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Ryan Roemerman
May 06 2007 11:00 PM ET

Ryan Roemerman

Joseph Huff-Hannon

Commentary 986 2007-05-22 2007-05-07 Ryan Roemerman By Joseph Huff-Hannon Photo by Robert Whicker Ryan Roemerman, 24, is not only helping rack up victories

A refugee's fight
May 06 2007 11:00 PM ET

A refugee's fight

Fred Kuhr

Abused for years by his homophobic father, 12-year-old Alvaro Orozco ran away from home in Nicaragua and eventually sought asylum in Canada. His claim rejected, he was to be deported in February. But a crusading queer civil rights lawyer stepped in and saved him—at least for now.

Just another day in Baghdad
May 06 2007 11:00 PM ET

Just another day in Baghdad

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 986 2007-05-22 2007-05-07 Just another day in Baghdad By Charles Karel Bouley The Virginia Tech massacre is a tragedy of epic proportions for those involved, and my hear

Wrongful psychoanalysis
May 06 2007 11:00 PM ET

Wrongful psychoanalysis

Steve Weinstein

Commentary 986 2007-05-22 2007-05-07 Wrongful psychoanalysis By Steve Weinstein It probably was inevitable that someone in the media would try to connect Seung-Hui Cho’s ram

Andy's muses
May 06 2007 11:00 PM ET

Andy's muses

Kyle Buchanan

An open relationship provides juicy fodder for Light at the End of the World, Erasure’s latest release.

Finding the Duclod Man Part 2
May 06 2007 11:00 PM ET

Finding the Duclod Man, Part 2

Sarah Aswell

In one of The Advocate’s most talked-about stories ever, reporter Sarah Aswell recounted her search for the mysterious stalker who targeted her and other bisexual students. But what happened after she unmasked the Duclod Man?

Strategic giving: Seven reasons to support the RNC
May 01 2007 11:00 PM ET

Strategic giving: Seven reasons to support the RNC

Patrick Sammon

Equality can't be gained from only one perspective. If LGBT people want to truly affect political and social change, start by having a presence in the Republican Party. Consider yourself more blue-state? Click here for the Democratic view.

An Ellen for the ages
May 01 2007 11:00 PM ET

An Ellen for the ages

Cathy Renna

In an ever-progressing American society that finds itself more tolerant and understanding of LGBT culture, who do we have to thank for starting all of this? Ellen DeGeneres, of course!

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.

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