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What now Grandpa Cheney
December 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

What now, Grandpa Cheney?

Advocate.com Editors

So Vice President Dick Cheney is going to be a grandfather again, this time to the baby his daughter Mary is having with her partner. Too bad the Bush administration has made life harder for families headed by lesbians and gays. How will Grandpa sleep at night once the baby's born?

Omid Abtahi
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Omid Abtahi

Lawrence Ferber

In Showtime’s second installment of the Sleeper Cell miniseries (premiering December 10), Iranian-American actor Omid Abtahi plays Salim, a closeted gay terrorist.The up-and-comer’s already been seen in Running With Scissors and F/X’s Over There.

Once upon a dreamgirl
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Once upon a dreamgirl

Dave White

Being voted off American Idol may have been her ticket to Oscar gold. Jennifer Hudson has arrived. And you, and you, and you, you’re going to love her.

The treachery of youth
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

The treachery of youth

Sean Kennedy

Commentary 977 2006-12-19 2006-12-04 The treachery of youth By Sean Kennedy Dominic Cooper is the straight boy you’ve always fantasized about. All apologies to the lesbians,

Why I outed Foley
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Why I outed Foley

Lane Hudson

The blogger who posted Rep. Mark Foley’s (pictured) nasty e-mails helped to sweep change into Washington. Still, this was a case of one gay man outing another. Does Lane Hudson have any brotherly regrets? Um, not really.

Pelosi and the gays
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Pelosi and the gays

Emily Heil

She’s been attacked as a “radical San Francisco liberal.” But Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she’s sticking with her gay constituents as she takes control of the nation’s political agenda.

Desperate house wiles
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Desperate house wiles

Kate Clinton

"Talk about desperate housewives. These women got the children off to school, hung out by the pool, paired off, and were back before the kids came home."

November 29 2006 12:00 AM ET

Righteously angry people

Karel

The whole world is pointing fingers, seeking someone to blame for the chaos in Iraq. Maybe the recent election is a reflection that it's time for the pointing to stop and change to happen—fast.

November 29 2006 12:00 AM ET

What's love got to do with it?

Tully Satre

In the midst of the heated dialogue concerning same-sex marriage, our high school diarist dares to ask: Do love and marriage really go together as well as the old standard suggests?

Dont bet on Barack
November 21 2006 12:00 AM ET

Don't bet on Barack

Advocate.com Editors

LGBT voters may want to think twice about throwing their support behind 2008's great blue hope.

Across the gay divide
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

Across the gay divide

Christopher Rice

AIDS didn’t behead the gay community; it drove a wedge between generations that neither side has done a very good job of bridging.

Katharine Hepburn: Leading Man
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

Katharine Hepburn: Leading man

Michael Rowe

How do we know Kate Hepburn was one of the greatest actors ever? Because inside her soul, she was a boy named Jimmy. Biographer Bill Mann explains.

A day without gay?
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

A day without gay?

Lawrence Ferber

In Wedding Wars one gay wedding planner’s inspired activism prompts a nationwide walkout. But could it happen in real life? We rang up a handful of high-profile out gay wedding and events planners to find out.

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