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Come and knock on her door—and buy her products
April 02 2007 11:00 PM ET

Come and knock on her door—and buy her products

Mike Diamond

Irrepressible TV legend Suzanne Somers is back in the spotlight, this time as purveyor of an eponymous line of food, jewelry, and beauty products. And gay men around the country are buying them up at private parties in the best Tupperware tradition. A look inside the strange new trend.

Sounding the Clarion Call… Again
March 26 2007 11:53 AM ET

Sounding the Clarion Call… Again

Advocate.com Editors

In March of 1987, Larry Kramer, was a last minute replacement for an ailing Nora Ephorn at New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center’s “Second Tuesday” lecture series. His angry and impassioned call to action in the face of the AIDS epidemic resulted in the formation that night of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, or ACTUP.

March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

U.S. Army recruiter in New York lobs antigay, antiblack remarks at potential recruit

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Commentary 2007-03-26 U.S. Army recruiter in New York lobs antigay, antiblack remarks at potential recruit Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, isn't the only mem

Cancer's never been so sexy
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

Cancer's never been so sexy

Tania Katan

Commentary 983 2007-04-10 2007-03-26 Cancer's never been so sexy By Tania Katan Did you see it? On regular television? It was groundbreaking. It was 100% pure lesbian rock ’

Aaron Walton
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

Aaron Walton

Advocate.com Editors

As a marketing executive at the Pepsi-Cola Company in the 1980s, Aaron Walton spearheaded the corporation’s sponsorships of major tours by Tina Turner, David Bowie, Gloria Estefan, and Michael Jackson. Since then the 46-year-old has harnessed the power of pop culture for a host of other brands—including GM, Levi Strauss, and Taco Bell—first as head of Aaron Walton Entertainment, which he sold to marketing and advertising behemoth Omnicom Group in 2001, and now as a partner in Walton/ Isaacson, with offices in Beverly Hills and Chicago.

Summer love for two
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

Summer of love for two

Matthew Link

Planning summer vacations for you and your honey used to be harder. Now there are hundreds of hideaways that wish you were there.

Hysterical blindness
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

Hysterical blindness

In 1983 we knew nothing conclusive about AIDS—except that it destroyed everything in its path. And as The Advocate reported then, many didn’t want to know much else. Twenty-four years later, everything—and nothing—has changed.

A matter of life and death
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

A matter of life and death

Paula Jacquard

For months Paula Jacquard watched her friend Mark fight AIDS and cancer, proving once again that in queer culture the family you rely on is the one you make.

Behind the gay-friendly faces
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

Behind the gay-friendly faces

Advocate.com Editors

No, they’re not for same-sex marriage, but Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—the 2008 Democratic presidential front-runners—are good for gays in general, right? Or are they? An insider’s view.

'That's so gay' war
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

"That's so gay" war

Morgan Kroll

Commentary 983 2007-04-10 2007-03-26 "That's so gay" war By Morgan Kroll When kids at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., started teasing Mormon student Rebekah Rice

The Equality Ride II: Welcome to the jungle
March 22 2007 11:00 PM ET

The Equality Ride II: Welcome to the jungle

Haven Herrin

Soulforce's second Equality Ride begins with 50 young adults in two buses stopping at 32 Christian colleges and universities in the pursuit of social justice for LGBT students. In the first two weeks the west bus logs 12 arrests—and that's a good thing.

Queer directions
March 21 2007 11:40 AM ET

Queer directions

Advocate.com Editors

Cui Zi’en is infamous in China for being at the vanguard of LGBT portrayal in Chinese cinema. To date, he is the only director in the media conservative country tackling gay issues in his movies. The Advocate sat down with Cui Zi’en to talk about being outspokenly gay, his upcoming projects, and what advice he has for his fans.

Who is the Duclod Man
March 20 2007 11:00 PM ET

Who is the Duclod Man?

Neal Broverman

"Chasing the Duclod Man," Sarah Aswell's chronicle of her hunt for an elusive Internet stalker, riveted readers when it appeared in the latest issue of The Advocate. We are finding that the story is just beginning.

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