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

Advocate Contributors

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.

Theres a New Hunk in Riverdale
May 20 2010 1:10 PM ET

There's a New Hunk in Riverdale

Advocate Contributors

Archie, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie have a new friend who's handsome, smart, and gay. Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater talks to The Advocate about what's in store for Riverdale's newest resident, Kevin Keller.

Empty apartment, dance naked
April 30 2010 6:45 PM ET

“Empty Apartment, Dance Naked”

Advocate Contributors

Book excerpt: In Robin and Ruby, author K.M. Soehnlein revisits the characters from his best seller The World of Normal Boys as Robin MacKenzie waits for his life to start during one hot summer weekend in the 1980s.

Molly Ringwald: Pretty in Print
April 26 2010 3:10 PM ET

Molly Ringwald: Pretty in Print

Brandon Voss

Former teen queen and first-time author Molly Ringwald marvels at the abundance of gay characters in her life and the absence of gay characters in her movies.

When Charles Met Sebastian
April 23 2010 8:40 AM ET

When "Charles" Met "Sebastian"

Advocate Contributors

Book Excerpt: Mad Word: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead by Paula Byrne reveals the inspiration for one of the most compelling homoerotic relationships in modern fiction.

Batting Her Lashes
April 20 2010 5:15 PM ET

Batting Her Lashes

Michelle Garcia

Fan girls and boys alike are gearing up for Batwoman's own series this November.

What To Read
April 17 2010 3:20 PM ET

What to Read: A Gay Books Primer Editors

Advocate staffers offer their suggestions for essential LGBT reading.