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posted Friday, August 24 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 34

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Inferno, Strokes win!
Two ECSA teams victorious at 2012 Gay Softball World Series

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

This year, the Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) sent seven teams to the 2012 Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) in Minneapolis to represent the city of Seattle, and two of them won championship titles.

The ECSA is one of th
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Jay Inslee, Democrat for Governor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

SGN spoke with Democratic candidate for governor Jay Inslee the day after a very successful fundraiser featuring Minnesota Sen. Al Franken. Inslee was even more upbeat than usual.

'We raised $40,000 in seven days,' he grinned. 'I'm very excited.'

Inslee talked
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Local Catholics talk marriage equality
Sister Grammick discusses why the faithful should be our allies
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Wednesday, August 22, about 60 local Catholics gathered at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral to hear from two longtime Catholic friends of the LGBT community, who are unequivocal supporters of marriage equalit
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When the rape debate hits home
by Mark Segal - Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News

Many years ago, my friend Jan was raped. The trauma was so great that she ended up taking her own life. This week I've watched the 'debate' about rape unfold in the news thanks to a mindless, ignorant, ideological congressman from Missouri. And do you know what? I'm angry. I'm
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Pink: the new color of money
Out & Equal's Pinknic event boosts marriage campaign, workplace awareness

by Aleksa Manila - Special to the SGN

All shades of pink from fuchsia to raspberry were certainly everywhere at Pinknic on August 18. This second annual social networking event produced by Out & Equal Seattle, committed to ending
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New Capitol Hill nightclub finishing interior
Q set to open September 8

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Q, a new Seattle nightclub featuring electronic dance music and creative cocktails located in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood (between Pike and Union at 1426 Broadway), is set to open September 8 with a preview party September 7.
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Seattle Prime Timers celebrate 20 years
Group for mature Gay men is a warm and welcoming social organization

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's chapter of Prime Timers (SPT), an organization for mature Gay men and their younger admirers, is celebrating its 20th anniversary next month. For two decades the organization has served not jus
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Fewer circumcisions means higher risk of STDs, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The decline in circumcisions means a higher risk for sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers. The report was published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

About 55% of the two million males born in the U.
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In Memoriam: Neil James Headland
Neil passed away on August 4, 2012, in Seattle from complications of liver disease. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepfather, and beloved dog. He is survived by his cat Hector, one brother in Canada, and by a group of the most wonderful friends and extended family of choice, whose love and strength carried him through his final m more
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Equality foe Chris Christie to keynote Republican convention
Fourth DOMA case appealed to Supreme Court Plaintiffs in Pedersen v. OPM hope to bypass appeals court

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review Pedersen v. OPM, one of several cases challenging the federal Defense of Marria
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Nevada hospital incident shows importance of marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Brittney Leon checked into Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas on July 20 with complications in her pregnancy. She and her domestic partner, Terri-Ann Simonelli, both assumed that Simonelli could make any medical decisions for her.

Under Nevada's constitution, only opposite-sex
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Reputed Stonewall Inn owner dies
Mobster Matty Ianniello once controlled a large swath of NYC's liquor trade

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mafia capo Matthew 'Matty the Horse' Ianniello, reportedly the owner of the Stonewall Inn and several other New York City Gay bars in the 1960s and '70s, passed away on August 15 at his home in Old
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RUSSIAN HOMOPHOBES SUE MADONNA
When Madonna performed in St Petersburg last week she ignored a local law against pro-Gay statements, distributed pink wristbands to her fans, and urged them to 'show your love and appreciation to the Gay community.'

She added: 'We want to fight for the right to be free.'
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Syphilis case shuts down LA porn industry
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Adult movie studios in Los Angeles, the center of the U.S. porn industry, have shut down for the third time in three years, after an actor was diagnosed with syphilis. The previous shutdowns, in 2010 and 2011, involved actors who tested positive for HIV.

According to porn tale
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United Church of Canada installs first Gay leader
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

An openly Gay man is now head of Canada's largest Protestant denomination.

On August 18, the United Church of Canada installed Gary Paterson of Vancouver as its new moderator - the presiding officer of the church's general council and the church's principal spokesperson. Wit
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SpongeBob is Gay, Ukrainian government says
Popular children's cartoon may be banned from national TV by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

SpongeBob SquarePants is a Gay cartoon, Ukraine's National Expert Commission for Protecting Public Morality said on August 16, and therefore it should not be allowed on Ukrainian national television.

The commission d
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LGBT sports reach the summit
Photo credit: Courtesy of Cyd Zeigler Athletic groups form coalition to promote sportsmanship, positive role models

by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

A few years ago, no one was talking about LGBT issues in sports. Now, it seems everyone is.

Se
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