Friday, February 27, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 09

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Milk Oscar speeches resonate
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Much has been made about how great it is that screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and actor Sean Penn won Academy Awards for their part in bringing director Gus Van Sant's Milk to life. Their acceptance speeches have exploded across every corner of the blogosphere, both obtaining legendary status almost the exact moment th
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Lobby Day '09 "fantastic"
by Madelyn Arnold - SGN Contributing Writer

Seventy clients and others from Bailey Boushay's Adult Day Health descended on Olympia February 25. "It was fantastic," pronounced client Alex Negesse.

That was the general reaction to Lobby Day, 2009.

Organized as always by Lifelong AIDS, the determined
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Obama addresses health care, HIV/AIDS
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

In his first state of the union address, President Obama beckoned American citizens on February 24 to do their part to help rebuild the nation's weakened economy. And while he singled out health care as one of three "absolutely critical" priorities during this difficult time, he also warned that a
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Jesse's Journal: Stop the arrests!
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer It is hard to believe, but almost 40 years after the Stonewall Riots Gay men are still being harassed by the New York City Police Department. Since 2004, the NYPD has entrapped and arrested 52 Gay or Bisexual men on trumped-up prostitution charges in eight adult video stores in Manhattan. In each more
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Candace Derriere and Eric Bonesteel
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Considering the controversy surrounding Coronation 2009, the signature event for The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & The Olympic and Rainier Empire (ISCSORE) held Saturday, February 14 in the Waterfront Marriot ballroom, I thought it would be a good idea to sit down with ne
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A winning script
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

It is an odd time to be Gay in America. Whether you are celebrated or despised depends on where you stand at any given moment. The most dramatic example of this dichotomy occurred on Sunday evening at the Academy Awards. To attend the glamorous event, one had to drive past anti-Gay pro
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Gay History: Parallel universe camp drag
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

What's with these straight guys who play around with camp drag? Are they living in a parallel universe between Gay erotic curiosity and pussy envy? Whatever, sex is usually the bottom line. As Mae West said, "Sex is dirty if you're doing it right." Or is straight male camp drag plainly
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Not Thinking Straight: Joining twice
by Madelyn Arnold - SGN Contributing Writer

We needed to move, so several of us decided to check out the Pacific Northwest. I was the first one to have vacation time, so, though it required my broaching an airplane, I was the one who was ordered onto a local prop job to see what Seattle was like.

That small-town
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Entre Hermanos continues work
by Marcos Martinez - SGN Contributing Writer

Quiero dejarles saber del trabajo que estamos hacienda aquí en Entre Hermanos. Si no lo sabían, yo tengo poco mas de un año aquí como Director Ejecutivo de esta organización, y vamos entrando en un periodo de desarrollo.

Durante mi primer año, he aprendido mucho de
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Chicago
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

For five months, I'm moving back to Chicago.

Which has a nice symmetry about it.

I first moved to Chicago in 1994, the year I graduated from college. I had been seeing Kristina for two years, and after our domestic partnership ceremony on the shores
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Outfield: May the GForce by with you
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Glenn Witman put together a nice hockey team. He signed former college and club players - guys who knew how to skate, shoot and check. They won their share of games in rinks around the U.S., but Witman wanted to test them against tougher competition.

Last year he entered h
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