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Whose party is it?
May 22 2006 12:00 AM ET

Whose party is it?

Richard Goldstein

Commentary 964 2006-06-06 2006-05-22 Whose party is it? By Richard Goldstein Socially conservative Democrats have been arguing since 2004 that their party won’t win un

Outspoken: Jesse Leonard
May 22 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Jesse Leonard

Commentary 964 2006-06-06 2006-05-22 Outspoken: Jesse Leonard I used to think harassment was something students did to other students. That changed earlier this year after I came out to m

Rebecca Romijn
May 22 2006 12:00 AM ET

Rebecca Romijn

Dennis Hensley

As blue mutant Mystique in the X-Men films, Rebecca Romijn kicks ass but doesn’t say much. Maybe that’s why the title role in Pepper Dennis, the WB’s newsroom dramedy, appealed to her. “It’s got that ’40s rapid-fire dialogue, which I love,” she says. “We hope there’s something for everyone, but because the show’s slightly heightened and sparkly, we really aim to impress the girls and the gays. Working stuff out, we’ll be going, ‘Will the girls like it? Will the gays like it? All right, let’s move on.’ ”

'We too are immigrants'
May 22 2006 12:00 AM ET

"We too are immigrants"

Todd Henneman

Gay Latinos are crossing the border from Mexico in search of a better life and a place where they can be themselves. But when they get here they’re not always finding the American dream.

We are family
May 12 2006 12:00 AM ET

We are family

Jennifer Chrisler

Mother's Day is the perfect time to show appreciation for out and proud gay-parented families.

There are more of us than you think
May 12 2006 12:00 AM ET

There are more of us than you think

Joanne Herman

The "official count" of the country's transgender population dramatically underestimates its size and composition. Part 4 of The Advocate's ongoing transgender series.

The hero inside yourself
May 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

The hero inside yourself

Karel

Ranting against gay pride excess is so last season. There’s plenty to be proud about, starting with the people in your own backyard.

What I learned from Superman
May 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

What I learned from Superman

With Superman Returns headed at us faster than a speeding bullet, Advocate arts and entertainment editor and lifelong comics fan Alonso Duralde looks at superheroes and their appeal to gays and lesbians

We lost it at the movies
May 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

We lost it at the movies

Michael Giltz

The summer's top 10 hottest films for gays and lesbians

Kimberley Locke
May 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

Kimberley Locke

Advocate.com Editors

Since competing on American Idol, Kimberley Locke has performed at plenty of LGBT shindigs. “When I started, I asked my manager, ‘What attracts the gay community to a celebrity?’ ” recalls Locke, whose new album, Based on a True Story, hits stores this summer. “He said, ‘We like strong women.’ I thought, OK, I can accept that.”

Sex and salvation
May 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

Sex and salvation

Michael Giltz

Best-selling author E. Lynn Harris takes on boy bands, antigay politics, and African-American megachurches in his new novel

Rauda Morcos
May 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

Rauda Morcos

Advocate.com Editors

After she was outed by a national magazine, Rauda Morcos, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, became the most visible lesbian in both that country and in Palestine, where the Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas recently took power. Morcos, a 32-year-old Haifa resident, cofounded Aswat (“Voices” in Arabic) in 2003 as a safe space for Palestinian lesbian women to meet and empower themselves. This month the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is honoring her work.

A place to call home
May 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

A place to call home

Betu Singh

Commentary 963 2006-05-23 2006-05-08 A place to call home By Betu Singh —As told to Leonie Sherman. Singh’s organization, the Sangini (India) Trust, can be

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