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posted Friday, January 31 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 05


Zmuda firing protest march: Olympia to Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

I'm going to march - for three days and nights - from Olympia to Seattle with co-organizer Mario Penalver, because we believe that love always wins. We believe that the Catholic Church - or any organized religion for that matter - should not be allowed to legally fire someone because they are married to someone of the same sex.
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Ninth Circuit upholds California law banning 'conversion therapy'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a January 29 ruling, the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a previous decision by a three-judge panel that California's law banning so-called 'Gay conversion therapy' is lawful.

The measure, known then as SB 1172, was enacted in 2012 and protects minors from s
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ENDA? 'No way!' Boehner says - President also omits ENDA from SOTU
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican House Speaker John Boehner told members of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus there was 'no way' he would allow ENDA - the Employment Non-Discrimination Act - to come up for a vote in 2014.

'A number of us did meet with, actually the caucus met with Speaker Boehn
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It's about our spouses, dummy Monarch Candidacy Announcements
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

The last three years have been intense, the last three months more intense and the last three weeks almost unbearable. This past week alone saw three pinnacles in my life: the populating of the John C. Anderson Apartments, my birthday and, most important of all, my and Jason's 10th annive
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GSBA announces 2013 Business and Humanitarian award recipients
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) announced their 2013 Business and Humanitarian award recipients this week. According to officials, GSBA will honor six individuals and businesses at their annual Business and Humanitarian Awards Dinner on February 25 at the Seattle Marriot
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Ed Murray announces plan to double households getting utility discounts Monarch Candidacy Announcements
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer Saying that controlling household expenses are just as important as increasing household incomes, Mayor Ed Murray announced plans to strengthen Seattle's utility discount program and double the number of households participating by 2018.

'I have said all along that, while a living wage is
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Red Dress Party
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The 6th annual Seattle Red Dress Party is right around the corner. Hundreds of people will don red dresses (otherwise you can't get in) on February 8 and head to the Fremont Studios (155 N. 35th St.) to party for a cause - with VIP entry at 8 p.m. and then from 9 p.m. onward to 2 a.m. f
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Entre Hermanos holds open house at new location
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Entre Hermanos, the LGBTQ Latino advocacy organization in Seattle, held an open house event at 1105 23rd Ave., the site of their new location, on January 29 from 4-7 p.m.

Executive directors and staff from local nonprofits, organizations and service groups - LGBTQ, HIV/AID
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Indiana legislature delays anti-marriage amendment till 2016
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Republican-controlled Indiana state House of Representatives has effectively delayed an anti-marriage equality amendment till 2016.

On January 27, the lawmakers voted to amend the bill under consideration, known as HJR-3 - striking the second sentence of the measure, which
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Nevada AG rethinks case against marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said on January 24 that she was rethinking the brief she filed in Sevcik v. Sandoval, a lawsuit challenging her state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Masto, a Democrat, filed a brief on January 21 supporting the state law, on her own
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Elliot Stultz recognized with the Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award by the National LGBT Bar Association
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Bar Association announced this week that it has selected Elliot Stultz, senior vice president, assistant secretary and deputy general counsel of Allstate Insurance Company to receive its Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award during
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Virginia marriage hearing snowed out
By Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The initial hearing in a lawsuit challenging Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage has been postponed. It had been scheduled for January 30.

According to the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), which joined the lawsuit in September, a severe snow storm blanketing the Ea
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Kiki with D: Wanting and waiting
Dear Kiki with D,

I am in my late 20s and I have been with someone for a little over three years. We have lived together for about a year and a half. We also have a 10-month-old together. She was planned. (I know, stupid me to have a child with someone before marrying them.) Well, before we met, he was married for three year
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Join Gay City (517 E. Pike St.) for Portals to Spirituality by Darnita L. Howard.

Through digital fractals and traditional media (acrylics, ink, and photography), Damita L. Howard explores spirituality, nature, love, beauty, and culture.

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Nigerian courts suspend Gay trials over fears of violence
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two sharia courts in northern Nigeria have suspended the trials of 10 Gay men because they fear lynch mobs will attack the defendants, Agence France Press news agency reports.

A previous session of the sharia court in Bauchi City was disrupted by just such a mob, who pelted th
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LGBT leader in Azerbaijan dies from suicide
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Isa Sahmarli, a leader of the LGBT human rights movement in former communist Azerbaijan, succumbed to anti-LGBT sentiment and rejection by his family; he was found dead in his apartment Wednesday. He hanged himself with a rainbow flag.

Sahmarli, only 20 years old, serve
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Turkish government in Northern Cyprus OKs Gay sex
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The self-styled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus became the last jurisdiction in Europe to decriminalize same-sex sexual relations when, on January 27, it repealed a law dating back to the British colonial era.

Northern Cyprus was established after Turkish military forces inv
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Anti-Gay gang leader back in Russian custody
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Anti-Gay Russian gang leader Maksim Martsinkevich is back in Russian custody after being deported from Cuba.

Martsinkevich, also known as Tesak, or 'the Cleaver,' arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on January 27, on a direct flight from Havana, and was immediately arre
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On death and dying
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

At some point in your life - if not already - you will be faced with one of the most commanding paradoxes of the human experience. That is the death of a loved one. A loved one could be a parent, spouse, child, friend, or family pet. The form (human or animal) is of no consequence. The
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