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posted Friday, February 22, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 8

Section One

LGBT pressure mounts on Obama
Dozens of groups call for executive order against discrimination

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Fifty-four LGBT-friendly organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Shanti program closing - Lack of funds cited in decision to end volunteer support group
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, an organization that for 25 years has provided housing and support programs for people living with HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and other life-challenging illnesses, announced this week the elimination of the Shanti emotional support program, effective March
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A regal affair - Imperial Court of Seattle crowns new Emperor and Empress
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & The Olympic and Rainier Empire held its annual Coronation at Seattle's Renaissance Hotel on February 16. Michael David D was appointed Emperor Rainier XXXIX, and Sahara Dior D. was crowned Empress Olympia XLII.

The evening began with Emp
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Who's afraid of a Lesbian in a tie?
If we're going to wear men's clothes, let's do it right.

by Abby Dees - SGN Contributing Writer

I have a problem with Lesbians in ties. I don't have a problem with Lesbians with short hair (I've got short hair myself), big clunky boots (those too), tattoos (yep), or excess facial hair (no comment). I do
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Cap Hill dancer diagnosed with cancer
Daniel Porras will chronicle his experience for SGN

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Daniel Porras is hot. He dances for dollars - dollars his fans at R Place gladly give him - and he's a got a smile that could melt even the coldest heart. Porras has got anything a young man of 22 could want. He h
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Self-defense: A necessity, not a luxury!
by Mac S. McGregor - Special to the SGN

Due to the recent assaults and threats on women and drag queens in our area, I approached Social Outreach Seattle about us hosting a self-defense class for the community, because I believe that knowledge dissipates fear. I have spent my entire life training in and teaching martial arts
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Hire a vet! U.S. Chamber to host job fair for veterans and military spouses in Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Chamber Foundation, along with lead sponsor Capital One, will host 'Hiring Our Heroes - Seattle,' a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses, early next month.

More than 65 employers are expected to participate, with jobs ava
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Got marriage photos? Loving Everywhere says send them to the Supreme Court
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Loving Everywhere, a social movement created by the author of The Gay Agenda 2013, the comprehensive guidebook for LGBT equality, kicked off this week online (www.lovingeverywhere.com).

'In the 1967 Loving v. Virginia case, the Supreme Court made interracial marriages vali
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NAPWA shuts down after 30 years
'Keep up the good fight,' oldest AIDS group urges

This month will stand as a bittersweet milestone in the 30-plus-year history of the domestic HIV/AIDS pandemic. First, President Barack Obama included 'the promise of an AIDS-free generation' in his State of the Union Address. But only days later, the National Association of
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'The kids are not all right' - Florida symposium seeks to further LGBTQ-inclusive education
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor


School district representatives from across the country convened this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to take part in a first-ever symposium hosted by the Broward Stonewall Education Project (BSEP). Participants examined LGBTQ-inclusive support systems and resources necess
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Marriage equality - in Mississippi
Magnolia State newspaper defends Lesbian marriage cover story

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It's not every day that you hear about progressive behavior in the rural Deep South. But this week SGN learned about a small-town Mississippi newspaper that ran a front-page story on what it called the
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C'mon, baby ... Chubby Checker sues HP over risqué smartphone app
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sixties icon Chubby Checker, who celebrated the 50th anniversary of his signature song 'The Twist' in 2010, is suing Hewlett Packard over a smartphone app bearing his name.

HP's 'Chubby Checker' app was designed to guess a person's penis size based on their shoe size. Checker's
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Gay sex is legit, Turkish court says
Ruling upholds legality of same-sex pornography by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer
A court in Istanbul, Turkey, said on February 18 that Gay sex is not 'unnatural' and therefore it is legal to sell porn depicting it.
Judge Mahmut Erdemli's decision contradicts a previous ruling by Turkey's Supreme Court tha
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Judges agree: Love makes a family
European Court of Human Rights rules for same-sex adoptions

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on February 19 that Austria's civil code is discriminatory because it bars a partner in a same-sex relationship form adopting his or her partner's biological child, whil
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The new epidemic? Hep C infection at all-time high among HIV+ men, study finds
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hepatitis C infections are at an all-time high among HIV-positive men, a new study by the Fenway Institute in Boston says.

According to the study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the rate of infection among HIV-positive men was 1.6%, the highest ever seen among men
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From Saturday, February 16, to Sunday, February 24, the Seattle Home Show will be held at CenturyLink Field Event Center (800 Occidental Ave S.). You're invited to America's Biggest Open House to celebrate all that's new and bright for your home and garden. the Seattle Home Show's House Party is an Idea Party with you as the guest of
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Former Utah governor Huntsman supports full marriage equality
Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman voiced support for same-sex marriage this week, reversing a position he held during the 2012 campaign. In an op-ed piece posted online by The American Conservative, he urged his fellow Republicans to be supportive of Gay and Lesbian couples, saying such support was 'consistent with the Repu more
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Marriage equality - in Mississippi
Magnolia State newspaper defends Lesbian marriage cover story

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Its not every day that you hear about progressive behavior in the rural Deep South. But this week SGN learned about a small-town Mississippi newspaper that ran a front-page story on what it called the f
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Jesse's Journal: A little good news, please
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

I begin most of my days with a murder. To be precise, I start my morning with the early news on my local TV station, and that program almost always begins with coverage of the previous night's killings. With an eye on the ratings, TV news directors are convinced that the viewers are
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Mexican Supreme Court rules for marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mexico's Supreme Court issued a sweeping ruling on February 18 that said denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional.

The case involved three same-sex couples who sued the state of Oaxaca to recognize their marriages, which had been legally performed in Mex
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Fear and loathing in the Vatican
'Gay lobby' drove the Pope out, Italian paper claims
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Benedict was prompted to resign by a secret report alleging that powerful factions within the Catholic Church - including a so-called 'Gay lobby' - were wielding 'inappropriate influence' in the Vatican, an Italian
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