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Perez is burning
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Perez in burning

Advocate.com Editors

The Los Angeles gossip hound (real name: Mario Lavandeira) hit the big time this year, posting People magazine’s Brangelina baby photos before the actual issue arrived. Then he laid claim to forcing Lance Bass out of the closet with his relentless coverage of the pop star’s public romance with Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl.

The return of free love
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

The return of free love

Sean Kennedy

Queer auteur John Cameron Mitchell’s new film Shortbus depicts graphic sex, but it’s not porn—it’s a political manifesto.

The preacher lied
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

The preacher lied

Michelangelo Signorile examines the case of Andrew Marin, a lay minister who exploited his lesbian friends to promote himself as a “bridge” between gays and evangelicals. After HRC and others bought into his pitch, his true antigay colors began to shine through.

Our readers' favorite blogs
October 09 2006 12:00 AM ET

Our readers' favorite blogs

When it comes to blogs, some gays like hard news; others want only hard candy. We asked our readers to tell us which blogs they visit regularly.

The Foley scandal and the power of the public closet
October 06 2006 12:00 AM ET

The Foley scandal and the power of the public closet

Sean Kennedy

As Beltway insiders and the media elite obsess over the Mark Foley scandal, no one's talking about the story's blatant gay overtones—just as no one ever talked about Foley's sexuality in the first place. The silence speaks volumes about the continuing power of the public closet.

Foleys pathetic blame game
October 06 2006 12:00 AM ET

Foley's pathetic blame game

Karel

Hey, Mark Foley! Stop using sexuality to explain away why you're so screwed up. You're screwed up because you were a mess to start with, not because you drink too much (allegedly). You're a creep. Live with it.

Rep Barney Frank talks about the Foley scandal
October 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Rep. Barney Frank talks about the Foley scandal

Matthew Link

One of the few out politicians on Capitol Hill, Democratic congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts (who survived his own scandal involving a male prostitute in 1989) gives us his take on Foley and on being a gay politician in Washington.

Transgender success stories
October 02 2006 12:00 AM ET

Transgender success stories

Joanne Herman

Varying degrees of “stealth” have allowed many transgender people to be quite successful in spite of the challenges. The 12th and final installment in The Advocate’s Transgender 101 series

If you dont vote you cant bitch
September 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

If you don't vote, you can't bitch

Judy Shepard

Voting was an exciting privilege and responsibility to young activist Matthew Shepard. With Matthew gone, it's up to you to make a difference. Here are five easy steps for beginners.

Making It Real in corporate America
September 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

"Making It Real" in corporate America

Mike Syers

A gay partner at the top-rated firm Ernst & Young reports on how his company and others are working with the Human Rights Campaign to make U.S. employers more LGBT-friendly

The myth of 'straight-acting'
September 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

The myth of "straight-acting"

Christopher Rice

Commentary 972 2006-10-10 2006-09-25 The myth of "straight-acting" By Christopher Rice Am I happy that boy-band star Lance Bass has come out of the closet? Absolutely. Am I happy e

Deadly homophobia
September 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

Deadly homophobia

Advocate.com Editors

Julian Bond, former Georgia state representative and ex-head of the NAACP, says fighting homophobia is key to progress in the struggle against HIV/AIDS among blacks.

Miss Cleo Comes Out
September 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

Miss Cleo Comes Out

Greg Hernandez

The queen of late-night infomercial psychics tells us what you might not predict: She’s a lesbian.

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