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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.

SAAD all over
May 18 2007 12:00 AM ET

SAAD all over

Christopher Rice

Commentary 987 2007-06-19 2007-05-18 SAAD all over By Christopher Rice I’m still trying to wrap my head around the hard fact that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is stead

The Reverend Mel White Remembers the Late Jerry Falwell
May 16 2007 12:00 AM ET

The Reverend Mel White remembers the late Jerry Falwell

Advocate.com Editors

Soulforce cofounder Mel White knew two Jerry Falwells: the evangelical preacher who spewed hate from the pulpit and the family man who wasn't so bad once you got to know him.

Virginia Tech's invisible gay angles
May 16 2007 12:00 AM ET

Virginia Tech's invisible gay angles

Advocate.com Editors

Why did the LGBT community feel they had no part in the story of Cho Seung-Hui and the massacre he wrought?

Mike Jones kisses and tells
May 15 2007 12:00 AM ET

Mike Jones kisses and tells

John Ireland

In his new book, I Had to Say Something: The Art of Ted Haggard's Fall, the gay escort gives up the gory details of his relationship with the head of the National Association of Evangelicals. Beyond the kink is a narrative both personal and observant.

Mooning over the LGBT Miami film festival
May 08 2007 12:00 AM ET

Mooning over the Miami LGBT film festival

Harriette Yahr

Writer Harriette Yahr heads to SoFlo and tells us what movies are making waves on the festival circuit.

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