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Gay History Month:Navratilova Growing Up
by Martina Navratilova Special to the SGN

On Wednesday October 18th, I will turn 50. I think it's a natural time to reflect on the amazing changes that have taken place. I certainly don't feel old-I am in better physical condition now than I was ten years ago, and I don't have any of the traditional physical symptoms or mid-life crises to report. I've taken care of my bod
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Founder of Integrity leads Sixth Annual Matthew Shepard Memorial Sermon in Seattle, speaks to SGN
Dr. Louie Crew, Founder of Integrity, which advocates for inclusion of Gays and Lesbians in the Episcopal Church, addressed members of Seattle's Trinity Parish Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 8th. During the service, he delivered the Sixth Annual Matthew Shepard Memorial Sermon.

The sermon is held each year in honor of a Gay college st
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US Supreme Court refuses to hear marriage equality case
by Lisa Keen SGN Contributing Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday, October 10, to hear the appeal of a Gay couple in California who pressed a controversial lawsuit seeking to challenge the state's refusal to issue them a marriage license.

The high court denied the couple's appeal just five days after a Californi
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Another step forward, on shifting marriage grounds
by Lisa Keen SGN Contributing Writer

BOSTON - A trial court in Boston ruled Friday (Sept. 29) that there is nothing in the law of Rhode Island to justify having Massachusetts refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples from the neighboring state.

The development is a dramatic step forward for equal marriage righ
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L.A. group launches HIV/AIDS prevention campaign targeting Gays
The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center has launched an advertisement campaign that describes HIV as a "gay disease" in an effort to target men who have sex with men who have become complacent about HIV/AIDS, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Supporters of the campaign - which uses the tag line "Own It. End It." on billboards and in magazines - sa
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What was Foley's fatal flaw?
by Chris Crain Special to the SGN

Now he comes out. After a decade of dodging questions about his sexual orientation, Mark Foley finally acknowledged on Tuesday he is Gay, hours after the American public learned of the sexually explicit online chats the Florida congressman had with teenage males he met as pages.

By waitin
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Missives from the worm hole
by Jeffrey Solomon Special to the SGN

When the call came, I should have said no. Working in a Middle School for me is a bad idea, and that is because I still suffer from Junior-High-School-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am always just one dis, one snap, one insult away from time travel: from being sucked into a worm hole a
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Foley: Is he Gay?
by Janice Van Cleve Special to the SGN

Mark Foley, disgraced Republican Congressman from Florida, solicited sex from minors. Jim West, disgraced mayor of Spokane, solicited sex from job applicants. Both claimed to be Gay after being exposed. How is the Gay community supposed to respond to these people and to the media when these s
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Georgia Court of Appeals says Lesbian mom can retain primary custody of daughter
'It means custody arrangements can't be challenged just because a parent is Gay or Lesbian.'

ATLANTA, GA, September 28, 2006 - In a decision handed down yesterday, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a parent's custody or visitation rights cannot be limited just because that parent is Gay or Lesbian, and lives with their partner,
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Gay History Month: Frank Kameny, Tammy Baldwin, Harvey Milk
by Jason Villemez - Special to the SGN

Editor's Note: In honor of Gay History Month, the Seattle Gay News will feature 12 pioneers who paved the way for the next generation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. Each week we will recognize three of these pioneers.

FRANK KAMENY

One of the founders
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Conference focuses on health issues and the Black church
"We must stop the killing of African Americans from a multitude of diseases that are 100 percent preventable," said Balm in Gilead's Pernessa Seele.

The Balm in Gilead is hosting the "The Black Church Institute on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities" from Oct. 24-27 at the Charleston Riverview Hotel in Charleston, S.C.

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Frightfully fun decorating trends for Halloween
The official start of the holiday season isn't until Thanksgiving, but before you know it, ghosts, goblins and creepy creatures big and small will descend on a neighborhood near you; and some of the places they plan to haunt will be all decked out! According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween is the second biggest decorating holiday of th more
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Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act introduced in Senate
Oregon Senator, Lieberman urge congress to implement equal pay for equal work

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender political organization, hails the introduction of the bipartisan Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act introduced by Senators Joe Lieber
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Schwarzenegger accused of 'Total Recall' of public health and science after condom veto
Bowing to pressure from social conservatives, Governor terminates bill that would have allowed condom availability in California state prisons.

Despite hundreds of letters and statements from medical and public health professionals, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a late-night veto Friday of AB1677, a bill that would have allowed condom
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First-ever virtual AIDS Quilt to honor world AIDS Day - Online users will be able to create a quilt and share stories
LOS ANGELES - here!, America's premium gay television network, announces the creation of the Internet's first Virtual AIDS Quilt, which will pay tribute to the many lives that have been lost to AIDS. The Virtual AIDS Quilt can be found online at the following here! Interactive Media sites: www.heretv.com, www.247gay.com, www.gaywired.com and www.le more
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