· More (very) bad news about crystal meth and HIV. A new report says tina increases production of a protein that allows more of the virus to invade the immune system. Also: Dr. David Malebranche reports more black gay men are seroconverting after extended partying with the drug.
· A New York City minister goes to federal court to demand his right to buy billboards that condemn gays. In 2003, the signs were removed by the billboard company, after Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari said Rev. Kristopher Okwedy's Leviticus quote was intolerant.
· The Washington Post reports the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $500 million donation to the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria—the fund's largest donation from a private source.
· Joe Lieberman started it, so now Ann Coulter joins in. The right-wing harpie says that without affirmative action, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) couldn't get a job "that didn't involve wearing a paper hat." Someone needs to stop this woman.
Philadelphia's gay-friendly tourism campaign makes history. Two commercials—"Get Your History Straight" and "Your Nightlife Gay(r)"—won three major international travel industry awards. Now, if only the health department were as smart as the tourism office ...