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What happened on Flight 45?
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

What happened on Flight 45?

Dan Avery

The couple at the heart of the controversy tell their story.

Going steady with Antonio
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Going steady with Antonio

John Caldwell

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is being described as a rising Democratic star, maybe even a future president. But will he keep his vision of total equality for gays and lesbians alive?

Fighting the Christian fundies
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Fighting the Christian fundies

Advocate.com Editors

Mel White, 66, has stepped down as head of Soulforce, the gay activist group he cofounded, to get back to the front lines against antigay Christian fundamentalists. His new book is Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right (Tarcher/Penguin).

Boy behind bars
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Boy behind bars

Christopher Lisotta

The gay president of the Stop Prisoner Rape human rights lobby bares his soul in a remarkable new memoir recounting his four years in prison—beginning at age 17.

Majoring in discrimination
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Majoring in discrimination

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 974 2006-11-07 2006-10-23 Majoring in discrimination By the Reverend Irene Monroe Parents sending queer children off to college for the first time, beware: Your child&#x

Outspoken: Paul Munson
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Outspoken: Paul Munson

Commentary 974 2006-11-07 2006-10-23 Outspoken: Paul Munson Find out more at IdahoVotesNo.org. —Munson, 17, lives in Boise. Being gay in

Gays on a plane
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Gays on a plane

Kenji Yoshino

Two guys in love snuggle in their seats. A flight attendant reprimands them. An ugly incident ensues. Dreading this kind of embarrassment, many of us “cover”—hide our love in public. But if we’re hiding, how can we make progress?

Jennifer Tilly
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Jennifer Tilly

Dennis Hensley

Just in time for Halloween, Bound bombshell Jennifer Tilly plays a dorm headmistress with a dark side in ABC’s Initiation of Sarah remake and also turns up in Terry Gilliam’s big-screen drama Tideland.

Ripping Hollywood's closet
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Ripping Hollywood's closet

Brandon Voss

As his savagely funny hit The Little Dog Laughed moves to Broadway, out playwright Douglas Carter Beane proves his bite is as big as his bark.

Thanks a lot, Foley
October 22 2006 11:00 PM ET

Thanks a lot, Foley

Christie Ayotte

Every day, gay and lesbian folks like me are the ones who suffer the consequences of Foley’s self-destruction.

Foley's follies and the Republicans' quest for power
October 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

Foley’s follies and the Republicans’ quest for power

Advocate.com Editors

The Mark Foley sex scandal is less about his illness and more about the Republicans’ sickness for power, because the scandal exposes a GOP political machine exploiting queers and children to maintain dominance by any means necessary.

Peace of my mind
October 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Peace of my mind

Kate Clinton

Commentary 973 2006-10-24 2006-10-10 Peace of my mind By Kate Clinton Republicans have rolled out their midterm election strategery: Free Viagra for Everyone! Kidding. But they are having a har

Minority leader
October 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Minority leader

Michael Anthony

Barely out of high school, blogger Steven Emmanuel is changing lives with QueerKidofColor.com.

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