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posted Friday, May 7, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 19

Section One

Lesbian couple legally married in Texas
MTF Transgender bride 'male' on birth certificate

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Lesbian couple has been legally married in Texas - even though same-sex marriages are constitutionally prohibited there - thanks to an apparent loophole in Texas state law.

Sabrina J. Hill and her longtime partner, Therese 'Tee' Bur, were legally married
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Barney Frank talks - his 30 years in Congress
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

Barney Frank was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, just across Kill Van Kull from Staten Island. He's a Harvard-educated elder statesman, head of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, a self-deprecating funnyman, an irascible curmudgeon who just turned 70, an eloquent speaker, the con
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Hawaiian legislature OKs civil unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a surprise vote on the last day of its legislative session, the Hawaii House of Representatives legalized civil unions for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples.

The April 30 vote on HB 444 was 31-20.

Hawaii's Senate passed the legislation January 22, by a marg
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Entre Hermanos: SB1070
by Lonnie Tristan Renteria - Special to the SGN

Por Lonnie Tirstan Renteria, miembro, Mesa Directiva de Entre Hermanos, Activista de Comunidad y Profesor de Francés y Estudios Culturales.

En 1989 vivía en Francia. Para muchos es una oportunidad de sueño. Me encanta la Francia, pero la realidad engañó. La p
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Boy Scouts of America lose Supreme Court case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to let stand a ruling by a U.S. District Court in San Diego that the Boy Scouts of America may not lease city-owned land because they are a religious organization.

In a ruling on May 3, the court denied the Boy Scouts' petition for certiorari with
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Argentinian Deputies advance marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Argentina's House of Deputies passed a historic marriage equality bill on May 5 following 11 hours of debate on the House floor.

The bill includes both the right to marry and the right to adopt children. The adoption provision was especially controversial.

The vote
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Laurie Jinkins launches campaign for State House
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On May 4, Laurie Jinkins, a public health leader, chair of the Tacoma Community College (TCC) Board of Trustees, school mom, and longtime community volunteer and leader, kicked off her campaign for State Representative with more than 200 supporters.

Jinkins is running in the 27
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D.C. Appeals Court hears marriage equality case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

On May 3, the D.C. Court of Appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit seeking to force the city to put its new marriage equality law on the ballot for a popular vote.

The suit was filed by Bishop Harry Jackson and other local religious leaders who opposed passage of D.C.'s marriage equa
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N.Y. Court of Appeals expands rights of non-biological parents
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The New York Court of Appeals, that state's highest court, handed down two rulings May 4 that substantially expanded the rights of non-biological parents.

In one case, the court ruled that a woman can obtain visitation rights for the child she raised with her former partner becau
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Jesse's Journal: Hospital visitation a daily struggle for LGBT couples
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Every day, same-sex couples must fight for the basic rights that straight married couples take for granted. One of those basic rights is the right to visit your partner in the hospital. Michael and I are fortunate to live in Broward County, a progressive county in the mostly conserva
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Breaking Stories

Marquette Rescinds Offer to Sociologist

Lithuanian court reverses ban on gay pride parade

NO MATCH: Maddow Vs Cooper On George Rekers Rentboy Scandal with VIDEO

An Unlikely Plaintiff. At Issue? He Dares Not Speak Its Name

Elena Kagan Is Not Gay

Dan Pious and Jordan Pious talk 'The Amazing Race' win

Florida AG (GOP candidate for Gov.) Bill McCollum 'personally requested' the hiring of Rekers

Bill McCullom requested hiring of antigay psychologist now in Rentboy scandal

Caribbean to get $100M grant from US to fight AIDS

2nd Sit-in at McCain's AZ Office to Protest DADT

GLSEN Announces No Name-Calling Week Creative Expression Contest Winners

Gay rights group demands apology from Newsweek

A Case for Outing on All Levels

Film fest 'the heart and soul' of Trans culture

Prop 8 Trial Testimony Gets a Marisa Tomei Makeover

Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Report Identifies Key Factors for Transition in Australia, Canada, Israel, and U.K. and Discusses Open Service within U.N. Peacekeeping and NATO forces

 

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Section One
International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Moldova blocks Gay demonstration
At the mayor's request, a court in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on April 28 ruled that leading Gay group GenderDoc-M could not stage a May 2 rally in the city center in support of an anti-discrimination law.

The court said the rally, the culmination of five da
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Northwest News
Northwest News
FREE RÉSUMÉ AND JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job search workshops. The Seattle Public Library events will be held at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. No registration is required, but seating
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

LGBTs denounce Arizona immigration law
LGBT groups and public figures are speaking out against the draconian immigration law enacted in Arizona on April 23.

The statute requires police to check an individual's immigration status whenever an officer suspects an individual may be in the U.S. ille
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Chicago Free Press out of business
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The LGBT newspaper Chicago Free Press did not publish its April 29 edition, and appears to be out of business.

On May 3, the paper's editor, Kerrie Kennedy, issued a statement saying it had ceased publication.

"Due to health problems, publisher David Costanzo is no l
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Gay rights groups look for leadership on DADT
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Gay rights groups and supportive Democratic lawmakers were angered on April 30 by a letter by senior Pentagon leaders warning Congress not to tamper with the ban on Gays serving openly in the military until they can come up with a plan for dealing with potential opposition in the ranks.
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DOMA heads to federal court
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) entered federal court this week.

Mary Bonauto, who's made a name for herself as lead lawyer in same-sex marriage court cases in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, is heading up the team challe
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Seattle May Day march intensified by AZ immigrant bill
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On May 1, as Calvin Borel won his third Kentucky Derby in the last four years, thousands of workers poured into the streets of Seattle's Central District to march downtown for International Workers' Day. Participants chanted in Spanish and English, calling on Congress and President Barack Oba
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International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's Executive Cary Alan Johnson
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

From April 26-28, Cary Alan Johnson, the executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) visited Seattle for a variety of speaking engagements. Johnson spoke to the University of Washington School of Law about the role lawyers play in moving the struggl
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Social networking led to murderous connection, say cops
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Hooking up has never been easier. These days, Gay men can turn to a number of online dating websites where they are a couple of clicks away from quick connect sex. In fact, you don't even need a computer to access these social networking sites; there's an app for it on your cell phone. Unfortun
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LGBTQ survey reveals a diverse population
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The Rainbow Center of Tacoma, an LGBT community space in Tacoma, Washington, conducted a survey of LGBTQ people in the greater Pierce County area from March 1, 2010 to April 10, 2010. The survey was conducted under the direction of Paula Frederick, PhD., a sociologist with expertise in the fiel
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Now that we're married, where do we get a divorce?
by Robert Christian - SGN Guest Contributor

Within the last two months, Washington, D.C. has begun to allow same-sex marriage, and Hawaii now supports, by law, civil unions. The problem is that once a couple has been married, if they must divorce, where do they go?

States across the country are grappling with their
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