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Coming out of the virtual closet
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Coming out of the virtual closet

Jose Antonio Vargas

TV stars and preachers aren’t the only ones who caused a sensation by coming out in 2006. Enter the increasingly gay world of video games.

Happy New Year, science
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Happy New Year, Science

The time has come for Bush’s willful rejection of scientific research to end.

2006: In memoriam
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

In memoriam

Commentary 978 2007-01-16 2006-12-18 In memoriam Betty Berzon, 78 Lesbian activist and renowned psychotherapist; died January 25. Robert J. Sandoval, 56 Los A

Cholene Espinoza and Ellen Ratner
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Friends in need

Cholene Espinozaand Ellen Ratner

Wayne Besen
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

The anti-ex-gay

Wayne Besen

Helena Stone
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Transgender trailblazer

Helena Stone

Russ Feingold
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Straight ally

Russ Feingold

Mitchell Gold
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Bridge builder

Mitchell Gold

Jake Reitan and Haven Herrin
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Young Crusaders

Gretchen Dukowitz

Jake Reitan and Haven Herrin

The evil lesbian
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

The evil lesbian

Kyle Buchanan

Judi Dench breathes new life into a stereotype we used to hate.

Cheer up, Reverend Ted
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Cheer up, Reverend Ted

Alec Mapa

Stop referring to your sexuality as something “so repulsive and dark that I’ve been warring against it all of my adult life.” That kind of talk went out with shoulder pads and shock treatments.

Bill Maher doesn't care if you're gay (and that's why we love him)
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Bill Maher doesn't care if you're gay (and that's why we love him)

HeathCliff Rothman

Our 2006 Advocate Person of the Year is a regular guy who speaks his mind, makes TV that matters, and proves to America that real men don’t sweat the gay stuff.

Outspoken: Frank Mok
December 18 2006 1:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Frank Mok

Commentary 978 2007-01-16 2006-12-18 Outspoken: Frank Mok Mok is based in New York City and is an editor on the GenQ Advisory Board. Photo by Frank Hunter

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