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International Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, British Olympian Engaged

British Olympic diver Tom Daley and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black have announced their engagement. READ MORE.

Report: Kenyan Gays Attacked By Mobs, Police Do Little

A new report by Human Rights Watch and a local rights watchdog says mobs in Kenya's coastal region have repeatedly attacked people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, although the police have not arrested anyone for carrying out or inciting the attacks. READ MORE.

Russian Police Detain Several Gay Activists

Police in St. Petersburg on Sunday detained several gay activists who have held pickets in defense of gay rights on a Russian military holiday.Yuri Gavrikov, the leader of a gay rights group, was detained by police as he left his home to hold a one-man picket in front of the Hermitage Museum. READ MORE.

China Gay Couple Holds Informal Marriage To Push For Union

A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony July 2 to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for the legalization of same-sex unions in China.The union of Li Tingting and Teresa Xu came six days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to validate same-sex marriages in the United States, and four months after Li was detained in China for her women's rights activism. READ MORE.

German Parliament's Upper House Pushes For Gay Marriage

BERLIN (AP) - The German Parliament's upper house is calling on the government to embrace full-fledged marriage for gay couples, an attempt to step up pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party. READ MORE.

Over 100,000 At Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, Regions Biggest

JERUSALEM (AP) - Thousands of bare-chested muscular men, drag queens in heavy makeup and high heels, women in colorful balloon costumes and others partied at Tel Aviv's annual gay pride parade on Friday, the largest event of its kind in the region. READ MORE.

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In a 3,000 foot shop in Ann Arbor, Paul Hickman and his small team of employees cut, sand and finish salvaged wood into custom picture frames, furniture and coasters that "families will be fighting over for decades."

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