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Do we reject our LGBT children?
June 29 2006 12:00 AM ET

Do we reject our LGBT children?

Advocate.com Editors

Of course we say we’re accepting and nurturing, but our own inaction may be putting queer youths at risk when they find themselves kicked out by their biological families. A new awareness campaign hopes to change that.

Death of a pioneer
June 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

Death of a pioneer

Larry Buehl

Eric Rofes, who died of an apparent heart attack on June 26, was an influential activist who authored several books on AIDS and gay culture and once served as director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the Shanti Project in San Francisco.

The wonders of the female hormone
June 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

The wonders of the female hormone

Joanne Herman

For male-to-female transsexuals, estrogen can deliver soft skin, sensuous curves, and a profound sense of harmony—but it’s no magic bullet.

Shame on you BYU
June 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

Shame on you BYU

Advocate.com Editors

Brigham Young University has continually shown itself to be intolerant and small-minded—not what you would expect from what is supposed to be an institution of higher learning.

It's her church now
June 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

It's her church now

Advocate.com Editors

The U.S. Episcopal Church may have broken its glass ceiling by electing a woman leader, but what does that mean for the future of the church and its continuing struggle with gay rights?

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.”

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