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Beer and bondage at the 2012 fair

'Up Your Alley' Re-Kinkifies SoMa

By Race Bannon | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
With the quickly approaching Up Your Alley street fair and the vast array of related events that take place around the same time, San Francisco is poised to yet again celebrate the leather and kinky among us in a truly special way.

Bill Clinton addresses the International AIDS Conference.

AIDS Conference 'Stepping Up the Pace'

HEALTH | 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.

Alaska Tourist Train Halts Runs After Derailment

By Mark Thiessen | Jul 24
A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.

5 Tips for Selling Your Home at the Best Price

REAL ESTATE | Jul 24
The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit. Here are five tips on how to get your home sold for the best price.

A television camera operator mounts a satellite dish on top of a van outside the Swiftair offices in Madrid, Spain.

France: Air Algerie Flight Vanishes Over N. Mali

INTERNATIONAL | By Aomar Ouali | Jul 24
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Arguments Set in Challenge to Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 24
Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

NY Agencies Collecting More Gender Data

NATIONAL | Jul 24
State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.

Attorney Mari Newman, center, talks with members of the media, as she stands with her plaintiffs and their supporters following a court hearing on sam sex marriage at the Federal District Court, in Denver.

Colorado Gay Marriage Ban Struck, Appeal Awaits

NATIONAL | Jul 24
For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.

Eric Stonestreet

'Modern Family' Star: Acceptance Will Grow for Gay Athletes

SPORTS | By John Carucci | Jul 24
Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.

Vice President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks.

Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Address

POLITICS | Jul 24
Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections.

TAKE 6 performing "What'd I Say"

The Venetian to Feature "Georgia on My Mind"

MUSIC | By EDGE | Jul 24
The Venetian Las VegasĀ® features "Georgia on My Mind": Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles, starring award-winning artists Clint Holmes, TAKE 6, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, with special guests The Las Vegas Mass Choir and Las Vegas All-Star Big Band.