· New Jersey voters agree gay couples should receive the same rights as straights but they prefer civil unions over marriage. "People in New Jersey are very supportive of equal rights, but the concept of marriage is more complicated," says Mickey Blum, who conducted the survey for The Star-Ledger.
· Duane Cramer, Kurt Brown and Joe Oppedisano are among the photographers presenting their best work in "Visions: Contemporary Male Photography." The coffee table book celebrates the 25th anniversary of publisher Bruno Gmünder.
Wayne Brady makes an appearance as the "brother" of the newly out Neil Patrick Harris and the “hilarious twist has nothing to do with skin color."
· New York City will make gender a personal choice. The New York Times reports the city's Board of Health will allow transgendered persons to alter the gender on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery. Under the new rules, applicants must have been born in the city, changed their name, shown that they had lived in their adopted gender for at least two years and submit references from doctors.
· Novelist Fred Smith is seduced by ... bacon? "Weird how the smell of bacon brings back memories of childhood, summer camp, that 'morning after', or of there being nothing else in the house that's cheap or quick to make."