Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai - World's Tallest Building
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai opened the world's tallest skyscraper Monday, and in a surprise move renamed the gleaming glass-and-metal tower Burj Khalifa in a nod to the leader of neighboring Abu Dhabi — the oil-rich sheikdom which came to its rescue during the financial meltdown.

Activists Protest Pending Uganda Anti-Gay Law

For many Americans who grew up in the 1970s, mention of the nation of Uganda conjures up images of its notorious dictator and 'president-for-life' Idi Amin, whose reign of terror during a decade of rule was characterized by corruption, repression, human rights abuses, and what has been estimated between 100,000 and 500,000 murders between 1971 and 1979.

Sharon Lubinski, Gay U.S. Marshall

Mark it down as one small step for women, one great step for America, and yet another proud leap for gay and lesbian rights under the Obama Administration.Minneapolis assistant police Chief Sharon Lubinski has become the first openly gay U.S. marshal.

SouthFloridaGayNews.com Publisher Norm Kent

Norm Kent Announces Debut of New GLBT Weekly, ‘South Florida Gay News.com’Gay News, Straight FactsFort Lauderdale attorney Norm Kent announced today the inauguration of a new GLBT newsweekly, published under the banner of “South Florida Gay News.com”

Jim Moran Requests DADT Discharge Data

Ninety-six members of Congress have submitted a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates requesting “don’t ask, don’t tell” discharge data, according to the Palm Center, a University of California, Santa Barbara think tank.  The request comes as those in favor of the repeal prepare for Congressional debates tentatively scheduled for 2010.

Annise Parker Elected Houston's Openly Gay Mayor

Annise Parker's comfortable rise to mayor is drawing attention from national news outlets who are noting the significance of the nation's fourth largest city making history by electing an openly gay leader.

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