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Death of Missoula bar owner remains a mystery
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Marriage equality ballot title challenged in court
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New study highlights condom use in young Gay and Bi men
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Sally Clark is first Gay City Council president - Clark speaks about her life and Gay marriage
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Righting a wrong: Customers rally behind a Gay couple who refused to accept discrimination
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R Place: Exciting changes coming for community staple
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Nat Williams, 1948-2012
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JFK makes me want to puke, Santorum says
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International Women's Day celebrates culture, action, solidarity
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Cardinal Dolan tries to paint the town red but fails
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Lesbians charged with anti-Gay hate crime
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Brits offer free HIV meds to foreigners
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Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign more than doubles
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Andrew Breitbart is dead
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Support for marriage takes a big jump in California, new poll says
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HRC's Incoming President, Chad Griffin: "This is the grandest, most exciting opportunity of my life."
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Archdiocese defends gay firing
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Santorum and the Sexual Revolution
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Emerging from Iraq: Reports of kidnapping and murder of Gay and Lesbian people
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A Bold Choice for the Largest Gay Group, the Human Rights Campaign
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Minnesota school district settles lawsuit over gay slurs
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Commentary: Gay Marine's homecoming and kissing yesterday goodbye
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Promising New Poll For Maine
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UN Human Rights Council: Landmark Report and Panel on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
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Death of Missoula bar owner remains a mystery
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Aaron Bolton drowned in Elliot Bay sometime between 11 p.m. on February 26 and 6 a.m, on February 27. The exact circumstances of his death remain a mystery, however.

Bolton owned a complex of bars in Missoula, Montana, catering to a mixed Gay and straight clientele, including the Badlander, one of Missoula's premier
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Marriage equality ballot title challenged in court
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The state attorney general's ballot title for Referendum 74 is being challenged in court by the non-partisan League of Women Voters of Washington and Parents, Families, and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG).

In a suit filed February 27 in Thurston County Superior Court
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New study highlights condom use in young Gay and Bi men
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new study by researchers at Indiana University and George Mason University provides a large-scale assessment of condom use during the most recent anal intercourse among Gay, Bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. According to the authors, findings f
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Sally Clark is first Gay City Council president - Clark speaks about her life and Gay marriage
by Kathleen Nacozy - Special to SGN

Sally Clark became the first Gay Seattle City Council president when councilmembers unanimously elected her to the position in January.

Clark is the fourth openly Gay councilmember in Seattle history. Preceding her are current councilmember Tom Rasmussen and former members S more
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Righting a wrong: Customers rally behind a Gay couple who refused to accept discrimination
by Shaun Knittel SGN Associate Editor

You might do it two or three times a week. As a member of the LGBT community, minding your own business, you stand in line at a fast food sandwich counter and wait for your turn to order. Usually this goes without a hitch. But there are those rare occasions in Seattle - be they at a resta
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R Place: Exciting changes coming for community staple
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In a four-story building at the corner of Boylston and Pine sits R Place, a bar and dance club that is a staple of the Seattle LGBT community. If those walls could talk, they would have plenty to say, I'm sure.

For over 20 years, members of the local Gay population have da
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Nat Williams, 1948-2012
Born March 9, 1948, Cincinnati, died February 1, 2012, Seattle.

Preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel Williams, Sr., and older brother, Freddy.

Survivors are his companion for life Bill Mallow, his son Nathaniel Mcilvane Williams III, and wife Fiona, his mother Wilhelmina Bowman Williams, and siblings Phillip,
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JFK makes me want to puke, Santorum says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Listening to John F. Kennedy's famous speech on the separation of church and state makes him want to 'throw up,' Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told ABC-TV host George Stephanopoulos on February 26.

'It makes you throw up?' an incredulous Stephanopoulos asked.
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International Women's Day celebrates culture, action, solidarity
by Tina Gianoulis - Special to the SGN

Rising out of the strikes and protests of the early 20th century labor movement, International Women's Day (IWD) began as a day of recognition of women's work and contributions to society. As early as World War I, IWD also became a rallying point for women working for peace. First declared a
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Cardinal Dolan tries to paint the town red but fails
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, was denied the honor of having the Empire State Building lit red to commemorate his elevation to the rank of cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.

Dolan had to settle for lights on the as-yet-unfinished One World Trade Center 'Freedom
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Lesbians charged with anti-Gay hate crime
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Three Lesbians have been charged with a hate crime in the beating of a Gay man in Boston.

Erika Stroud, her sister Felicia Stroud, and Lydia Sanford, reportedly the domestic partner of one of the Stroud sisters, allegedly punched and kicked the man in a subway station after his
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Brits offer free HIV meds to foreigners
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The British government announced on February 27 that it would offer free HIV treatment to foreign nationals living in England. The move brings England into line with Scotland and Wales, which already offer free treatment to HIV-positive foreigners.

British citizens and permanent res
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Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign more than doubles
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Freedom to Marry announced February 29 that in less than six weeks, its Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign has more than doubled from 80 to 175 participating mayors. In addition, Freedom to Marry released a video of 13 mayors talking about why they've joined the campaign and why marr
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Andrew Breitbart is dead
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart is dead, his lawyer announced on March 1. He was 43, and died of unspecified natural causes.

'Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles,' the attorney's statement read.

'W
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Support for marriage takes a big jump in California, new poll says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new Field Poll released on February 29 shows a big jump in support for marriage equality among California voters.

Californians now favor marriage equality by a 25-point margin, with 59% in favor to a mere 34% opposed, In 2010 polling the margin was only nine points, with a s
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HRC's Incoming President, Chad Griffin: "This is the grandest, most exciting opportunity of my life."
Posted by Chris Geidner
March 2, 2012 12:39 PM | Permalink

On his way to the airport to return to Los Angeles from DC, the incoming president of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin, spoke with Metro Weekly about today's news.

DLB-CHG-DADT.jpg"To me, this is the grandest, most exciting opportunity of m
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Archdiocese defends gay firing
Catholic Church Archdiocese not only religious institution that places strictures on public behavior of employees.

KEEP THE FAITH > TIM TOWNSEND

Al Fischer, a music teacher at St. Ann Catholic School in Normandy was fired in February, 2012, after word got out that he planned to marry his male partner
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Santorum and the Sexual Revolution
By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
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Emerging from Iraq: Reports of kidnapping and murder of Gay and Lesbian people
By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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A Bold Choice for the Largest Gay Group, the Human Rights Campaign
By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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Minnesota school district settles lawsuit over gay slurs
By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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Commentary: Gay Marine's homecoming and kissing yesterday goodbye
By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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Promising New Poll For Maine
By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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UN Human Rights Council: Landmark Report and Panel on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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By CHARLES M. BLOW

Rick Santorum wants to bring sexy back ... to the 1950s, when he was born.

That is because Santorum seems to have an unhealthy fixation with, and passionate disdain for, the 1960s and the sexual freedoms that followed.

To fully understand Santorum's strident rejection of the 196
more
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