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Former Miss Spain Reveals She's Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 26
A former Miss Spain announced this week that she is lesbian, making her what some are saying is the first out national beauty queen.

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In this June 29, 2014 photo, Philip Noynosoudachanh, right, takes a selfie with Josh Smith at Liaison Nightclub in Bally's Las Vegas early in the morning on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in Las Vegas. Liaison Nightclub, which opened in 2014, is the first gay club inside of a major casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Vegas Offering All But Marriage to LGBT Tourists

By Michelle Rindels | Aug 24
While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they - and their money - are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

SeaWorld Drops OSHA Violation Appeal

By Mike Schneider | Aug 24
SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.

This Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014 photo shows Josepha Bercau, 93, answering a reporter during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris.

Seven Decades Later, Paris Celebrates End of Nazi Occupation

By Elaine Ganley | Aug 24
Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.

World OutGames Coming to Miami in 2017

By Mike Halterman | Aug 24
In just three years' time, athletes from all over the world will be heading to Florida to show off their brawn and talents: The fourth World OutGames will be held in Miami from May 26 to June 4, 2017.

Armistead Maupin (left) with his partner Chris Turner in front of the 2012 temple. His experiences at Burning Man inspired parts of 'The Days of Anna Madrigal'

Dispatches from Burning Man

By Max Leger a.k.a Ultra | Aug 24
In less than a week, over 70,000 people will converge on a dry lake bed in Northwestern Nevada to create Black Rock City, which hosts the festival known as Burning Man.

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UK Comic Challenges WBC to Protest in Iraq, Members Accept

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have accepted an offer made by a British comedian, who challenged the "God Hates Fags" church to bring their protesting ways to Iraq.

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Watch: Gay-For-Pay Porn Actor Talks to Family About Career, Sexuality

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
Gay porn site Broke Straight Boys released a of a sort of documentary called "Diary of a Porn Star" that looks into the life of one of its models, Paul Canon, who is a gay-for-pay porn actor.

Joanie Pelzer poses with her dog Hubbell, a Chihuahua, in New York.

Pet-Friendly Dating Sites Match People and Pooches

By Sue Manning | Aug 22
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships.

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The Peril of Pedigree Dogs

By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 20
Whether the huge bundle of fur that disguises the Old English sheepdog or the tiny Chihuahua that's more fashion accessory than pet, there's a dog for everyone. Sadly, though, not all dogs are created equal.

Franklin Street in Uptown Oakland was packed at the 2012 Oakland Pride festival; this year's event will include a parade

Oakland Pride to Have Inaugural Parade

By Sean Piverger | Aug 17
The fifth incarnation of Oakland Pride is coming up later this month and, to mark the occasion, there will be a parade.

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