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Homophobia rears ugly head in Africa

Gays and lesbians across the African continent are increasingly fearful for their lives as anti-gay protests and police arrests intensify, and activists say the homophobia is being driven by U.S. evangelists bent on gaining converts.

Mardi Gras celebrations today in Hillcrest, Gaslamp Quarter

In San Diego, just about every bar will undoubtably partake in the festivities with at least a drink special, but for a block party akin to the magnitude and style of New Orleans there are only two locations: Hillcrest and the Gaslamp Quarter.

Gay attorney recommended for federal district court judge

A New York senator has recommended to President Obama that he consider nominating openly gay attorney Daniel Alter to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Alter would be the first openly gay man to serve at that level of the judiciary.

Gay Olympians are finding a safe haven at PRIDE House

For gay athletes, maybe the bold step of opening the two PRIDE Houses at the Vancouver Games is the start of a new Olympic tradition and another sign of growing tolerance.

Gays arrested at NYC marriage license bureau

Four members of a new ACT UP-like group known as Queer Rising were arrested in Manhattan on Friday after chaining themselves to the entrance of the New York City Marriage Bureau.

Cheney supports repeal of DADT policy

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that he favors repealing the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.