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Boeing challenges marriage equality
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Obama marks World AIDS Day
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Make it official: Seattle City Hall to open for free weddings on Dec. 9
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No more Mr. Nice Bigot
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Ex-Gay no more
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Holiday Calendar
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Invite some friends to your wedding
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Don't fuck with Madonna!
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'Friends don't let friends bully'
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The stubborn stigma of HIV/AIDS
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HIV infections on rise in Russia
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Winter weather awareness
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Cocktail Chatter: The hair down there
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Republican State Rep. Mike Fleck: Im Gay
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Boeing challenges marriage equality
No pension benefits for same-sex spouses, company says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In the first challenge to the state's Marriage Equality Act since voters approved it on Election Day, Boeing told union representatives on November 21 that it would deny pension survivor benefits to same-sex spouses.

On November 29, Bo
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Obama marks World AIDS Day
President calls for 'shared responsibility' to create an AIDS-free generation

The following is President Barack Obama's official statement proclaiming World AIDS Day, December 1.

On World AIDS Day, more than 30 years after the first cases of this tragic illness were reported, we join the global com
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Make it official: Seattle City Hall to open for free weddings on Dec. 9
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is opening Seattle City Hall's grand lobby to all couples who want to marry on December 9, the first day same-sex partners will be able to do so. A big reception at the Paramount Theatre will also take place that day. The wedding ceremonies and the reception both a
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No more Mr. Nice Bigot
Anti-Gay leader calls for a harder line after Nov. 6 defeat

by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

Remember that old saying about trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results being the definition of insanity? Well, if that saying is true, then I've got a live one for you. more
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Ex-Gay no more
The walls are closing in on the 'reparative therapy' industry

by Wayne Besen - The Huffington Post

In 1998, 15 religious-right organizations launched a huge advertising campaign to promote 'Pray Away the Gay' programs. Anti-Gay activist Robert Knight called the 'Truth in Love' campaign the 'Normandy lan
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by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Weddings often involve scores of people working on hundreds of details. Any one of them could go wrong and set off a cascade effect that spoils what otherwise would have been a magical day.

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Don't fuck with Madonna!
A Russian hate group learns the hard way

by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

Do not fuck with Madonna.

Not many court opinions can be summarized in five words, but when it comes to a favorable ruling for Madonna after a right-wing group in Russia sued her for not hating Gay people,
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'Friends don't let friends bully'
Free2Luv honored as 2012 top-rated nonprofit

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The anti-bullying group Free2Luv announced November 26 that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

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The stubborn stigma of HIV/AIDS
Public misperceptions hamper prevention and treatment efforts

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

About 34 million people worldwide are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and 25 million more have died from it. While there's no vaccine, cocktails of powerful antiviral drugs called antire
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HIV infections on rise in Russia
Gay men account for few new cases

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Russian health officials are reporting a huge jump in HIV infections in the first 10 months of 2012.

Some 200 Russians now contract HIV every day - a 12.5% rate of new infections, Vadim Pokrovsky, director of Russia's Fe
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Winter weather awareness
Safety tips for vehicle owners

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

People always talk about the weather. I think that's because it's an easy subject to talk about. Take today (November 14), for instance. As I was walking up Madison from 18th toward Capitol Hill I couldn't help but think, 'It's not to
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Cocktail Chatter: The hair down there
by Ed Sikov - SGN Contributing Writer

Hairy navels make my mouth water. I'm referring to guys' belly buttons here, not the cocktail. (I'll get around to that in a minute.) I'd go so far as to say that a hairy navel is my favorite part of the male anatomy. My fascination with fuzzy abs far exceeds my interest in more obvious e
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Republican State Rep. Mike Fleck: Im Gay
Written by Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor

State Rep. Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon) publicly acknowledged Saturday that he is gay, making him the first openly gay lawmaker in Pa. and the only currently sitting openly gay Republican state legislator in the entire country.

In a deeply personal story by the Huntingdo
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Hip-hop artist makes waves with song attacking homophobia
Macklemore is a hip-hop artist made famous for challenging the norms. His biggest hit right now is about the second-hand shops where he buys clothes. But he's also become famous for another song he released recently, Same Love, which promotes acceptance of same-sex marriage.

Macklemore is an unlikely rapper: hes from the Pacific No
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EXHIBITION SOFTBALL GAME
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On Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. (the field opens at 1 p.m.) at the Bobby Morris Playfield at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11t more

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