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Record 87% turnout predicted for King County
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Will Washington vote for Marriage Equality?
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SGN exclusive interview: Stephen Durham, openly Gay presidential candidate
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Taxes and jobs are LGBT issues, too
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Straight allies stand up
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Referendum 74: Equality and justice for all families
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Finding her religion
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HRC files complaint over anti-Obama texts
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One more reason to love Joe Biden
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Catholics for Marriage Equality holds Seattle vigil
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Grassroots to lawsuits
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Same-sex marriage harms no one
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Gay men lead the charge against Italy's rightist government
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Brits announce new HIV test
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Game-changer
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Record 87% turnout predicted for King County
Good news for Approve R-74, Jay Inslee and marijuana reform

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

King County election officials are expecting a record turnout in the election ending Tuesday, November 6, which augurs well for marriage equality and the Democratic candidate for governor, Jay Inslee.

According to King County Election
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Will Washington vote for Marriage Equality?
Approve R-74 holds solid lead in late polls

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington is poised to embrace marriage equality on November 6 by Approving Referendum 74, according to the latest poll numbers.

Polls released November 1, only five days before the election, showed very little
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SGN exclusive interview: Stephen Durham, openly Gay presidential candidate
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) says he's the only openly Gay candidate in the 2012 presidential election. This is the first time FSP has run a presidential campaign, but the organization has been around since the 1960s and started right here in Seattle. SGN caught up wi
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Taxes and jobs are LGBT issues, too
This election is about much more than marriage rights

by Mark Segal - Special to the SGN

Taxes. Can you imagine a Jew or Catholic voting for a candidate who is opposed to Catholics marrying Jews? Or interracial marriage? Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says marriage is for one man an more
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Straight allies stand up
In the fight to Approve R-74, everyone's support matters

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Remember when, not so long ago, it was Us vs. Them? Homos didn't have breeders as friends. We were free to live our 'lifestyle' any way we pleased just as long as we didn't 'shove it in their faces.' And wh
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Referendum 74: Equality and justice for all families
My name is Lee Newgent. I am an active union member and head of the King County Building and Construction Trades Council. I believe in freedom, and that includes the freedom for everyone to love who they want to love. That is why I am voting to Approve Referendum 74 in November. Surprised? You shouldn't be. I believe everyone deserves the freedo more
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Finding her religion
The Christian mother of a Gay son urges everyone to Approve R-74

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Since last June, Jeaneane Hill has spent several days per week standing on Northeast 45th Street, just outside the University of Washington entrance, spreading two clear messages: she is a Christian for
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HRC files complaint over anti-Obama texts
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has filed a complaint with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) against a Virginia-based telecommunications company, charging it with sending a number of unsolicited anti-Obama text messages.

'Stop Obama from forcing Gay marriage on the st
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One more reason to love Joe Biden
Veep speaks out for Transgender rights

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At an October 30 campaign event in Florida, Vice President Joe Biden made another unscripted statement on LGBT rights - this one in support of the Transgender community.

According to a pool reporter who was on the s
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Catholics for Marriage Equality holds Seattle vigil
Approve R-74 event at St. James Cathedral draws 150

by Leo N. Egashira - Special to the SGN

On Sunday morning, October 28, readers of The Seattle Times, The Everett Herald, and The Yakima Herald-Republic woke up to a full-page ad sponsored by Catholics for Marriage Equality Washington. (Spokane Spokesma
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Grassroots to lawsuits
How an 'army of lovers' became a gaggle of lawyers

by Abby Dees - SGN Contributing Writer

Last weekend I was the emcee at my local Pride festivities. It had been a while since I'd done anything Pride-y, so I didn't know what to expect. Historically, suburban Pride events have been more about strollers a
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Same-sex marriage harms no one
by Sid Schwab - Reprinted from The Everett Herald

I've lived my whole life in the Pacific Northwest, except for a wartime diversion to Vietnam and when I went away to get what some would call an education. At my fancy East Coast college, over half my classmates had gone to prep school, wearing tweed jackets with leather elbow
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Gay men lead the charge against Italy's rightist government
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two Gay ex-Communist politicians are leading the opposition to Italy's right-wing government.

Nichi Vendola, currently governor of Apulia province, is considered one of the favorites to become prime minister of Italy in next year's national elections. Rosario Crocetta stunned
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Brits announce new HIV test
Nanotechnology helps detect the virus at very low levels

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

British researchers have announced a new HIV test that is reportedly cheaper and more effective than previous tests.

According to an article in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the procedure can
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Game-changer
How a fan's Web site is helping make soccer LGBT-friendly

by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

'Gay soccer' stories have been coming fast and furious.

* Major League Soccer sponsors Spirit Day, encouraging players and fans to wear something purple, drawing attention to bullying and LGBT y
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