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Friday, December 21, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 51

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Thurston County judge refuses to marry same-sex couples
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Don't kill Gays, Uganda's president says
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The race is on! - Ed Murray kick-starts his 2013 mayoral campaign with massive fundraising
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A holiday wish for ENDA progress
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After marriage equality, what?
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Holiday Calendar
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Singing for SOSea - Community celebrates with local talent singing songs of the holiday
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Overwhelming support for LGBT rights, Gallup poll shows
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Manhunt in Times Square
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'All women should be protected'
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God's word: Gay is good!
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Split decision in Montana
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LGBT community loses key ally
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Huge crowds march in France to demand marriage equality
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Chasing Sandy - Transgender athlete circles Manhattan for LGBT teen center
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Jesse's Journal: Promiscuous Travelers
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BREAKING NEWS
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Closing in on a cure - Seattle-based researcher among four new Krim Fellows
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'Tis the season for the 'War on Christmas'
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'Tis the season for the 'War on Christmas'
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Thurston County judge refuses to marry same-sex couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor has notified court personnel that he will not marry same-sex couples. Tabor's judicial assistant, Kristal Rowland, confirmed this to SGN on December 20.

According to a Thurston County employee who asked not to be identified by name, the judge made his position known at
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Don't kill Gays, Uganda's president says
Notorious 'Anti-Homosexuality Bill' faces uncertain future

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda, has said Gay people 'should not be killed or persecuted,' as the country continues to debate the highly controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

While recently s
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The race is on! - Ed Murray kick-starts his 2013 mayoral campaign with massive fundraising
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

State Senator Ed Murray, who announced his intention to run for mayor of Seattle on December 5, has jumped out to an early lead in fundraising.

As a sitting senator, Murray may not raise money while the state legislature is in session, but he managed to bring in a whopping $12
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A holiday wish for ENDA progress
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Usually just before Christmas, columnists wax poetic about the holidays or what religion means to humanity, but let's talk ENDA and the possibility of an executive order on nondiscrimination by President Obama until Congress passes such legislation. Oh, and for good measure, let's add in more
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After marriage equality, what?
To sustain momentum, our community must decide its next steps

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

We are not a single-issue movement. That has been a fact (and mantra) of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. However, with the historic November 6 win for marriage equality at the ballot box this y
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Holiday Calendar

FAMILY FUN

Argosy Christmas Ship Festival, a Northwest tradition since 1949, through Dec. 23. The Argosy Christmas Ship (accompanied by festive Parade Boats) s more

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Singing for SOSea - Community celebrates with local talent singing songs of the holiday
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On December 19, singers from the local LGBTQ and Allied communities came together to raise money for Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea), a social justice nonprofit. The event, held at Neighbours Seattle, was the organization's first annual holiday concert, raising over $300 for the SOSea o
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Overwhelming support for LGBT rights, Gallup poll shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More results from a November Gallup poll on LGBT rights show a large majority of Americans favor equal rights for their LGBT neighbors.

Numbers released by Gallup on December 6 showed that nearly two-thirds of respondents believed that anti-Gay bias was a 'serious' problem in
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Manhunt in Times Square
Hookup site brings Gay erotica to the world's most famous intersection

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gay hookup site Manhunt is making another splash this week, with three sexy billboard ads in New York City's Times Square. The Gay social media giant is advertising its new mobile campaign. more
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'All women should be protected'
Murray, Cantwell challenge Republican women on VAWA

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington's Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell were among 12 female U.S. senators, all Democrats, who sent a letter this week to Republican women in the House of Representatives, urging them to reauthorize the Violence A
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God's word: Gay is good!
New 'Queen James' Bible makes holy writ LGBT-friendly

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In an effort to resolve 'longstanding interpretive ambiguity in key Bible passages regarding homosexuality,' a new version of the classic King James Bible, dubbed The Queen James Bible, is laying claim to be the
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Split decision in Montana
Court rejects DP benefits; Helena bans anti-Gay discrimination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Montana's highest court rejected a suit on December 17 to guarantee domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples, but the next day Helena's City Council unanimously passed a measure banning discrimination again
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LGBT community loses key ally
Sen. Daniel Inouye opposed DOMA, co-sponsored ENDA

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, one of the longest-serving U.S. lawmakers in history, died on December 17. He was 88.

Inouye had continuously represented Hawaii in Congress since it became a state in 19
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Huge crowds march in France to demand marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Huge crowds marched in most French cities on December 15, demanding that President Francois Hollande make good on his campaign promise to legalize Gay and Lesbian marriages.

The demonstrations were a response to concerns that Hollande's Socialist government might back down in
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Chasing Sandy - Transgender athlete circles Manhattan for LGBT teen center
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

These days, if you can run, you can raise funds. Every weekend, it seems, there are marathons to cure breast cancer, build schools in impoverished African villages, and do just about every other good deed imaginable. Fundraising races are often impressive affairs, with corporate sponsors, wat
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Jesse's Journal: Promiscuous Travelers
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

In 1999 the Gay politics and lifestyle magazine The Guide published an article titled 'Postcards From Around the World,' which celebrated Gay men as the world's sexual adventurers. 'More than serially coupled heterosexuals or long-mating Lesbians, Gay males are the free rad
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The cost of complacency - HIV still increasing among young Gay and Bi men, CDC says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New HIV infections continue to increase at an alarming rate among young Gay and Bi men, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report released December 19. The report on HIV incidence includes numbers through 2010.

According to the CDC, new infections amo
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BREAKING NEWS!

Closing in on a cure - Seattle-based researcher among four new Krim Fellows
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On December 13, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) announced its sixth round of Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research. Each of the four $125,000 grants is designed to support the work of young HIV/AIDS researchers working on projects ranging from cure researc
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'Tis the season for the 'War on Christmas'
Fox News celebrates its own holiday tradition

by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

December is upon us, dear readers. Halls are being decked, Gay apparel is being donned, people are striking harps and joining choruses, and a certain jolly bear of a man is making a list and checking it twice. Th
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