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The Toronto trip
September 12 2006 12:00 AM ET

The Toronto trip

Corey Scholibo

The Advocate's arts and entertainment editor gets a new viewpoint in this first entry of his exclusive dailies from the Toronto Film Festival.

Targeted by death squads
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Targeted by death squads

Doug Ireland

An escalating campaign of “sexual cleansing” in Iraq has led to the executions of many gays and lesbians. Some have managed to flee. Those left behind hide from public view.

Equal in adversity
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Equal in adversity

Alec Mapa

Commentary 971 2006-09-26 2006-09-11 Equal in adversity By Alec Mapa New York State recently upheld its ban on same-sex marriage. The author of the decision, Judge Robert S. Smith,

Queerest show on TV
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Queerest show on TV

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 971 2006-09-26 2006-09-11 Queerest show on TV By Larry Ferber Photo courtesy of FX Nip/Tuck, Ryan Murphy's boundaries-smashing series o

Quietly to victory
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Quietly to victory

Advocate.com Editors

Congress passed and President Bush signed into law new 401(k) benefits for same-sex couples. How did the Human Rights Campaign and others win this fight? Very quietly.

On the wild side
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

On the wild side

John Griffiths

Julian McMahon has no sexual hang-ups, and he’s not afraid to say so.

Lube that kills HIV?
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Lube that kills HIV?

Mike McManus

Commentary 971 2006-09-26 2006-09-11 Lube that kills HIV? By Mike McManus For more information go to http://aidschicago.org/prevention/microbicides.php .

Outspoken: Julius Berman
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Julius Berman

Commentary 971 2006-09-26 2006-09-11 Outspoken: Julius Berman Berman is 18 and lives in Massachusetts. I recently graduated from Deerfield Academy, a

Wasting away
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Wasting away

David Luc Nguyen

What’s driving young gay men to starve, binge, and purge?

Aussie bum
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Aussie bum

Advocate.com Editors

The 27-year-old Queensland “jackeroo” (Aussie for “cowboy”) and former model made it to the final four on Australian Big Brother this summer, just months after surviving a vicious gay bashing.

A gay winner and a sore loser
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

A gay winner and a sore loser

Commentary 971 2006-09-26 2006-09-11 A gay winner and a sore loser Patricia Todd clearly won. Joe Lieberman clearly lost. That’s how direct elections work. Todd, an out lesbi

Sandra Oh
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Sandra Oh

Advocate.com Editors

Oh, Sandra! She steals her scenes in Sideways and the show in Grey’s Anatomy. Emmy-nominated and a fixture in indie movies—see her this December in Thom Fitzgerald’s AIDS-related drama 3 Needles—Oh never fails to delight and surprise us.

September 01 2006 12:00 AM ET

America's Next Top Model's writers seek basic benefits

Advocate.com Editors

When I first became a writer for "America's Next Top Model" back on Cycle Four of the show, people would often hear of my chosen vocation and respond with some permutation of the following: "Oh, hey, my daughter / coworker / gay cousin watches that show! Me, not so much. I don't even know when it's on, seeing as I find a modeling competition too lowbrow for my NPR-level sensibilities." But that was two years ago

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