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Demanding healthy love
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

Demanding healthy love

Patrick Moore

Isolated and ashamed no more: Gays and lesbians abused by their partners are finally speaking up and getting help.

Outspoken: David Idol
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: David Idol

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It takes an island
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

It takes an island

Michael Migliori

Biology teacher Michael Migliori was worried that the conservative Catholics of the tiny Micronesian island of Rota wouldn’t accept that he is gay.

Glad my boss is gay
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

Glad my boss is gay

Frank Mok

Despite potential complications, young gays say they are much happier and more comfortable with openly gay bosses.

Staying alive 101
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

Staying Alive 101

Sarah Kennedy

The latest book by transsexual writer Kate Bornstein offers youths creative alternatives to suicide, including sex and drugs.

Still kicking in New York
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

Still kicking in New York

Advocate.com Editors

On World AIDS Day, December 1, the executive director of New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center celebrates 20 years at the helm, from the devastating early years of the epidemic to the vibrant tableau of gay life today.

John Stamos pops our cork
November 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

John Stamos pops our cork!

Advocate.com Editors

John Stamos is having a hell of a second act: The former sitcom babe has sparkled up his nipples in Cabaret and pumped life into ER. Now, in the A&E movie Wedding Wars, he goes on strike for our right to marry.

Why should being gay be a crime?
November 15 2006 12:00 AM ET

Why should being gay be a crime?

Doug Ireland

In 75 countries being gay is still a crime. French activist Louis-Georges Tin, founder of the International Day Against Homophobia, hopes to change that by having the United Nations adopt a resolution calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide. Tin spoke to The Advocate ahead of a press conference in Paris where he announced the news.

Understanding Haggards fall from grace
November 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

Understanding Haggard's fall from grace

John Sonego

It's easy to delight in disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard’s very public humiliation. Perhaps he deserves that and more. But to stay in harsh judgment would do a great disservice to ourselves and to our hard-won self-respect.

Channeling Gandhi
November 08 2006 12:00 AM ET

Channeling Gandhi

Ryan Olson

A young queer activist confronts the military—and the law—in an attempt to kill "don't ask, don't tell."

If you picket it will never heal
November 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

If you picket, it will never heal

Advocate.com Editors

A gay writer for America's Next Top Model finds an ugly side to all the glamour.

Stumping for marriage in New Jersey
November 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

Stumping for marriage in New Jersey

James McGreevey

The New Jersey supreme court did the right thing at the right time. Now it's up to us to stop worrying about the election and demand full marriage equality.

Danny's new real world
November 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

Danny's new real world

Jon Barrett

When we first fell for The Real World’s Danny Roberts, he was falling for his military boyfriend. Now they’ve parted, and Danny is single for the first time ever. How’s that going? Three guesses.

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