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posted Friday, August 5, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 31

Section One

SGN Exclusive Interview: Lambda Legal's Kevin Cathcart in Seat
tle by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kevin Cathcart confessed to being simultaneously amazed at how rapidly LGBT rights have advanced and frustrated at the remaining obstacles.

Cathcart started his 19th year as Lambda Legal's executive director on May 1. He sat down with SGN for an interview on August 4.

'I've been in this many, many ye
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Community mourns the death of Karma aka Jon Krumbah
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBT community is smaller by one this week as Seattle mourns the loss of Jon Krumbah.

As a brother, he was steadfast. As a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence with the Abbey of St. Joan, he was a community activist. As an employee at the Seattle Gay News, he was a part of
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SLDN releases Freedom to Serve guide, re-launches online site
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On July 28, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) unveiled a comprehensive new legal guide for LGBT servicemembers, veterans, future recruits, and their families, creating a first-of-its-kind overview of laws and policies related to military service in the U.S. following the repea
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Death of Cameron Amos shakes family and friends
by Anthony Greer - SGN Staff Writer

In the early morning of Tuesday, July 26, Seattle lost a beloved son, brother, and dear friend to many. Cameron Amos, whom loved ones described as smart, funny, observant, gorgeous, and, above all, kind, died.

Robbie Turner, one of Cameron's closest friends and drag mother, had
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Gay frontrunner for president of Ireland quits race
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay Irish Senator David Norris announced on August 2 that he would withdraw from his county's presidential election campaign.

He had been the frontrunner in the race until the last week in July, when it came to light that he wrote a letter to Israeli authorities in 1997 pleading
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MTV and iCondom app team to help prevent the transmission of HIV
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

MTV Staying Alive, MTV's global youth HIV awareness and prevention campaign and charity, is joining with iCondom to urge people around the globe to join them in their fight to help prevent the transmission of HIV by downloading the free iCondom app and providing details of their local c
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Marko Liias, yes to run for 1st District Congressional seat
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington State Rep. Marko Liias (D-21) announced on August 2 that he will be a candidate for the 1st District Congressional seat being vacated by Jay Inslee. Inslee will be leaving Congress to run for governor in the 2012 election.

Liias is a three-term state legislator and
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Old Lesbians Organizing for Change regional conference in Tacoma
by Tina Gianoulis - Special to the SGN

When the members of Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change began planning their regional conference, they nervously hoped they could fill the 35 rooms they had reserved. As registrations started pouring in, they were delighted and overwhelmed as they began the frantic search for m
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Seattle Clinic Defense vs. Knights of Columbus - Reproductive choice at stake
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Clinic Defense, a group of local activists dedicated to reproductive choice, will confront the Knights of Columbus at the Capitol Hill Planned Parenthood office on Saturday, August 13.

Planned Parenthood is at 2001 E. Madison St. The Seattle Clinic Defense action starts
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Seattle's Gender Odyssey has international focus
by Anthony Greer - SGN Staff Writer

Gender Odyssey, an international conference that focuses on the interests and needs of Transgendered and gender non-conforming people, is taking place in Seattle August 5-7.

'Gender Odyssey is a conference for anyone who is interested in the thoughtful exploration of gender. T
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Suquamish Tribe votes for same sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Suquamish Tribal Council voted unanimously on August 1 to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

The Suquamish- 'the people of Chief Seattle,' as their website proudly says - has about 1,000 members. Their tribal lands are within the Port Madison Reservation in Kitsap C
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Suspicious break-in at LGBT office in Uganda
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), the African country's main LGBT rights organization, has reported that their offices were burglarized on July 30.

FARUG said acid had been used to break the locks and gain entry into the office.

Stolen items included the group's me
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Colombia to have same-sex unions within two years
Colombia's Constitutional Court on July 26 gave Congress two years to extend the rights of marriage to same-sex couples and said that if it doesn't, then same-sex civil unions will become legal anyway.

The ruling was unanimous.

'The
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Northwest News
Northwest News
SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain attractive grounds at 12 neighborhood branches this summer and fall. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. Work parties will be scheduled June through October - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, c
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

California OKs push to repeal LGBT teaching law
California officials gave the go-ahead July 25 for anti-Gay forces to begin collecting signatures for a voter referendum next June on the new law that requires public schools to teach about LGBT people's history.

Attorney General Kamala Harris titled
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Widow defends her marriage against challenges by deceased wife's parents
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced it is representing Jennifer Tobits, the widow of Sarah Ellyn Farley, whose parents are challenging the couple's marriage and seeking control of Farley's estate and death benefits provided by her employer.

This week, To
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