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The new F word
February 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

The new F word

Carl Swanson

On the politics of “faggot” and whether the word can ever be used again. Or, what Isaiah Washington taught us about the power of language.

The right to party
February 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

The right to party

Kevin Hauswirth

Tourist destinations are now actively courting gay spring breakers. Is it equality or exploitation? Kevin Hauswirth looks past the beer bongs for an answer.

Q&A: Queer and adopted
February 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

Q&A: Queer and adopted

Judi Baker

When Judi Baker came out, her mom asked if she’d turned out gay because she’d been adopted. By embracing the two ways she feels “different,” the San Francisco writer has since found her identity.

Lesbian Zeppelin
February 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

Lesbian Zeppelin

Jessica Hundley

An all-female tribute band is creating a new generation of Zepheads.

All of Me
February 26 2007 12:00 AM ET

All of me

Anne Stockwell

In the NBA John Amaechi didn’t lie. He just didn’t say he was gay. Now he’s come out; some critics say it’s too late. What’s a 6-foot-10 man of principle to do?

Welcome to Hollywood—now go home
February 20 2007 12:00 AM ET

Welcome to Hollywood—now go home

Dave White

Fighting! Crying! Also some singing. But mostly fighting and crying in week 5 of Dave White's American Idol recap.

The Pentagon sings a different tune
January 31 2007 12:00 AM ET

The Pentagon sings a different tune

Steve Ralls

Recent statements by retired general John Shalikashvili are a sure sign that attitudes inside the Pentagon are changing and that the military’s exclusion of out lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans will soon end.

He wrote the songs
January 29 2007 12:00 AM ET

He wrote the songs

Advocate.com Editors

Prolific gay composer Billy Strayhorn—who penned music for Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington—finally gets his due in a new documentary and CD.

Patrick Sammon
January 29 2007 12:00 AM ET

Patrick Sammon

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 980 2007-02-27 2007-01-29 Patrick Sammon Interviewed by Christopher Lisotta The last couple of years have been challenging, to say the least, for the gay GOP group Log Cabin Republic

Psyched over taxes
January 29 2007 12:00 AM ET

Psyched over taxes

Doing your own taxes is as much about psyching yourself up as actually completing your return. Financial adviser L. Patrick Le’Flore of PricewaterhouseCoopers offers the following tips.

Your gay Oscar bash is a bore
January 29 2007 12:00 AM ET

Your gay Oscar bash is a bore

Dave White

Commentary 980 2007-02-27 2007-01-29 Your gay Oscar bash is a bore By Dave White White is the author of Exile in Guyville and the film critic for Movies.com. Find him at ww

Bloggers Bruce Carroll & Daniel Blatt
January 29 2007 12:00 AM ET

Bruce Carroll & Danial Blatt

Morgan Kroll

Ages: 38 and 43 Location: Charlotte, N.C., and Los Angeles Blog: GayPatriot.org

Outspoken: Casey Jaywork
January 29 2007 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Casey Jaywork

Commentary 980 2007-02-27 2007-01-29 Outspoken: Casey Jaywork Jaywork is 20 and lives in Olympia, Wash. For young queer men, there aren’t many

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