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2010 Seattle AIDS Walk a tremendous success
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Americans now support same-sex marriage
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British Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell honored by his hometown
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Claim Your Rights campaign launched
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Court rules in favor of Major Witt Witt: 'I can't wait to rejoin my unit.'
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HRC holds 2010 Seattle Gala
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HRC seeks to expose NOM
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Jim Schmidt, 1963-2010
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King County budget: Bad news, but it could be worse
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LGBTQ students bullied to death
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SGN Congratulates
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Transgender boy stripped of homecoming crown
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World misses target date for universal access to HIV meds
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2010 Seattle AIDS Walk a tremendous success
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 25, an estimated 4,500 supporters gathered at Seattle's Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill to support Lifelong AIDS Alliance and the 24th annual Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run. The Walk is Lifelong's largest annual event in support of their mission to care for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

As of press time
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Americans now support same-sex marriage
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll has found that a majority of Americans now think the federal government should recognize same-sex marriages.

Asked, 'Should the federal government give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex, or not?
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British Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell honored by his hometown
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

British Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was honored with a 'Blue Plaque' at his home in south London on September 29.

The plaque reads 'Peter Tatchell. Born 1952. Campaigner for human rights, Gay freedom, and social justice. Lived Here. Voted by the people.'

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Claim Your Rights campaign launched
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National has come together with the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to launch a joint project: the Claim Your Rights campaign.

According to PFLAG and GLSEN, the Claim Your Rights campaign is 'a more
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Court rules in favor of Major Witt Witt: 'I can't wait to rejoin my unit.'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 24, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), the discriminatory military policy barring Gays and Lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces, was dealt a loss when U.S. Federal District Court Judge Ronald Leighton ruled in favor of Major Margaret Witt.

Witt, a decor
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HRC holds 2010 Seattle Gala
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 25, 620 community members attended the 25th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Seattle Gala: AsOne.

Chris Boone and Kevin Moser, dinner program co-chairs and members of the HRC Board of Governors, told SGN that they do not yet have the exact amount for the
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HRC seeks to expose NOM
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The HRC (Human Rights Campaign) announced on September 28 that it was launching 'The NOM Project' to monitor 'the ongoing political work and propaganda of NOM [National Organization for Marriage] as it attempts to influence elections and legislative campaigns across the country.'

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Jim Schmidt, 1963-2010
Our Jim left the planet for greener pastures while (literally) in the arms of his partner on Sunday, September 19. Jim had a long struggle with type 1 diabetes, which he fought valiantly to the end. Jim was known to be quick with a joke or pun and was a joy to be with. Most caregivers labeled him 'a real trooper.' He is survived by his twin brot more
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King County budget: Bad news, but it could be worse
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

King County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled his proposed 2011 county budget on September 27.

The new budget presents a bleak picture of across-the-board reductions in county staff and services.

'I have balanced this budget, as the law requires,' Constantine t
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LGBTQ students bullied to death
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Billy Lucas, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, and Tyler Clementi may not have had much in common. None of the teens knew each other, nor did they live in the same state or attend the same school. But what these four boys did share was that they all faced violence from their peers simply by being pe
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SGN Congratulates
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Transgender boy stripped of homecoming crown
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Outraged students of Norton Shores, Minnesota's Mona Shores High School have claimed that the high school's administrators took away the homecoming king's throne and crown from the rightful winner because he was Transgender.

The controversy has drawn nationwide press attention
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World misses target date for universal access to HIV meds
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN's AIDS program (UNAIDS), and UNICEF on September 28 indicates that the worldwide struggle against HIV/AIDS is making progress, but more slowly than was once hoped.

World leaders had pledged to achieve universal
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California Legislature calls for census count of LGBTs
The California Assembly passed a resolution August 23 urging Congress and President Barack Obama to require that the next census count LGBT Americans.
Introduced by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, the measure passed 49-25. It previously passed the Senate 22-9.
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