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Friday,
April 8, 2005

Volume 33,
Issue 14

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Attackers cut throat of Good Samaritan - Victim receives 44 stitches and 37 staples in his chest and head
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

On a sterile, steel operating table, Tim Alf, a 32-year-old Seattle resident, was on the verge of being pronounced clinically dead. His heart had stopped, and his vitals were dropping. Several minutes passed before, through some miracle of modern medicine, he was resuscitated. His wounds remain very serious, but he survived to see another
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The LGBT community Center and the LGBT Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department present a forum on Public Safet
In light of the Micah Painter Verdict and other violent crimes effecting our community, we are going to discuss safety procedures, crime reporting, communication between the SPD and the community through the Advisory Council, self defense and funding new programs to be proactive in combating any backlash the community could receive as a result of v more
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Two Democrats deliver serious blow to Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill
picture main page - Senator Tim Sheldon; story page - Senator James Hargrove

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Up until this week, hopes remained high that this would be the year the Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill (HB 1515) would become law. The bill passed through the House in February and had a hugely successfu
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'City of Brotherly Love’ to be site of world’s largest rainbow flag display
PHILADELPHIA — Center City Philadelphia will be decked out in 140 Equality Forum Rainbow Flags, in addition to 40 Equality Forum Rainbow Flags on Independence Mall, for Equality Forum 2005 & National Celebration (April 25 to May 1). The 180 eight-foot by four-foot Rainbow Flags make this the largest display of Rainbow Flags in history.

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CALLING ALL DYKES! - The Seattle Dyke March needs you
by Tina Gianoulis

What is it you love about the Dyke March? The chance to participate in a more politically oriented, multi-issue demonstration than the Gay Pride parade? The community feeling as Dykes begin to gather for the rally, greeting old friends with hugs, and smiling to see all the Dykes you don’t know? Hearing rousing speeches
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Freedom Socialist candidate Linda Averill wins right to keep donors’ names private
The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission ruled unanimously Wednesday that Seattle City Council candidate Linda Averill will not be required to disclose the names of contributors to her campaign. Averill, a city bus driver, feminist, and labor activist, is back in the electoral ring to challenge City Council President Jan Drago. In going to the S more
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Bears migrate to Seattle for Northwest Bears Spring Thaw XI
Bears from all over the country and beyond will gather in Seattle April 14-17 for Northwest Bears Spring Thaw XI. Spring Thaw has been an ongoing event since 1994, when Northwest Bears invited bears from clubs up and down the Pacific coast to Seattle to celebrate spring and the springtime beauty of the Puget Sound area. Since then, the event has gr more
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California domestic partnership law upheld in court
SACRAMENTO — The American Civil Liberties Union, Equality California and other GLBT groups around the country this week cheered a decision by California’s Court of Appeal throwing out a legal challenge by anti-Gay activists to the state’s comprehensive domestic partnership law.

The decision affirms an earlier trial court decision dismissin
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Club Z slated for demolition this summer
by Don Paulson

Club Z (a.k.a. Zodiac Social Club) is closing its doors after 35 years. If only those walls could talk! A sauna has replaced the steam room but nothing can replace the raw energy of the male sex, from vanilla to chocolate, that happened within its walls. Society has taken away everything from Gays except sex, which is the
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Hatred of Gay men compromised the jury in convicting Micah Painter’s attackers
Commentary by Mike McNamara - SGN Contributing Writer

Justice was served in the Micah Painter stabbing, just not very well. Hatred of Gay men compromised the jury in convicting Micah Painter’s attackers. These men, who yelled “Die faggot, die!” during the attack, were convicted of second degree assault with a deadly weapon and assault
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NGLTF condemn Kansas vote approving anti-marriage amendment
Task Force calls upon “people of faith and good will to speak out and fight these immoral attacks”



The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) condemned this week’s 70 percent to 30 percent vote (with 72 percent of the precincts reporting) by Kansans in favor of a constitutional amendment banning the recognition of same sex m
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California NAACP supports ending discrimination against Gay couples
National Black Justice Coalition applauds



The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s Black Gay civil rights organization, this week applauded the California chapter of the NAACP for officially supporting the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, AB 19. This pending legislation would end marriage lic
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New York City recognizes marriages of same-sex couples
NEW YORK – On Thursday, New York City became the latest locality in New York State to announce that it will fully respect the marriages and civil unions of same-sex couples performed in jurisdictions like Massachusetts, Vermont, Canada and other countries.

Empire State Pride Agenda was informed about the decision in a letter, dated April 6
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51 percent in New York State support Gay marriage
Empire State Pride Agenda releases results of New York poll on marriage for same-sex couples



NEW YORK - Support in the state of New York for marriage for same-sex couples increased over the past year according to a poll conducted by Global Strategy Group for Empire State Pride Agenda, the state’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transg
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STEVE MILLER - GAILEN PRIDEAUX
STEVE MILLER - July 30, 1962-March 18, 2005

Steve Miller passed away on March 18, 2005 at the age of 42.

Steve was very outgoing and lived life to the fullest. He loved playing and watching tennis and was part of the Seattle Gay men’s tennis team, Seattle Tennis Alliance. He loved to watch college basketball. He was pla
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John Paul II’s legacy on Lesbian/Gay Issues is not admirable
A Statement by Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director New Ways Ministry

Pope John Paul II was a leader of deep piety and strong convictions. His moral leadership was heeded not only by Catholics, but by politicians, philosophers, and religious leaders throughout the world.

He was a man whose ideas were deeply formed by coming
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