaels to marry
Singer Melissa Etheridge, 47, and actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, 33, are getting married, Etheridge told the TV show Extra on October 1.

"Yes, we have four children and we're trying to find the right time," Etheridge said.

California's Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June.

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Judy Shepard, Matthew Shepard's mother, issues statement
It's hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Matthew's death. So much has changed yet so much remains the same. I want to thank all of the individuals and organizations that have given us the Foundation and our family their unwavering support. Our work is far from over. I don't mean the work of the Foundation only, I mean the work we a more
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Obama issues Matthew Shepard statement
On October 12, Barack Obama issued the following statement to commemorate 10 years since Matthew Shepard's murder:

"Today, we pause to remember the heartbreaking and senseless murder of Matthew Shepard. A freshman at the University of Wyoming, Matthew was a young man committed to fighting for equality and changing the world a
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Goodbye, Gay conservatives
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer In response to mounting criticism of Gay conservatives, Dale Carpenter, a prominent Gay writer, is threatening to bolt the movement. In a recent column, he spoke of his "rising anger" with how Gay advocates treat his ideological brethren. Of course, we know this is a bluff because Carpenter and oth more
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Costliest campaign about a social issue in U.S. history

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 10:57:26 AM

Time
21 Oct 08

California and Beyond: The Battle over Gay Marriage By Michael A. Lindenberger

Two weeks to go, and already the fight over the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in California is the costliest campaign about a social issue in U. more
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Block the Vote
Will the GOP's campaign to deter new voters and discard Democratic ballots determine the next president?

Rolling Stone
30 Oct 08

ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. & GREG PALAST

These days, the old west rail hub of Las Vegas, New Mexico, is little more than a dusty economic dead zone amid a boneyard of bare mesas. In national elections, the town overwhelmingly votes Democratic: More than 80 percent of all residents are Hispa more
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The GLBT Bar Association of Washington - QLAW: Ratings of the Judicial Candidates
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