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Is Angie over?
July 12 2007 11:00 PM ET

Is Angie over?

From playing with knives and kissing girls to saving the world and wasting away, Angelina Jolie has undergone an image 180. Has she lost her rabid lesbian fan base in the process? Chrisanne Eastwood ponders the once unthinkable.

Doubting St. Thomas
July 02 2007 11:00 PM ET

Doubting St. Thomas

Trenton Straube

At St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York City, gay parishioners are accusing their conservative leader, the Reverend Andrew Mead, of being antigay. Whether to stay and fight or find a more accepting environment is the same question facing the entire denomination.

Empires that won't fall
July 02 2007 11:00 PM ET

Empires that won't fall

Joanne Herman

A short film was recently pulled from San Francisco's Frameline film festival because it was said to reinforce transphobic stereotypes articulated in Janice Raymond's 1979 book Transsexual Empire. The question is, How has her oversimplified thinking survived?

America's real first family
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

America's real first family

This July, the lovable yellow clan hits the big screen in The Simpsons Movie. Will Doig looks at how the cartoon has led the way for our acceptance in American culture—and taught us tolerance in the process.

Queer eye for the hate guy
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

Queer eye for the hate guy

Dave White

Commentary 989 2007-07-17 2007-06-29 Queer eye for the hate guy By Dave White Homophobes are my favorite part of the pride parade in West Hollywood. And that’s saying quite

Robinson redux
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

Robinson redux

Advocate.com Editors

Four years after his election as the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson talks about life now, for him and his church.

A whistle-blower comes out
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

A whistle-blower comes out

Ann Rostow

When a gay male math tutor reported wrongdoing at a West Texas juvenile detention center, he set in motion a statewide scandal.

HIV and retirement
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

HIV and retirement

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 989 2007-07-17 2007-06-29 HIV and retirement By Joe Kapp and Nicholas Burkholder Write Kapp and Burkholder with your personal financial questions at yourmoney@planetouti

When gays attack
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

When gays attack

Why are some gay guys so mean? David Luc Nguyen looks for answers and finds Lindsay Lohan.

Look, no one's knocking your 9-to-5 gig
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

Look, no one's knocking your 9-to-5 gig

Todd Henneman

After all, we spend the majority of our workweek pushing papers under the flicker of fluorescent lights too. But there’s something, well, hopeful about a group of professionals who carve a career from the stuff of dreams—adventure travel, race cars, tropical islands, professional sports. They make work seem fun. So kick back in the cubicle and prepare to meet 10 gays and lesbians working outside the paradigm.

Tolliver's travels
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

Tolliver's travels

Charlotte Abbott

Tales of the City’s Armistead Maupin takes another trip down Barbary Lane.

Michael Moore
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

Michael Moore

Corey Scholibo

The man who took on Bush and 9/11 has set his sights on another tragedy—the American health care system. In his latest documentary, Sicko, Michael Moore reveals the dark side of health care in a capitalist system. But the question remains: Will he ever make a movie about us?

Akinola's power play
June 28 2007 11:00 PM ET

Akinola's power play

Kerry Eleveld

With antigay rhetoric as his tool, a Nigerian archbishop has made himself a central player in the fight over America’s Episcopal Church. But in chasing his ambitions, has he failed his own country?

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