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Companies that embrace equality
September 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

Companies that embrace equality

Todd Henneman

In 2006 a record number of Fortune 500 companies are offering benefits and protections to their LGBT employees. The Advocate highlights 10 additions to its ever-growing list of equality-minded employers.

Coming Out 2006, part 2
September 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

Coming Out 2006

Our readers tell us about coming out to family and friends—and to the nation. Part 2

Coming Out 2006, part 1
September 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

Coming Out 2006

Our readers tell us about coming out to family and friends—and to the nation. Part one

Big Gay Following: John Leguizamo
September 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

John Leguizamo

Advocate.com Editors

“It’s all gonna come back and bite me on the ass,” frets John Leguizamo, who dishes to The Advocate about his forthcoming memoir, Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: A Life.

Jim McGreevey in The Advocates 2006 Coming Out issue
September 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

Jim McGreevey in The Advocate's 2006 Coming Out issue

Jon Barrett

New Jersey's ex-governor invites The Advocate home for a no-holds-barred interview about losing the lies and coming out happy. Reporter Jon Barrett previews our Coming Out exclusive.

Corporate dominoes
September 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

Corporate dominoes

Joanne Herman

The remarkable progress in corporate America's embrace and support of its transgender workers shows the U.S. competitive spirit is alive and well--and helping boost the T part of the LGBT rainbow

Please dont call me tranny
September 15 2006 12:00 AM ET

Please don't call me "tranny"

Joanne Herman

Not sure what is “politically correct” when speaking with a transgender person? Here's a primer on what to say. Part 11 in The Advocate’s ongoing Transgender 101 series.

The Toronto trip continues
September 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

The Toronto trip continues

Corey Scholibo

The Advocate's arts and entertainment editor seeks out swag, chats with stars, and takes us to the InStyle party in the second entry of his exclusive dailies from the Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto trip
September 12 2006 12:00 AM ET

The Toronto trip

Corey Scholibo

The Advocate's arts and entertainment editor gets a new viewpoint in this first entry of his exclusive dailies from the Toronto Film Festival.

Targeted by death squads
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Targeted by death squads

Doug Ireland

An escalating campaign of “sexual cleansing” in Iraq has led to the executions of many gays and lesbians. Some have managed to flee. Those left behind hide from public view.

Equal in adversity
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Equal in adversity

Alec Mapa

Commentary 971 2006-09-26 2006-09-11 Equal in adversity By Alec Mapa New York State recently upheld its ban on same-sex marriage. The author of the decision, Judge Robert S. Smith,

Queerest show on TV
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Queerest show on TV

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 971 2006-09-26 2006-09-11 Queerest show on TV By Larry Ferber Photo courtesy of FX Nip/Tuck, Ryan Murphy's boundaries-smashing series o

Quietly to victory
September 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Quietly to victory

Advocate.com Editors

Congress passed and President Bush signed into law new 401(k) benefits for same-sex couples. How did the Human Rights Campaign and others win this fight? Very quietly.

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