· Almost 2.5 million people converged on São Paolo for the world's biggest gay pride parade and the festivities reminded Brazil's presidential candidates of the growing political clout of the gay community. In Sunday's presidential run-off, even the conservative candidate, former Sao Paulo state Gov. Geraldo Alckmin, supports a bill in Congress that would legalize gay civil unions. However, most gays support President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva—whose government is developing a massive program to combat homophobia and gay bashings.
· Lance Bass and boyfriend Reichen Lehmkuhl have (allegedly) been targeted with threats as a result of the latter's new memoir about being gay while serving in the military.
· Gay Life interviews Lee Daniels, the out director of Shadowboxer, who is asked about turning Cuba Gooding, Jr. into a sex symbol. "I'm such an underdog in the system, I identify with and understand other underdogs. Halle was an underdog, Cuba was an underdog and Mariah, the lead in my new film Tennessee, is an underdog. We underdogs stick together because we have a connection."