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New Hampshire passes Gay marriage bill
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

In a dramatic session on March 26, the New Hampshire House of Representatives just passed a bill allowing Gay couples to obtain marriage licenses - a vote that came less than 30 minutes after the House defeated the measure by one vote.

The vote for passage - 186 to 179 - came after the House first voted 182 to 183, d
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Bailey-Boushay funding on the brink
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Funding for Bailey-Boushay House remains in doubt as clients and caregivers await the announcement of the state Senate's 2009-2011 budget package on Monday.

"We're anxious. This is a big, big deal for us," Bailey-Boushay Executive Director Brian Knowles told SGN. "We're fortunat
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New spike in anti-Gay violence?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle police are declining to characterize recent assaults on Gay men as a "spike" in anti-Gay violence.

On March 23, King County prosecutors filed charges against Abiazzizi I. Idris, alleging he assaulted and robbed a man on Rainier Avenue South while yelling anti-Gay slurs
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Tickling the dragon's tail: Obama and the religious right
by Patricia Nell Warren - Special to the SGN

Barack Obama is full of surprises, and nowhere more than on the subject of LGBT rights. In March, when we were all focused on the Prop 8 court decision, the president hit us with a big surprise when the White House announced that the U.S. would join 65 other countries in supporting
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Washington century - Real goal: Equality
Courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The state Senate has taken a big step toward fuller rights for domestic partners. Don't forget the real goal, though: equality in marriage.

On March 24, the Senate passed a bill that would remove state barriers to domestic partners conducting their lives as a family. Unde
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Black Tie Bingo: Interview with LLAA's David Richart
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

With over 300 in attendance, last Saturday found the Downtown Grand Hyatt Ballroom to be the site of Lifelong AIDS Alliance's (LLAA) 5th Annual Black Tie Bingo hosted by Sylvia O'Stayformore and featuring noted author and activist Reichen Lehmkuhl. "It was an absolute success
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Senator Schumer calls to repeal DOMA
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced his support for marriage equality for same-sex couples and for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The announcement followed a meeting on Sunday evening, March 22, in Manhattan, initiated by Senator Schumer, with a group of New York LGBT elected officials and leaders of the city's largest LGBT more
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Shigella in Gay and Bisexual men
by Robert W. Wood, MD - SGN Contributing Writer

This is the first of a series of articles I hope will be of interest and use to Seattle and King County men who have sex with men (MSM), regardless of whether they identify as Gay, Bisexual, straight, Queer, Transgender, or whatever. I began writing articles in the Seattle Gay N
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Pro-hate bill defeated in Gainesville, Florida
Human rights groups celebrated the overwhelming rejection, 58% to 42%, of Charter Amendment 1 in Gainesville, FL on March 24. The referendum would have eliminated the nondiscrimination protections that Gainesville extends LGBT people by requiring the city's nondiscrimination ordinance to conform to the state's nondiscrimination laws, which do n more
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Denmark OKs Gay adoption
Denmark, which enacted the world's first same-sex civil-union law in 1989, extended adoption rights to Gay couples March 17.

Parliamentarians voted for the measure 62-53, with 64 legislators not present.

The bill was supported by the opposition Social D
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Northwest News
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RAINBOW CITY BAND PRESENTS "MADE IN AMERICA!"
On Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m., the Rainbow City Band, Seattle's non-audition LGBTQA community concert and marching band, presents their Spring concert, "Made in America!" The concert will feature a variety of musical styles from classical and contemporary American composers, includi
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Civil unions bill killed in Hawaii Senate
The Family Equality Coalition, a Hawaii-based organization dedicated to securing equal marriage rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people and their families, and the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization with more than 2,500 supporters in Hawaii, released a statement today regarding t more
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Seattle's first woman firefighter inspires
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

On March 24, retired Battalion Chief Bonnie Beers, the first woman firefighter in the Seattle Fire Department, spoke on her groundbreaking 30-year career to a crowd at Seattle City Hall. Strong and confidant, Beers applied as a firefighter in 1976, wanting little more than a well-paying, ex
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Attorney general signals shift in marijuana policy
by Devlin Barrett - Courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Attorney General Eric Holder signaled a change on medical marijuana policy March 18, saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state law.

That would be a departure from the policy of the Bush a
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Boycott Jamaica
by Michael Petrelis - Courtesy of the Bay Area Reporter

Regardless of who's sitting in the Oval Office running the country or leading the State Department, every year the U.S. survey of human rights practices for Jamaica and the deadly violence and other horrific acts perpetrated against LGBT people makes for grim reading. more
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Elder Lesbian meeting
In the fullness of time, it may come to pass that elder women would like to exchange ideas, experience, and hear what other elders have to say about life, living, love, their world, wisdom, and more.

The group will meet residentially on a weekend afternoon in a lovely setting. Subjects will be carefully chosen from those suggeste
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Zero to 60: 2009 Acura RL CMBS

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

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• Packed with high-end features
• Lots of safety features
• Mild redesign for 2009

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• Lots of techno gadget more
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