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• What happens when you enlist in the military, and only start identifying as gay after you’re deployed?

• Making the case that Maine’s “No On 1” campaign is doing all the right things with its advertising campaign.

• Think Thailand’s 16,000 participants in that HIV vaccine study are impressive? What about the 7,000 gay men who’ve taken part in the National Institute of Health’s HIV study since the 1980s?

Second gay bashing in London, Ontario, comes just two weeks after Brandon Wright’s assault.

• The “fun” part of Pentecostal Bishop Robert Reaves’s murder trial (where he stands accused of killing North Carolina Central University student Latrese Curtis last year): Deciding whether jurors get to hear Reaves is gay. It’s sort of a big deal, since the prosecution claims Reaves was in love with his roommate, who Curtis was having a relationship with. Reaves has remained in prison since his early 2008 arrest.

• Ten years after its debut, The Laramie Project returns Oct. 12, across some 300 theaters, and gives Matthew Shepard’s killer Aaron McKinney some lines to read.

• Drumming up support for Washington’s domestic partnership laws … and doing it in Spanish.

• A million and a half copies of Sarah Palin’s November book Going Rogue will be printed.

• Adam Lambert’s debut CD doesn’t drop till Nov. 24, but pre-orders sent it to No. 2 on Amazon, ahead of Madonna behind only Barbra Streisand’s new record. (Babs, meanwhile, could be found singing jazz in a crowded NYC bar on Saturday night. Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea were there, along with Donna Karan and Nicole Kidman — and lucky fans who won a ticket lottery.)

• A black church that loves its gays.

Speed dating for the gays includes a bathroom break. So you can, uh, relieve yourself. Right. That.