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posted Friday, March 14 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 11


Mark Zmuda sues Eastside Catholic and Seattle Archdiocese
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Mark Zmuda, the Gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School last December filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and church on Friday. Lawyers for the church and school planned to respond immediately with a motion arguing King County Superior Court does not
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New Q Patrol forms in wake of attack on entertainer
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

After another round of violent attacks on Capitol Hill, a group of citizens have decided to revive the Q-Safety Patrol, calling it Out Watch. The group says that patrols could start as soon as next weekend. On Wednesday night, a group gathered inside Dr. Jen's House of Beauty (Atomic
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U.S. Senator Patty Murray outlines how ACA is working for women of America
Senator Murray shares often overshadowed success stories of constituents from Bellingham, Orting, and Seattle; discusses Hobby Lobby case about to come in front of Supreme Court:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, March 11, U.S. Senator Patty Murray delivered a speech on the Senate floor highlighting the success of the Affordable
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The right to be wrong
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Appeals court OKs quick hearing for Virginia marriage case Lambda Legal and ACLU join case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a motion by American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) for an expedited schedule in Bostic v. Schaefer, formerly Bostic v. Rainey, the Virginia marriage equality case.

The appeals court also granted motions by Lambda Legal and the
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Ninth Circuit delays Nevada marriage case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Just hours after it scheduled hearings in a challenge to Nevada's ban on same-sex marriages, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals postponed oral arguments in the case. No new date was set for the hearing.

Court officials said the oral arguments had to be postponed because they c
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Oregon Republican conference votes for marriage equality Conservatives denounce the move
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Oregon Republicans gathered at their state-wide Dorchester Conference and voted by a convincing margin to support marriage equality. According to Freedom Oregon, the vote was 233 to 162.

The annual Republican conference was founded in 1965 by Robert Packwood, then an up-and-
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GOP millennials support same-sex marriage, new poll says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican millennials - those under 30 - overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, a new Pew Research poll says.

In fact, they are more than twice as likely to support marriage equality as Republicans over 50. Some 61% of Republican millennials said they approve of same-sex m
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Uganda anti-Gay law provokes firestorm of protest
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Uganda's new anti-Gay law, which went into effect March 10, has already touched off a firestorm of protest.

Human rights activists filed suit on March 11 to overturn Uganda's new anti-Gay law, and they may be joined by UNAIDS, the organization set up by the United Nations to m
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Zimbabwe police raid Gay conference
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Zimbabwe police stormed a hotel in the capital city of Harare on March 12, and broke up a conference of LGBT activists. Two conference leaders were arrested, questioned, and later released.

The group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) was holding a media training in the Bron
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Openly Gay, HIV-positive man runs for mayor of Athens Warns that neo-Nazis might take office
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gregory Vallianatos, a Gay activist and founding member of ACT UP Greece, is running for mayor of Athens in the election scheduled for May 18.

According to his campaign consultant, Vallianatos 'is attempting to make history as the first openly gay and first openly HIV-positive
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Iowa Supreme Court hears oral argument in Lambda Legal case challenging HIV-based conviction
'This conviction cannot stand because a person living with HIV who is receiving effective medical treatment and who uses a condom is not guilty of a crime under Iowa law.'

DES MOINES, IA - On Monday, March 10, 2014 the Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in Lambda Legal's case representing Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive I
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HIV and stigma in 2014
by Ron Anders - SGN Contributing Writer

By 2014, one might think that the stigma and shame attached to an HIV-positive diagnosis would be greatly diminished. After all, the epidemic, which started in the early 1980s, is now over 30 years down the line. For many people with HIV today, symptoms can be managed similarly to other
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The thrift shop craze
by Sugie - SGN Contributing Writer

A bit of history about the thrift shop craze
I consider myself a healthy thrift shop shopper. Long time ago when I lived in Bellevue, I listened to a bank officer rave about the ten silk blouses she got at The Overlake Service League Thrift Shop in Bellevue Square. I also got
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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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British scientists confirm 'five second rule'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

It's official. The 'five second rule' - i.e., food dropped on the floor can be eaten, provided it's picked up within five seconds - is not merely urban folklore. It's scientific fact.

Researchers at Ashton University in Birmingham, England, have found that the longer the time
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