road.jpg Into the great beyond: Aaron Spelling, Patsy Ramsey, Harriet — Charles Darwin’s 176-year-old tortoise, Anne Nicole Smith’s inheritance rival.

Kramersroad.jpg Activist Larry Kramer makes amends with brother he demonized in The Normal Heart. “It was me learning through my activism and growth that being gay wasn’t bad, and I wasn’t going to let it be bad. And having to convince him and the world it wasn’t bad, and him coming around. He and my lover are the two most meaningful people in my life.”

road.jpg More than 6,500 same-sex nuptials in Great Britain. Men have formed nearly double the number of civil partnerships than women in the first four months of their legality.

road.jpg Gambling website puts odds on celebrities most likely to come out of the closet next. Top of the list? Vin Diesel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah Winfrey, Keanu Reeves, Anderson Cooper

road.jpg Maryland Governor Ehrlich appoints openly gay judge to Baltimore District Court: “Ehrlich appointed Christopher Panos, 47, a special master in the city Circuit Court family division, to a fill a court vacancy. Panos and his partner of 17 years, Dennis Cashen, are raising a young daughter, Cate.” Panos: “This is indicative of social progress within the form of a judicial nomination.”