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Bill Maher doesn't care if you're gay (and that's why we love him)
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Bill Maher doesn't care if you're gay (and that's why we love him)

HeathCliff Rothman

Our 2006 Advocate Person of the Year is a regular guy who speaks his mind, makes TV that matters, and proves to America that real men don’t sweat the gay stuff.

Outspoken: Frank Mok
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Frank Mok

Commentary 978 2007-01-16 2006-12-18 Outspoken: Frank Mok Mok is based in New York City and is an editor on the GenQ Advisory Board. Photo by Frank Hunter

Green and gay: Eric Heijselaar
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Green and gay: Eric Heijselaar

Rachel Powell

Meet a diverse group of eco-queers who honor the same guiding truth: Environmental rights are gay rights. We share one atmosphere with the world.

Green and gay: Stephanie Hillman
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Green and gay: Stephanie Hillman

Rachel Powell

Meet a diverse group of eco-queers who honor the same guiding truth: Environmental rights are gay rights. We share one atmosphere with the world.

Green and gay: Steve Smith
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Green and gay: Steve Smith

Rachel Powell

Meet a diverse group of eco-queers who honor the same guiding truth: Environmental rights are gay rights. We share one atmosphere with the world.

Gay and green: Brianna Cayo Cotter
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gay and green: Brianna Cayo Cotter

Rachel Powell

Meet a diverse group of eco-queers who honor the same guiding truth: Environmental rights are gay rights. We share one atmosphere with the world.

Goodbye to the closet
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Goodbye to the closet

Michelangelo Signorile

Back when Mike Signorile first shocked society by outing gay celebs, he insisted he just wanted to normalize the discussion of homosexuality. And, like it or not, he turned out to be right.

The cyber mafia
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

The cyber mafia

Greg Hernandez

Gay bloggers have emerged as the most influential voice in a new wave of journalists who are redefining the way the information game is played.

Eric Mabius
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Eric Mabius

Advocate.com Editors

With his lanky, buffed-out bod, he wowed Heather Matarazzo in Welcome to the Dollhouse; then we found him in the bedroom doing the dirty with Josh Jackson in Cruel Intentions. Now, after having his looks fail him with the women of The L Word, Eric Mabius is back to his bed-hopping ways as Ugly Betty’s resident insatiable himbo.

More than a white male disease
December 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

More than a white male disease

Todd Henneman

In 2006 when the world marked the 25th anniversary of AIDS, it also saw the rise of a new generation of AIDS heroes who are taking the fight to their communities.

James West under the publicity lens
December 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

James West under the (publicity) lens

David Ehrenstein

David Ehrenstein takes a look at the mediocre cover-up to save face for former Spokane mayor James West.

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.

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