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Federal judge orders Michigan to recognize 300 same-sex marriages

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Author A federal judge has ordered the state of Michigan to recognize some 300 same-sex marriages that were performed after the state’s relationship ban was struck down plus before the ruling was stayed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Is attractive. In a January 15 ruling, U. S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said that the marriages were legitimately performed and the couples have a ‘fundamental right’ to state recognition. ‘In these types of circumstances, what the state has became a member of together, it may not put asunder, ‘ Goldsmith wrote, paraphrasing a biblical verse that condemns those who breakup marriages. The case involved a lawsuit submitted by eight same-sex couples that got married last March after a federal judge struck down Michigan’s prohibit on same-sex marriage. The next day, the Sixth Circuit put the judge’s decision on hold. About 300 lovers were married before the appellate courtroom stepped in to

Becoming a parent and staying bi-visible

I am not out as bisexual in the world of the yummy mummy. My baby hides me in a closet filled with heteronormative assumptions. Think having a good opposite-sex partner makes your bisexuality invisible? Try taking a child together with you everywhere too! I have no purpose of opening that door as I need the company and […]

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Gay Star Travel Expo 2015: plan of events revealed…

One-stop travel shop takes place on London’s Heaven nightclub this Sunday (17 Jan)

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Fortification Lauderdale plans mass wedding designed for Gay couples – Bigots drag into court to stop Florida marriages but determine gives go ahead

by Mike Toby – SGN Staff Writer The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau will invite at least one hundred Gay and Lesbian couples to marry on the beach sometime this winter. The actual date for the event has not been announced. On December 19 the U. S. Supreme Court turned down Fl Attorney General Pam Bondi’s ask for to stay a federal court ruling that will same-sex marriages may begin on The month of january 6. In a statement to the Fortification Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel newspaper, the chief executive of the tourism bureau said the quantity 100 will honor Broward Region, Florida’s centennial celebration. ‘We’re going to pull out all the stops, just like a very pleased father does when their child marries, ‘ Nicki Grossman said. Gay tourists are ‘a very devoted and important part of our destination, ‘ she added. The wedding extravaganza is just the first of many gay-marriage actions planned in Broward, a pioneer

These 14 things will make you see the fantastic in 2014

From love letters in the sky to cheeky digs at Putin – this was 2014

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December’s edition is out now!

The latest issue of BCN is out today. You can order issue 128 or even subscribe online here Features consist of: Bisexuality in The Fall: Gillian Anderson’ s bi detective show Seven Minutes in Heaven – short fiction Bi Money: including the BiCon 2014 accounts Why Community Issues How come there is so little bisexuality within Stonewall’ s latest […]

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When is a hate crime not a hate crime?

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Tony P., a 28-year-old Gay man, walked into Sully’s Lounge on Queen Anne Avenue N. at about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday night, December 14. By the time he left just after midnight, he had two black eyes, a bloody nose, and a cut lip. Tony asked not to be identified by his full name because the incident left him traumatized and in fear for his safety. Sully’s Lounge told SGN that ‘we’re aware of the incident and we’re working out the details,’ but apart from that they declined to comment. Tony went to Sully’s, he later told SGN, to meet several women friends. One of them introduced him as her ‘Gay friend’ when he arrived. According to Tony, the bartender was flirting with his women friends and pouring them free shots. ‘He just put glasses in front of everybody and started pouring,’ Tony recalled. One of the women later told police she had consumed four shots and one and a hal

Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast

by Shaun Knittel – SGN Associate Editor On Wednesday hundreds of people – HIV/AIDS healthcare and social service organization employees and elected officials included – filed into a banquet room at the Washington State Convention Center for the 11th Annual Stronger Together Seattle World AIDS Day Breakfast. Organizers and beneficiaries of the event, Gay City, Seattle Counseling Service, Inspire Youth Project and Center for Multicultural Health, ask the public to join them in honoring those we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS, helping those who are living with HIV/AIDS, and celebrating the power of our community in providing a global example for effective response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Over thirty years ago the first cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attracted the world’s attention. Since then, more than 630,000 Americans have lost their lives to AIDS and more than 56,000 people in the United States become infected with HIV each yea

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Is ANY sexual desire a “choice”?

Sexual orientation has a strong physiological component. It appears to be influenced by both genetic and hormonal factors.

• The trait is similar to being left or right-handed; the genetic influence on
both traits is estimated at less than 50%; and both seem to be established at an early age or before birth.

• A same-sex orientation is held by approximately 3-5% of the world’s population. There are twice as many homosexual males as females.

• Sexual orientation is a complex trait which appears to have multiple
mechanisms acting upon it. It is unlikely that there is a single cause,
although it is quite clear that the primary roots of the trait lie in biology.

• Gay men and lesbians are more likely than straight men and women to be left-handed. Since hand preference can be observed in the womb, this suggests a prenatal influence.

• Gay men’s object location memory skills exceed that of straight men. Gay men’s skill level in this involuntary indicator of brain organization between the sexes approaches that of straight women.

• Both lesbians and gay men outperform heterosexual men and women in verbal fluency from early childhood.

How can you explain it?

Which sexual orientations are “ok”?

"All of this logic goes for the sexual paraphilias, too, which are primary patterns of arousal that lie outside the norm. The paraphilias, of course, are less tolerated as a whole than simply being gay, straight, or bi, and we argue over which groups get to use the term sexual orientation, but I see no rational reason not to regard the paraphilias as their own distinct sexual orientations."

"“I don’t ‘hate’ gay people,” they say. “I just disagree with them, that’s all.” By “disagreeing,” either you’re willfully ignoring the obvious fact that sexual orientation is not a choice (which indeed makes you a bigot), or you’re simply unable to grasp the obvious fact that sexual orientation is not a choice (which makes you stupid)."

Great comments from Jesse Bering