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Rachel Griffiths
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

Rachel Griffiths

Griffiths

Who wouldn’t want to tell Rachel Griffiths their deepest secret? Considering her heart-raw turns in Six Feet Under and the modern classic Muriel’s Wedding, this warm, funny Aussie has a direct line to Empathy Central. Griffiths, 38, also costarred in My Best Friend’s Wedding, and she’s earning more BGF stripes as Sarah, the cool sister on the gay-happy prime-time soap Brothers & Sisters.

Why we need a federal hate-crimes law—and why we can get it
March 06 2007 1:00 AM ET

Why we need a federal hate-crimes law—and why we can get it

Advocate.com Editors

This year marks our best chance yet to get a federal hate-crimes law passed and signed into law. It would give the government the power to prosecute anti-LGBT crimes and law enforcement the resources to investigate them properly. So let's make sure it happens.

Finding the answers to hate crimes
March 06 2007 1:00 AM ET

Finding the answers to hate crimes

Andy Marra

Andy Marra had many questions when she was punched in the face for being a transgender woman back in November 2006. But instead of giving her answers, her attackers fled. Now she has decided to tell her story, and she is making an appeal for answers about hate crimes.

Out on the small screen
February 28 2007 1:00 AM ET

Out on the small screen

Eric Millegan

The Bones costar argues through personal experience that there's no need to be closeted for the casting agents.

Young, numb, and full of dumb
February 27 2007 1:00 AM ET

Young, numb, and full of dumb

Neal Broverman

Gibson, Richards, Washington, and Hardaway have been raked over the coals for their recent hateful tirades. So why did Paris Hilton escape unscathed when her nasty little slip-up went public?

3,700 men and a boat
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

3,700 men and a boat

Alec Mapa

The headliners in the main showroom were Charo and Joan Rivers. My stateroom TV played The Way We Were on a loop. I was terrified.

Big league hate
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

Big league hate

Jeff Perlman

“You know Mickey and Goofy and Donald and all those guys?” John Rocker told me at DisneyWorld. “They’re faggots in costume. All of ’em.”

Coporate diversity on DVD
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

Corporate diversity on DVD

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 981 2007-03-13 2007-02-26 Corporate diversity on DVD Interview by Christopher Lisotta For 33 years Brian McNaught has been training corporate executives and the general

The new F word
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

The new F word

Carl Swanson

On the politics of “faggot” and whether the word can ever be used again. Or, what Isaiah Washington taught us about the power of language.

The right to party
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

The right to party

Kevin Hauswirth

Tourist destinations are now actively courting gay spring breakers. Is it equality or exploitation? Kevin Hauswirth looks past the beer bongs for an answer.

Q&A: Queer and adopted
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

Q&A: Queer and adopted

Judi Baker

When Judi Baker came out, her mom asked if she’d turned out gay because she’d been adopted. By embracing the two ways she feels “different,” the San Francisco writer has since found her identity.

Lesbian Zeppelin
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

Lesbian Zeppelin

Jessica Hundley

An all-female tribute band is creating a new generation of Zepheads.

All of Me
February 26 2007 1:00 AM ET

All of me

Anne Stockwell

In the NBA John Amaechi didn’t lie. He just didn’t say he was gay. Now he’s come out; some critics say it’s too late. What’s a 6-foot-10 man of principle to do?

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