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Scottish government promises marriage equality by 2015
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SGN exclusive interview:
Heather Carter, winner of Champions for Change award

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Approve R-74 leads in polls, but it's not a slam dunk
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Gay Men's Health Summit:
Resiliency and activism

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'Hunger Games' forum explores LGBT youth homelessness
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In Memoriam: Scott Kalina (1977-2012)
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In Memoriam: Todd Robinson
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Zach Silk talks money at Approve R-74 center
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Chick-fil-A sandwiches become a political statement
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Remembering Sally Ride, the first Lesbian in space
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Aleksa Manila marches on Washington
Seattle drag celeb does DC, joins Wyclef Jean onstage

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Advocates launch TV spot about why marriage matters
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Historic: Uniformed servicemembers march in San Diego Pride parade
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Time to end the AIDS epidemic
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Obama administration will end ADAP waiting lists
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Openly Gay Olympic athletes still a small minority
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BREAKING NEWS
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Feds extend health coverage to children of same-sex partners
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Drug-resistant HIV strains increasing in Africa, study finds
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Theological slugfest in Peru: pope vs. university
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Amazons Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage
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Sally Ride: One big step for humankind
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Prop 8 Architect Set to Take the Helm of San Francisco Archdiocese
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Scottish government promises marriage equality by 2015
Glasgow archbishop opposed; insults dead Gay official

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Scottish government announced July 25 that it would introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, with marriages beginning by January 2015.

The Scottish Nationalist Party, which is proposing the legislation, controls 67 votes out of 129
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SGN exclusive interview:
Heather Carter, winner of Champions for Change award

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Heather Carter describes herself as a 'humble' person.

Even when speaking to SGN about her trip to the White House to receive a Champions for Change award honoring her suicide prevention work with LGBT youth, she is quick to give credit to others.

Carter was the
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Approve R-74 leads in polls, but it's not a slam dunk
Seattle-area edge is huge, opposition strong elsewhere

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two new polls show more Washington voters would approve Referendum 74 than would reject it, but there is not yet enough of a lead to assure victory for marriage equality.

A SurveyUSA poll released July 18
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Gay Men's Health Summit:
Resiliency and activism

by Aleks Martin - Special to the SGN

The 2012 Gay Men's Health Summit was held July 20-21 in Washington, D.C., at George Washington University's Marvin Center. More than 40 workshops and presentations from various activists, educators, advocates, and health professionals from across the country were offered. D.C.'s Christopher Dy more
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'Hunger Games' forum explores LGBT youth homelessness
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

About 50 people gathered July 25 at Southside Commons for 'Welcome to the Hunger Games,' a forum on homelessness among Seattle-area LGBT youth. The event was hosted by LGBTQ Allyship as part of its ongoing discussion series, Queerly Classified.

It's estimated that 40% of hom
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In Memoriam: Scott Kalina (1977-2012)
Beloved son and a dear friend to many, Scott passed away suddenly and all too soon. Scott leaves behind his father (Ron), stepmother (Judy), aunts, uncles, cousins, and a large community of friends. We will miss his infectious smile, his warm heart, his kindness, and the loving care that he showered upon his family and friends. A celebration of more
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In Memoriam: Todd Robinson
Royal Todd Robinson, 51, son of Roy A. Robinson and Doris Christensen, died peacefully on July 15, 2012, surrounded by his family after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.

Todd was born in Everett, grew up in Woodinville, and graduated from Bothell High School.

He spent his early years in the Los Angeles
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Zach Silk talks money at Approve R-74 center
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On July 19, Washington United for Marriage's Approve R-74 Action Center held its formal grand opening on Capitol Hill. About 50 people gathered at the center to celebrate and learn more about how they could help the campaign to keep marriage equality in Washington state in November.

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Chick-fil-A sandwiches become a political statement
Atlanta-based chain draws criticism, support for anti-Gay comments

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Chick-fil-A does not support same-sex marriage. The fast-food chain has made that abundantly clear. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press recently that the company was 'guilty as charged' fo
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Remembering Sally Ride, the first Lesbian in space
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman to travel into space, died July 23 at the age of 61.

Outside of her family, closest friends, and her doctors, very few knew she had been battling pancreatic cancer for the past 17 months.

Outside of that same small circle, very
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Aleksa Manila marches on Washington
Seattle drag celeb does DC, joins Wyclef Jean onstage

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

'Keep the Promise!' was the theme of the 2012 AIDS March on Washington, which took place July 22 and attracted more than 2,000 participants. Among them was Seattle drag star Aleksa Manila.

The event coincided with the 19th International AIDS Conference and the 2012 Gay Men's
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Advocates launch TV spot about why marriage matters
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Pride Foundation, the nonprofit, Seattle-based community foundation, which has led an ongoing public education campaign on why marriage matters to all loving and committed couples, has unveiled a new statewide TV ad that will debut during the opening ceremony of the Olympics, focused on
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Historic: Uniformed servicemembers march in San Diego Pride parade
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On July 21, for the first time in our nation's history, members of the U.S. military marched in a Gay Pride parade in uniform.

Led by a Marine sergeant wearing her dress blues and bearing the American flag aloft, several hundred servicemembers marched through the street
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Time to end the AIDS epidemic
by Paul Kawata - Special to the SGN

The last time I was arrested was in May of 1987. The International AIDS Conference was happening in D.C., and ACT UP challenged all the conference officials (of which I was one) to get arrested. This was not my first arrest - that happened in 1985 in front of the South African embassy, to pro
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Obama administration will end ADAP waiting lists
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced new grants by the Obama administration intended to eliminate waiting lists for life-saving HIV drugs and medical care.

In a July 19 statement, HHS said nearly $80 million would be made available through
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Openly Gay Olympic athletes still a small minority
Number rises from 11 four years ago to 20 this year

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are officially open, with more than 10,000 athletes from 204 countries participating. Twenty of those elite competitors are openly Lesbian or Gay. This may seem like very few - and it
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Feds extend health coverage to children of same-sex partners
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Federal employees in same-sex relationships will be able to enroll their partners' children in the federal health insurance plan under new rules published July 20 by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

The OPM is the federal government's human resources department, and
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Drug-resistant HIV strains increasing in Africa, study finds
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Drug-resistant HIV strains have been increasing over the last decade in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal.

Researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and University College London (UCL) found the most rapid increase in
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Theological slugfest in Peru: pope vs. university
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican has ordered one of Latin America's most prestigious universities to stop calling itself a Catholic school.

The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) has 'gravely prejudiced the interests of the Church,' the Vatican said in a July 21 statement, and must drop t
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Amazons Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have agreed to donate $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State, instantly becoming among the largest financial backers of gay marriage rights in the country.

With the gift, the coupl
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Sally Ride: One big step for humankind
Astronaut is a trailblazer for the gay community, even after her death

By Tracy Baim

It's hard to be courageous after you have died, but pioneering U.S. astronaut Sally Ride managed this with her posthumous coming out as being partnered with a woman for 27 years.

The news that Ride di
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Prop 8 Architect Set to Take the Helm of San Francisco Archdiocese
Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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Bishop Cordileone was a leading voice in the campaign to strip committed same-sex couples in California of marriage equality

Washington - Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the leading architects in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California, has been named the new Archbis
more
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