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posted Friday, October 8, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 41
Section One - ALL STORIES
Race in the 21st district: Marko Liias vs Elizabeth Scott
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While Sen. Ed Murray (D-43), Rep. Jamie Pedersen (D-43), and Rep. Dave Upthegrove (D-33) are unopposed for reelection, Rep. Marko Liias (D- 21) faces Republican Elizabeth Scott on the general election ballot.

Liias led the field of four primary candidates with just over 50% of the vote. Scott came in second place with a
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Seattle Central president to campus: 'LGBT students are valued and welcome'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Following the tragic death of two college students that were perceived or identified as Gay, Dr. Paul Killpatrick, president of Seattle Central Community College, wrote a letter to the community expressing his commitment and responsibility to create a safe learning environment for all s
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Photographer takes aim at DADT
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 25, Jo Ann Santangelo, an out Lesbian photographer from Brooklyn, New York, began a road trip around the United States. She drove 10,167 miles through 31 states - from New York to California and back - to photograph and record the stories of LGBT servicemembers.

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'Antidote to the Tea Party': One Nation Working Together rally challenges right wing
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Tens of thousands of activists gathered in Washington, D.C. on October 2 for what one organizer called an 'antidote to the Tea Party.'

Called 'One Nation Working Together,' the rally was initiated by the NAACP at its July national convention. Labor groups including the AFL-CIO and S
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Dino's dollars: Republican benefits from millions in undisclosed donations
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican Dino Rossi's campaign for the U.S. Senate has benefited from some $2.7 million in independent expenditure ads attacking his opponent, incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.

Murray's campaign has been helped by a mere $400,000 in independent expenditure ads.
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The day the world changed
by Jeffrey Sellers - Special to the SGN

Everyone remembers a day when the world drastically changed for them, a moment so prolific, so intense, that it quite literally hit them like an ungodly tidal wave sweeping away everything in its path. The aftermath of these life-changing moments can either inspire or depress the soul wh
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Dr. J: Do you know your status?
by Dr. Joanne Stekler - Special to the SGN

Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH, is deputy director of community services for the HIV/STD Program at Public Health - Seattle & King County. She is also an internal medicine and infectious disease physician at Harborview Medical Center, and assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology a
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Jet City Hoops now registering players
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Jet City Hoops (JCH), Seattle's one and only LGBT basketball league, is currently registering both seasoned players and fresh meat alike for their upcoming 2010 season, beginning November 14 and going though the new year to February 27.

'It doesn't matter what your skill level i
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Lifelong AIDS Alliance will no longer produce Gay Bingo
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On October 5, Lifelong AIDS Alliance officials announced the agency would no longer produce Gay Bingo, the event that has been a Lifelong hallmark for 17 years.

Lifelong officials say that the Board of Directors and senior staff have spent the last three months conducting a
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Local students participate in nationwide pro-LGBT chalk project
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On October 4, students in Ballard High School's Students Lives Always Matter (SLAM) participated in the 'You Are Loved Chalk Project,' a national effort to show support in student suicide prevention.

SLAM club president Sydney Jarol, 18, said that a collective of 10 studen
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'Make It Better' video project fights against youth suicide
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In response to recent LGBTQ youth suicides, Gay-Straight Alliance Network has launched the 'Make It Better Project,' aimed at giving youth tools to combat anti-LGBTQ bullying and prevent suicide.

The 'Make It Better Project' includes a website and YouTube channel where stud
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Seattle celebrates National Coming-Out Day
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Every October 11, thousands of LGBTQ people and their allies celebrate National Coming-Out Day. This year in Seattle, the observation was particularly poignant as the City of Seattle LGBTQ Employees Association and Seattle Public Utilities LGBTQ & Friends Affinity Group gathered together
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Groundbreaking Transgender athlete report released
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On October 4, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and It Takes A Team!, an education campaign for LGBT issues in sports, released a comprehensive report addressing Transgender student athletes. It aims to provide leaders in education and athletics with the information they need to
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HIV services at Juvenile Detention facility at risk in proposed county budget
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While most King County HIV services may survive budget cuts proposed by county executive Dow Constantine because they also get funding from state and federal sources, HIV services at the county's Juvenile Detention facility are at immediate risk for termination.

His proposed 201
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