April 7, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 14
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Section One - ALL STORIES

SGN EXCLUSIVE - Ed Murray talks with SGN about his race for state Senate
I believe that if any one of the four of us Gay legislators had been in the Senate these last four years or if Cal had lived, the Civil Rights Bill would have been passed years ago," said State Rep. Ed Murray.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

State Rep. Ed Murray announced on Saturday, April 1, that he will be seeking the 43rd District Senate seat, which inc
GSBA marks a quarter century
by Liz Meyer - SGN Contributing Writer

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), the nation's largest LGBT and Allied chamber of commerce, celebrated its 25th anniversary at a recent awards dinner at Seattle's Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The GSBA is perhaps best known for its annual guide, called the "Gay Bible" by some locals for
Executive Sims signs Transgender protections into law
"It was long overdue. It is not just good public policy, it is good people policy," said King County Executive Ron Sims.

King County Executive Ron Sims signed a historic measure today updating and standardizing the King County code to protect the rights of sexual minorities.

The County Council passed Ordinance 15399 on March 27, 2
Washington Won't Discriminate's campaign manager resigns
Lorrie McKay cites a 'difference in style' as reason for departure by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Citing a "difference in style" between the Executive Committee of Washington Won't Discriminate and herself, former Campaign Manager Lorrie McKay resigned from her position this week. According to both parties, who spoke with the Sea
King Council CounProminent Chicago religious leaders ask Federal appellate court to end the Pentagon's extraordinary funding for Boy Scout Jamboreecil adds gender identity to nondiscrimination code
CHICAGO, IL - Two well-known Chicago religious leaders have asked a federal appellate court in Chicago to uphold the basic constitutional principle of government neutrality between religious groups and secular groups and bar the Pentagon from the extraordinary spending of millions of dollars to support future Boy Scout Jamborees (the only youth org more
New legal strategy unveiled to achieve equality for Oregon same-sex couples
Basic Rights Oregon filed the first in a series of planned lawsuits Wednesday in Multnomah County court

PORTLAND, OR - At a press conference in Portland Wednesday morning, Basic Rights Oregon announced its newest strategy to advance equality in Oregon courts as it filed the first in a planned series of lawsuits designed to address the
Capitol Hill Massacre: Questions and confrontations await city officials at town meeting
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

After the brutal murders of six young people on Capitol Hill two weeks ago, many were left looking for answers or some way to make sense of the aftermath. To that end, the City Council, the Mayor's office and the Miller Community Center came together last week to give the neighbors a chance t
Star Trek's Mr. Sulu to embark on a nationwide speaking tour
'Equality Trek' to include six cities, not Seattle

The Human Rights Campaign announced that George Takei, "Star Trek"'s Mr. Sulu, will embark on a nationwide speaking tour through six cities, speaking about his life as a Gay Japanese American and encouraging others to share their stories. Takei will also serve as a spokesman for HRC's Comi
SEATTLE GAY HISTORY: The police pay off system ca. 1970
by Don Paulson - SGN A&E Writer

PART I: There was a musical in the 1950s called 'Tenderloin' which was in reference to the pay off system. The words read, "Isn't it funny the way money changes hands," which meant that everyone gets a cut, all the way to the top...

At the time of the Seattle pay off system nearly 1000 people pro
Global HIV therapy access tripled in past two years
Access to HIV treatment in low- and middle-income countries has more than tripled to 1.3 million people in the past two years with the greatest progress in those regions most heavily affected by the epidemic but this welcome progress still falls short of the ambitious United Nations target, the world body said today in a new report.

Decisions to be made regarding 2007 and 2008 funding for HIV/AIDS care services in King County
The Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council, through its care prioritization and allocation committee, will begin making decisions about which types of services will be funded with the nearly $5.5 million in Ryan White CARE Act, Title I funds. The Planning Council is the local decision-making body that determines how particular federal, state and local f more
Northwest News

Grace DuBois, a drag queen extraordinaire from Tacoma will preside over a show of drag performances at Jakes on 4th Ave. (311 4th Ave., Olympia) on Saturday, April 8th, at 6 PM. Olympia's own Busty Palmer and the Jakettes along with visiting Drag Queens from other communities will perform. $5 donat
Jim Arnold (1936 - 2006) - James Harry (Roberson) Sledge (1956 - 2006) - Marcus Allan Frank
Jim Arnold (1936 - 2006)

Friend, and caretaker Evan Nicholas said of Jim Arnold, who co-founded the SGN in the early seventies with Jim Tully, that he died the way he lived, after a busy day of doing things that he loved.

Arnold moved to Seattle in the late 60's. He was involved with Stonewall Recovery Services (then on O
PFLAG: Young LGBT adults to speak on family relationships at April meeting
"LGBTIQ Relationships: Perspective of Youth" will continue our relationship series at the Seattle Chapter of PFLAG's April monthly Support Meeting. Young adults will share their perspectives on the role family relationships played in their development as young LGBTIQ individuals growing-up in today's world. They will include perspectives on famil more
Amy Yee Tennis Center receives TV gift from LGBT tennis group
by Liz Latham - Special to the SGN

On Saturday evening, April 1, 2006, the Seattle Tennis Alliance donated a brand new 27" flat screen Sharp television set to the Amy Yee Tennis Center (formerly known as the Seattle Tennis Center) located on Martin Luther King Way in Seattle, Washington.

The Seattle Tennis Alliance, Seattle's on
Make your floor a showpiece
Sometimes older is better (ask any wine connoisseur). But sometimes, new technology and techniques create a product that is better than the original.

That's the case with wide plank flooring. Prized for its historical charm and weathered patina, wide plank flooring adds warmth and character to any room. "Our floors offer the variations, s

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