· Sen. Barack Obama and wife are in Kenya and took instant HIV tests before a crowd of thousands. Obama says the government has done a better job than most others in Africa of acknowledging the problem—but a fear of testing has slowed progress. Kenya is one of the very few African nations to include gay men in its outreach.
· Hillary Clinton lends her political muscle to Ned Lamont, the challenger to Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. Clinton will campaign, sponsor a fund-raiser and lend him one of her top political strategists—Howard Wolfson. Meanwhile, elction officials rule Lieberman can call himself an "independent Democrat."
· Arizona: The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix have come out against a proposed statewide same-sex marriage ban.
· A reversal of fortune for Patricia Todd, the openly lesbian nominee for Alabama Legislature. The state's Democratic executive committee voted to reinstate her candidacy to represent a historically black district.
Todd faces no opponent in the November election and will likely become the state's first gay legislator.