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GAINING: No on Prop 8 Campaign bounces back
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

With 11 days to go before the November 4 election, the No on Prop 8 Campaign appears to be gaining on opponents of marriage equality. "There's been quite a turnaround," No on Prop 8 spokesperson Kate Kendell told SGN. "We have a chance of winning now."

Polling released last week shows only a statistically i
Sarah Palin's Marie Antoinette moment
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer When French queen Marie Antoinette was informed that the peasants were rioting because they had no bread to eat, she remarked, "Well, they can eat some cake, instead."

She meant to be helpful, of course, not hardhearted, but her words were seen as proof of how clueless the French mona
POLITICAL TENSION: California, Arizona & Florida voting
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

Imagine being on an airplane that's making an emergency landing and watching, via the plane's seat-back television, as CNN broadcasts the landing live. That's a little like what it feels like watching the battle over same-sex marriage right now in California.

A California Supre
Fun-filled BUMP a Halloween fundraiser for Gay City/Seattle Men's & Women's Choruses
This Halloween, Sleepy Hollow meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Seattle's waterfront as Gay City Health Project, Seattle Men's Chorus, and Seattle Women's chorus host a dark, sparkling, and fun-filled BUMP on Friday, October 31. The annual Halloween event will rock the Emerald City from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Bell Harbor International Conferenc more
LGBT leaders for I-1000
by Rep. Jamie Pedersen, Don Moreland, Rep. Jim Moeller, and Phil Bereano - Special to the SGN

Why should LGBT people support I-1000? The reasons are as fundamental as the core of our very beings.

The public and personal histories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people are all about recognizing ou
Radio hall of shame
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

I once had a revealing conversation with an A-list news reporter when I was trying to convince him to cover the scientific distortions of Focus on the Family's James Dobson. He declined to do so because he felt that Dobson lies so frequently that it wasn't news.

Political IQ: Where are our heroes?
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer

On November 5, we will awake to a changed world. Depending on the vote, LGBT families in four states will either be less or more secure; we will be more oppressed or freer. The outcomes of the presidential and congressional races will also determine whether we have more chances fo
Michael Feinstein weds longtime partner Terrence Flannery
Four-time Grammy nominee, singer/pianist Michael Feinstein and his partner of 11 years, Terrence Flannery, were married October 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA.

The wedding ceremony, officiated by close friend Judge Judy Scheindlin, took place on the couple's estate in Los Angeles. Feinstein and Flannery celebrated their nuptial
Seattle History: The Mocambo
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer The term "mocambo" is colonial Brazillian for "free African settlements." The 1886 building on Yesler Way is one of two that survived the 1889 Seattle fire, but not the 2007 wrecking ball. Begun as the Tyee tavern, it was followed by two famous oyster house restaurants for 50 years and more
Lexus Hybrid Living Tour Part I: Lexus LS 600h L

by J.T. Hills -
SGN Contributing Writer
            A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Lexus Hybrid Living Tour in San Francisco and Napa. In last week’s article I wrote abou more

William E. Woods, 1949 - 2008
A leader in the battle for our rights passed away recently. As his husband asked, the best memorial would be for others to become or stay involved in the battles for civil rights for all. If others pick up the cudgel, the battles are not lost.

Considered "the father of Hawaii's Gay rights movement," Woods came to Hawa
Threatening Letters Spark New Prop 8 Controversy

San Diego
23 Oct 08

A threatening letter has sparked a new controversy here in San Diego surrounding the gay marriage debate. Donors who gave money to the No on Prop 8 campaign say they received blackmail letters demanding money, and the Yes on 8 campaign now says the letters were sent by their employe more

Costliest campaign about a social issue in U.S. history

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

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

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


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

October 28, 2008

SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN DENOUNCES PROP 8 Feinstein Speaks Directly to Voters in New Television Ad

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - 10/28/2008 - Today the NO on Prop 8 campaign released a new television spot featuring Senator Diane Feinstein who, speaking directly to voters, tells Californians "Propositi
The GLBT Bar Association of Washington - QLAW: Ratings of the Judicial Candidates
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