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Lesbian Zeppelin

Lesbian Zeppelin

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

All of Me

All of me

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

Welcome to Hollywood—now go home

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

The Pentagon sings a different tune

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

He wrote the songs

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

Patrick Sammon

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

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

Your gay Oscar bash is a bore

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

Bruce Carroll & Danial Blatt

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

Outspoken: Casey Jaywork

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

Rags to riches via the Web

Rags to riches via the Web

With free networking Web sites, international teens can now easily trade youth for wealth.

A hero's journey

A hero's journey

Jenny Fulle has led a charmed life of her own making—with strength and smarts, she went from preteen legal hero to janitor to power lesbian film executive.

Lavender lads, baritone babes

Lavender lads, baritone babes

Long before “outing,” Confidential magazine was printing gay rumors about the stars—without wrecking careers. In writing about the tabloid, Samuel Bernstein wonders: Was ’50s America more tolerant than we think?

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