The Ninio in the Room
September 16 2010 5:20 PM ET

The Ninio in the Room

Daniel Allen Cox

Book excerpt: In his second novel, Daniel Allen Cox has created an incendiary, provocative story about two pyromaniacs who fight homophobia in Krakow, Poland.

One Night with Valentino
August 18 2010 5:40 PM ET

One Night with Valentino

Advocate Contributors

Book excerpt: In Secret Historian, Justin Spring’s biography of “professor, tattoo artist and sexual renegade” Samuel Steward, a torrid tryst with screen legend Rudolph Valentino is revealed.

The Iceman Cometh to Hollywood
August 13 2010 5:00 AM ET

The Iceman Cometh to Hollywood

Jeremy Kinser

In The Beaufort Diaries, his graphic novel about a polar bear caught in the Hollywood fast lane, T Cooper writes about the universal outsider inside all of us.

Visible Lives A Tribute to E Lynn Harris
July 20 2010 5:35 PM ET

A Tribute to E. Lynn Harris

Advocate Contributors

Book excerpt: In The Intern, Chase Kennedy, a workaholic television executive finds himself drawn to the office's new sexy assistant. Then he realizes the intern's father may be the guy to whom he lost both his virginity and his heart many years ago.

The Most Beautiful Man in The Movies
July 13 2010 12:00 AM ET

The Most Beautiful Man in Film

Jeremy Kinser

Montgomery Clift has long been regarded a brilliant, influential actor and a closeted, tormented gay man. Now one of Hollywood’s most enigmatic stars gets a reappraisal.

Bitch is the New Black
July 07 2010 5:35 PM ET

Bitch Is the New Black

Advocate Contributors

Book excerpt: In Bitch Is the New Black, Helena Andrews delivers a deliciously funny memoir about feminism, friendship, and the challenges brought on by her lesbian mother.

Maggie Griffin Out of the Box
June 30 2010 5:10 PM ET

Maggie Griffin: Out of the Box

Jeremy Kinser

The reality television star, boxed-wine aficionado, and new author opens up about drinking with Betty White, her “boyfriend” Bill O’Reilly, and why she supports gay rights.

Coming Out to Parents
June 30 2010 10:00 AM ET

Coming Out to Parents

Dr. Jallen Rix

Book excerpt: In Ex-Gay No Way, author, educator, and speaker Jallen Rix recalls "the tidal wave of fear and shock" his parents experienced when they learned he was gay.

High School Harassment
June 23 2010 10:50 AM ET

High School Harassment

Advocate Contributors

Book excerpt: From the Closet to the Courtroom reveals the human story behind five lawsuits that advanced the LGBT movement. Here, a gay Wisconsin teenager is repeatedly victimized as school officials look the other way.

How Nellie Oleson Became an AIDS Activist
June 16 2010 9:50 AM ET

How Nellie Oleson Became an AIDS Activist

Alison Arngrim

Book excerpt: In her memoir, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie) reveals how the death of her TV husband from AIDS complications spurred her to become an activist.

Living the High Life
June 08 2010 1:40 PM ET

Living the High Life

Bill Clegg

Book excerpt: In his candid, often startling memoir Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, Bill Clegg reveals his journey from happy, successful literary agent to free-falling cocaine addict.

Remembering Peter Orlovsky
June 02 2010 3:20 PM ET

Remembering Peter Orlovsky

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Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman remember fondly their time spent with the late Peter Orlovsky while preparing to make Howl, their movie based on Allen Ginsberg's life, which opens in September. 

Kinseys Gay Entree
May 25 2010 2:40 PM ET

Kinsey’s Gay Entrée 

Jerry Rosco

Book excerpt: In the biography Glenway Wescott Personally, author Jerry Rosco chronicles the colorful life of the unjustly ignored gay writer who was a peer of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Stein. In this excerpt Wescott assists sex researcher Alfred Kinsey with introductions to gay parties in New York.

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