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Air Force poster boy fired under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Air Force Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach can tell you a thing or two about flying combat sorties. The first-class aviator served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He flew the longest combat sorties in his F-15E squadron's history, destroying Taliban and Al Qaeda targets in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. After the September 11 a
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Gov. Gregoire signs "everything but marriage" bill into law
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Gov. Chris Gregoire (D-WA) signed legislation on May 18 which gives registered same-sex domestic partners all the rights and benefits that Washington state now offers married couples. Nearly 300 people were in attendance at Seattle's Montlake Community Center, including a large number of Gay an
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New PAC formed for Referendum 71 campaign
Washington Families Standing Together

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new PAC, Washington Families Standing Together, has been formed to defend the expanded domestic partnership rights passed by the state legislature last month. Papers were filed with the Washington Secretary of State's office on May 15.
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Brit Greens call for an end to marriage ban in EU
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Britain's two current Green Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), Caroline Lucas (South-East England) and Jean Lambert (London), are backing calls for an end to the ban on same-sex marriage in the UK and in other European Union (EU) member states.

Both want EU-wide same-se
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Put 'er there, partner
by Madeyn Arnold - SGN Contributing Writer

Wednesday, May 19, Governor Gregoire signed improved "domestic partnership" into law. Now the LGBT community has the opportunity to experience a kind of marriage; that is, we have the opportunity to become ordinary. And it's about time.

Rubber Baby Bumpers and Us<
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CA school bans child's Harvey Milk presentation
Wrongly citing a school policy on sex education, a California school illegally censored a sixth-grader's classroom presentation about Harvey Milk earlier this month. According to a demand letter sent by the American Civil Liberties Union to the Ramona Unified School District today, the school violated Natalie Jones' free speech rights when it more
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Remembering Rodger McFarlane
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Rodger McFarlane, a pioneer in the LGBT civil rights and HIV/AIDS movements, took his own life in Truth and Consequences, New Mexico, on May 15, according to a statement released by his friends and family.

McFarlane was on the forefront of responding to the AIDS epidemic tha
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California Senate passes Harvey Milk Day legislation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Even in death, Harvey Milk continues to make headlines. The California Senate approved legislation last Wednesday designating a day each year to honor Harvey Milk. Six Democrats and one Republican voted in favor of the bill, and two Republicans voted against it. The measure now heads to th
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GSBA celebrates a milestone at awards dinner
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) awarded $137,000 in scholarships to 27 Washington State undergraduates May 15, bringing their total to nearly $1 million in financial assistance to LGBT students since the program's inception 19 years ago.

This year the GSBA S
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King County Labor backs Decline to Sign
Courtesy of Pride At Work

On May 20, the Martin Luther King County Labor Council voted unanimously to recommend the Decline to Sign Referendum 71 campaign. Since Referendum 71 would be a statewide measure if it qualifies for the ballot in November, the MLKCLC's recommendation must now go to the Washington State Labor Council f
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Fashion designer Andrew Christian visits Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Fashion Designer Andrew Christian, from Bravo TV's hit series The Fashion Show and designer underwear superstar held a meet and greet and fashion show at Neighbours last Friday. Christian is one of today's hottest designers, with an online catalog of young men and women's urban underwear,
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ASK MICHAEL: Marriage, Referendum 71 and Hate
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Right now there are 3 significant stories in the news that impact us and they all have a common theme: the effect speech has in the LGBTQ community.

We've all heard about the controversy that Miss California, Carrie Prejean, created when she stated her opinion that m
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The Outfield: Negative recruiting: positively wrong
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Imagine this: A college coach tells a high school prospect, "Don't go to (name of a rival school). There are lots of black people there." Ridiculous, right?

Now replace "blacks" with "Lesbians." Not so far-fetched, is it?

The practice of stating outright - or t
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Robert L. Knapp
Memorial Open House for Robert L. Knapp
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 1:30 - 4:40 p.m.
at Bob's place of residence in Lower Queen Anne.
For details, contact Antonia Cordova at 206-420-8908.
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Decision Tuesday in Prop 8 Case
Decision Tuesday in Prop 8 Case A statement by Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights

On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court will issue its ruling in our Prop 8 legal challenge. We brought this case on behalf of Equality California and six couples who urgently wish to retain the freedom to
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Baghdad U.S. Embassy Gay Pride Theme Party
Washington Post
22 May 09

For One Night, Baghdad Gets a Pink Zone
By Al Kamen

Change has certainly come to Baghdad. And it appears that includes the U.S. Embassy, where they are holding what the invitation says is the first-ever U.S. Embassy Gay Pride Theme Party next Friday at Baghdaddy's, which is
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TWO Dismayed By California Supreme Court Ruling To Uphold Proposition 8
Wayne Besen
Web: www.TruthWinsOut.org

Court Favors Mob Rule By Allowing Majority to Dictate Basic Rights

NEW YORK - Truth Wins Out expressed deep dismay over the California Supreme Court's split 6-1 ruling today that upheld Proposition 8, a ballot measure which abolished the freedom to marry for same-sex coup
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More gruesome details on Iraq gay killings
Baghdad's Militias Are Carrying Out a Violent Crackdown on Iraq's Gay Community

By MAZIN FAIQ
BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 28, 2009

Two gay men were killed in Baghdad's Sadr City slum, and police confirmed they found the bodies of four more men, all killed during a 10-day period after an unknown Shiite militia group
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Gays picket Obama in Beverly Hills
Towleroad
28 May 09

OBAMA PROTESTED FOR SILENCE ON LGBT ISSUES AT BEV HILLS FUNDRAISER

As I mentioned yesterday, recently discharged Army Lt. Dan Choi, the Courage Campaign, and a large group of protestors took part in a demonstration across the street from the entrance to the Beverly Hilton where Barack
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