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'Dickstart' :: Kickstart 'World's Biggest Dick Drawing'

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
You can now help fund the world's largest dick drawing. Thanks Kickstarter!

Briefs Piling Up in Gay Marriage Rulings Appeals

NATIONAL | Jul 24
At least 20 friend of the court briefs have been filed in appeals of rulings overturning gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, including one by a group of churches and another by 10 states' attorneys general.

Mariela Castro

Mariela Castro Not on Missing Air Algerie Plane

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
It was initially reported Thursday, that activist Mariela Castro was on the Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali. But the niece of Fidel Castro appeared on television this afternoon alive and well.

Young people are not using condoms as often, and not getting tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Bill Clinton addresses the International AIDS Conference.

AIDS Conference 'Stepping Up the Pace'

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 24
Delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, expressed optimism about progress made to date, but stressed that more remains to be done.

Mariela Castro

Missing Air Algerie Plane Reportedly Carrying LGBT Activist Mariela Castro

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
Fidel Castro's niece and LGBT activist is reportedly on the Air Algeire jetliner that went missing Thursday morning.

Audrey Mbugua continues to struggle for recognition

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

Airbnb Rep Asks Host to Take Down Homoerotic Pic

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
A staffer with the popular service Airbnb is making headlines this week after asking a New York City party planner to remove a homoerotic photo from his listing even though she found the image "captivating."

A television camera operator mounts a satellite dish on top of a van outside the Swiftair offices in Madrid, Spain.

France: Air Algerie Flight Vanishes Over N. Mali

INTERNATIONAL | By Aomar Ouali | Jul 24
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Arguments Set in Challenge to Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 24
Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

NY Agencies Collecting More Gender Data

NATIONAL | Jul 24
State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.