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How to stop hate crimes
August 15 2006 12:00 AM ET

How to stop hate crimes

Debra Chasnoff

When four under-25 suspects are arrested for hate crimes in San Diego, it's a sign that we are failing to educate young people about diversity and respect for all. But we already have programs that can do just that.

Dissenting opinion
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

Dissenting opinion

Throw HIV liars in the clink.

Tracy Young: Madonna's DJ
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

Tracy Young: Madonna's DJ

Steve Gdula

Commentary 969 2006-08-29 2006-08-14 Tracy Young: Madonna's DJ By Steve Gdula Miami-based out DJ Tracy Young is about as hot as you can get this summer. Handpicked by Madonna to sp

A haven for homeless youths
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

A haven for homeless youths

Frank Mok

Rejected by family and friends, many queer youths flee to the streets of New York City. Amid despair, many find hope.

Kidnapped in Iraq: The closet or death
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

Kidnapped in Iraq: The closet or death

Michael Rowe

Peace activist James Loney knew he would be killed if his Iraqi captors found out he is gay. So did his partner, Dan, back in Canada, who had to go back into the closet.

College made easy
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

College made easy

Advocate.com Editors

The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students is the best ever road map to gay-friendly campuses. Even if we do say so ourselves.

Is lying about HIV a crime?
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

Is lying about HIV a crime?

Commentary 969 2006-08-29 2006-08-14 Is lying about HIV a crime? Australian Michael Neal is a gay man’s worst nightmare. He’s a sexually promiscuous liar who told

Clarity about crystal
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

Clarity about crystal

Advocate.com Editors

In Tweaked, his compelling exposé and memoir, ex-addict Patrick Moore exposes the spiritual origins of gay men’s fondness for crystal meth.

25 years of advocacy
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

25 years of advocacy

Advocate.com Editors

A sampling of a quarter century of this magazine’s coverage of the AIDS epidemic, from poppers to barebacking.

When hate speech becomes accepted
August 02 2006 12:00 AM ET

When hate speech becomes accepted

Advocate.com Editors

Mel Gibson's tirade against Jews, Mitt Romney's "tar baby" comment, Ann Coulter's "fag" dig at Bill Clinton—how has American discourse become so poisoned? Can hate speech be "reclaimed"?

Transgender? You're fired!
July 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

"Transgender? You're fired!"

Joanne Herman

Or worse—you may be murdered. Transgender people may face discrimination on the job, in housing, or even in trying to pee. Some turn to legal proceedings to establish their rights. Some never get the chance to fight back. Part 9 in The Advocate’s ongoing Transgender 101 series

Passing the torch
July 24 2006 12:00 AM ET

Passing the torch

David Luc Nguyen

GenQ contributor David Luc Nguyen descended on Chicago last week to witness the spectacle of the seventh annual Gay Games. What he found was a dearth of queer youth but an abundance of spirit.

How can Israelis be antigay
July 24 2006 12:00 AM ET

How can Israelis be antigay?

Advocate.com Editors

A nation born from the hatred and violence of the Holocaust ought to be the last place on earth where citizens offer a bounty for the murder of an entire class of people. But World Pride has provoked some Israelis to Nazi-like behavior.

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