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Portia de Rossi says no, an ally passes, and gay travel stays strong in the recession.

Still no baby on the way, De Rossi says : Actress Portia de Rossi once again said that she and wife Ellen DeGeneres have no immediate plans to have a baby. De Rossi premieres in the new ABC series Better Off Ted on Wednesday. Mourning the loss of an ally : A memorial service will be held on March 22 in Los Angeles for the late Bishop Melvin E. Wheatley , who passed away March 1. Wheatley, who was 93, defied United Methodist Church authorities and appointed the denomination's first openly gay pastor in 1982.

Bad economy good for gay rights? The current economic crisis has dampened appetites for the culture wars of years past, says New York Times columnist Frank Rich.

Change they can believe in : Two 20-somethings are spearheading an effort to make the gay scene in the nation's capital more diverse and inclusive.

Have recession, will travel : Travel industry experts say gay travel remains strong despite the weakened economy. New community resource : Work continues on an after-school program for underserved LGBT youths in Newark, N.J.

Fight the H8, again and again : The deputy district attorney for Santa Clara County attributes a rise in antigay hate crimes in 2008 to increased gay visibility resulting from Prop. 8.

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