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posted Friday, October 3 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 40


Waiting for SCOTUS: Why no news may be good news
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court passed up its first chance to accept one or more marriages cases for their current term.

The high court listed seven marriage suits from five states as cases that it might possibly accept for hearings. They were discussed at the court's September 29 conference, but none made the initial list o
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Brazil: Most dangerous country in the world for Gays?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

What is the most dangerous country in the world for LGBT folks?

You might answer Uganda, where parliament was considering a law to execute 'habitual' Gays. Or Zimbabwe, where the president regularly compares Gays to dogs and pigs. Or Russia, where neo-Nazis gangs lure young Ga
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Facebook apologizes for 'real name' policy
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Sometimes, as it has been said before, 'sorry' seems to be the hardest word. You can go a lifetime waiting for some people to say it. Others never do. But the LGBTQ and allied community, as well as users of the world's largest social network, Facebook, only had to wait for three weeks.
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Telling Tales: For LGBT History Month
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

When I came out 40 years ago, I learned much of what it is to be Gay from older Gay men, Hispanic and Anglo, who I met in Miami's then-flourishing Gay bars. (There were more Gay bars in Miami in 1974 than there are in 2014.) Some of those men told me tales about being Gay in the 1
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IN MEMORIAM - JAMES C. FARR
James C. Farr, a long-time Seattle resident (since the 1940s) and a member of Seattle's LGBT community, passed away on September 5. A memorial gathering for his family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 4, from 1pm-6pm, at 1017 20th Ave. S. more
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Damon Shadid, candidate for Seattle Municipal Court Position 7
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Damon Shadid explains why he wants to be a Municipal Court Judge, his thoughts turn to his Lebanese grandmother.

'She entered the United States without documents,' Shadid explains, 'and made her way to Oklahoma City,' where Shadid was born. She selected Oklahoma City, he
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Social Outreach Seattle 2nd Annual Gala
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Wednesday, October 2, Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea), held our Second Annual Gala & Community Awards event at Central Cinema. I can't tell you how much the outpouring of support from everyone that was in attendance means to us. While the evening does have a fundraising component, th
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The 2014 Miss U.T.O.P.I.A. Pageant 'Under the Sea' will be held on Saturday, October 4
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (U.T.O.P.I.A.) Seattle will present the 5th annual Miss U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle beauty pageant on Saturday, October 4. The Miss U.T.O.P.I.A. pageant is one of Seattle's most anticipated pageants of the year.

'The 5th Annu
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Jim McDermott signs on to letter demanding protection for LGBT immigrants
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle area Congressman Jim McDermott has signed on to a letter to President Obama urging him to include protections for LGBT immigrants in future executive orders on immigration reform.

Obama had promised to issue executive orders on immigration by the end of this summer, bu
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Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide gets published
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Bar Association announced Thursday that a groundbreaking new book by Christine Duffy, a senior staff attorney with the Pro Bono Partnership, will be published in the next two weeks by Bloomberg BNA.

'Employment l
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Revisiting Annual Reminders, nearly 50 years later - An interview with John James
by Jen Colletta - Philadelphia Gay News
Special to the SGN

On July 4, 1965, John James traveled to Philadelphia to march among a group of Gay and Lesbian demonstrators calling for liberty for LGBT people. Nearly 50 years later, James is again surrounded by LGBT people in the City of Brotherly Love - this time in a very
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This is one way to become a Big Wheel in Seattle
by Sugie - SGN Contributing Writer

Last month, on September 14, 2014, my Midwestern boyfriend and I had the great fortune to take a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel, one of the largest Ferris wheels in North America. It is tucked cozily on Pier 57 on 1301 Alaskan Way, standing majestically at 175 loving feet tall. It opened on
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Taglit-Birthright Israel offers FREE 10-day trips to Israel for young LGBTQ adults, 18-26
NEW YORK - Taglit-Birthright Israel, the organization responsible for sending over 400,000 young Jewish adults on a FREE 10-day trip to Israel to learn more about their heritage, has opened its improved application portal for its 2014-2015 winter season. This year's registration includes five buses with an LGBTQ itinerary. For more information a more
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First Belgrade Pride since 2010 - 7,000 Serbian riot police protect marchers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

One thousand marchers attended Belgrade's first Pride Parade since the debacle of the 2010 parade in which 147 Serbian police and more than 20 civilians were injured.

This year Pride marchers were outnumbered by the 7,000 Serbian riot police who were deployed to protect the para
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Liberian doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A doctor in Tubmanburg, Liberia, has successfully treated patients infected with the Ebola virus using an anti-HIV drug.

Dr. Gobee Logan said he prescribed the drug lamivudine to 15 Ebola patients and 13 of them survived. That works out to a 13% mortality rate, compared with t
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Archbishop caught with 100,000 child porn files
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A former Roman Catholic Archbishop and diplomat now under arrest in the Vatican had more than 100,000 child porn files saved on his office computer, according to an Italian newspaper.

Il Corriere della Serra reported that Jozef Wesolowski's computer was seized and analyzed by
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Half of HIV-positive Gay and Bi Americans don't get regular treatment, CDC says - Young men and men of color at greatest risk
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Half of the HIV-positive Gay and Bi men in the United States are not getting antiretroviral drugs or ongoing care, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) said in a new report.

The report, published in the September 26 edition of the CDC journal Morbidity and Mort
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