As one comedy writer to another, Advocate contributor Jim David asks Avenue Q creator Jeff Whitty whether his letter complaining about Jay Leno’s gay jokes was really warranted. Making someone the butt of a joke isn’t the same as bashing them
The author of the gay teen novel Geography Club and a resident of Tacoma, Wash., hails Wednesday’s Day of Silence—and questions whether all the talking expected on the Christian right’s “Day of Truth” on Thursday can really counter the power of silence to support equality for LGBT students
In struggling for a way to move forward on the issue of immigrant rights, the African-American community should reflect on the compassionate words of civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin, who was both black and gay
The Reverend Tommie Watkins knows discrimination. After the aspiring pilot was pressured to quit the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997 for being gay, he was refused ordination as a deacon by the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2000. Now at age 31 the Miami Beach, Fla., resident heads the Watkins Group LLC, which helps faith- and community-based organizations reach out to men of color. And he has published Living Out Loud, a book about overcoming homophobia in and out of the black community.