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Project Lesbian
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

Zulema Griffin: Project Lesbian

Brandon Voss

Ever wonder what gets edited out of reality shows? In the case of Project Runway’s second season — now on DVD — it was the fact that designer Zulema Griffin has a longtime female partner.

Tune in, turn on, eat chips
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

Tune in, turn on, eat chips

Michael Maloney

Will and Grace are in rerun heaven while the Desperate Housewives have a few months off. But there’s no shortage of queer TV offerings for when the summer heat drives you indoors.

A man who mattered
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

A man who mattered

Charles Kaiser

Commentary 966 2006-07-04 2006-06-19 A man who mattered By Charles Kaiser Jeff Katzoff had been my close friend for over 30 years when he vanished from my life May 19. Jeff suffere

Outspoken: Jeremy Koepf
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Jeremy Koepf

Commentary 966 2006-07-04 2006-06-19 Outspoken: Jeremy Koepf Koepf is 18 and lives in Cass City, Mich. Life should have been perfect for me. Life was

Yes to Phelps, no to Bush
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

Yes to Phelps, no to Bush

Commentary 966 2006-07-04 2006-06-19 Yes to Phelps, no to Bush When notoriously antigay Kansas preacher Fred Phelps’s clan picketed Matthew Shepard’s funeral, we were angry

The sexy professor
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

The sexy professor

Alonso Duralde

Doug Spearman, the out actor who plays buttoned-up Chance on Noah’s Arc, swears he’s nothing like his character. Well, except for that part about driving his car into a cheating boyfriend’s house.

Kelis
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

Kelis

Advocate.com Editors

Her “Milkshake” brought us all to the dance floor, but there’s more to Kelis than that catchy 2003 jam. Since her 1999 debut she’s collaborated with Björk, P. Diddy, Moby, and Timo Maas—and married hip-hop superstar Nas. Her latest, Kelis Was Here, features the razor-sharp “Bossy.” Tell it like it is, girl!

A club for all Poles
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

A club for all Poles

Krystian Legierski

“Right-wing organizations loathed me and my club. Le Madame was so popular that people stayed until the last possible moment. We waited until the police came with a warrant, and they had to drag us out.”

A love of camp
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

A love of camp

Frank Mok

Think gay camp is all about roasting marshmallows and telling campfire stories? Think again.

Picking their court battles
June 19 2006 12:00 AM ET

Picking their court battles

Greg Hernandez

It’s taken on the Boy Scouts, eliminated sodomy laws, and won victories for students. Now Lambda Legal has its sights on marriage. Its recipe for success: Select ingredients carefully and cook them slowly.

The trans catch-22
June 12 2006 12:00 AM ET

The trans catch-22

Joanne Herman

In order to get “treated” for being transsexual—meaning hormones and, perhaps, surgery—you first have to be diagnosed. But calling trans people sick creates the same stigma gay people faced for decades. Part six in our ongoing series.

Winning the marriage debate
June 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

Winning the marriage debate

Advocate.com Editors

Debate over the so-called Marriage Protection Amendment may have been political pandering of the worst kind, but it also got Americans talking about the need to treat gay and lesbian people fairly.

Future gay leaders '06
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

Future gay leaders '06

Sean Kennedy

In our annual roundup of high achievers we look at seven young men and women who are already making a difference and are set to take over the fight for equality in the future.

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