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CDC: 12% of urban Gay & Bi men have HIV - 2/3 unaware
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DADT blocked in the Senate: 'It is shameful that bigotry and partisan - politics have subverted fairness, justice, and good government -'
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Youth Suicide Prevention OUTLoud presents You Are Not Alone
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Christine O'Donnell, teenage witch
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GSBA & ERW host 2010 candidate forum
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High school and college GSAs celebrate LGBT History Month
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Hans Zeiger, Alex Hays, and the Mainstream Republicans
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Lesbian dean marries, is forced to resign
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Most Gay men in U.S. support HIV transmission laws
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Irish president turns down NYC St. Patrick's Parade invite
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New study examines relationship between racial justice organizations and LGBT communities
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SGN Interview: 34th District legislative candidate Joe Fitzgibbon
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Florida court OKs Gay adoptions
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CDC: 12% of urban Gay & Bi men have HIV - 2/3 unaware
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Nearly one in eight urban Gay and Bi men have HIV, and almost half don't know it. Among HIV-positive Gay and Bi men under 30, nearly two-thirds are unaware of their HIV status.

Those were the astonishing conclusions of a new CDC study released September 23.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC
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DADT blocked in the Senate: 'It is shameful that bigotry and partisan - politics have subverted fairness, justice, and good government -'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 21, Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), the law banning Gays from serving openly in the military.

The 56-43 partisan vote was a defeat for Senate Democrats and Gay rights advocates, who saw the bill as
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Youth Suicide Prevention OUTLoud presents You Are Not Alone
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Suicide, the third-largest cause of death among teens, is a serious problem for LGBT youth. It is estimated that 30-40% of LGBT teens will attempt suicide at least once - and many of them will succeed. On September 21, the Youth Suicide Prevention (YSPP) OUTLoud program presented the premiere
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Christine O'Donnell, teenage witch
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell admitted she 'dabbled into witchcraft' when she was in high school, in a 1999 episode of Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect.

Maher re-aired the tape on his new show, Real Time, on September 17. O'Donnell was a guest on several s more
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GSBA & ERW host 2010 candidate forum
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 22, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) held their annual LGBT Candidate Forum at the Grand Hyatt. The annual event is the only LGBT candidate forum in the Pacific Northwest. Attendees got the chance to meet with the candidates and hear firsthand how they would re
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High school and college GSAs celebrate LGBT History Month
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Equality Forum announced this week that high school, college, and university GSAs are back to school and working on LGBT History Month 2010 celebrations.

In collaboration with GLSEN and the GSA Network, Equality Forum - a national and international LGBT civil rights organiz
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Hans Zeiger, Alex Hays, and the Mainstream Republicans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

I'm writing this story in the first person because it's about me.

More precisely, it's about a conversation I had with a news source - Alex Hays, executive director of Mainstream Republicans.

I spoke with Hays for a story I was doing about Hans Zeiger, Republican le
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Lesbian dean marries, is forced to resign
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Christine Judd, a dean at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts, was forced to tender a resignation after marrying her partner last month. Although Gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts, it is not approved of or recognized by the church.

Judd told the local pape
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Most Gay men in U.S. support HIV transmission laws
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two-thirds of men who have sex with men in the U.S. support laws prohibiting HIV-positive men from having unprotected anal sex without disclosing their status to their partners.

The results of a survey of 1,723 respondents was published in the October issue of AIDS Care journal.
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Irish president turns down NYC St. Patrick's Parade invite
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Irish president Mary McAleese has declined an invitation to be Grand Marshall of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

She turned down the invitation to preside over the historic 250th anniversary of the event because parade organizers refuse to allow an Irish LGBT contingen
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New study examines relationship between racial justice organizations and LGBT communities
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 15, a new landmark study on the relationship between racial justice organizations and LGBT communities found that the lack of resources, funding, and community support are obstacles to engagement.

The study, titled 'Better Together: Research Findings on the Re
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SGN Interview: 34th District legislative candidate Joe Fitzgibbon
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When state Senator Joe McDermott (D-34) decided to run for Dow Constantine's former County Council seat, he set off a political chain reaction.

Rep. Sharon Nelson (D-34) announced she would run for McDermott's senate seat, and her legislative assistant Joe Fitzgibbon is running fo
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Florida court OKs Gay adoptions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Florida's 3rd District Court of Appeals upheld a 2008 decision by a Miami-Dade County judge that the state's ban on Gay adoption is unconstitutional.

The appeals court announced its ruling on September 22.

In a 28-page opinion, a three-judge panel of the court not
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