May 19, 2006
Volume 34
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Seattle student receives national ACLU scholarship for opposing prejudice
"Everyone deserves an equal opportunity, no matter their race, creed or sexual orientation," said University Prep student Khalil Hassam.

Khalil Hassam, a senior at University Prep in Seattle who has worked to build tolerance and respect for diversity at his school, has been awarded a 2006 American Civil Liberties Union Youth Activist scholarship. He is one of nine students acros
Washington Won't Discriminate on track to meet challenge by foes of anti-discrimination legislation, says campaign manager
"The response to protecting our family, friends, and colleagues from discrimination is resonating with Washingtonians from around the state," says Campaign Manager John Vezina.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

During a visit to the office of Washington Won't Discriminate (WWD), the campaign seeking to retain our st
Annual report on anti-LGBT hate violence released
"...[T]he nation's LGBT communities had entered a very new, and very dangerous era..."

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) and fourteen of its members across the country released its annual report on violence against Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexual people and Transgender individuals. The 78-page report examines data compil
Planned Moscow Pride esclates confrontations
Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Despite a threat from Mayor Yuri Luzhkov that he "will not permit such parades," GLBT people are expected to stage Moscow more

Georgia state judge strikes down antiGay amendment as unconstitutional, cites serious procedural flaws
'This Court is well aware that Amendment One enjoyed great public support. However, the test of law is not its popularity.'

(ATLANTA, GA, May 16, 2006) - A state judge struck down an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that was passed in November, 2004 to deny recognition to same-sex couples. Today's ruling said the amendment violated
The Center announces the 3rd Annual Fruit Bowl Awards
The Seattle LGBT Community Center is pleased to announce the Third Annual Fruit Bowl Awards will be held on June 9th, 2006 from 5:30pm to 10pm at the Safeway building on the corner of Mercer and Broadway Ave. E.

The Fruit Bowl Awards is a fabulous community event to honor individuals and organizations in Seattle whom have made significant
Fourth Mr. and Miss Gay Cinco de Mayo contest
This is the fourth annual contest event sponsored by POCAAN's YES program, it took place this past May 5 at Neighbours Night Club, with the purpose of choosing Mr. and Miss Gay Cinco de Mayo to represent our Latino community in Seattle.

On this occasion there were seven participants, 3 men and 4 women. It was an elegant event, opening wit
Seattle Counseling Service stages third ICON
Innovative nonprofit promises outstanding entertainment at fundraiser br>
Area nonprofit Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities (SCS) proudly announces Icon III: A Celebration of Drag, Art & Life to be held on June 10 at 8:00 p.m. at Town Hall located on 8th Ave in Seattle's historic First Hill Neighborhood. Performers scheduled to ap
KURT S. SHELVOCK (1954 - 2006)
Kurt Shelvock departed this life on May 2, 2006, while visiting friends in one of his favorite places, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was born on Aug 13, 1954, in California.

Kurt attended Whitman College in Walla Walla. He pursued a dancing career, and he lived and worked in Las Vegas for 12 years. A resident of Seattle since 1994, Kurt
Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club heads to international Rugby tournament in New York City
The Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club (RFC) is gearing up to head to New York City for the Bi-annual Bingham Cup . Coming off their success in their own summer '05 Magnitude 15 Tournament where they defeated the two time Bingham Cup Champions, The San Francisco Fog, the Quake is a top contender for this tournament. The Q more
Lawmakers criticize proposed Ryan White Reauthorization Bill, geographical change in fund allocation
Lawmakers from California, New Jersey and New York on Thursday criticized proposed changes to funding calculations under the Ryan White CARE Act, which they say could move millions of dollars in HIV/AIDS funding from the northeastern and western U.S. to the South, the AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports (Werner, AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 4/2 more
CEASE AND DESIST - Seattle Out and Proud wrong to claim use of 'Seattle Pride' and conspiracy by The Center
Commentary by Ryan Blackhawke - Special to the SGN

[Editor's Note: Additional comments about Seattle Out and Proud's Cease and Desist letter that had recently been sent to the Seattle LGBT Center can be found in our Letters to the Editor section of this newspaper. For more information about this story, please see the Friday, May 12th edi
Own a piece of Timberline history - Portion of eBay profits to benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Did you miss your chance at Timberlines Closing party to grab a piece of Timberline or Seattle History? Well, now is your chance. Starting this weekend, the former owners of the Timberline, Jim and Jeff, are selling off items from the Timberline days. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the items will be donated to benefit Lifelong AIDS Alli more
In Two For The Road: Our Love Affair With American Food, Michael and Jane Stern share anecdotes, recipes and destinations for a thoroughly 'American' dining experience
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

Are you planning a road trip this summer? When you enter a strange new town do you wish that you knew about that special Mom and Pop restaurant that features a regional specialty, or down-home, freshly prepared "American" style food, where the locals have hung out for years
In every room of your home there are hidden places where efficiencies can impact your quality of life and your wallet. Energy, water and space are valuable commodities that every consumer has to make decisions about in the lifetime of home ownership and maintenance.


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