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All of Me
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

All of me

Anne Stockwell

In the NBA John Amaechi didn’t lie. He just didn’t say he was gay. Now he’s come out; some critics say it’s too late. What’s a 6-foot-10 man of principle to do?

Welcome to Hollywood—now go home
February 20 2007 1:00 AM ET

Welcome to Hollywood—now go home

Dave White

Fighting! Crying! Also some singing. But mostly fighting and crying in week 5 of Dave White's American Idol recap.

The Pentagon sings a different tune
January 31 2007 1:00 AM ET

The Pentagon sings a different tune

Steve Ralls

Recent statements by retired general John Shalikashvili are a sure sign that attitudes inside the Pentagon are changing and that the military’s exclusion of out lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans will soon end.

He wrote the songs
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

He wrote the songs

Advocate.com Editors

Prolific gay composer Billy Strayhorn—who penned music for Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington—finally gets his due in a new documentary and CD.

Patrick Sammon
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

Patrick Sammon

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 980 2007-02-27 2007-01-29 Patrick Sammon Interviewed by Christopher Lisotta The last couple of years have been challenging, to say the least, for the gay GOP group Log Cabin Republic

Psyched over taxes
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

Psyched over taxes

Doing your own taxes is as much about psyching yourself up as actually completing your return. Financial adviser L. Patrick Le’Flore of PricewaterhouseCoopers offers the following tips.

Your gay Oscar bash is a bore
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

Your gay Oscar bash is a bore

Dave White

Commentary 980 2007-02-27 2007-01-29 Your gay Oscar bash is a bore By Dave White White is the author of Exile in Guyville and the film critic for Movies.com. Find him at ww

Bloggers Bruce Carroll & Daniel Blatt
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

Bruce Carroll & Danial Blatt

Morgan Kroll

Ages: 38 and 43 Location: Charlotte, N.C., and Los Angeles Blog: GayPatriot.org

Outspoken: Casey Jaywork
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Casey Jaywork

Commentary 980 2007-02-27 2007-01-29 Outspoken: Casey Jaywork Jaywork is 20 and lives in Olympia, Wash. For young queer men, there aren’t many

Rags to riches via the Web
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

Rags to riches via the Web

Michael Anthony

With free networking Web sites, international teens can now easily trade youth for wealth.

A hero's journey
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

A hero's journey

Neal Broverman

Jenny Fulle has led a charmed life of her own making—with strength and smarts, she went from preteen legal hero to janitor to power lesbian film executive.

Lavender lads, baritone babes
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

Lavender lads, baritone babes

Samuel Bernstein

Long before “outing,” Confidential magazine was printing gay rumors about the stars—without wrecking careers. In writing about the tabloid, Samuel Bernstein wonders: Was ’50s America more tolerant than we think?

All eyes on Ellen
January 29 2007 1:00 AM ET

All eyes on Ellen

Anne Stockwell

Our favorite trailblazer already has America at her feet—and now, as the first openly gay host of the Academy Awards, Ellen DeGeneres is ready to win hearts all over the world.

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