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Getting same-sex-married in Washington
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Another LGBT first for Washington state
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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012
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'Kill the Gays' bill revived in Uganda
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Magic time in D.C.
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Getting what you deserve
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Patty Murray to chair Senate Budget Committee
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R-74 approved! Now what?
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Youth demonstrate the power of gender and fierceness
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Communities of Color celebrate marriage equality
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Return to sender
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Arizona gets one right
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No mercy - After election, Catholic bishops double down on anti-equality stance
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Jesse's Journal: Queer youth need your help
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Ask Dr. J: Is home HIV testing right for you?
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Anti-gay marriage marchers take to streets in France
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FRANCE: Topless 'Nuns' Clash With Anti-Gay Marriage Catholic Protesters
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Getting same-sex-married in Washington
Our no-bullshit guide to tying the knot

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Well, our long struggle has finally ended. We've won marriage equality in Washington state. Now, many in our community are surely wondering how, exactly, they should go about getting hitched. Here's a brief guide, based on our own interviews and research, to the who/wha
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Another LGBT first for Washington state
Openly Gay Sen. Ed Murray elected majority leader

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington State Sen. Ed Murray (D-43) was elected Senate majority leader by his Democratic colleagues on November 13, succeeding retiring Sen. Lisa Brown (D-3).

According to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fun
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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 20, Washingtonians will observe the 14th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR is a day to memorialize those whose lives were lost due to anti-Transgender fear, bigotry, and hatred. Around the world, communities plan vigils to remember those who h
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'Kill the Gays' bill revived in Uganda
Controversial law will pass by December 31, officials say

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Uganda's parliament will pass the infamous 'Kill the Gays' bill by the end of this year, a top official vowed on November 12.

Parliamentary Speaker Rebecca Kadaga told the Associated Press that Ug more
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Magic time in D.C.
Let's not miss our best opportunity to pass ENDA

by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

It's 'magic season' in Washington, D.C., but most of our LGBT media, bloggers, and lobbyists (such as the Human Rights Campaign) are not feeling that magic. Most are tripping over themselves to tell the Obama administ
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Getting what you deserve
Health insurance and pensions after you get married

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Washington state voters approved Referendum 74, they intended to give loving, committed Gay and Lesbian couples all the rights that opposite-sex spouses enjoy, including the ability to provide health care and a secure
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Patty Murray to chair Senate Budget Committee
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington state - now stepping down from a triumphant term as chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee - will chair the Senate's powerful Budget Committee beginning in January.

The current Budget chair, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) did not
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R-74 approved! Now what?
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

November 6, 2012, will go down in history as a day when landmark progress was made for LGBTQ Americans. Voters in Washington, Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota all took a stand in support of marriage equality. There's no two ways about it - Election Day 2012 was the biggest win the LGBTQ co
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Youth demonstrate the power of gender and fierceness
by Luzviminda 'Lulu' Carpenter - Special to the SGN

On the evening of Friday, November 9, genderqueer and fierce youth, young adults, and adult allies brought noise and joy to All Pilgrims Church on Broadway. The air was fraught with the possibilities of another world being ushered in. That Friday represented what the next ge
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Communities of Color celebrate marriage equality
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 13, community members from a cross-section of the Washington state LGBTQ and Allied communities attended a Communities of Color Approve R-74 celebration at Washington Hall (153 14th Ave.).

The event was a collaboration between the American Civil Liberties Unio
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Return to sender
UPS' charitable arm defunds Boy Scouts

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The UPS Foundation announced November 12 that it would no longer fund the Boy Scouts of America because of the BSA's anti-Gay policy.

'The UPS Foundation seeks to support organizations that are in alignment with our
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Arizona gets one right
Kyrsten Sinema elected first openly Bisexual member of Congress

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema became the first open Bisexual to be elected to Congress when all the votes were counted in a tight race to represent Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District.

Sinema l
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No mercy - After election, Catholic bishops double down on anti-equality stance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

One week to the day after voters in four states embraced marriage equality, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) doubled down on its opposition to Gay and Lesbian marriages.

As the bishops met at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore on November 13, pro-equalit
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Jesse's Journal: Queer youth need your help
The Ali Forney Center and Hurricane Sandy

by Jesse Monteagudo - Special to the SGN

Hurricane Sandy was arguably the most destructive Atlantic storm since Katrina. Its impact on the eastern United States, Canada, and the Caribbean will be felt for a long time to come. Though self-appointed guardians of m
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Ask Dr. J: Is home HIV testing right for you?
by Dr. Joanne Stekler - Special to the SGN

This article is part of a series focusing on HIV and other STD prevention and care topics for Gay/Bisexual men and Transgender individuals in Seattle and King County.

You've heard me mention clinics and other places in Seattle where you can get tested for HIV. But
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Anti-gay marriage marchers take to streets in France
Organization behind demonstrations claims Socialist government's reforms would threaten 'major and dangerous upheaval'

By GĂ©rard Bon

Tens of thousands of people, joined by Catholic church leaders, marched in cities across France on Saturday to protest against government plans to legalize same-sex ma
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FRANCE: Topless 'Nuns' Clash With Anti-Gay Marriage Catholic Protesters
Dressed (somewhat) as nuns, today the Ukraine-based feminist group FEMEN staged a topless counter-protest of an anti-gay marriage march in Paris, where they were attacked by Catholic activists who the 'nuns' sprayed with powdered 'sperm' while chanting slogans such as 'In Gay We Trust.'

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