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US agrees to sign UN Gay rights declaration
Courtesy of 365gay.com

U.S. officials said March 17 they had notified the declaration's French sponsors that the administration wants to be added as a supporter. The Bush administration was criticized in December when it was the only western government that refused to sign on.

The move was made after an interagency review of the Bush administration's po
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Sen. Ed Murray to hold Town Hall meeting March 29
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sen. Ed Murray (D-43) will meet with constituents in a Town Hall meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. The event will be held at Hamilton International Middle School Auditorium, 4400 Interlake Avenue N.

In an exclusive interview with SGN, Murray previewed his presentation. "Th
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D.C. has country's highest HIV death rate
by Amy Cavanaugh - Courtesy of the Washington Blade

Two new studies show the national HIV epidemic is growing - and the numbers are especially bad for Washington, D.C. men who have sex with men.

A report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says Washington has the highest HIV death rate in the count
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Seattle City Council candidate David Ginsberg
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

"I want to see four new faces on the City Council," says David Ginsberg.

Ginsberg is a candidate for Position 2 on the Seattle City Council, the seat now occupied by Council President Richard Conlin. Conlin is running for reelection, as is incumbent Council member Nick Licata. I
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Protesters attack civil rights in Olympia
by SGN Staff

A group of around 1,000 protesters were bused in from across Washington Thursday, March 19, to protest Gay marriage at the Capitol Building in Olympia.

"It's very clear that our opposition is frustrated," said Josh Friedes, advocacy director for Equal Rights Washington. "They understand they have lost m
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Gay marriage gets recognition - in the dictionary
Courtesy of 365gay.com

Same-sex marriage might not be recognized in most states, but it is in the dictionary.

Merriam-Webster included a secondary definition of marriage to recognize same-sex relationships several years before Gay couples were allowed to tie the knot anywhere in the United States, but the change
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Religion and Republicanism losing converts
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

In pandering to the fanatical and the fearful - both religion and Republicanism may have compromised their future.

First, the Republican party seems in an awfully big rush to implode with Rush Limbaugh as its mercurial mouthpiece. The GOP's other savior, Michael Stee
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Political IQ: The sad truth about Gays and the economy
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer

I'm not feeling particularly rich these days. Every time the Dow Jones average plunges and new unemployment figures are released, my stomach churns. I go into terror mode as I contemplate my economic future. I suspect I'm not alone. Worry over the crashing economy has got to be darn nea
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Ask Michael: Managing in today's economy
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

No news! We all know the economy sucks. We hear about it and read about it every day. Some of us have lost our jobs or worry that unemployment is just on the horizon. We've seen our investments and retirement plans plummet. Many of us have had to put travel or purchase plans on hold.
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Portia De Rossi Apologizes For Marrying Ellen

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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

British PM opposes Prop 8
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown opposes Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that last November re-banned same-sex marriage after the state Supreme Court had legalized it.

"This Proposition 8, this attempt to undo the good that has been done, this attempt
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Northwest News
Northwest News
WASHINGTON STATE LEATHER PRIDE WEEK THRU MARCH 22
Last year over 50 events were held around the state in celebration of Washington State Leather Pride Week. A complete schedule of Washington State Leather Pride Week events is available at www.wsmlo.org.

This year's Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m.
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Polis thought federal GLBT hate-crimes law had passed
Openly Gay freshman U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., thought there was a federal hate-crimes law protecting Gays and Lesbians, he said March 1.

There is no such law, although passing one is a priority of Gay activists under the Obama adminis
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Jewish community condemns anti-Gay rally
Leaders of the Jewish community (organizations listed below) are asking legislators who support equality of all people, regardless of faith, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristics, to stand with the Jewish community as we condemn the anti-Gay rights rally which took place on Thursday, March 19, 2009 in Olympia, WA.

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Right-wingers crawling out of the woodwork
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

I didn't start out last Saturday with the statement, "today I'm going to go toe to toe with some homophobic, right-wing Christians in downtown Seattle." Nor did I expect my Saturday afternoon to end up galvanizing my determination to 1) start my own church somewhere, soon, and 2) bec
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Special to the SGN : AFL-CIO weighs in against Prop 8
Courtesy of Pride at Work

On Wednesday, March 4, the AFL-CIO Executive Council unanimously passed a resolution calling on the California Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8.

The resolution strengthens a 2005 AFL-CIO resolution calling for full inclusion and equal rights for LGBT workers. The most recent
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Seattle Gay History: Grave robbing at Lakeview Cemetery
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

On a hill facing east rests the gravesite of the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee and his son, Brandon, the most visited gravesites in the state of Washington. Little did I know when I visited the cemetery over the years that yours truly would become a grave robber.

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Harvey William Koehler, 1942-2009
The Knights of Malta will be hosting a CELEBRATION OF LIFE for our late president and lifetime member, Harvey William Koehler, on Sunday, March 22, 2009 beginning at 2 p.m. at Martin's Off Madison. Harvey lost his courageous battle with cancer on February 26, 2009. In lieu of flowers, his partner and family request donations should be made to more
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New Prop 8 meetings statewide
Friday, March 20, 2009

Town Hall Meetings Throughout California to Focus on Next Steps in Fight for Freedom to Marry

Meetings Will Include Updates from Prop 8 Legal Experts and Open Discussion on the Future of the Movement

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2009- As the California Supreme Court consider
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