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Teen sues Aberdeen school district over bullying
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Defense bill with DADT repeal falls short in Senate
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ERW lifts a glass at Toasting Equality 2010
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SGN Exclusive Interview: New state Rep. Laurie Jinkins
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General Gayety: Winging their way to Gayness
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Judges hint at Prop 8 case twists and turns
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Jeff Brown, 1953-2010
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Canadian military rafts dress code for Trans soldiers
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Did we dance at the White House?
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Gay teens more likely to be punished, ale University says
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City of Atlanta settles in Eagle Case
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Grocery workers ratify new contract - Threat of strike averted
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Addressing religion-based bigotry
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OSHA fines bareback porn studio for safety violations
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The OutField : The athletic buddy system
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BREAKING NEWS
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Helping Gay Actors Find Themselves Onstage
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Teen sues Aberdeen school district over bullying
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU of Washington has filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Tacoma on behalf of a young man who says he was relentlessly bullied throughout middle school and high school.

Russell Dickerson III, 19 years old, says the Aberdeen School District knew he was being harassed but did not remedy the situation. Now in colleg
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Defense bill with DADT repeal falls short in Senate
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Senate turned down the attempt to move to final debate and vote on a defense bill that would repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT). The vote was 57-40 - three short of the 60 votes needed.

Senator Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, called a key procedural vote on r
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ERW lifts a glass at Toasting Equality 2010
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) hosted LGBT community leaders and supporters at the Downtown Seattle Hilton on December 9 for their second annual 'Toasting Equality' breakfast. The event, attended by politicians, various non-profit executive directors, activists, and community volunteers, p
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SGN Exclusive Interview: New state Rep. Laurie Jinkins
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Newly elected state Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27) was the featured guest at ERW's Toasting Equality Breakfast December 9.

Recently she spoke with SGN about her election as the legislature's first open Lesbian member, and her take on the problems facing a state in economic crisis.
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General Gayety: Winging their way to Gayness
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

Scientists in Florida have discovered that when male white ibises eat too much mercury, they turn Gay.

Don't blame an overbearing ibis mother. Blame the metal.

Suspicious that mercury had led to lower breeding levels among the wading birds, researchers fe
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Judges hint at Prop 8 case twists and turns
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Pool photo by AP's Eric Risberg

The effort to undo California's Proposition 8 inched forward December 6 when a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals entertained nearly three hours of oral arguments from the attorneys in the case.

In an orn
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Jeff Brown, 1953-2010
Seattle has lost a community leader and philanthropist.

Native Seattlite Jeff Brown died suddenly in his home on Queen Anne December 1, 2010. He was a former board member of the GSBA and co-owner of Sternola-Brown Interiors. He was active in many causes in the Seattle area such as Providence O' Christmas Trees, Providence Mount Sai
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Canadian military rafts dress code for Trans soldiers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation allowing LGBT soldiers to serve openly, the Canadian military is drafting a Trans-inclusive dress code for its troops.

The Canadian Department of National Defense already pays for the sex reassignments of Canadian troops. Canadian Forces
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Did we dance at the White House?
by Mark Seagal - Courtesy of the Philadelphia Gay News

When the White House invited me to one of its holiday receptions and dinners, my first reaction was that I've already had enough face-time with the president and to let someone else go. The staff here at PGN persuaded me otherwise. They were right. All my meetings with th
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Gay teens more likely to be punished, ale University says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual teens in the U.S. are about 40% more likely than their straight peers to be punished by schools, police, and the courts, according to a Yale University study published in the journal Pediatrics on December 6.

Girls are especially at risk for unequal treatment
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City of Atlanta settles in Eagle Case
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

More than a year after the events in question, 19 patrons of the Atlanta Eagle, an Atlanta Gay bar, were awarded a settlement by a federal judge in response to the raid conducted by the Atlanta Police Department in September of 2009.

The raid happened on September 10, 2009, during t
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Grocery workers ratify new contract - Threat of strike averted
Courtesy of Pride At Work

Seattle-area grocery workers ratified a new contract this month, ending the threat of a grocery strike during the holidays.

UFCW 21, representing most grocery store workers, and UFCW 81, representing meat cutters, ratified the contract with a 95% Yes vote in a series of meetings between Dec
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Addressing religion-based bigotry
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

In the 1980s, Mitchell Gold moved with his business partner Bob Williams from New York City to rural North Carolina to start a furniture company. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams became incredibly successful and Gold turned his efforts to philanthropy and Gay activism.

The move to
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OSHA fines bareback porn studio for safety violations
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Cal/OHSA - the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for California - has fined a bareback porn studio $21,470 for workplace safety violations.

California Department of Industrial Relations spokesperson Krisann Chasarik told LA radio station XBIZ that investigation of Tre
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The OutField : The athletic buddy system
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

This fall's epidemic of Gay youth suicides shocked and saddened millions of Americans. Dan Savage's 'It Gets Better' video project provided hope to young people struggling with their sexual orientation; LGBT men and women told inspiring stories of their own lives, while leaders, including
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Gay partner of trooper killed on duty sues for survivors' benefit
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Gay partner of a Missouri trooper killed in an accident sued December 2 for the survivors' benefit denied him because the men's 15-year relationship was not legally recognized by the state.

Last Christmas, Cpl. Dennis Engelhard, 49, of the Missouri Highway Patrol was inve
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National News
Illinois passes civil-union law
The Illinois Legislature passed a civil-union bill December 1 and Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign it into law.

Gay or straight couples will be able to enter into a civil union starting in July. The unions will carry the same state-level rights as marriage.

The vote in the S
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BREAKING NEWS!

Helping Gay Actors Find Themselves Onstage
By ERIK PIEPENBURG
New York Times

One by one the students in Brad Calcaterra's acting class stood at the front of the room and tearfully, joyfully, brazenly talked about being gay. A young lesbian laughed about her first kiss. A gay man described living with H.I.V. since the 1980s. A transgender woman performed high kicks. B
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QUOTE UNQUOTE
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

'I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want.'

-Rapper Eminem when asked by The New York Times on June 14: 'You've been accused of writing Gay-bashing lyrics in the past. Would y
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