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posted Friday, September 17, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 38

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SGN exclusive interview: Sen. Patty Murray talks about the campaign, DADT, and ENDA
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sen. Patty Murray had good reason to be upbeat the day she spoke with SGN by phone from D.C.

After weeks of trailing - or barely tying - her Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the polls, a new Elway poll released that morning showed her leading Rossi by nine points.

Asked if she felt relieved by the n
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DADT Saga: Unconstitutional ruling, Witt trial begins
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The call for the Obama administration, Department of Defense, and Congress to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) reached a fever pitch this month as everyone from pop stars and politicians to ousted servicemembers and Gay rights groups demanded that the discriminatory policy go away. more
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Primary election results: Democrats opt for Gay, Republicans opt for crazy
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

After the September 14 primaries, Democrats are one step closer to sending a fourth openly Gay member to Congress, and - thanks to Delaware Republicans, who chose a spectacularly out-of-the-mainstream candidate - they are also closer to keeping control of the U.S. Senate.

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Purr's Barbie says, 'Thank you for being a friend.'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The 1980s were a decade when the television sitcom peaked. At the top was The Golden Girls. Week after week, for seven years, Americans tuned in to watch Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty play Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia. The show was an instant success; i
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HRC counters Target anti-Gay donation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

After failing to secure an equal donation for pro-Gay candidates from Target, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) officials announced they would donate $100,000 to Win Minnesota, a political action committee that helps fund TV advertisements against Republican Tom Emmer.

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New reports: Teen suicide and violence show school climate unsafe for LGBT students
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Recently, students across the country headed back to the classroom. With summer vacations behind them and a full school year ahead, tomorrow's leaders returned to reading, writing, and arithmetic. Beyond the books, the classroom has long been the place where sweetheart crushes manifest,
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Week 11: Mozambique and some very organized gay activists
Week 11: Mozambique and some very organized gay activists We made it to Maputo Mozambique! Getting here was some of the more frustrating travel I have done. Maputo is a 9 hour bus ride from Joburg and just looking at it, it seems simple enough. Our reality was far different.

Our first challenge was to decide how we were going
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Eric A. Smith
Eric A. Smith passed away peacefully in his home in Seattle on August 24, 2010. In life, Eric was best known for his generous nature, his rapier wit, and his no-nonsense approach to life.

Eric is survived by his partner of eight years, Srikanth Rao; his father and step-mother, Jack and Dee Smith; his mother, Maggie Beckner; his
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Harold 'Bud' Converse Crovisier
Born January 10, 1971, Bud left us on Sunday, September 5, 2010. His energetic and positive outlook will be missed by his loving mother Jan, sister Michaelle, brother K.C., nieces Renée, Katlin, Amanda, and Abigale, godson/nephew Ryan Edward, and nephews Michael and Daniel and many close friends who love him and miss him terribly.

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Pride At Work endorses One Nation Working Together march
Courtesy of Pride At Work AFL-CIO - Special to SGN

Pride At Work has endorsed a national march for jobs scheduled for October 2 in Washington, D.C.

The One Nation Working Together march was first announced at the NAACP national convention in July. Pride At Work joins 150 national social justice, labor, and commu
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50 Cent's homophobic tweets and closeted rappers
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is not too happy about rapper 50 Cent's recent tweets about Perez Hilton. After signing up to the social networking site a few weeks ago, the rapper has become one of the most popular tweeters - but for all the wrong reasons.
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Gay Saudi diplomat asks for U.S. asylum
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A ranking Saudi diplomatic revealed on September 11 that he has asked the U.S. for political asylum.

Ali Ahmad Asseri, first secretary of the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles, told NBC News that Saudi officials refused to renew his diplomatic passport and terminated his job after
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Gays to march in Serbia
Gays will march in Belgrade, Serbia, on October 10 for the first time since 2001, when marchers in the first pride parade were beaten by nationalists, skinheads, and soccer fans. Dozens of marchers and police officers were injured.

A planned pride march last year was canc
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Northwest News
Northwest News
HEART BREAKS OPEN INTERVIEWS SOUGHT WITH HIV-POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS
The creative team behind the upcoming film Heart Breaks Open is curating an anthology about coming to terms with being HIV-positive. They are looking for anyone who is HIV-positive and willing to be interviewed. Interviews will be recorded over the phone, then transcribed and edited for the anthology. Pa
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National News
National News
U.S. NEWS by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

N.Y. governor signs law protecting LGBT students
New York Gov. David Paterson signed a bill September 7 protecting students in New York public schools from bias-based bullying and discrimination.

He signed the legislation in a ceremony at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Com
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HIV-positive detainees lose suit against ICE
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district court in San Francisco dismissed the claims of two HIV-positive men that they were denied appropriate medical care while in the custody of ICE (federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

ICE is the federal agency charged with enforcing immigration laws and
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Arson hits Tennessee Lesbians
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Carol Ann Stutte and her partner, Laura Stutte, a Lesbian couple from Vonore, Tennessee, are afraid to return to the charred ruins of their home after it was burned down and the word 'Queers' was spray-painted on the side of their garage in what is being investigated as a potential hate cr
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Seattle LGBT Commission announces initial survey results
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 13, the Seattle LGBT Commission announced the preliminary results from a six-week online survey to assess the needs of the LGBT community in Seattle. According to commission officials, marriage equality, safety, and health care emerge as key concerns among LGBT Seattleites.
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