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posted Friday, December 28, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 52

Section One

Fiscal cliff-diving - What the budget crisis means for the LGBT community
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Relax. But only a little.

The country is not going to do a Thelma and Louise over the 'fiscal cliff' even if Congress fails to reach a compromise solution by January 1. Nevertheless, real people in the LGBT community will suffer real harm if the federal government does not resolve its budget crisis in a balanced and equ
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New funding announced to address poverty in LGBT community
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Pride Foundation has been awarded a grant of $400,000 over four years by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The foundation will re-grant the funds through a special Request for Proposals (RFP) process to nonprofit organizations that propose innovative approaches to addres
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'Love has prevailed'
The day marriage equality became real

by Sally Bagshaw - Seattle City Council

Sunday, December 9, 2012, was an emotionally charged day for me.

Inside, City Hall was decked with flowers, platforms were raised for individual ceremonies, and beautifully crafted backdrops hung from the cei
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Pope should practice what he preaches
by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

There are a lot of things that threaten world peace: The ready availability of assault rifles. The military-industrial complex. Terrorism. Chemical weapons. Nuclear arms. Global warming. Religious intolerance. Greed. Power-hungry dictators. The war on drugs. Vast economic inequali
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The top local news of 2012
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

There's no denying it - this was a year that the LGBT community will long remember. Here is a look back at the top people and events in Washington state that made headlines in 2012:

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BECOMES REALITY
In December, legal same-sex ceremonies
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Holiday Calendar

FAMILY FUN

Gingerbread Village, the 20th annual benefit for the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, through Jan. 1. Seattles top ar more
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Stay safe - Violent crime is a growing problem for Seattle's LGBT community
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle is a city of neighborhoods. People tend to live, shop, play, and work all in the same neighborhood. So when a crime happens in White Center, it's not too surprising that its effects aren't always felt in the Gay community, whose focus is typically Capitol Hill (and more recently, We
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Marriage equality pioneer dies
Richard Adams tried to marry his partner in 1975

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Richard Adams, who fought for his same-sex marriage to be recognized for four decades, has died, his attorney, Lavi Soloway, said Sunday. Adams passed away December 17 at his home in Hollywood after a brief illness. He w
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Churches at odds in Texas
State's highest court to decide between pro- and anti-Gay Anglican factions

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Texas Supreme Court will decide who owns 52 Fort Worth-area Episcopal Church properties valued at more than $100 million.

Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth, a theological conserva
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The top LGBT news stories of 2012
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The weight of the world got a little lighter for us all in 2012. For the first time in a long time - maybe its just really, for the first time - LGBT wasn't some sort of acronym for a leper colony on the outskirts of the Village. Now, I'm not going to go all out and declare 'Mission Accomp
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Discrimination persists in Maryland
Marry Gay couples or don't marry anyone, court clerks told

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Gay and Lesbian couples begin to marry in Maryland on January 2, county clerks who object to marrying same-sex couples will cease to marry anyone, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.

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Not a banner, but an historic LGBT year
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Do you appreciate the watershed moment in LGBT history we are witnessing? If any of you doubt that we are living in historic times for LGBT equality, just note what you're about to witness in the next few weeks and months. The first president of the United States of America who campaigned
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A win in Wisconsin - Appeals court upholds domestic partner benefits
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has upheld as constitutional the state's domestic partner registry, despite a state constitutional amendment that bans marriage equality.

In a ruling handed down December 21, affirming a lower court decision that the law does not violate the amendment, the court stated that 'it would take pages to l
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MUSEUM OF HISTORY & INDUSTRY (MOHAI) - GRAND OPENING AT LAKE UNION PARK
On Saturday, December 29, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., be among the first to step inside the dazzling new MOHAI at Lake Union Park (860 Terry Ave. N., Terry Ave. N. & Valley St., take the South Lake Union Streetcar from 5th & Stewart St. to MOHAI) at this community-wide celebration!

The new be
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No goodwill toward Gay men
Baltimore man beaten on Christmas Eve in apparent hate crime

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Kenneth Shaw of Baltimore, Maryland, was admitted to the emergency room on Christmas Eve after an alleged anti-Gay hate crime.

Shaw said he was on his way home from a neighborhood store when
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Bad pope, no flowers
Dutch official criticizes Benedict XVI over marriage comments

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Why can Romeo marry Juliet but not Julius?' Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans asked on December 22.

Speaking to reporters, Timmermans criticized Pope Benedict XVI for the pontiff's statemen
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Mexico repeals ban on Gay blood donors
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new public health rule has gone into effect in Mexico, doing away with the previous ban on blood donations from Gay and Bi men, according to blogger Andres Duque.

Duque, who writes on the site Blabbeando, picked up reports of the new health rules from the Mexican blog Animal
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Statement by Seattle City Council Member Nick Licata on the City Hall marriage ceremonies
'I was so impressed with how well-organized it was. The council actually had nothing to do with it; it came through the mayor's office. The mayor's office deserves kudos for having not just a great event, but an extraordinary event, and one that as far as I can tell is the most unique in the nation. I don't think any other city in this country more
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Lambda Legal named top LGBT nonprofit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal has been named the No. 1 LGBT organization by GuideStar, a watchdog group that reviews the practices of nonprofits.

'I am very proud of the amazing talent and leadership of the Lambda Legal staff, board, and volunteers that has resulted in this top ranking from ou
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