News: Meteorite, Harry Jackson, D.C. Aide's Death, Mark Wahlberg
60 people attend 25th annual memorial service for Charlie Howard in Maine: "Howard, who could not swim, was killed on July 7, 1984, when three teenage boys tossed him into Kenduskeag Stream from the State Street bridge. He was 23."
Michael Jackson's "ghost" spotted on hood of car.
Whitney Houston looking fine.
Marion Barry blames current ethics investigations on gay councilman David Catania: "Barry, a longtime supporter of LGBT rights in D.C., has cited dischord between the LGBT community and African-American religious leaders for his current stance on marriage equality. New ethics questions have surfaced about Barry’s role in administering grant money authorized by the city council."
You look better with your shirt off: Madonna single "Celebrate" to go to radio August 3.
Portland police accused of failing to protect gays and lesbians from homophobic attacks at city's Pride festival: "According to police reports, videos and eyewitness accounts, the trouble that started late on the night of June 13 outside a bar in Portland's Old Town included fistfights and several obscenity-laden shouting matches."
Marky Mark returns to the ring.
Ian Thorpe turns to boxing?
Kathy Griffin to host Schmemmys.
Bishop Harry Jackson and gang write open letter to Obama: Pissed about cases against DOMA, cocktail party for gays.
A look inside Mika's new album, We Are Golden.
Sun warnings "overstated" in skin cancer risk?
Florida's New Times looks into the case of Carol Anne Burger, the Florida gay rights activist who stabbed her lover Jessica Kalish to death with a screwdriver, 222 times.
Gay D.C. Council aide Desi Deschaine drowns in Baltimore: "Deschaine, the communications director for D.C. Council member Jack Evans, died in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area after a weekend boating trip. His body was recovered Tuesday morning. A source said Deschaine left a private boat owned by his boyfriend, J'aime Huret, after docking Sunday night to take a walk. Deschaine never returned, and authorities believe he fell off a dock into the water."
Brüno banned in Ukraine: "The ministry said Wednesday that Cohen's depictions of sexual organs, homosexual intercourse and language are obscene and improper."
Brazil's Jonatas Faro.
Meteorite found on country walk to be auctioned, expected to fetch £90,000.
Ring of roses: David Beckham adds to collection of tattoos.
Rapper Noriega: There are gays all over Hip-Hop.
Grassroots campaign to recall Portland Mayor Sam Adams gets its first high-profile suppporter in the form of former mayor Tom Potter: "Potter made his backing known in a comment he left over the weekend on his wife's Facebook page. Potter's wife, Karin Hansen, posted a status update on her page saying she has petitions for the recall and directing people to a site where they can join the effort."
Hugh Jackman takes on new role as Avon man.
The new season of HGTV's Design Star features two gay designers, Jason Champion and Nathan Galui.
Witnesses to murder recant statements in Lateisha Green murder trial: "Two prosecution witnesses who told police they saw an accused 20-year-old man kill a transgendered woman recanted their statements on the witness stand Tuesday. Siblings Johnny and Jasmine Gaston testified that investigators told them what to say about the shooting of 22-year-old Lateisha Green at a Syracuse house party last November."