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Section One

Bill Clinton backs same-sex marriage
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

'Yeah.' That was former president Bill Clinton's answer when asked after a speech at the Campus Progress National Conference for progressive students if he supported Gay marriage July 8.

'I personally support people doing what they want to do,' Clinton continued. 'I think it's wrong for someone to stop someone else from
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US Senate passage expected Monday on Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act cleared a key hurdle in the US Senate Thursday night. By a margin of 63-28, the Senate voted for cloture, meaning the measure may be brought up for a final vote.

That vote is expected next week, perhaps as early as Monday.

All Sena
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American Episcopalians vote full ordination to GLBT clergy
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

With a vote expected to upset world Anglican leaders, the Episcopalians declared Gays and Lesbians eligible for 'any ordained ministry' on July 14.

The Episcopal General Convention, meeting in Anaheim, California, gave final approval to the measure during a legislative assembly,
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Massachusetts sues on DOMA
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Massachusetts is suing the U.S. government over the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The commonwealth announced July 8 that it is seeking federal benefits for its legally married Gay and Lesbian couples, which the 1996 DOMA status forbids.

Massachusetts wa
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Fort Worth protests against bar raid continue
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seven Queer LiberAction (QL) demonstrators were removed from a contentious Fort Worth City Council meeting Tuesday, as Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief apologized for city police participation in a June 28 raid on a Gay bar.

Meanwhile agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
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Mike Webb murder trial ends in 20-year sentence
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell sentenced Scott White to 20 years behind bars for the April 2007 slaying of openly Gay radio talk-show host Mike Webb.

The July 10 sentencing came as a shock to the courtroom packed with Webb's friends and family because Prosecuto
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Cast of HAIR to join march on Washington
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The producers of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical announced July 13 they are canceling the show's October 11 performance so the entire cast can join the National Equality March in Washington, D.C.

The cast and producers made the evening announcement at a rally in Los A
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Port Commission candidate Rob Holland
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rob Holland is African American, Gay, and was born into a working class family in Bremerton. He doesn't fit the profile of a Port of Seattle Commissioner.

'At least not the ones we've had so far!' he exclaims. 'You know, the Port is going on 100 years old. It's time to re-envision
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Bill seeks to end the ban on syringe exchange programs
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The ban on the use of federal funds for syringe exchange programs may be lifted. The removal of the ban is being championed by Rep. David R. Obey (D-WI) and was introduced last week in the Labor, Health and Human Services FY 2010 Appropriations bill. Obey is the chairman of the Labor, Health an
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer One million join prime minister's wife at London Pride
One million people and Sarah Brown, wife of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, took part in London's Gay pride parade July 4.

Mrs. Brown carried a red, white and pink Union Jack flag.

Members of the military marched in uniform, as did firefig
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Northwest News
Northwest News
NORTHWEST NEWS (for 07/17/09) EAST PIKE ST. SUMMER SALE & FOOD DRIVE
The weekend of July 17-19, bring non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest to the following businesses on Capitol Hill's E. Pike St. - B-Bam! (Friday only), City Home Store, 8 Limbs Yoga Centers & Boutique, Emerson Salon, Feed Bag, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Lavender & Vine (in Fiori Floral Design)
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner SGN Contributing Writer

D.C. recognizes Gay marriages from elsewhere
The District of Columbia began recognizing same-sex marriages from elsewhere on July 7.

Gay couples can marry in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain and Sweden. They also will be able to marry in
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QLAW announces monthly GLBT legal clinic
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The GLBT Bar Association of Washington Foundation - known as QLAW - announced July 10 they will open a monthly legal clinic addressing the legal needs of GLBT individuals and couples this month. In addition to the Legal Clinic, QLAW Foundation offers public education, summer legal internship gr
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Metropolitan Community Churches support Gay clergy
The international movement of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) today affirmed its support of its sister denomination in Christ, the Episcopal Church in America, in lifting the de facto moratorium on the ordination of Lesbian and Gay clergy candidates and the election of openly Lesbian and Gay bishops.

Metropolitan Community Ch
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Faith and Freedom Network actively seeking signatures
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Families Standing Together, along with Equal Rights Washington (ERW), say the Faith and Freedom Political Action Committee is actively gathering the 120,577 signatures needed to put a domestic partnership bill before voters in November.

The opposition has until July 25
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Rise 'n Shine benefits from Northwest Bears' Spring Thaw
On June 25, 2009, Jim Fotter, on behalf of Northwest Bears, presented $6,390 to Terry March, program director of Rise 'n Shine. The money was raised primarily during Northwest Bears' 15th Annual Spring Thaw weekend, held this year during April 16-19, through activities such as the Beard, Belly and Buns contest whereby contestants solicited dollar v more
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The Outfield: SpiderBaby: The Twin Cities favorite (Gay) wrestler
SpiderBaby: The Twin Cities' favorite (Gay) wrestler by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

The results are in. The 'Best Wrestler of 2009' - at least in the Twin Cities - is a Gay man.

But the bigger news might be that 'SpiderBaby's' selection has caused no news frenzy at all.

More interesting ma
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Seattle Pride Parade '09
Thank you from the SOap Board!

Stepping Up for Seattle Pride A Special Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, friends and supporters!

The members of the 2009 Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) board would like to thank everyone with heartfelt appreciation for their generous support in making the 2009 Seattle Pride Parade the
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Join the Impact volunteers have just made a video to remind voters just how much is at stake for Washington families if Referendum 71 qualifies for the ballot.
Take the Decline to Sign Pledge:

If you have not done so already, please click here to take the Pledge to Decline to Sign Referendum 71, and forward this e-mail to friends and family. You can also print out and take Decline to Sign Pledge Forms with you. Ask people at public events who haven't yet pledged to decline to sign to fill
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BREAKING STORIES!
Tom Duane unleashed
Mormon 'kiss-in' in Utah leads to shouting match Gay Marriage and the Constitution: Why Ted Olson and I are working to overturn California's Proposition 8.
Ice-cold shoulder given as gay penguin couple splits
PGN publisher's Cronkite disruption & later personal friendship
Senate approves hate-crimes measure
Salt Lake City kissing protest brings cheers, jeers (with multimedia)
Catfish Derby mistreats fun-loving lesbians Check out my Huffington Post blog on the Prop 8 case Observations from Turkey Hollow on the LGBT Civil Rights Movement: Part One 'Oh Lord Not Now!'
San Diego group plans 'kiss-in' at Mormon temple Fort Worth City Council asks for federal investigation into raid at Rainbow Lounge California bill would recognize same-sex marriages from other states
New Law Protects Children Born to Same-Sex Parents in the District of Columbia Gay T-Shirts In Windows A Problem For American Apparel Sailor charged in Camp Pendleton shooting death of seaman

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