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posted Friday, March 7 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 10


Pope OKs civil unions, maybe
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis said in an interview published March 5 that the Catholic Church might support civil unions, but same-sex marriage is still off the table.

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, the Pope contradicted previous Vatican assertions that he did not support any legal recognition for sa
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South African scientists discover new HIV antibodies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

South African scientists announced on March 2 that they have discovered potent new HIV antibodies that might eventually lead to an effective vaccine against the disease.

Researchers said they and their American colleagues had identified 12 closely related antibodies capable of
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20 Republicans say marriage bans are unconstitutional
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Twenty prominent Republicans filed an amicus brief March 3 urging the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage.

Among those signing the brief were former U.S. Senators Alan Simpson of Wyoming and Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas.

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Campus Pride launches National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation
Free dynamic online database lists thousands of LGBT scholarships for youth providing greater access and resources to higher education

Charlotte, NC - Campus Pride announced today the launch of the National LGBT Scholarship Database in partnership with Point Foundation. The new online dynamic database is free and provides
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Let everybody get married now, Illinois AG says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued legal guidance to her state's county clerks, telling them they may begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

Madigan spelled out her views in a letter to the Macon County Clerk who asked for guidance afte
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Kentucky AG won't appeal marriage ruling - Governor to hire outside lawyer
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced on March 4 that he will not appeal a federal court ruling ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.

Conway said at a news conference that if he appealed, 'I would be defending discrimina
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Family and Child Welfare professors submit amicus brief
Urge 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm lower court ruling striking down Utah's ban on marriage for same-sex couples

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals is considering a stay of December's district court ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert that Utah's prohibition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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ACT UP protests anti-Gay laws at Ugandan Consulate in New York City
U.S. activists speak out against political scapegoating of Ugandan LGBTI community

Approximately 50 LGBTI activists protested outside the Ugandan Consulate on March 5 for over an hour decrying President Yoweri Museveni's February 24th passage of three Draconian measures: the Anti-Homosexuality Law, Anti-Pornography Law,
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A UK debate over bathhouses
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gay saunas, more popularly referred to as bathhouses, have been attacked for decades. First they had their closure being called for because of immoral sex acts. Then, during the HIV/AIDS crisis, people thought that if you closed the saunas down (and many of them were closed) then AIDS w
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Social media enables LGBT activism in Tajikistan
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Social media are allowing LGBT Tajiks to engage in debate with their fellow countrymen according to translations published recently on Global Voices website.

Tajikistan, a former republic of the Soviet Union, is over 95% Muslim and intensely conservative. The country has been
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Gene therapy HIV treatment
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that gene therapy can help HIV patients stop the progress of the disease by making T-cells permanently resistant to infection.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania observed that about 1% of humans a
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Second baby reported 'cured' of HIV
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Researchers in the U.S. say that a second baby born HIV-positive has been cured by early treatment with antiretroviral drugs.

The nine-month-old California child is now testing negative for HIV. Doctors said they began administering a three-drug antiretroviral 'cocktail' to th
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Kiki with D
Will I ever get over him?

Dear Kiki with D,

I can't get over my First Love. We might as well refer to him as Voldemort, because my friends swear I should never mention his name again. I am 24 now, and we broke up over three years ago. Yes, we started dating in high school. In total, we were on and off for almos
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Pope drops F-bomb at weekly blessing
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis mistakenly used the word 'fuck' while giving his weekly Sunday blessing to a crowd of worshipers in St. Peter's Square on March 2.

The Pope, whose native language is Spanish, was speaking in Italian to the crowd, as he usually does in Rome, and failed to distingui
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GAY CITY ARTS - 'ON THE TRAIL OF TREES'
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Shawn Marie Johnson's 'On the Trail of Trees' vividly captures her naturalist outings in the great Northwest, with colorfully saturated watercolors, sumi-ink paintings, and bold metal sculptures. Her work is on display at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.)

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