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posted Friday, November 5, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 45

Section One

Capitol Hill credit fraud investigation continues
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The ongoing investigation by the Seattle Police Department and a Secret Service task force to catch the individual or individuals behind a wave of fraudulent credit and bank card charges continued this week, with one local business stepping forward to say that although their credit system was compromised, the problem has been ad
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ELECTION UPDATES: Patty Murray wins, Rick Larsen leads, Dems still control legislature
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington voters seem to be bucking the national trend and retaining most Democratic incumbents.

'The enthusiasm gap evaporated in Washington state,' said Dwight Pelz, chairman of the Washington State Democratic Party. 'Democrats got energized in the waning days of the election and
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McDermott heads to King County Council
Councilmember-elect to become first openly Gay member

by Robert Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

State Senator Joe McDermott will become the first openly Gay man to be seated on the nine-member King County Council after celebrating a win over Diana Toledo by a wide margin on Tuesday night with supporters at George
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Generation gap divides troops on Gays in the military
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

If you want to know what a member of the armed forces thinks about repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), you could start by asking how old they are.

Generational differences appear to play a prominent role in whether soldiers, airmen, marines, and sailors are worried abou
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Finding your festival place
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

I looked in my partner's eyes. 'Go on without me,' I breathed. 'Leave me behind. I don't have the strength. Promise me you'll keep going.'

Tenderly, she said, 'Leslie, it's just a damn movie.'

It wasn't just one movie. It was umpteen movies. The Seattle Lesb
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Candidate Zeiger's homophobic remarks televised in 2006
Campaign receives funding from Focus on the Family affiliate

by Robert Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

Hans Zeiger, the Republican candidate in the race for the 25th Legislative District (Position Two), can't shake the controversy regarding his blog posts and articles which take aim at progressive organizations,
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WEEK 17: On our way to Mbeya, Tanzania and to Dar Es Salaam
(repeated for the SGN online)

It was Monday morning and Louis and I were up at 6. The sun had been up for about an hour and the locals down by the beach and traveling by boat, were very noisy as usual. We packed up quite quickly, met Jack just before 7 to say our goodbyes and were off.

Our plan was to reach Mbeya in Tanzania in one day. Mbeya is where we would
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Stop outing Gays, Uganda court tells tabloid
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Ugandan court has ordered Rolling Stone newspaper to stop publishing the names and photos of Ugandans it says are Gay.

Uganda's Rolling Stone is a weekly tabloid, and is not related to the U.S. paper of the same name.

High court judge Vincent Musoke-Kibuuka said t
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Obama appoints record number of open homosexuals
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

President Barack Obama has appointed more openly LGBT individuals to government posts than any previous president, according to sources cited by The Associated Press.

Gay lobbyists estimate that Obama has granted top appointments to more than 150 LGBT persons in the two yea
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Voters say, 'No new taxes!'
Governor says, 'Everything's on the chopping block!'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While Democrats will remain in control of the state legislature, they may wish that someone else was in charge when they try to solve the state's ongoing budget problems.

Washington state voters certainly didn't
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Pro-equality Iowa judges ousted
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Three Iowa Supreme Court Justices who ruled in favor of marriage equality were among the casualties of this week's election.

With more than 96% of the vote counted, Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices David Baker and Michael Streit had less than the majority they needed to st
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Peppercorn Bistro holds South Seattle Mixer
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

South Seattle Mixer
November 8
Peppercorn Bistro & Bar


Peppercorn Bistro & Bar (34029 Hoyt Rd. SW), a new Gay-owned and Gay-managed restaurant in Federal Way, is holding a private LGBT mixer on Monday, November 8, to bring together LGBT people from Seattle, Tac
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner SGN Contributing Writer Lithuania may ban public promotion of homosexual relations
Lithuania's parliament, the Seimas, is considering legislation to criminalize "promotion of homosexual relations in public places," says the Lithuanian Gay League.

One bill says that "a person promoting homosexual relations in public places is committing a
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Northwest News
Northwest News
PRIDE FOUNDATION/ GSBA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Pride Foundation/GSBA Scholarship Applications are now available at www.PrideFoundationScholar.org. This year, $500,000 is available in scholarships to support education and leadership development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer students of any age; students who have an LGBT parent; and students who are stra
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Obama's attitude toward same-sex marriage is evolving
President Barack Obama's attitude toward same-sex marriage is evolving, he said in an October 27 meeting with five progressive bloggers, including openly Gay Joe Sudbay from AMERICAblog.

'Joe, I do not intend to make big news sitting here with
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Gay man likely to become next president of Ireland
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Openly Gay Irish senator David Norris will become the next president of Ireland, if opinion polls are accurate.

The election will take place in the fall of 2011.

If Norris is elected, he will be the first openly Gay Irish president. He is now the first openly Gay man to
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Ask Michael: Fear fuels hatred
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Hatred - not being Gay - is the sickness!

Weekly, we are still hearing about the suicides of young GLBTQ men and women who are being bullied so badly that they are choosing to die because they are feeling hopeless and unsupported. There is a new movement afoot: the 'It
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In wake of suicides, Gay actor Chris Villa tells story
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

There has been an intense response from the LGBT community in the wake of the recent LGBT youth suicides. After the launch of the 'It Gets Better' media campaign, more and more LGBT adults are reminiscing about their childhood years and telling their stories.

Openly Gay actor Ch
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Megachurch pastor announces he's Gay
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Georgia megachurch pastor Jim Swilley says he's prepared to start over if his congregation flees because he told them he was Gay.

Swilley, 52, founded Church in the Now in Rockdale County, Georgia, 25 years ago. The twice-married father of four said he has known he was Gay s
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Arkansas school board member officially resigns over anti-Gay post
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Clint McCance, the school district member in Arkansas who came under fire for an anti-Gay post on a social networking site, formally submitted his resignation to the school board November 1, according to the Midland School District superintendent Dean Stanley.

The board una
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