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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.

Search this
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

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Alonso Duralde

Douglas Coupland returns with a hilarious new novel that explores tech culture, Ronald McDonald, lesbian separatists, and the nightmare of being Googled.

In our parent's footsteps
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

In our parents' footsteps

Fred Kuhr

LGBT kids who grew up with gay parents are finding support in groups like COLAGE. And they’re discovering their desire to work in the gay rights movement.

Drawn to the truth
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

Drawn to the truth

Regina Marler

Superstar queer cartoonist Alison Bechdel takes time out from chronicling the lesbian world to pen a moody, haunting memoir about growing up, coming out, and discovering that her dad was also gay.

Is 'gay' over?
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

Is 'gay' over?

Advocate.com Editors

A new generation of same-sex-loving youths are breaking down the old definitions and choosing to call themselves queer, questioning, open, fluid—anything but gay. Should we mourn the old word, and what will take its place?

Outspoken: Dani Nyman
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Dani Nyman

Commentary 965 2006-06-20 2006-06-05 Outspoken: Dani Nyman Nyman is 22 and lives in Tacoma, Wash. For a long time I’ve been active in the caus

Gay shame is a drag
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gay shame is a drag

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 965 2006-06-20 2006-06-05 Gay shame is a drag By Q. Allan Brocka On a recent date with a gentleman I met over the Internet—making small talk over udon—we l

Shooting for life
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

Shooting for life: Luna Luis Ortiz

HIV-positive since age 14, this New York photographer reaffirmed his life through his camera. Now he’s giving kids at Harvey Milk High School the same opportunity and helping them see the big picture about AIDS.

The Dixie Chicks
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

The Dixie Chicks

Michele Kort

Three years ago the country music industry pitched a hissy fit when Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said, “Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” The Chicks didn’t just get blackballed, they got death threats. Now they’re back with a rocking new album of self-penned songs, Taking the Long Way, and a fierce first single, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” We spoke to Maines and Robison, and just so you know, we’re proud they’re from Texas.

The right to own 'dyke'
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

The right to own "dyke"

Bob Adams

It’s taken three years and the fight is still not over, but members of the country’s most famous group of biking lesbians are finally winning the right to own their own name.

In honor of Gwen
June 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

In honor of Gwen

Lawrence Ferber

Oscar winner Mercedes Ruehl stars in a new Lifetime movie as the mother of Gwen Araujo, with J.D. Pardo as the murdered transgender teen.

Its good to be mutant
June 02 2006 12:00 AM ET

It's good to be mutant

Karel

The movie X-Men: The Last Stand is all about whether “abnormal” people should be cured. Great! Cure the crazy fundamentalists, the greedy mega-SUV drivers, the liars and cheats. But leave my gayness alone, thanks. It’s who I am.

Love loss and lots of walking
May 31 2006 12:00 AM ET

Love, loss, and lots of walking

Jennifer Schumaker

Within sight of her goal of walking up the California coastline to San Francisco, our stalwart lesbian mom scares a pothead, loses her beloved dog, and finds old friends and new.

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