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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.

Raise money for It Gets Better at this benefit performance

Susan Blackwell Hosts "Volleygirls" Benefit for It Gets Better

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
On July 30 at New York's supper club and cabaret 54 Below, Susan Blackwell hosts the "Volleygirls" fundraiser for the It Gets Better Project.

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

HEALTH | 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'

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.