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Grassroots Website Launches Massive International Movement

More than 1 million people are expected to turn out for Saturday's international rally to collectively raise their voices against discrimination and inequality.'s Amy Balliett says she created the site and the rally just over a week ago, and the response has been immense.

Poll: 49% of Likely Voters Oppose Prop. 8

A poll released on Thursday shows that 49% of likely California voters oppose Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage. The Field Poll also showed that 44% of likely voters were in favor of the measure, while 7% remained undecided.

Misleading Mississippi Senate Ad Mocks Gays

Mississippi incumbent U.S. senator Roger Wicker has launched an attack ad skewering challenger Ronnie Musgrove's liberal supporters, including the Human Rights Campaign. The problem, however, is that HRC did not endorse or donate money to Musgrove.

Clay Aiken Tells People Magazine: 'I'm Gay'

American Idol runner-up and Broadway actor Clay Aiken announces he is gay on the cover of People magazine's next issue, out Friday. Aiken, 29, recently became a father to a baby boy with friend and record producer Jaymes Foster, whom he met while performing on the show that launched his career.

HIV-Positive Teacher Sues School, Claims Wrongful Firing

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is filing a suit against a Maryland school that allegedly fired a teacher because he is HIV positive.

Cops Hunt for Attackers in Salt Lake Beating

Salt Lake City police are searching for a man suspected of beating a gay man on August 9.

Virginia Delegation Rejects Gay-Inclusive Guidebook

The Virginia delegation to the Republican National Convention had to brave the Minneapolis-St. Paul area without a handy guidebook, all because the guide included information on gay-friendly local attractions.

Gay Days at Disneyland, October 3-5

The 11th annual Gay Days Anaheim will take over Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, October 3-5. Friday's events include a screening of short films that were featured at Outfest.

NYC's School Antibullying Policy Given More Teeth

The New York City Department of Education will start training educators this fall through a new initiative that strengthens the city's existing Respect for All antibullying policy for the city's schools. The plan was approved by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city schools chancellor Joel Klein, according to

Hundreds Arrested for RNC Protest

More than 300 people were arrested for protesting in St. Paul, Minn., at the Republican National Convention since its start, two of them younger than 18. As of September 2, 120 of those individuals were arrested for felonies, while 12 were arraigned.

Gay Couple Reaches Settlement With University of Hawaii

A gay couple who were denied housing for married couples at the University of Hawaii have settled their dispute out of court, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

Mexico City Approves Transgender Name Changes

Mexico City's legislature has passed a law making it easier for transgender people to legally change their names and obtain revised birth certificates that reflect their gender identity.

Noah's Arc Headed for Film

The main character in Logo's Noah's Arc will marry his partner in the feature film adaptation of the show.

GOP Faces Hard Choices in Bid for Revival

The Republican Party that strode confidently into New York City to nominate President Bush for a second term in 2004 would hardly recognize the one that opens its national convention September 1 in St. Paul, Minn.

Miley to Celebrate Sweet 16 With Disney Gays

The world's most popular teenager, Miley Cyrus, will celebrate her 16th birthday at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, Calif., on October 5, the same time Gay Days takes place.

Ricky Martin a Father of Twin Boys

There won't be much "livin' la vida loca" for Ricky Martin these days -- he's now the father of twin boys.

Groups Hope to Bring Initiative Petition to Conn.

A coalition of same-sex marriage opponents and taxpayer groups is trying to persuade voters to approve a state constitutional convention in the hopes of bringing the initiative petition process to Connecticut.

Mukasey: No Prosecutions in Justice Hiring Scandal

No criminal prosecutions are planned for former Justice Department officials accused of allowing politics to influence the hiring of prosecutors, immigration judges, and other career government lawyers, U.S. attorney general Michael Mukasey said Tuesday.

College Wrestlers Kicked Off Team for Posing Nude

Two University of Nebraska wrestlers, including one who won an NCAA championship in 2007, have been dismissed from the team after posing naked for videos and photographs on an Internet pornography site.

Minter, Stewart Honored for Marriage Equality Work

The National Center for Lesbian Rights announced that its legal director, Shannon Price Minter, and San Francisco chief deputy city attorney Therese Stewart will be recognized by the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association with the 2008 Dan Bradley Award for their work in LGBT advocacy and fighting for marriage rights.