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posted Friday, January 18, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 3

Section One

Inslee: 'We should all be proud'
New governor hails marriage equality, says 'first priority' is jobs

Here are some excerpts from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's inaugural address, delivered January 16 in Olympia.

Our world is changing faster and more dramatically than ever before. 'Once-in-a-lifetime' events now seem to happen with startling regularity.

We've se
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Long may they reign - Mr. and Miss Gay Seattle 2013 crowned
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On January 12, Josue Henriquez and Isabella De La Rosa were officially crowned Mr. and Miss Gay Seattle, respectively, at the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle's annual Mr. and Miss Gay Seattle Pageant, held at Neighbours (1509 Broadway).

Last year's winners, Alexande
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Reforming the SPD - Tina Podlodowski appointed to Community Police Commission
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former Seattle City Council member Tina Podlodowski, a Lesbian who also once headed Lifelong AIDS Alliance, has been appointed to the special commission created by Mayor Mike McGinn to direct changes in the Seattle Police Department in the wake of a severely critical evaluation of SPD practic
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Boeing rejects latest union offer - SPEEA still insists on equal benefits for same-sex spouses
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

SPEEA, the union that represents Boeing's engineers and technical workers, has proposed to end tortuous contract negotiations with the company by extending its current contract for four years.

Union officials presented what they described as their 'best and final' offer at talks
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Larry Peter Oakland
March 24, 1941 - December 29, 2012

Larry was born to Evelyn and Peter Oakland at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. He grew up in Woodinville, where he learned, among other things, to play the piano. Larry became quite the accomplished pianist. He played for a group known as Galen, traveling the U.S. and living for a tim
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Let freedom ring! - The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Let Freedom Ring!' is the theme for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Seattle. After historic victories for marriage equality in three states, including this one, it's a theme that should resonate with the LGBT community.

MLK Celebration Committee Chair Larry Go
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'Equality State' gets serious about equality
Marriage and domestic-partner bills introduced in Wyoming

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two new bills in the Wyoming legislature would allow same-sex couples in the state to marry or form civil unions. Democratic Rep. Cathy Connolly of Laramie filed the legislation on January 14.

House
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Strange bedfellows - Eliot Spitzer's madam runs for mayor of New York
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kristin Davis, who grabbed headlines in 2008 when she revealed she ran the prostitution service patronized by New York's then-governor Eliot Spitzer, was endorsed by the Queens Libertarian Party as a candidate for mayor of New York City on January 12.

The Queens chapter is rep
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Profile in commitment - Juan Alonso and Roger Stuckly
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Juan Alonso and Roger Stuckly have been together for 11 years, and the two decided to tie the knot on January 4. Alonso, a native of Cuba, and Stuckly, originally from Texas, met at a Capitol Hill bar, The Cuff.

We met on December 7th and we had our first date on January 4th
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Lee Arthurs and Jake King make it official
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Among the couples who braved cold temperatures awaiting the first batch of marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples were Lee Arthurs and Jake King. Originally from the Midwest - Arthurs is from Wisconsin, King from Illinois - a change of scenery and pace brought them to Seattle,
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An unforgettable day at City Hall
by Bruce Harrell - Seattle City Council

The passage of Referendum 74 will be remembered as a remarkable turning point in our State's history - the hard work of fighting for love and equality finally realized. I could not have been prouder of our voters for supporting all of Washington's families and recognizing the beauty in
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Penny wise, pound foolish? - Generic HIV drugs cheaper but less effective, study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Newly released clinical trial data suggest that generic HIV medications may be less effective than brand-name drugs, although they are substantially cheaper.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College studied the potential effects of swapping
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SEATTLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB - WINTER 2013 SEASON
The Winter 2013 Season runs through March. For complete details, including schedule, locations and costs, visit www.seattlevolleyballclub.com.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH JANUARY 15-27
AT THE MOORE

Seattle Theatre Group and Balagan Theatre present Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the historic Moo
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An HIV breakthrough? - Virus can be prevented from replicating, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An Australian scientist announced January 16 that he had discovered a way to prevent HIV from replicating.

In an article published in the journal Human Gene Therapy, David Harrich of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research said he had successfully modified a protein in HI
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Égalité, non! - French conservatives protest same-sex marriage
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On January 13, an estimated 340,000 people marched in Paris to protest the legalization of same-sex marriage in France, in one of the most massive protests in the country's recent history. Many participated as families - husbands and wives, with children in tow. The three-mile march began a
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Seattle and King County to launch gun buyback program
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

We all know the names of the towns or the schools where mass shootings have occurred. You can't say 'Columbine' or 'Sandy Hook' without eliciting a response that, more often than not, is one of anger or sadness. From Virginia Tech to a movie theater in Colorado, people have needlessly l
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