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The Foley scandal and the power of the public closet
October 05 2006 11:00 PM ET

The Foley scandal and the power of the public closet

Sean Kennedy

As Beltway insiders and the media elite obsess over the Mark Foley scandal, no one's talking about the story's blatant gay overtones—just as no one ever talked about Foley's sexuality in the first place. The silence speaks volumes about the continuing power of the public closet.

Foleys pathetic blame game
October 05 2006 11:00 PM ET

Foley's pathetic blame game

Karel

Hey, Mark Foley! Stop using sexuality to explain away why you're so screwed up. You're screwed up because you were a mess to start with, not because you drink too much (allegedly). You're a creep. Live with it.

Rep Barney Frank talks about the Foley scandal
October 03 2006 11:00 PM ET

Rep. Barney Frank talks about the Foley scandal

Matthew Link

One of the few out politicians on Capitol Hill, Democratic congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts (who survived his own scandal involving a male prostitute in 1989) gives us his take on Foley and on being a gay politician in Washington.

Transgender success stories
October 01 2006 11:00 PM ET

Transgender success stories

Joanne Herman

Varying degrees of “stealth” have allowed many transgender people to be quite successful in spite of the challenges. The 12th and final installment in The Advocate’s Transgender 101 series

If you dont vote you cant bitch
September 27 2006 11:00 PM ET

If you don't vote, you can't bitch

Judy Shepard

Voting was an exciting privilege and responsibility to young activist Matthew Shepard. With Matthew gone, it's up to you to make a difference. Here are five easy steps for beginners.

Making It Real in corporate America
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

"Making It Real" in corporate America

Mike Syers

A gay partner at the top-rated firm Ernst & Young reports on how his company and others are working with the Human Rights Campaign to make U.S. employers more LGBT-friendly

The myth of 'straight-acting'
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

The myth of "straight-acting"

Christopher Rice

Commentary 972 2006-10-10 2006-09-25 The myth of "straight-acting" By Christopher Rice Am I happy that boy-band star Lance Bass has come out of the closet? Absolutely. Am I happy e

Deadly homophobia
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Deadly homophobia

Advocate.com Editors

Julian Bond, former Georgia state representative and ex-head of the NAACP, says fighting homophobia is key to progress in the struggle against HIV/AIDS among blacks.

Miss Cleo Comes Out
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Miss Cleo Comes Out

Greg Hernandez

The queen of late-night infomercial psychics tells us what you might not predict: She’s a lesbian.

Happy. Gay. American
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Happy. Gay. American

Jon Barrett

When Jim McGreevey came out—and announced he’d resign as New Jersey governor—it was the end of a long, painful story of lies and secret liaisons, which he details in a new book. His new story: settled, partnered, happy.

Coming out and talking trash
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Coming out and talking trash

Commentary 972 2006-10-10 2006-09-25 Coming out and talking trash Lance is gay. Yawn. Next. He comes out when his career is effectively over. I see another George Michael in

Companies that embrace equality
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Companies that embrace equality

Todd Henneman

In 2006 a record number of Fortune 500 companies are offering benefits and protections to their LGBT employees. The Advocate highlights 10 additions to its ever-growing list of equality-minded employers.

Coming Out 2006, part 2
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Coming Out 2006

Our readers tell us about coming out to family and friends—and to the nation. Part 2

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