In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine. The farm received a loan for the greenhouse through a national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with entrepreneurs to build local food systems and economies

Slow Money Invests in Small Food Enterprises

By Lisa Rathke | Sep 14
The idea is to take "a little bit of our money out of the abstract craziness of the stock market" and instead put it to work closer to home, said Slow Money founder Woody Tasch, of Boulder, Colorado.

Transgender Girl Crowned Homecoming Princess

Sep 14
A transgender girl was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs high school.

German Gay Rights Activist Beaten in Belgrade

Sep 14
A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, designer Betsey Johnson is carried off the runway by Sharon Needles during the finale of her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week in New York.

NY Fashion Week: Weird and Wonderful

By Jocelyn Noveck | Sep 13
We didn't need to tell you that Fashion Week isn't only about hemlines and tailoring, did we?

This photo released by the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation shows "The Simpsons" art by Matt Groening. "The Simpsons Take the Bowl!" world premiere is held on Sept. 12-14, 2014 at The Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles. It is co-hosted by Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith, and features special guest appearances by Beverly D'Angelo, Jon Lovitz, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Matt Groening, among others.

'The Simpsons' Toast 25 Years

By Sandy Cohen | Sep 13
Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggam and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart came to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 25 years of "The Simpsons."

In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California.

Ariz. Man: Late Husband 'Would Have Loved to Have Been Here' for Legal Victory

By Jacques Billeaud | Sep 13
"George would have loved to have been here today," the late man's husband said, following an Arizona court victory for marriage equality.

Fla. Officials Appealing Marriage Ban Rulings

Sep 13
Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.

Lawyer Vows Supreme Court Appeal in NJ Conversion 'Therapy' Ban Case

By David Porter | Sep 13
An attorney for two associations and two licensed therapists suing to overturn New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy said Friday he will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

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Horny Devil Surprises, Shocks Vancouver

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
Halloween came early in Vancouver this year, with the overnight appearance of a larger-than-life-sized statue of Satan sporting an equally proportioned erection.

Young Men Molested, Filmed in True Life Hostel Horror

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
At least male victims, many of them young international travelers, were allegedly drugged and raped by a New Zealand hostel owner who made videos of the assaults.