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Crist Crow is painted at Columbus Circle as body-painting artists gathered to decorate nude models as part of an event featuring artist Andy Golub, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York

Nude Models, Artists Take To New York City Streets

NATIONAL | Saturday Jul 26, 2014
Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form.

7th Circuit Sets Hearing on Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 25
Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in about a month.

Andreja Pejic

Popular Androgynous Model Comes Out as Trans

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 25
Andreja Pejic, an Australian model who first made international headlines as Andrej Pejic in 2010 for an androgynous look, announced Thursday night she is transgender.

Natalie Dormer, left, and Jack Gleeson in a scene from "Game of Thrones." Dormer has been cast to play Cressida in the upcoming "Hunger Games" sequel.

Anti-Gay Activist: 'Game of Thrones' is Proof LGBT Rights Will Normalize Incest

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 25
The leader of an anti-gay activist wrote a piece for Christian site WorldNetDaily Friday, claiming HBO's "Game of Thrones" is proof that LGBT rights will lead to incest rights.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

New Report: Gay Marriage Legalization Could Bring Over $180M to Texas

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 25
A new study revealed this week that if gay marriage was legalized in Texas, it would generate at minimum $14.8 million in sales tax revenue to state and local governments and as much as $181.6 million.

Briefs Piling Up in Gay Marriage Rulings Appeals

NATIONAL | Jul 25
At least 20 friend of the court briefs have been filed in appeals of rulings overturning gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, including one by a group of churches and another by 10 states' attorneys general.

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change members Kaye Griffin, left, Chloe Karl, Christine Torno, and Ardys deLuxn promoted this weekend's conference at last month's Pride festivities

Older Lesbians Gather in Oakland

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 25
A national organization for lesbians age 59 and older is hosting its biennial gathering in Oakland this weekend as it marks its 25th anniversary.

'Dickstart' :: Kickstart 'World's Biggest Dick Drawing'

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
You can now help fund the world's largest dick drawing. Thanks Kickstarter!

Airbnb Rep Asks Host to Take Down Homoerotic Pic

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
A staffer with the popular service Airbnb is making headlines this week after asking a New York City party planner to remove a homoerotic photo from his listing even though she found the image "captivating."

Arguments Set in Challenge to Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 24
Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

NY Agencies Collecting More Gender Data

NATIONAL | Jul 24
State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.