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1,000 take to the streets in Friday protest over homophobic attacks in Rome.
Jesus on Mars?
Jeremy Piven hits the beach.
Has-been rapper Fabolous behind offensive #uknowhowiknowuregay Twitter trending topic.
Obama advisor Steve Hildebrand thrashes President, Dems: "I gave up a lot to elect Democrats, and I expect them to give it up for me. I’m going to speak loudly. The Republicans don’t have power unless the moderates and the Blue Dogs give it to them — which is what they’re doing now."
Des Moines, Iowa man claims he was removed from a bar for being gay.
Ted Haggard apologizes for violating an entire congregation.
Nampa, Idaho's transgender candidate Melissa Sue Robinson, who recently announced she was suing Twitter over fake account defamation, gets profiled by AP: "This farming and manufacturing town of about 83,000 residents, where a sugar factory and a local hospital are among the biggest employers, doesn't seem to be all that concerned that Robinson previously lived as a man."
New Zealand transgender MP visits Nepal.
Beach closed: Great White Sharks tagged off Cape Cod.
USA Today on Judy Shepard, her new book, and a federal hate crimes law: "Shepard, who loves playing mah-jongg and drinking martinis, admits to being 'flummoxed' at times about the gay and lesbian world. But, she adds, 'It's not important that I understand it. It's important that I accept it.'"
Britney Spears shocks concert crowd with actual singing.
Washington Post ombudsman on Brian Brown NOM puff piece: "Hesse said she decided to let Brown tell his story, as opposed to extensively quoting what others say about him. Her editors didn't object to the concept. Having Brown's story told in his "voice," Hesse reasoned, would allow readers to best assess his arguments. Fine in theory. But it deprived readers of hearing from others who have battled Brown and find him uncivil and bigoted. To them, he represents injustice. They should have been heard, at length."
NOM's Maggie Gallagher spews lies on Maine radio show.
Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan launches international male model search.
Scientists identify trio of genetic mutations linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Schwarzenegger's phones blitzed over 'Harvey Milk Day': "So far, the governor’s automated phone line for constituents has received more than 100,000 calls about the bill, most against it, according to Mr. Schwarzenegger’s office."
Real World's Scott Herman shows off his assets.
Little Britain's David Walliams is nominated for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for his book about a cross-dressing schoolboy. The prize honors the funniest books for children.
Church of Scotland selects gay man, Scott Rennie, to train as a minister.
Maine Archbishop Richard Malone asks churches to fill coffers for fight against marriage equality: "The bishop has asked churches to take up a special second collection next weekend to support Stand For Marriage Maine, the group leading the effort to repeal Maine's same sex marriage law."