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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.

What It Means to be Asexual

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Aug 24
People who identify as asexual can be romantically attracted to a spectrum of people, just like sexual people.

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.

The solar deck of the North Hollywood Spa is viewed in Los Angeles

Bathhouses Change With the Times

By Matt Hamilton | Aug 23
Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach.

In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World

By Alicia Rancillo | Aug 23
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

'Dancing Sondheim' :: New App for iPhone

By EDGE | Aug 23
"Dancing Sondheim" - a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim - will be released September 1, 2014.