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Jane Lynch
A 17-yr-old openly gay Russian steals the show from headliners Sting, Patti LuPone, and Jane Lynch Monday at Uprising of Love, a benefit concert for global equality in NYC.
Yes or No? on Scottish independence
Today's the day! Will you support independence with Allen Cumming? Or urge Scots to stay on in a United Kingdom with Tom Daley (among lots of other notables)? The latest polls say it will be close, but unity will prevail.
Folsom Street Fair
Ready for fetish fun? It's Folsom Street Fair this weekend in San Francisco. But if you're not feeling the leather, head to Austin or
Dallas for Pride.

World News.

Uganda. The US granted asylum to a Ugandan LGBT activist, who was arrested, evicted and beaten back home.

California. Facebook is learning not to mess with Drag Queens – it’s “real name” enforcement will now be delayed (at least) two weeks after the company met with the fierce ladies.

US. Openly gay lawmaker Jared Polis (D-CO) plans to force a vote on employment discrimination (ENDA) this session. Also the Human Rights Campaign issued a report describing hate groups that export anti-gay views worldwide.

Jamaica. No way mon! Parliament considers Sexual Offenses Act – further punishing same-sex sexual acts (sodomy is already illegal).
Brazil. In a first for Latin America - three parents are allowed to be on a birth certificate!
South Africa. Not too many gay-friendly Imams out there – hopefully Cape Town gay Muslims won't be dissuaded by death-threats.

Global. My emails won't be filtered! Symantec removed an LGBTI category from it's filtering software.

Canada. Proving itself friendly, as always, Hockey Canada will introduce trans-inclusive locker room policy.



Pride in Jerusalem will go on today, after being delayed due to the ongoing conflict.

Headed to Vegas this weekend? Don't be left out when Laverne Cox officially opens the new gay club called Liaison, 
inside Bally's (the only gay spot on the Strip).

No need to cancel your Uganda trip - the Tourism Board has announced gays are welcome (just don't be too gay?).

If you plan to trek to North Korea - don't swim! While the US government suggests you avoid it (3 Americans are serving hard-labor there already) OutTraveler will show you how!

Feeling like a true camper? head out to central Ohio for the Ohio Lesbian Festival September 19th-21st.

Headed to Singapore for on business? Gay News provides a concise to-do list as well as gay listings.

Wishing it was still summer - consider some hot blondes and read up on Stockholm for Pride for next year. You could also attend the late-August Propaganda festival, check out the great photos from Travels of Adam.

Buy tickets soon. Travel the Caribbean with your friends - join the Gay Armada and set sail for gay paradise and away from the cold this February. Contact me directly if you're interested in joining my group.

Buy tickets now. Feeling that Arosa coming on? Ski Switzerland January 11th-18th for Arosa Gay Ski Week.


Chicago. International Film Festival September 18th-25th, including a seductive Canadian thriller and documentary about a London fetish bar.

NYC. Ivy League Alumni Mixer at the Ritz, Saturday September 20th 8pm-10pm.

Upcoming. Mexico City. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) Conference October 27-31st; register before October 1st.


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