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Young, numb, and full of dumb
February 27 2007 1:00 AM ET

Young, numb, and full of dumb

Neal Broverman

Gibson, Richards, Washington, and Hardaway have been raked over the coals for their recent hateful tirades. So why did Paris Hilton escape unscathed when her nasty little slip-up went public?

3,700 men and a boat
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

3,700 men and a boat

Alec Mapa

The headliners in the main showroom were Charo and Joan Rivers. My stateroom TV played The Way We Were on a loop. I was terrified.

Big league hate
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

Big league hate

Jeff Perlman

“You know Mickey and Goofy and Donald and all those guys?” John Rocker told me at DisneyWorld. “They’re faggots in costume. All of ’em.”

Coporate diversity on DVD
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

Corporate diversity on DVD

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 981 2007-03-13 2007-02-26 Corporate diversity on DVD Interview by Christopher Lisotta For 33 years Brian McNaught has been training corporate executives and the general

The new F word
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

The new F word

Carl Swanson

On the politics of “faggot” and whether the word can ever be used again. Or, what Isaiah Washington taught us about the power of language.

The right to party
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

The right to party

Kevin Hauswirth

Tourist destinations are now actively courting gay spring breakers. Is it equality or exploitation? Kevin Hauswirth looks past the beer bongs for an answer.

Q&A: Queer and adopted
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

Q&A: Queer and adopted

Judi Baker

When Judi Baker came out, her mom asked if she’d turned out gay because she’d been adopted. By embracing the two ways she feels “different,” the San Francisco writer has since found her identity.

Lesbian Zeppelin
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

Lesbian Zeppelin

Jessica Hundley

An all-female tribute band is creating a new generation of Zepheads.

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

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