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

Section One

'All our concerns are one' - On May Day, activists press for LGBT immigrant rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's May Day immigrant rights rally included two Gay speakers and many references to the LGBT community. But in the other Washington, congressional leaders still have not agreed to include binational same-sex couples in proposed immigration reform legislation.

In Seattle, a reported 10,000 marchers assembled in
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Rhode Island makes 10
Gov. Chafee signs equality bill - will Delaware follow suit?

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As SGN goes to press on May 2, Rhode Island has become the 10th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a long-time supporter of LGBT rights, signed the bill at 5:45 p.m. EDT.

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'Equality: Passed, Present, and Future' - 2013 Pride theme highlights positive changes in the LGBT community
by Sam West - Special to the SGN

After launching a social media campaign to determine the theme of the 2013 Pride Parade, Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) has chosen 'Equality: Passed, Present, and Future' as the winner.

The theme celebrates recent positive developments for the Gay community, in particular the Nov
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Bad theology no excuse for discrimination
by Charlene Strong - Special to the SGN

The lawsuit brought against the Richland florist by the Attorney General's office of Washington state is a moment when we can all sit back and see the fair and just application of the law. Her 'relationship with Jesus Christ' was the reason the shop owner gave for denial of service. But
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Magical thinking with Diverse Harmony
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

DIVERSE HARMONY
LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE
May 10 & 12


Seattle is home to many 'firsts.' We are a unique lot - there is no doubt about that. The same could be said for LGBT 'firsts' as well. And one that we can all be proud of is Di
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Mark Hewitt - 1955 - 2013
Beloved father and friend, Mark Christopher Hewitt passed away suddenly March 30, 2013, at home. He is survived by his son Jake and his daughter Anne. A memorial will be held May 11, at 11 a.m., at Camp Long Park in West Seattle.

Mark was born July 10, 1955, in Seattle, the youngest child of John and Jacqueline Hewitt. He attende
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Michelle shocks - again
Controversial singer shows up at Seattle business owner's house

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

By now, you probably already know that alt-folksinger Michelle Shocked (Karen Michelle Johnston) made an impromptu speech March 17 against same-sex marriage during a performance at Yoshi's Nightclub i
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All apologies - Sen. Joe Manchin is sorry he tried to block DADT repeal
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

West Virginia's conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said on April 27 that he now thinks he was 'wrong' to vote against repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT).

In December 2010, Manchin voted with most Republican senators against cloture on DADT repeal, which would have pr
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Federal judge criticizes Oregon's anti-equality law
Ruling extends federal benefits but leaves marriage ban standing

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Ninth Circuit Court judge said in a legal decision that an Oregon law barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional - but his opinion does not strike down the law, because it wasn't at issue in the case. <
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A pioneer in LGBT health - Dr. Caitlin Ryan to be honored by American Psychiatric Association
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., a pioneer in LGBT health and mental health, will receive the John E. Fryer Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the group's annual meeting on May 18, for major contributions to the mental health and well-being of LGBT people.
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Equality champ - Jason Collins breaks the NBA no-Gay barrier
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Many people had never heard of Jason Collins before this week, even though for 12 seasons he was a professional athlete in the NBA. As the New York Times was quick to point out, Collins 'has never been an All-Star or a scoring leader, or even a full-time starter.' On April 29, however,
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Iceland's Lesbian prime minister retires
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Iceland's openly Lesbian prime minister, Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir, retired from politics on April 26, the day before her country's general election. The LGBT rights group Samtökin 78 presented her with a bouquet of flowers in rainbow colors to honor her work for Gay rights.

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Northern Irish lawmakers reject marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A motion to legalize same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland was voted down in that region's legislative body on April 29 by a margin of 53 to 42.

The proposal offered by the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein called on the power-sharing government executive to authorize same-sex
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On the brink of a cure? - Report of Danish HIV 'breakthrough' sparks controversy
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Reports that researchers in Denmark had discovered a way to create 'a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV' were quickly denounced as 'wildly irresponsible' by other scientists.

Dr. Ole Søgaard, a senior researcher at Aarhus University Hospital, reported on April 27 t
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Body diversity and the 'magic letter' - The importance of being true to yourself
by Mac McGregor - Special to the SGN

As a child of four years old, I was already changing my name and giving other kids I would play with masculine names. I did not understand that anything was wrong with my body, but I quickly learned that society did not see me as who I really am. I was assigned the letter 'F' under the box
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Feds say 'Get tested!' - Task force recommends universal HIV testing ?for ages 15 to 65
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Everyone 15 to 65 should get at least one HIV screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said this week. Individuals outside that age range who are in high-risk groups should get tested as well.

Women should be tested during each pregnancy, the task force added.
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A cloudy political soup - Philly's election illustrates the LGBT community's growing pains
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

For my readers nationwide, this may not be of interest to you since it's a local political story. On the other hand, it might serve to point out issues that the LGBT community as a whole is facing, as we grow and find disagreements among ourselves - and, more importantly, the way we deal
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