HEADLINES

MADONNA TO PERFORM IN SA?: Word is pop diva Madonna will be the main act at an open-air concert, along with Will Young, to be held on November 4 in Mossel Bay.
JOBURG TO BID FOR 2014 GAY GAMES: With only two weeks to go before the 2006 Chicago Gay Games kick off, Joburg this week announced its intention, in principle, to bid for the 2014 event.
MEN-ONLY GUESTHOUSES GET THUMBS UP: The Commission on Gender Equality has ruled that two gay-men-only guesthouses in Cape Town are legitimate.
STUDY: BIOLOGY INFLUENCES HOMOSEXUALITY: A new Canadian study has added further weight to the theory that sexual orientation is influenced by biological factors in the womb.
WORLD SHOWS ITS PRIDE: Tens of thousands of people in a number of European countries and North American cities celebrated Pride this weekend.
AFRICAN CLERICS APPLAUD COMPROMISE: Conservative African Anglican bishops have applauded a compromise by the U.S. Episcopal Church on its policy of consecrating gay clerics.
CRYSTAL METH STILL A PROBLEM: The US' Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has reiterated that the use of crystal meth remains a public health crisis in that country.
US VISAS: LESBIAN SOCCER PLAYERS REJECTED: Seven South African lesbian soccer players, members of the Chosen Few teams, set to attend the Chicago Gay Games have been refused visas by the US embassy.
SHOCK PENTAGON DOCUMENT SLATED: A number of groups have asked the US Defence Department to trash a 2003 document that says that homosexuality is a mental disorder.
GAY AUTHORS SHARE BOOK AWARD: Two books, by openly gay judge Edwin Cameron and journalist Adam Levin, have jointly won this year’s Alan Paton Non-Fiction Book Award.
EU CONDEMNS HOMOPHOBIA: The European Parliament's resolution on racism and homophobia has been welcomed by many, but snubbed by some member states.
LARGEST GAY PARADE IN THE WORLD: More than two million people took part in Brazil's São Paulo Gay Pride Parade on Saturday - the largest in the world.
US CONSUMERS OK WITH GAY MARKETING: In a new survey in the US, the vast majority of consumers say they are not bothered by corporate marketing to gays and lesbians.
GOV WANTS MORE CONTROL OVER AIDS FUNDS: The SA government would like more control over more than $450-million donated to the country by a US fund for AIDS
RICE URGES RESPECT IN GAY MARRIAGE FURORE: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged respect in that country’s contentious same-sex marriage debate.
SA FASHION DESIGNER TAKES OWN LIFE: Paul Munroe, a respected South African fashion designer, was found dead last week in Johannesburg, after an apparent suicide.
JUSTICE SUBVERTED IN CAMEROON: Seven men who have been tried for homosexuality for a second time in Cameroon have been found guilty of “sodomy”.
BRENDA’S TOMBSTONE FURORE: True to her tumultuous life, the unveiling of a gravestone for the late pop star, Brenda Fassie, has been mired in controversy.
SUPERMAN NOT GAY, OKAY!: The director of the new Superman movie has taken the extraordinary step of releasing a statement that the character is not gay.
WARSAW PRIDE THREATENED BY MOB: Poland's capital finally saw a legal Pride parade, but it was marred by a threatening mob of neo-Nazi protestors.