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Senegalese Journalist Gets 6 Months for Homosexuality

NEWS | Jul 31
A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal in this West African country.

Judge Deems Gay Couple as Spouses After One Partner's Death

NEWS | Jul 31
A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal.

GOP Proposes Anti-Gay Protections for Already Protected Clergy

NEWS | By Ray Henry | Jul 31
A Republican wants to explicitly allow clergy in Georgia to refuse to perform gay marriages - a protection they already enjoy under the U.S. Constitution.

Grudge Match :: Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville on 'Best of Enemies'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Jul 31
Modern TV punditry can be traced to the 1968 debates between Gore Vidal & William F. Buckley, Jr. at the national political conventions. Directors Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville discuss their film "Best of Enemies," which chronicles their bitter rivalry.

Kansas Agency Hesitant to Allow Married Same-Sex Couples to Be Foster Parents

NEWS | By John Hanna | Jul 31
A Kansas Department of Children and Families official said Friday that the state will continue to allow qualified single adults to serve as foster parents said her agency isn't ready to say whether it will allow married same-sex couples to do so.

After Jerusalem Gay Pride Stabbing, Suspected Extremists Burn Palestinian Child to Death

NEWS | By Mohammed Daraghmeh and Tia Goldenberg | Jul 31
Friday's deadly attack comes as part of a larger trend of Jewish radicalization - one day after an anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist stabbed revelers at Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade

Marvel at Madness: Things to Know About Boston's Comic Con

Jul 31
Get out your favorite Sailor Moon costume and grab a bottle of water. The Boston Comic Con is this weekend, and it's forecast to be a hot one. From Friday through Sunday, comic and costume fans will gather at the Seaport World Trade Center for a line-up o

Gay Man Plans to Sue NYPD for Using Homophobic Slurs While Beating Him

NEWS | By EDGE | Jul 31
A Staten Island man who was roughed up by police whom he alleges used homophobic slurs while following up on a noise complaint is planning to sue in federal court for civil rights violations.

Alexander Wang Leaves Balenciaga

STYLE | By Maggy Donaldson | Jul 31
Designer Alexander Wang will leave the helm of Balenciaga after three years as creative director, the Paris fashion house confirmed Friday.

Naked Sex Date with a Hedge Lands Octogenarian in Trouble with Authorities

NEWS | By EDGE | Jul 31
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News

Get 'Wet' on July 31 for National Orgasm Day

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
Today is National Orgasm Day, and the folks at Wet are happy to share their tips for celebrating the big "O." Licensed psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini shares her ideas on how to make your love life and orgasms better.


Entertainment

Stallone Memorabilia Goes on the Auction Block

CELEBRITIES | By Sandy Cohen | Jul 31
Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen.


Business

Indiana Convention's CEO Calls for Broader LGBT Protections

CORPORATE | By Brian Slodysko | Jul 31
The CEO of a large gamers' convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a religious objections law said organizers are "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays.


Finance

Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims

REAL ESTATE | By Josh Boak | Jul 31
The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it?


Cars

US Agency Denies Request for Fiat Chrysler Investigation

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 30
U.S. auto safety regulators have rejected a request from an advocacy group to investigate power system failures in almost 5 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles that potentially could cause stalling and other problems.


Style

Cocktail Culture: The Sazerac's New Orleans Roots

FOOD/DRINK | By Kristen Siebecker | Jul 31
A cocktail's appeal can sometimes have more to do with its origin than its ingredients. The Sazerac is no exception, but one part of its history is clear: this simple, strong cocktail was born in New Orleans.


Travel

New Orleans: Gay Old Times and New Ones Too

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jul 31
What's different about New Orleans a decade since Katrina is a newfound infatuation from those who survived the storm and those who were drawn there in the aftermath. If America is a melting pot, then New Orleans is a big pot of tasty gumbo.


Nightlife

The Provincetown Theater Debuts 'Broadway Concert Series'

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Jul 31
The Provincetown Theater and producer Rich Aronstein debut the first "Broadway Concert Series" which started in July and continues through August with three more cabaret-style concerts featuring well-known Broadway and TV performers.