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Section One - ALL STORIES
Seattle Out and Proud settles with City
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Out and Proud (SOAP), the non-profit organization that produces Seattle's annual Pride Parade, has reached a settlement with the City in a lawsuit resulting from the group's 2006 Pride festival at Seattle Center.

The agreement calls for SOAP to pay the City $85,000 in yearly installments, beginning this year and
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Washington Gay Pride begins in Centralia
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

If you drive 95 miles south of Seattle for roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes, you'll find yourself in Centralia, Washington - a location that does not pop into one's mind when thinking about Gay Pride. Still, for the third year in a row, in the face of threats and intimidation, the Centralia Colle
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Apartment near Wildrose raided by police
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Police Department's vice squad raided a unit in a building that houses the Wildrose bar and The Hot House women's spa on Capitol Hill the morning of June 11, arresting more than a dozen people - mostly men - while executing a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation.
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U.S. Supreme Court won't hear "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" case
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a challenge to the Defense Department policy forbidding Gays and Lesbians from serving openly in the military on June 8, granting a request by the Obama administration.

In court papers, the administration said the appeals court ruled correctly i
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Seattle gives much-needed funds to Chicken Soup Brigade
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

If you are a Seattle resident and are homebound due to HIV/AIDS, your time on the Chicken Soup Brigade (CSB) waitlist just got a little shorter. According to a press release issued last week by Lifelong AIDS Alliance (LLAA), the CSB received new funding from the City to the tune of $162,360. more
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GLSEN's GSA recognition ceremony
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Washington held their annual Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network Reception and Recognition Ceremony from 6-9 p.m. at The Bush School on June 5.

GLSEN is an educational organization which creates safe schools for all LGBT p
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Cleve Jones: We Have The Permit, The March On Washington Is Definitely On
Joe.My.God.
12 June 09

Cleve Jones: We Have The Permit, The March On Washington Is Definitely On by Joe Jervis

http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2009/06/cleve-jones-we-have-permit-march-on.html
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PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

GAY PRIDE MONTH
SAM REMIX
AND FILM SCREENINGS
AT SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
On Friday, June 5, 6-10 p.m., celebrate Gay Pride month with DJs Colby b and crew at Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. at University St. Catch special more

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Zero to 60: Nissan Titan Pro-4X

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

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  • Powerful 5.6-liter V8
  • Pro-4X off-road capabilities
  • Eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system

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Statement on Obama Admin's Defense of "Defense of Marriage Act" in Smelt vs U.S.
Human Rights Campaign Statement on the Obama Administration's Defense of the "Defense of Marriage Act" In the Smelt v. U.S. Case

"We call on the President to send legislation repealing DOMA to Congress," said HRC President Joe Solmonese

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, b
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MOW - 'Meet on the Mall' - Planning continues
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A Bad Call on Gay Rights
The New York Times
15 June 09

The Obama administration, which came to office promising to protect gay rights but so far has not done much, actually struck a blow for the other side last week. It submitted a disturbing brief in support of the Defense of Marriage Act, which is the law that protects the right of states to no
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Gay Group Slams Policies of President
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16 June 09

By LAURA MECKLER

WASHINGTON -- A prominent gay-rights organization, long supportive of President Barack Obama, sent him a scathing letter Monday to protest the administration's recent legal backing of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Rachel Maddow Takes On Obama Over Defense Of Marriage Act
Monday, June 15, 2009

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Gay behavior in nearly ALL animals
LiveScience
16 June 09

Same-Sex Behavior Found in Nearly All Animals LiveScience.com

Examples of same-sex behavior can be found in almost all species in the animal kingdom - from worms to frogs to birds - making the practice nearly universal among animals, according to a new review of research on the topic.
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Polis Rips Obama's Arguments For "Defense Of Marriage Act"
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WSJ covers DOMA hate-brief controversy, DOJ says it will file more briefs defending law Obama onced called "abhorrent"
John Aravosis Tue, 16 Jun 2009

Kudos to Laura Meckler at the Wall Street Journal for going where most of the print and television reporters have refused to go (CBS also did a great story on this on their Web site, the NYT did an editorial but not a story, and we'll be posting Rachel shortly). Namely, co
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