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Section One - ALL STORIES

Clark unveils 'contract' with the people of Seattle at swearing in ceremony
Third Lesbian to serve on Council vows to fight repeal of new state antidiscrimination law

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Sally Clark, the third Lesbian to serve on the Seattle City Council, was sworn in by her partner of nine years, Liz Ford, during a special ceremony on Monday, February 6th. Clark wasted no time in laying out her agenda, which she called "a
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IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Washington Won't Discriminate
Statewide campaign launched to defeat Tim Eyman's anti-Gay referendum and initiative

by Anne Levinson - Chair of Washington Won't Discriminate

[Editor's Note: In Their Own Words is a new column, where individuals and community organizations will tell the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community what they wil
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Oregon governor to examine discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
"We know that when reasonable people look at the facts about discrimination...they will agree that protecting all Oregonians is the right thing to do," said Basic Rights Oregon Executive Director Roey Thorpe.

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed an Executive Order [on Thursday] to create a statewide taskforce to examine discrimination bas
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Pentagon admits to improper domestic spying
Report comes one day after SLDN files federal lawsuit seeking information



According to a February 7 report from United Press International, the Department of Defense has admitted, in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, to collecting "inappropriate" information on protestors. The revelation comes after numerous media
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Pride Foundation announces new rapid response advocacy fund for organizations working for LGBT equality
The Pride Foundation is pleased to announce a new fund - The Pride Foundation Advocacy Fund - which will provide rapid response grants to organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, to address the current needs of LGBT and allied organizations working on equality issues in the Pacific Northwest.

A core group of Pride
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Judge blasts Hawai'i juvenile detention facility for pervasive harassment of Gay and Transgender youth
"&with respect to the vast majority of instances, staff took no action. Even when staff documented incidents, disciplinary measures were either non-existent or were ineffective."

HONOLULU - In the first case in the country to specifically address the treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender youth in juvenile facilities, a fed
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California might begin names-based reporting of new HIV cases
Some California lawmakers and advocacy groups are supporting a bill (SB 699) that would implement a confidential names-based reporting system for new HIV cases in the state, the Los Angeles Times reports (Ornstein, Los Angeles Times, 1/18).

California's HIV reporting system, which was implemented in 2002, uses alphanumeric codes that inco
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Firing of Gay military personnel continues as army faces 'catastrophic' recruitment and retention problems
"We cannot continue to ignore the very real impact of removing ten thousand men and women from the ranks," said SLDN's Sharra. E. Greer.

Despite a new report warning of "a catastrophic decline" in recruiting and retention among Army troops, Pentagon leaders continue to fire Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual military personnel who are fighting to r
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GSBA supports adoptive families
The Greater Seattle Business Association has become a corporate community partner with a $500 dollar donation to Families Like Ours, Inc.

"We are incredibly grateful that the GSBA and board are helping to support new prospective adoptive and foster parents. This donation will provide the refreshments for each of the six 30 hour pre-service
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Pioneering gender reassignment surgeon passed away
"The news of Dr. [Stanley] Biber's death is heartbreaking... This is certainly a profound change-moment in our modern Transgender history... a moment Dr. Biber helped make a reality," said Seattle's resident Marsha Botzer, Task Force board co-chair.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force mourns the death of Dr. Stanley Biber, a small-town
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Federal lawsuit filed against owner of Nevada Subway stores for firing HIV-positive man
Store manager fired the day after he disclosed that he has HIV

Lambda Legal is filing a lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Las Vegas division, on behalf of a man who was fired by a Subway restaurant because he has HIV.

"Not only is it not good business to fire an employee who was rewa
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Soulforce announces new executive director
"We must be on the offensive in confronting the religious and political assault on our civil rights, and not just in the defensive position of fighting the next anti-Gay piece of legislation," said Jeff Lutes, Soulforce's new executive director

LYNCHBURG, VA - Today Soulforce, the national justice organization founded by Rev. Dr. Mel Whi
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Log Cabin to launch nationwide educational tour to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' policy
Young Veterans leading call to duty tour

Log Cabin President Patrick Guerriero joined leaders of the Call to Duty Tour in San Diego to highlight plans for an education effort to raise awareness about problems with the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. "We're pleased to support The Call to Duty Tour," said Log Cabin President
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New military publications signals shifting attitude toward Gays
Military culture turning a corner

A new four-volume series on the cultural and psychological dimensions of American military life includes, for the first time, a chapter on the open service of Gay troops. The chapter describes social and institutional changes needed to lift the ban on openly Gay service members in the U.S. armed forces.
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NAPWA names new executive director
Oldest national AIDS organization in the U.S. hires Frank J. Oldham Jr.

The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US) announced today that Frank J. Oldham Jr. will become its new executive director. Oldham will replace Terje Anderson who announced his departure from NAPWA last year after nearly a decade of faithful service.
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Northwest News
Compiled by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

SEAMEC ANNUAL MEETING

SEAMEC (Seattle Metropolitan Election Committee for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered persons) will be holding its Annual Community Membership Meeting at the Seattle LGBT Community Center on Sunday, February 12, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Everyone is w
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