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Obama: Stop breaking up LGBT families!
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Armed robbers target Capitol Hill
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Jim Feigley's legacy
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Scout board earns merit badge for BS
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Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle
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Defending inequality - Anti-Gay briefs filed in SCOTUS marriage cases
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Bigots with empty pockets - Anti-Gay group going broke fighting marriage equality
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One step forward, one step back
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Pitching President Obama on Prop 8
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49ers' Culliver apologizes for anti-Gay comments
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French National Assembly debates marriage law
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The hidden epidemic: Study finds Lesbians and Gay men victimized more by sexual violence
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ASK DR. J: The Cascade, not the local mountains
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Honoring our community elders - Caregiver program reaches out to LGBTQ couples in February
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Petition drive to repeal LGBT ordinance falls short
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Koch Block - Was Ed Koch gay?
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Ed Koch and the Cost of the Closet
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LGBT group says it's been ousted from Tet parade
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Princess steals the show at Sweden's gay gala
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Obama: Stop breaking up LGBT families!
President calls for including Gay couples in immigration reform

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a press release issued just before his major speech on immigration reform, President Obama said, 'The United States [should] treat same-sex couples the same as other families, meaning that people would be able to use their relationship as a ba
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Armed robbers target Capitol Hill
SPD makes two arrests, says one man used sex as a lure

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle police announced over the weekend that they had captured the man who has been 'terrorizing' residents in a series of armed street robberies stretching from Capitol Hill to Madison Valley to the Universit
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Jim Feigley's legacy
Remembering a Seattle Gay community pillar

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

James 'Jim' Feigley was a true community patriarch who didn't much like the limelight. He was the kind of man who was behind the scenes making things happen, and he no doubt played a large part in creating what we know today a
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Scout board earns merit badge for BS
by Mark Segal - Philly.com

Is there a Boy Scout merit badge for bullshit? If not there should be, and the first recipient of it should be the BSA's National Executive Board.

And the second should be the LGBT activists and writers who were gushing all over themselves without having the least bit of concrete in more
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Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle
Statements for Emperor and Empress

Statement of Michael David D (Michael Ebert)

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire

Honorable College of Monarchs & Board of Directors:

I, Michael David D, would like to be considered for the position
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Defending inequality - Anti-Gay briefs filed in SCOTUS marriage cases
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Everybody wants ta get inta the act!' as Jimmy Durante used to say.

On January 30, a number of anti-Gay groups filed amicus briefs in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases before the Supreme Court. While none of the groups are parties to either case, the briefs are designed to express the vi
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Bigots with empty pockets - Anti-Gay group going broke fighting marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

ProtectMarriage.com, the group that engineered the passage of Prop 8 in 2008 and is now defending its handiwork before the Supreme Court, is going broke, according to a new report by Reuters.

Federal tax records show the group running a $2 million deficit in its legal fund for 201
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One step forward, one step back
Civil unions advance in Colorado but stall in Wyoming

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Civil unions for same-sex couples appear to be moving forward in Colorado, but a bill to legalize them in Wyoming was rejected by the state House of Representatives.

The Colorado Senate Appropriations Com
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Pitching President Obama on Prop 8
Attorneys take their case directly to the White House

by Daniel Hanks - SGN Contributing Writer

The lawyers on both sides of the current Supreme Court battle on same-sex marriage have gone directly into the Department of Justice and pitched Solicitor General Donald Verrilli as well as other top Obama admi
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49ers' Culliver apologizes for anti-Gay comments
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

San Francisco cornerback Chris Culliver was being interviewed by comedian and radio host Artie Lange on Tuesday night, January 29, when Lange asked him if there were any Gay players in the NFL.

'I don't do the Gay guys, man,' Culliver responded. 'I don't do that.'
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French National Assembly debates marriage law
Hundreds of thousands march on both sides

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Debate on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption by Gay and Lesbian couples opened in the French National Assembly on January 29. The debate is expected to last two weeks.

Introducing the bill, Justice
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The hidden epidemic: Study finds Lesbians and Gay men victimized more by sexual violence
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The first set of national prevalence data on intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking victimization by sexual orientation was released January 25 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The survey found that Lesbians and Gay men
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ASK DR. J: The Cascade, not the local mountains
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.

Lately, there's been a lot of talk in the HIV field about the 'cascade.' In nature, a cascade i
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Honoring our community elders - Caregiver program reaches out to LGBTQ couples in February
by Jewish Family Service - Special to the SGN

It is sometimes referred to as 'the graying of America.' It is a demographic revolution that is transforming the nation. At the turn of the 20th century (1900) only 4% of our citizens were aged 65 or above. By 2000, this had risen to 12% - and by 2030, it is projected that fully o
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Petition drive to repeal LGBT ordinance falls short
By Juan Perez Jr. and Erin Golden
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITERS

The fate of Omaha's legal protections for gay and transgender residents won't be placed into voters' hands this spring.

A church-led effort to repeal the ordinance did not gather enough signatures in time to launch a referendum immediately, or
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Koch Block - Was Ed Koch gay?
Here we go again. Was Ed Koch gay and did his closet inhibit him from faster action on HIV and AIDS? I only met him once, when Marty Peretz invited me along for a dinner party at Koch's apartment. As I recall, there were no women at all, I was the only goy, almost no one else got a word in edgewise and the evening ended with Koch actually deman more
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Ed Koch and the Cost of the Closet
Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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LGBT group says it's been ousted from Tet parade
Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Princess steals the show at Sweden's gay gala
Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
more
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
more
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
more
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
more
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
more
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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Richard Kim

The instant beatification of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has a lot of folks itching to do some grave-dancing. Leftists will denounce Koch because he was one of the original neoliberal mayors, ushering in a regime of gentrification and finance-driven inequality that defines the city to this day. Minorities regard
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