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The gay couple in charge
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

The gay couple in charge

Dennis Hensley

Commentary 968 2006-08-15 2006-07-17 The gay couple in charge By Dennis Hensley When codirectors and real-life partners Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland agreed to photograph t

Rude boys
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Rude boys

David Ehrenstein

Brothers of the Head, about conjoined twins who get their sex on as punk rockers, is a strange, haunting, and feverishly hot new picture by life and filmmaking partners Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe.

Naughty naughty
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Naughty naughty

Lawrence Ferber

The raunchy, outrageous sex comedy Another Gay Movie pushes queer cinema into taboo-busting new territory.

The freedom to marry Keep dancing
July 12 2006 12:00 AM ET

The freedom to marry: Keep dancing

Evan Wolfson

The silver lining to the New York State high court’s poorly argued ruling in favor of marriage discrimination is, well, that it’s poorly argued. If we make our case for equality directly to our fellow Americans, we’ll win.

Palestine and gay rights
July 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Palestine and gay rights

James Kirchick

Is it racist to say that the Palestinian Authority is light-years behind Israel in terms of LGBT equality? And why is the highest-profile international gay rights organization boycotting WorldPride in Jerusalem in August?

Taking back the black gay movement
July 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Taking back the black gay movement

Advocate.com Editors

Why is it all the white-led LGBT groups think they know how to reach out to African-Americans about gay rights? And do they willingly push black queer groups out of the way in the process?

Gay parents and gender-bending children
July 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gay parents and gender-bending children

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW

Kyle’s lesbian moms are worried that he likes dolls and girls’ clothes. But shouldn’t LGBT parents be more accepting of gender-nonconforming kids? Or do we worry they’re bad PR for gay parenting?

The visible man
July 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

The visible man

Joanne Herman

Female-to-male transgender people find that supervised testosterone therapy can work wonders, although surgical choices are more complicated. Part 8 in our ongoing Transgender 101 series.

What about the children
July 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

What about the children?

David Ehrenstein

A close reading of the New York state supreme court’s ruling against marriage equality reveals the usual myopic focus on those few children with two opposite-sex parents. And to hell with kids who have gay or lesbian parents.

The next stage in New Yorks marriage fight
July 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

The next stage in New York's marriage fight

Advocate.com Editors

Yes, the New York Court of Appeals ruling against marriage equality was disappointing, says the lead attorney for one of the four cases. But with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and others on their side, gay and lesbian New Yorkers must now focus on winning the right to marry in the state legislature.

Our Martin Luther King Jr.
July 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

Our Martin Luther King Jr.

Tully Satre

People who struggle for LGBT equality always want to know what civil rights leader will be the Martin Luther King Jr. for our cause. But the question contains its own answer.

Why Im still mad at MADD
July 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

Why I'm still mad at MADD

Jerome Cleary

A casting call credited to Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada proposed equating same-sex kissing with drunk driving—and incest. MADD insists it wasn’t their doing. What is the truth?

Landlords of the Oval Office
July 03 2006 12:00 AM ET

Landlords of the Oval Office

Karel

We, the People, own the symbols of our national government; the party in power does not. It’s possible to have enormous pride in our country and history and still be ashamed of some of the current tenants in our landmark buildings.

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