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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.

Once upon a dreamgirl
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Once upon a dreamgirl

Dave White

Being voted off American Idol may have been her ticket to Oscar gold. Jennifer Hudson has arrived. And you, and you, and you, you’re going to love her.

The treachery of youth
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

The treachery of youth

Sean Kennedy

Commentary 977 2006-12-19 2006-12-04 The treachery of youth By Sean Kennedy Dominic Cooper is the straight boy you’ve always fantasized about. All apologies to the lesbians,

Why I outed Foley
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Why I outed Foley

Lane Hudson

The blogger who posted Rep. Mark Foley’s (pictured) nasty e-mails helped to sweep change into Washington. Still, this was a case of one gay man outing another. Does Lane Hudson have any brotherly regrets? Um, not really.

Pelosi and the gays
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Pelosi and the gays

Emily Heil

She’s been attacked as a “radical San Francisco liberal.” But Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she’s sticking with her gay constituents as she takes control of the nation’s political agenda.

Desperate house wiles
December 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Desperate house wiles

Kate Clinton

"Talk about desperate housewives. These women got the children off to school, hung out by the pool, paired off, and were back before the kids came home."

November 29 2006 12:00 AM ET

Righteously angry people

Karel

The whole world is pointing fingers, seeking someone to blame for the chaos in Iraq. Maybe the recent election is a reflection that it's time for the pointing to stop and change to happen—fast.

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