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Out and in the military?
April 24 2007 11:00 PM ET

Out and in the military?

Whether you're out to one fellow soldier or the whole platoon, we want to hear from you.

April 24 2007 11:00 PM ET

Strategic giving: seven reasons to support the DNC

Advocate.com Editors

Democrats have proven time and again that they're the better party on LGBT issues. To take back the White House, widen our lead in Congress, and consequently improve LGBT rights, the Democrats need financial support. Not so left-leaning? Click here for the Republican's take.

The right not to remain silent
April 24 2007 11:00 PM ET

The right not to remain silent

Katie Higgins

One Equality Rider explains why being arrested in the line of duty isn't quite as romantic as it sounds.

An Obama-nation on marriage equality
April 23 2007 11:00 PM ET

An Obama-nation on marriage equality

Advocate.com Editors

Barack Obama's stance on same-sex marriage isn't just disappointing; it's hypocritical.

Trans TV timeline
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

Trans TV timeline

Lawrence Ferber

Decades back, when TV personalities like Milton Berle and Flip Wilson threw on dresses for laughs, they inadvertently carved first notches in the time line of transgender representation. By the ’70s drag queens, transvestites, transsexuals, and even dual-gender space travelers (in 1977’s sci-fi comedy Quark) were cropping up regularly in TV movies and popular sitcoms like The Jeffersons. Here are some highlights of characters who set the stage for Romjin’s Alexis on Ugly Betty.

What a woman!
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

What a woman!

Brantley Bardin

Rebecca Romijn doesn’t want to be a spokeswoman for LGBT people. But with her transgender role on ABC’s hit series Ugly Betty, that’s what she’s become. It couldn’t happen to a nicer girl. PART ONE

Man with a mission
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

Man with a mission

William Henderson

The author of a new book says he was infected with HIV by a priest who sexually abused him in 1977. Could this be the start of a new Catholic Church scandal?

Warren Cohn
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

Warren Cohn

Christopher Lisotta

“If somebody calls me tomorrow and says, ‘I’ve got $20 million,’ I’m going to get on the plane and go meet with them.”

A cabin of one's own
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

A cabin of one's own

Michael Giltz

New England’s MacDowell Colony celebrates 100 years of artistic utopia. And the gay and lesbian artists who prospered there celebrate its role in their careers.

Courtroom wrangler
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

Courtroom wrangler

William Henderson

Virginia trial lawyer Jill Jacobson was once a rodeo gal, riding broncos and roping calves. Her stint inside the ring prepared her well for the high-stakes world of corporate defense.

Good as Gold
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

Good as Gold

Will Doig

In her new book, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, lesbian comic Judy Gold laments that the joke is ultimately on her—she too is turning into her mother.

In sickness and in health
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

In sickness and in health

Gary Crawford

Coming out while coping with mental illness might seem lonely. But this man found understanding and love that lasted a lifetime.

Out in Africa...and WeHo
April 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

Out in Africa...and WeHo

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 985 2007-05-08 2007-04-23 Out in Africa...and WeHo By Q. Allan Brocka Meeting people is difficult for me. By “people” I mean “boyfriend materi

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