• Sec. of State Condi Rice is getting sued by an extrememly qualified candidate who got rejected in his application to become a foreign service officer solely because he is HIV+. A 20-year-old government forbids people living with HIV from serving in the State Department. [365 Gay]

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• Furry heartthrob Robbie Williams is planning to record a dancepop album just for the gays under a different name. We hope that he takes his new assumed identity seriously and reaches out to the gays in more tangible ways. [Pink News]

• Anti-gay activists in Washington State are having trouble getting the 112,000+ signatures necessary to get an initiative on the November ballot to repeal the new statewide gay rights law. They sent out a desperate e-mail plea for signatures the other day that Democrats think could be political trickery. [Washington Blade]

• Circumcision could help prevent the spread of HIV, according to a new African study. The cells on the underside of the foreskin are an easy entry point for the virus, and circumcision may soon be recommended for all men in South Africa to try and stem the infection rate. [NY Times]

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