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Bellingham, Washington: Unexpected Adventures

By Andrew Printer | Dec 3
Looking for adventure? Head to Bellingham, WA, where you'll discover it all, including outdoor activities, local food culture, entertainment, and even the newly opened Bellingham Sex Positive Center.

Iraq War Vet Tossed Out of Cab For Kissing Boyfriend

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 10
A Washington state gay veteran who served two tours in Iraq says he was discriminated against for kissing his boyfriend when a Yellow Cab driver tossed them out of his car on the evening of July 4.

Hundreds Counterprotest Westboro Baptist Church at DC School

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 9
The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with a contingent of several hundred counterprotestors when they came to protest Wilson High School in D.C.

Wash. State Requires Insurance Parity for Gay Spouses

NATIONAL | Jun 5
Washington state officials are reminding companies in the state that health benefits must be provided to same-sex spouses if they are provided to heterosexual spouses.

Washington’s Top Lawyer Explains Gay Bias Lawsuit

NATIONAL | Mar 6
Attorney General Bob Ferguson explained his gay discrimination lawsuit against a Richland florist during his visit Wednesday to the Tri-Cities.

Bill to Prevent Gay Conversion Passes Wash. House

NATIONAL | Feb 14
A bill intended to prevent health care providers from trying to convert gay people under age 18 has passed the state House.

Wash. Students Protest Gay Vice Principal’s Exit

NATIONAL | By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Dec 20
Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal.

Railroads to Offer Health Care to Same-Sex Spouses

NATIONAL | By Gene Johnson | Dec 5
A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation’s largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.

Gay Weddings 17 Percent of Washington Marriages

NATIONAL | Dec 5
Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state.

Anti-Gay Message in Icing Really Takes the Cake

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 25
A Washington, DC, woman was shocked to find that the anniversary cake she bought for her genderqueer partner contained an anti-gay message.

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