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Section One - ALL STORIES
ENDA vote in March, says Barney Frank
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has good news and bad news for supporters of ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The good news is that the measure could pass the House of Representatives in March.

The bad news is that it will then go to the Senate, where rules require the consent of a supermajority of
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Navy lieutenant breaks silence to fight DADT
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Everett Earl Morrow, a Gay former submariner who left the U.S. Navy in 2008 because of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) policy, has had enough.

'The time has come to speak out against this immoral, outdated policy,' said Morrow, who recently participated in an off-ca
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Uganda activists stand up to hate - Two human rights gatherings in Kampala
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In spite of a proposed law that would sentence them to death, Uganda's LGBT community struck back at homophobia at a pair of conferences held this month.

At a human rights forum held February 19 in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, Makau Mutua - chair of the Human Rights Commission i
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SOaP board changes 2010 Seattle Pride Parade theme
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On June 27, Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) will present the 36th LGBT Seattle Pride Parade. With the second-largest number of LGBT residents by percentage of population in the country - an estimated 57,900 in Seattle and almost triple that metro-wide - Seattle is home to a wide variety of LGBT po
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Out to Quit - FINAL WRAP-UP - Going through 'The Program'
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

So here it is, the wrap-up. I guess I'd consider myself a nonsmoker now. It's been over two weeks since I drowned my cigarettes in the kitchen sink, and I feel good. The cravings are not only getting easier, but fewer and far between. Some of them can still be overwhelming, but my family is sti
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Maryland now recognizes out-of-state Gay marriages
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

State agencies in Maryland must now recognize out-of-state Gay marriages until the Legislature or courts decided otherwise, Maryland's attorney general said on February 22 after issuing a long-awaited 45-page legal opinion.

'This will be ultimately resolved in the courts,' Maryla
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Changes celebrates 21st anniversary all year long
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Since 1989, going to Changes (2103 N. 45th St.) has been like walking into a Gay episode of Cheers. Not a whole lot has changed for the friendly neighborhood former beer bar in 21 years. They added liquor to the bar in '01, but otherwise the regulars are getting older, the Gay UW students come
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HRC Seattle holds bowling event and fundraiser
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The 8th Annual Bowled and
the Beautiful Bowl-A-Thon
February 20
West Seattle Bowl


On February 20, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Seattle held their 8th Annual Bowled and the Beautiful Bowl-A-Thon at West Seattle Bowl (4505 39th Ave SW). The event is
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Jet Chapter K of M changes name after 38 years
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Knights of Malta (K of M) Jet Chapter has officially changed their name to 'Knights of Mantra.' The name change, which occurred at the end of January, was a compromise between Jet Chapter K of M and a religious organization over the use of the title, according to local K of M officials.
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Gay City revives LGBT Resource and Referral Phone Line and LGBT Library Project
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On February 18, Gay City Health Project began staffing the revived Seattle LGBT Resource and Referral Line (206-323-LGBT), and new LGBT Library. From 6-8 p.m., members of the LGBT community were invited to have some refreshments and meet Gay City's staff and volunteers.

In the p
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Malawi couple lose appeal, to be sentenced March 22
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Malawi's Constitutional Court has declined to hear the appeal of Steven Monjeza and his Transgender wife Tiwonge Chimbalanga, and they will be sentenced on charges of 'gross indecency' next month.

The couple was arrested shortly after their December 26 wedding, and have been held i
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Anti-Gay sentiment grows in Kenya
LGBT community appeals to government for protection

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The wave of anti-Gay sentiment in Kenya continues to grow.

Mob violence on February 12 occasioned by reports of a same-sex wedding in the town of Mtwapa has lead to house-to-house searches, attacks on Gay men in
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Argentine judge OKs second Gay marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A judge in Buenos Aires ruled on February 23 that two men in Argentina's capital may legally marry.

Judge Elena Liberatori said the couple would be exercising their rights even if current laws 'are not in line with the times.'

The couple, whose names were not release
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British Anglicans OK church ceremonies for same-sex couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Anglican bishops in Britain's House of Lords told The Times newspaper that they will support a proposal to allow same-sex civil union ceremonies in British churches.

While it stops short of calling such unions "marriages," the amendment to the Labor Party's Equality Bill removes on
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International Court System receives Matthew Shepard Foundation's 'Essential Piece' Award
Community-service volunteer network raised more than $100,000 to erase hate

The Matthew Shepard Foundation has recognized the International Court System with an 'Essential Piece' Award, citing the court's outstanding spirit of generosity and activism during 45 years of community service activity.

The International
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Jay Allan Schutter 1952-2010
Born on October 2, 1952, in Everett, WA, Jay Allan Schutter studied Interior Design at the Cornish Institute of Art and practiced his craft working as a 'fine' materials wallpaper hanger, painter and decorator.

Jay will be interred with his parent at Cypress Lawn in Everett, WA.

He worked as a designer in Portland, San F
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D.C. schedules largest Gay wedding in history
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The largest Gay wedding in history is scheduled for Saturday, march 20th in Washington, D.C. Up to 400 couples are expected to exchange vows, breaking the current Guinness World Record.

The celebration is part of an all-day series of events called Our Time Has Come, a title chose
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Snubbed, homosexuals head to mass en masse
A priest's refusal to grant communion to a gay man has led to uproar in the Catholic south of the Netherlands. A multitude of gay men now look set to descend on Sunday mass in the city of Den Bosch.

By Eric van den Berg and Pieter Kottman

Prince Gijs might have been a wise and benevolent leader - but he is also a h
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R-71 Backers To SCOTUS: Violent Homosfascists Are Going To Beat Us Up
The bigots attempting to shield the names of the other bigots who signed the bigoted Referendum 71 petition in Washington state have written to the U.S. Supreme Court. Their message: 'If you force the release of the names on the petitions, violent homosexuals will unleash their fury on us!'

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Thousands celebrate Australia's Gay Mardi Gras
more By OWEN PYE
Associated Press Writer

SYDNEY - Thousands of people in lavish costumes and various states of undress danced and partied their way through Sydney's streets on Saturday, in Australia's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

The parade - one of the world's largest and most flamboyant gay pri
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HIV Still Plagues the U.S.: Some Areas Have Higher Rates Than Africa
Newsweek
By Jaime Cunningham

In December, NEWSWEEK argued that new signs of life were showing in the AIDS activism movement. Let's hope so. Recent research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that within certain populations in America, the prevalence of HIV-infected people is higher than in certain parts of
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Netherlands gay protest over Catholic communion snub
BBC News

Hundreds of Dutch activists have walked out of a Mass in protest at a Roman Catholic policy of denying communion to practising homosexuals.

On this occasion, the church, in 's-Hertogenbosch, had already decided not to serve communion, so the protesters left, shouting and singing.

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VIDEO - Thousands strip for nude Spencer Tunick photo in Sydney
Sydney Morning Herald
GEORGINA ROBINSON

More than 5000 people have gathered in front of the Sydney Opera House to be photographed nude in the name of art and diversity today.

A pregnant woman was among the first group of Australians to take their place on the steps of the Opera House just after dawn in photogr
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Seattle International Women's Day 2010
by Tina Gianoulis - Special to the SGN

International Women's Day March and Rally March 6 Powell Barnett Park

The year 2010 marks at least two important anniversaries in the modern struggle for women's rights: the 100th official year of International Women's Day and the 10th anniversary of the World Marc
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