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Tom Daley

Tom Daley's Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 21
A plane carrying British Olympic diver Tom Daley and his boyfriend, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, had to make an emergency landing in Russia Monday for "a technical issue."

Man Mortgages His Home To Pay For Bigger Penis

An Australian man with a "micro penis" mortgaged his home to come up with the $18,000 to $50,000 it will cost for surgeries to make his member more memorable.

Raindrops on the statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa.

South Africans Remember Mandela on His Birthday

INTERNATIONAL | By Christopher Torchia | Jul 18
South Africans marked Nelson Mandela's birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes.

Marina Mironova and Oxana Tomofeeva

Lesbian Couple Flees Russia for Asylum in Argentina

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 18
Afraid for their safety in a country with a growing antipathy toward gays, a Russian lesbian couple is now seeking asylum in Argentina for themselves and their teenage son.

A woman reacts to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18.

World-Renowned AIDS Researchers Among Passengers on Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight

World-Renowned AIDS Researchers Among Passengers in Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight

AP Source: Missile Took Down Jet in Ukraine

American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said. It is not yet known if any Americans were on board the plane or who launched the strike.

 Singapore's Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim

Singapore Won't Destroy 2 Gay Themed Book Titles

Singapore's information minister says two children's books dealing with gay subjects that were ordered removed from public libraries won't be destroyed after all.

3 Travel Safety Tips for LGBT Parents

International travel can expand your family's world view and create timeless memories, but acceptance of LGBT individuals and their families vary from state to state and country to country.

A man gestures at a crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine

Malaysia Says Jetliner Did Not Make Distress Call

INTERNATIONAL | By Eileen NG | Jul 17
The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route also had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body.

Europe is trying to end the ban on MSM donating blood

Europe Court of Justice Calls for End to Gay Blood Ban

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 17
Europe's Court of Justice is putting its foot down: being a gay man should not mean you are banned from ever giving blood.