In the continuing unraveling of aftermath, Debbie Rowe, mother of two of Michael Jackson's children, is still deciding whether or not to seek custody of her children. A public memorial for the singer is scheduled for next Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Michael's brother Jermaine sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview in which he said “I wish it was me.”
Delhi's High Court has decriminalized homosexual sex in India.
California's budget troubles made it to the IOU phase with the state being so cash-poor it can not pay its bills.
Although he still refuses to resign, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been cleared of suspicions that he may have misused public funds to make trips to visit his lover. Meanwhile, his wife Jenny has said she may be able to forgive him as he makes efforts to fall back in love with her.
Amnesty International has accused Israeli forces of war crimes in Gaza for using children as human shields and attacking civilians. This comes on the heels of Israel's approval of 50 more settlement homes in the Gaza Strip which goes against calls from the U.S. and others for Israel to cease all settlement activities. The Israeli Navy also boarded a ship of peace activists on its way to Gaza effectively abducting former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and Irish Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire.
A U.S. District Court judge has fast-tracked the federal lawsuit aiming to overturn California's Proposition 8.
The Missouri woman found guilty in November of a MySpace conspiracy that led to a teenage girl's suicide has been acquitted. In another case, MySpace has been cleared from any liability in cases of rape where the victims and predators met on the social networking site.
Though it has since been changed, the original ending for Bruno involved a gay bashing in Arkansas.
In another blow to gay media, the New York Blade is suspending publication, hopefully saving enough money for the Washington Blade can survive.