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Sunny words
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Sunny words

Charlotte Abbott

What better way to beckon second glances this summer than with a book that signals your profound sophistication? Then again, how about a work you can still make sense of while sipping cocktails at the pool? To spare you the homework of finding the best books for your mood, wallet, and barbecue chatter, we asked folks at four of the country’s best lesbian and gay bookstores for their predictions about the summer’s most-anticipated titles. This short list is the result, with thanks to Philip Rafshoon of Outwrite Books and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, Ed Hermance of Giovanni’s Room in Philadelphia, Kim Brinster of New York City’s Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop, and Jason Galloway at San Francisco’s A Different Light Bookstore.

Twin Falls, Montana
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Twin Falls, Montana

Regina Marler

Mark and Alex were identical twins who did everything together, including attempting suicide. But when Alex decided to become Clair their whole world splintered. The new documentary Red Without Blue gets it on film.

Meet the bloggers: Erin Davies
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Meet the bloggers: Erin Davies

Morgan Kroll

Age: 29 Location: Albany, N.Y. Blog: www.fagbug.com

Where's our Sharpton?
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Where is our Sharpton?

Kerry Eleveld

When gays are insulted in the media, we don’t have that one eloquent defender who can mow down our opponents on the national airwaves. Why don’t we have a spokesperson of our own?

Coming home
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Coming home

Christopher Lisotta

At the nation’s first affordable-housing complex for LGBT seniors, created with public and private support, L.A.-area elders have a place to call their own.

Girl, interrupted no more
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Girl, interrupted no more

Michele Kort

Los Angeles Times sportswriter Christine Daniels (née Mike Penner) announced in an April column that she is transitioning to life as a woman. Her story set a readership record—but it’s only just beginning.

Your money: Top five financial inequalities for gay couples
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Your money: Top five financial inequalities for gay couples

In the inaugural edition of The Advocate’s new financial column, financial planners Joe Kapp and Nick Burkholder explain where the government gets you financially—and how you can get the government in return.

Better seen and not heard?
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Better seen and not heard?

Michelle Garcia

High school students across the country are running into the same roadblocks, no matter where their beliefs fall: Must they leave their First Amendment rights at the schoolhouse gate?

Gay, Arab, American
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Gay, Arab, American

Singer-songwriter Dave Hall is proud of his Arab heritage. You know, the tradition that includes inventions like algebra, sherbet—and Kathy Najimy.

Big (gay) business
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Big (gay) business

Greg Hernandez

For many Fortune 500 companies corporate pride is a year-round enterprise.

Katharine Heigl
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Katharine Heigl

John Griffiths

If the Hollywood buzz is sawing right, Katherine Heigl is about to slice off a chunk of movie stardom. This month she’s starring in the new Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) comedy, Knocked Up. But the Connecticut-bred charmer cut her way into our hearts as Izzie Stevens, the earnest intern on ABC’s smash hit Grey’s Anatomy, and earned her BGF overnight by famously taking a Grey’s costar to task for some homophobic comments. Here the outspoken actress talks about her BFF (our cover boy, T.R. Knight, of course!), her frustration with the f word, and her yen to have a gay kid—just not for a while.

Troy Perry's pride
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

Troy Perry's pride

Advocate.com Editors

June 1970 saw the nation’s first gay pride parades. Here, the unabridged recollection of L.A.'s maiden march, told by Metropolitan Community Church founder Troy Perry.

His beautiful mind
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

His beautiful mind

Rachel Dowd

Inside the brain of an autistic savant lies a parallel universe.

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