She’s baaaaack….Cashetta, South Florida’s singing maven of magic has reappeared on the Wilton Drive strip after nearly a year wowing crowds in Las Vegas.

“Las Vegas was great,” she says. “It had been a dream of mine to play Vegas for a very long time….since I was a teenager, so when I got the opportunity to move out there, I jumped at it.”

HRC has released a first of its kind, a free iPhone application for its “Buying for Equality” guide. The app allows shoppers to access the guide as they enter a store to see how gay-friendly hundreds of brands are.

“As pro-equality consumers enter the stores in 2010, the new “Buying for Equality” iPhone application is a revolutionary tool that will help inform purchases and support those businesses who believe in our equality,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

“People who are in show busi­ness should never have children,” insists Jean-Claude Baker. “Their first love is the applause and their public.”

Baker is not recalling a passage from the now famous biography, Mommie Dearest, chronicling the relationship between actress Joan Crawford and her adopted daughter, Christina, but rather his own relationship with his “adopted” mother, the pioneering African-American performer Josephine Baker, who left the segregated world of America to become a phenom in the cabarets of Europe in the 1920s.

Testimony ended Wednesday in a historic federal case challenging the constitutionality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The trial included nearly 12 days of wide-ranging testimony on the meaning of marriage, the nature of sexual orientation, and the role of religion in shaping attitudes about both.

Malawi’s government said Monday that it is unmoved by international criticism of the trial of a gay couple charged with unnatural acts and gross indecency, felonies for which they could be imprisoned for up to 14 years.

In a statement Monday, Malawi’s Information Minister Leckford Mwanza Thoto made no apology for the laws that criminalize homosexual acts. He said Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were “clearly breaking the laws of Malawi.’’

In 1990, a young entrepreneur named Andrew Isen had a vision. He was a successful man who felt like corporate America was not speaking to him.

“I was openly gay, had a large disposable income and I was not on anyone’s marketing list.” Isen saw an opportunity in the making.

Working off his kitchen table with nothing but an IBM and a phone, Isen started WinMark Concepts, a full-service marketing and communications firm targeting the ‘gay and lesbian community’. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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