Same-Sex Marriage Legal in New Hampshire

Effective January 1, 2010, New Hampshire becomes the fifth state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.  The state passed marriage equality legislation in 2009, expanding upon rights already extended to same-sex couples through civil unions legislation in 2008.

Elton John Helps Eminem Kick Drugs

Elton John says he’s been helping Eminem fight his well-publicized drug addictions for more than a year now. John became friends with the rapper after performing Eminem’s hit “Stan” with him at the 2001 Grammy Awards following controversy surrounding Eminem’s antigay lyrics.

Boyle Beats Gaga in Album Sales

Billboard.comSusan Boyle’s debut album "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) needed just six weeks on sale to overtake Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and score the biggest U.K. album sale of 2009.

Mexico Legalizes Gay Marriage

Associated Press

(Mexico City) Mexico City enacted Latin America’s first law recognizing gay marriage Dec. 28 and said it hopes to attract same-sex couples from around the world to wed. The law, approved by city legislators on Dec. 21, was published in Mexico City’s official register Tuesday and will take effect in March.

Vail Ski Week

(Vail, Colo.)—Gay Ski Week is back in Vail this winter. The mountain resort skipped the weeklong promotion last year because of the economic downtown.

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.

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