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First violin
April 09 2007 12:00 AM ET

First violin

Gretchen Dukowitz

Young, transgender, African-American—violinist Tona Brown is breaking all the rules.

High notes
April 09 2007 12:00 AM ET

High notes

Tomek Fior

Songwriter Tomek Fior came to love his “feminine” voice, raising the question “When you really accept yourself, what will you sound like?”

Back in action
April 09 2007 12:00 AM ET

Back in action

Steve Weinstein

After Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Peter Pace called homosexuality immoral, seven retired officers came out. Their new duty? Showing America how honorable gay service members are.

Pete Wentz
April 09 2007 12:00 AM ET

Big Gay Following: Pete Wentz

Brandon Voss

If Fall Out Boy is the toast of the emo-rock scene, bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz is the butter and the jam. The exhibitionist talks about his gay posse and the one little thing keeping him from sealing the deal with a dude.

Our great dyke hope
April 09 2007 12:00 AM ET

Our Great Dyke Hope

Melissa Etheridge isn’t just a rock star. She’s our hero—and she won us over just by being herself.

Will 'Battlestar Galactica''s Lt. Felix Gaeta come out?
April 06 2007 12:00 AM ET

Will Battlestar Galactica's Lt. Felix Gaeta come out?

Paul Florez

The Sci-Fi Network's Battlestar Galactica has touched on almost every political debate of the day—except gay rights. But wait, is someone on the Galactica ship making a run from the closet door?

Come and knock on her door—and buy her products
April 03 2007 12:00 AM ET

Come and knock on her door—and buy her products

Mike Diamond

Irrepressible TV legend Suzanne Somers is back in the spotlight, this time as purveyor of an eponymous line of food, jewelry, and beauty products. And gay men around the country are buying them up at private parties in the best Tupperware tradition. A look inside the strange new trend.

Sounding the Clarion Call… Again
March 26 2007 12:53 PM ET

Sounding the Clarion Call… Again

Advocate.com Editors

In March of 1987, Larry Kramer, was a last minute replacement for an ailing Nora Ephorn at New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center’s “Second Tuesday” lecture series. His angry and impassioned call to action in the face of the AIDS epidemic resulted in the formation that night of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, or ACTUP.

March 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

U.S. Army recruiter in New York lobs antigay, antiblack remarks at potential recruit

admin

Commentary 2007-03-26 U.S. Army recruiter in New York lobs antigay, antiblack remarks at potential recruit Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, isn't the only mem

Cancer's never been so sexy
March 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

Cancer's never been so sexy

Tania Katan

Commentary 983 2007-04-10 2007-03-26 Cancer's never been so sexy By Tania Katan Did you see it? On regular television? It was groundbreaking. It was 100% pure lesbian rock ’

Aaron Walton
March 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

Aaron Walton

Advocate.com Editors

As a marketing executive at the Pepsi-Cola Company in the 1980s, Aaron Walton spearheaded the corporation’s sponsorships of major tours by Tina Turner, David Bowie, Gloria Estefan, and Michael Jackson. Since then the 46-year-old has harnessed the power of pop culture for a host of other brands—including GM, Levi Strauss, and Taco Bell—first as head of Aaron Walton Entertainment, which he sold to marketing and advertising behemoth Omnicom Group in 2001, and now as a partner in Walton/ Isaacson, with offices in Beverly Hills and Chicago.

Summer love for two
March 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

Summer of love for two

Matthew Link

Planning summer vacations for you and your honey used to be harder. Now there are hundreds of hideaways that wish you were there.

Hysterical blindness
March 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

Hysterical blindness

In 1983 we knew nothing conclusive about AIDS—except that it destroyed everything in its path. And as The Advocate reported then, many didn’t want to know much else. Twenty-four years later, everything—and nothing—has changed.

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