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LGBT Washington reflects on 2010
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Bearing witness to history as Obama signs DADT repeal
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Equal Rights Washington looks ahead to 2011
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DOMA repeal next, Biden says
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Ten Utah municipalities pass anti-discrimination ordinances
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McGinn orders a review of Gay bars being unfairly scrutinized
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Gay miner sues company for sexual harassment
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Gay teen suicide attracts attention from Feds
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Madison Pub gets new owner
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The OutField: Looking back at 2010
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Neil Rogers, Gay radio pioneer, dies
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OUTBOUND: BEST OF TRAVEL 2010
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BREAKING NEWS
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In Isolated Utah City, New Clubs for Gay Students
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Outside groups gird for gay marriage fight
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Mission Drift at Gay Inc.
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LGBT Washington reflects on 2010
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Washingtonians are largely progressive. We are a state where pro-LGBT legislation can pass at the ballot box and for openly Gay politicians, running for and being elected to public office is more common than not. Among the 50 largest U.S. cities, Seattle is second only to San Francisco in the percentage of residents identifying t
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Bearing witness to history as Obama signs DADT repeal
A firsthand account from the White House by Seattle's Joe Mirabella

by Joe Mirabella - Special to the SGN

Rarely do we get the opportunity to witness history that is destined to change the way millions of Americans live their lives for generations to come. I had one of those opportunities last week when President O
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Equal Rights Washington looks ahead to 2011
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Equal Rights Washington (ERW), the leading LGBT advocacy organization in Washington state, is on a continued mission to bring full marriage equality to the Evergreen state. According to the group's executive director, Josh Friedes, the next two years will be decisive as they embark on a p
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DOMA repeal next, Biden says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

DOMA repeal may be next on the political agenda, according to Vice President Joe Biden.

Speaking to TV host George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Biden said there is an 'inevitability for a national consensus on Gay marriage.'

'I think the country's evolv more
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Ten Utah municipalities pass anti-discrimination ordinances
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Grand County, Utah, became the state's 10th municipal government to pass an ordinance protecting LGBT residents from discrimination in housing and employment.

The ordinance passed on December 22, and marks the successful completion of Equality Utah's '10 in 2010' campaign.
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McGinn orders a review of Gay bars being unfairly scrutinized
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has ordered a review of enforcement activity on Gay and Lesbian bars and nightclubs that say they have been unfairly singled out for scrutiny.

On December 28, at a news conference where McGinn updated the status of his Nightlife Initiative, he to
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Gay miner sues company for sexual harassment
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Gay coal miner has sued Spartan Mining Company, saying that co-workers in several mines have repeatedly harassed him because of his sexual orientation.

Spartan is a subsidiary of Massey Energy Company, one of the giants of Appalachian mining.

In the suit, miner
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Gay teen suicide attracts attention from Feds
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Federal education officials are investigating a school district in a Central California town where a 13-year-old boy, Seth Walsh, committed suicide after allegedly being harassed by classmates because he was Gay.

A spokesman for Education Secretary Arne Duncan told the As
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Madison Pub gets new owner
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Madison Pub will be taking on its third owner in its nearly 25-year history on December 31, 2010. Roland Hyre, who's been at the bar for 17 years, will be taking over the bar on New Year's Eve.

'I started as a barback. I've been the bar manager for the last five years,' Hyre tol
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The OutField: Looking back at 2010
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

As another year winds down, The OutField's inbox fills up. Here are a few stories from 2010 we had no space for - but that merit a big ol' LGBT shout-out.

START YOUR ENGINES
'Gay' and 'NASCAR' are rarely used in the same sentence. But if we truly are eve
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Neil Rogers, Gay radio pioneer, dies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay talk radio pioneer Neil Rogers died December 24. He was 68.

Rogers became a national figure when he came out on the air in 1977 at the height of Anita Bryant's campaign against Gay rights in Florida's Dade County.

Although Bryant won, the revelation did not hu
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OUTBOUND: BEST OF TRAVEL 2010

Olympic Museum, Royal Hawaiian, two bars with Gay nights make list

by Albert Rodriguez
SGN A&E Writer

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National News
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BREAKING NEWS!

In Isolated Utah City, New Clubs for Gay Students
Eric Hamren of the Utah Pride Center trains student organizers. Last January, nine high schools in Utah had active Gay-Straight Alliances; last month, 32 did.

By ERIK ECKHOLM

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Some disapproving classmates called members of the new club Satanists. Another asked one of the girls involved, 'Do
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Outside groups gird for gay marriage fight
New Hampshire will be 'battleground state'

By Shira Schoenberg -

The Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., has vowed to do 'whatever it takes' to repeal gay marriage in New Hampshire. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston is promising to do 'whatever it takes' to stop them.
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Mission Drift at Gay Inc.
Is the most powerful gay lobbying group in California becoming irrelevant?

Patrick Range McDonald

Two weeks before Christmas, Geoff Kors lingers over the finishing touches to an op-ed piece he's writing for The Bottom Line, a gay magazine based in Palm Springs. Dressed in black jeans, a dark-gray sweater and black-le
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