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Vehicles are parked outside the Houari Boumedienne international airport near Algiers, Algeria.

Black Box Found at Site of Air Algerie Crash

INTERNATIONAL | By Elaine Ganley | Jul 25
French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause.

Briefs Piling Up in Gay Marriage Rulings Appeals

NATIONAL | Jul 25
At least 20 friend of the court briefs have been filed in appeals of rulings overturning gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, including one by a group of churches and another by 10 states' attorneys general.

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change members Kaye Griffin, left, Chloe Karl, Christine Torno, and Ardys deLuxn promoted this weekend's conference at last month's Pride festivities

Older Lesbians Gather in Oakland

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 25
A national organization for lesbians age 59 and older is hosting its biennial gathering in Oakland this weekend as it marks its 25th anniversary.

'Dickstart' :: Kickstart 'World's Biggest Dick Drawing'

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
You can now help fund the world's largest dick drawing. Thanks Kickstarter!

Mariela Castro

Mariela Castro Not on Missing Air Algerie Plane

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
It was initially reported Thursday, that activist Mariela Castro was on the Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali. But the niece of Fidel Castro appeared on television this afternoon alive and well.

Young people are not using condoms as often, and not getting tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Bill Clinton addresses the International AIDS Conference.

AIDS Conference 'Stepping Up the Pace'

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 24
Delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, expressed optimism about progress made to date, but stressed that more remains to be done.

Mariela Castro

Missing Air Algerie Plane Reportedly Carrying LGBT Activist Mariela Castro

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
Fidel Castro's niece and LGBT activist is reportedly on the Air Algeire jetliner that went missing Thursday morning.

Audrey Mbugua continues to struggle for recognition

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

Airbnb Rep Asks Host to Take Down Homoerotic Pic

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
A staffer with the popular service Airbnb is making headlines this week after asking a New York City party planner to remove a homoerotic photo from his listing even though she found the image "captivating."