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The truth about Jane Lynch
November 07 2006 1:00 AM ET

The truth about Jane Lynch

Mark Olsen

From sucking face with Jennifer Coolidge to sexually harassing Steve Carell, Jane Lynch will do anything for a laugh—except hide in the closet.

Earth to American queers: Wake up
November 07 2006 1:00 AM ET

Earth to American queers: Wake up

Richard Goldstein

Commentary 975 2006-11-21 2006-11-07 Earth to American queers: Wake up By Richard Goldstein Iraqi death squads targeting suspected homosexuals, raids and roundups in Egypt, e

Betty's family secret?
November 07 2006 1:00 AM ET

Betty's family secret

Gretchen Dukowitz

Does it matter whether Ugly Betty’s girly tween plays for our team?

The Capitol closet
November 07 2006 1:00 AM ET

The Capitol closet

Hutton Hayes

Hayes was 19 when he worked as an intern for an Alabama congressman in 1975. He learned how to answer phones and open mail as well as how to live a double life from one closeted gay Republican.

Nicole Kidman
November 07 2006 1:00 AM ET

Nicole Kidman

John Griffiths

Commentary 975 2006-11-21 2006-11-07 Nicole Kidman By John Griffiths Griffiths is the TV critic for Us Weekly and writes profiles for InStyle and Glamour.

Get out the vote
October 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

Get out the vote!

Advocate.com Editors

As Election Day rapidly approaches, make sure you do everything you can to bring about pro-LGBT victories. You know the opposition is doing their best to prevent such results—let's stop them and win.

What happened on Flight 45?
October 23 2006 12:00 AM ET

What happened on Flight 45?

Dan Avery

The couple at the heart of the controversy tell their story.

Going steady with Antonio
October 23 2006 12:00 AM ET

Going steady with Antonio

John Caldwell

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is being described as a rising Democratic star, maybe even a future president. But will he keep his vision of total equality for gays and lesbians alive?

Fighting the Christian fundies
October 23 2006 12:00 AM ET

Fighting the Christian fundies

Advocate.com Editors

Mel White, 66, has stepped down as head of Soulforce, the gay activist group he cofounded, to get back to the front lines against antigay Christian fundamentalists. His new book is Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right (Tarcher/Penguin).

Boy behind bars
October 23 2006 12:00 AM ET

Boy behind bars

Christopher Lisotta

The gay president of the Stop Prisoner Rape human rights lobby bares his soul in a remarkable new memoir recounting his four years in prison—beginning at age 17.

Majoring in discrimination
October 23 2006 12:00 AM ET

Majoring in discrimination

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 974 2006-11-07 2006-10-23 Majoring in discrimination By the Reverend Irene Monroe Parents sending queer children off to college for the first time, beware: Your child&#x

Outspoken: Paul Munson
October 23 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Paul Munson

Commentary 974 2006-11-07 2006-10-23 Outspoken: Paul Munson Find out more at IdahoVotesNo.org. —Munson, 17, lives in Boise. Being gay in

Gays on a plane
October 23 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gays on a plane

Kenji Yoshino

Two guys in love snuggle in their seats. A flight attendant reprimands them. An ugly incident ensues. Dreading this kind of embarrassment, many of us “cover”—hide our love in public. But if we’re hiding, how can we make progress?

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