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New HIV cases rise dramatically in China, Bishop Gene Robinson speaks tonight, and more.

Cause for alarm: The Chinese government says that new HIV cases have risen by 45% in the past two years. Robinson to speak tonight: Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay and partnered priest to be elected as an Episcopal bishop, will speak tonight at Atlanta's Emory University about the divisions his 2003 election caused in the church. Scalia verdict: He may not be a "homophobe," strictly speaking, but his views on gay people "should raise some concerns," says the Los Angeles Times . Bracing for the clampdown: Religious and political leaders in Burundi are stepping up their efforts to pass a law against homosexuality.

Just in case: Auditing begins today on the vote that upheld LGBT rights in Gainesville, Fla., last week.

Rally on: Marriage-equality supporters continue their protests against the planned veto of Gov. Jim Douglas in Vermont.

Thanks, but no thanks: Former D.C. mayor Anthony Williams withdrew his application to join the Order of Malta, a Catholic service society, after members objected to his support for gay and abortion rights.

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