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It's all about our children
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

It's all about our children

Greg Hernandez

State lawmakers across the country are proposing new bans on adoption by gays and lesbians. That makes the work of the Family Pride Coalition all the more challenging—and necessary

She's #1
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

She's #1

Doug Robson

With her first Grand Slam title, Amélie Mauresmo becomes the top-ranked woman player in the world

Big Gay Follwing: Mo'Nique
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Mo'Nique

Advocate.com Editors

It’s a man’s world, but for gay men, it would be nothing without a big, fabulous black woman. Queen of comedy Mo’Nique sees this relationship as symbiotic and mutual, so the big-boned star of the new romantic comedy Phat Girlz rang up The Advocate to share a few belly laughs and a whole lotta love.

Family guy
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Family guy

Advocate.com Editors

Todd Parr translates a kid’s-eye point of view into a successful career in children’s literature and TV

Validated vows
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Validated vows

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Validated vows The Reverend Jane Spahr The Reverend Spahr directs That All May Freely Serve, a group lobbying for ordination of gay and lesbian

Outspoken: Justin Lerner
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Justin Lerner

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Outspoken: Justin Lerner Lerner is 23 and lives in St. Louis. As I drove by the First Evangelical Free Church ne

Lame-duck lesbians?
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Lame-duck lesbians

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Lame-duck lesbians By Laura Weinstock Are lesbians a dying breed? This year on The L Word, there was a disturbing trend that’s emblema

Billie Jean King
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Billie Jean King

Beth Schwartzapfel

Tennis legend Billie Jean King is serving up two new projects: On April 20 in Beverly Hills the Women’s Sports Foundation (founded by King in 1974) holds the first annual Billie awards program. And King has an endorsement with RainbowVision resort retirement communities for LGBT folks and friends. The Santa Fe, N.M., site opened last November; the Palm Springs, Calif., site, set to open in 2008, includes the Billie Jean King Fitness Center and Spa.

Out to change the world
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Out to change the world

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Out to change the world By Bruce C. Steele Judy Wieder has led many lives. In her office next to mine at LPI Media, where she was editorial dir

Gotta have my Bops
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gotta have my Bops

Michele Kort

Abby and Amanda, the Ditty Bops, love retro music, elaborate stage shows—and each other. The cult-fave pop duo come out

Rhyhm and muse
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Rhythm and muse

Advocate.com Editors

Tom and Mike of hot dance duo Dangerous Muse talk about loving the ’80s, being “supersexual,” and the power of eyeliner

Gays first, then illegals
April 04 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gays first, then illegals

Advocate.com Editors

Yes, immigration reform is vitally important. But if Congress wants to debate the extension of equal civil rights to U.S. residents, let’s start with gays and lesbians who are already citizens

Transamerica gets real
March 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

Transamerica gets real

Joanne Herman

In this first installment of The Advocate’s exclusive new series, the author talks about how her wife, her gay male friends, and the movie Transamerica inspired her to reach out to you, our readers, to answer all your questions about being transgender, whether you were afraid to ask or not

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