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Marching for marriage
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63 former priests confront Catholic bishops over R-74
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Reaching the unreached on marriage equality
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Why I'm a straight ally for equality
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Santorum visit energizes opposition
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Justice Sanders voted no on marriage equality
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Study finds HIV death rate falling
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LPAC gives Tammy Baldwin $50k
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Less religion
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Cubs in revolt
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Coming out in the Age of Twitter
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Gay TV characters on the rise
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Malaysian Trans women told to dress as men
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Jesse's Journal: San Francisco: the real naked city
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A 'Dream' fulfilled
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Who's a maricón?
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BREAKING NEWS
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Court upholds Ala. act banning same-sex marriage
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Anti-gay-marriage ad misleading, mostly false
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Rock The Vote - VIDEO
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Marching for marriage
Hundreds join to spread the message: Approve R-74

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Saturday, October 6, at least 250 people took to the streets of Seattle in an effort to raise awareness of Washington's marriage equality battle and the campaign to Approve Referendum 74. The march, with rallies before and afterward, was sponsored by Soci
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63 former priests confront Catholic bishops over R-74
Former priests say marriage rights do not infringe on church

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As SGN goes to press, 63 former Roman Catholic priests have endorsed Referendum 74, supporting equal marriage rights for Gay and Lesbian couples. The priests remain observant Catholics and all are reportedly
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Reaching the unreached on marriage equality
Many have still not heard the Approve R-74 message, especially in minority communities. This must change.

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On October 10 I served as moderator for a panel on marriage equality in the Asian American community, held at North Seattle Community College. I was asked t
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Why I'm a straight ally for equality
by Wendy Wartes - Special to the SGN

'Why do straight allies work hard on equality issues?' That was the question put to me by George Bakan when he saw me last weekend walking with others in the Phinney neighborhood for marriage equality. I can only answer for myself, as my story isn't typical.

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Santorum visit energizes opposition
Seattle residents, elected officials plan final weeks of campaign

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

As opponents of the freedom to marry welcomed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum to two marquee fundraising events in Washington state this week, LGBTQ and Allied community members did not lay out the
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Justice Sanders voted no on marriage equality
Anti-LGBT judicial candidate Richard Sanders is a walking contradiction

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Few candidates offer political writers such interesting material as Richard Sanders, a former Washington Supreme Court justice who is now once again a candidate for a seat on the high court.

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Study finds HIV death rate falling
Despite improvement, African Americans still at highest risk

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

HIV death rates have declined significantly since the introduction of new antiretroviral drugs, but they remain disproportionately high for African Americans, according to a new study published in the Archives of
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LPAC gives Tammy Baldwin $50k
Wisconsin candidate would be first out Lesbian U.S. Senator

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Wisconsin's Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, Tammy Baldwin, has received some help from the new Lesbian political action committee, LPAC, in the form of a $50,000 matching grant.

LPAC announced
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Less religion
A new survey shows Americans becoming more secular

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new survey by the Pew Research Center Forum on Religion & Public Life shows that the number of Americans who do not identify with any particular religion continues to grow by about 1% per year.

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Cubs in revolt
MA Cub Scout pack rejects BSA's anti-Gay policy

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Cub Scout pack in Beverly, Massachusetts, has publicly broken with the Boy Scouts of America policy against Gay Scouts and Scout leaders.

'We have been and will always be open and affirming, and will nev
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Coming out in the Age of Twitter
Or, what Sam Champion's Gay wedding means for LGBT rights

by Abby Dees - SGN Contributing Writer

This morning I awoke to the earth-shaking news that Sam Champion of Good Morning America fame is getting married to his longtime boyfriend - and yes, they look great together. I can hardly keep count of all th
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Gay TV characters on the rise
GLAAD survey finds this season is the most LGBT-inclusive ever

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

If you think TV is becoming more Gay, you're not mistaken. The number of LGBT characters on scripted broadcast network television is at its highest-ever level in the new fall season, according to the G
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Malaysian Trans women told to dress as men
Court rules that as Muslims, they must obey religious law

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Malaysian court has ruled against four Transgender women who challenged the law that forbids them from dressing in women's clothes.

Although unsuccessful, lawyers said it was the first known eff
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Jesse's Journal: San Francisco: the real naked city
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The City of San Francisco, ahead of its time in so many ways, is the most liberal place in America with regard to public nudity. Being naked in public is allowed there as long as there is no 'sexual intent' or 'sexual gratification' involved - in other words, simply being nude is
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A 'Dream' fulfilled
Boeing's new 787 takes air travel to new heights

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The first-ever Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport took off October 2, but not before encountering a few bumps on the road. All Nippon Airways (ANA), a Japanese airline with a current
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Who's a maricón?
Right-wing blog rallies to Escobar's defense after eyeblack stunt

by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

A few weeks ago I was sitting around trying to think of something cool and hilarious to do and I came up with the idea of writing 'You are a faggot' in grammatically incorrect Spanish on my face.
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Court upholds Ala. act banning same-sex marriage
By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - An appeals court ruled Friday that a Mobile County woman can't adopt her female partner's child because of Alabama's law defining marriage as being between a man and woman.

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that Cari Searcy can't adopt her partner's chil
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Anti-gay-marriage ad misleading, mostly false
By Michael Shepherd

Protect Marriage Maine, the coalition opposing same-sex marriage, bases this ad in part on an interpretation of a state law passed in 2004 to allow gay couples to register as domestic partners. The ad says the law allowed rights that married couples have in "virtually all" circumstances.

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