The gay agenda revealed!
February 22 2005 1:00 AM ET

The gay agenda revealed!

Charles Karel Bouley II

We know there’s an antigay agenda: They want us gone, period. But a “gay agenda”? Can we all even agree on anything? Yes. In fact, the gay agenda is familiar to every schoolchild: liberty and justice for all

Keyes follows Cheney s lead
February 18 2005 1:00 AM ET

Keyes follows Cheney’s lead

Marc Paige

Two families missing from a new PFLAG campaign about loving your GLBT relatives are those of “family values” politicians Alan Keyes and Dick Cheney: Keyes has cut off his daughter, Maya, while Cheney supports policies that heap shame on his daughter Mary. So much for right-wing Christian love.

Defining the movement for same-sex marriage
February 15 2005 1:00 AM ET

Defining the movement for same-sex marriage

Irene Monroe

Many LGBT African-Americans are resisting the urge to equate the struggle for gay equality with the struggle for racial equality. It’s not too late for everyone to find a common ground.

Dyke eye for the L Word girl
February 11 2005 1:00 AM ET

Dyke eye for the L Word girl

Stephanie Fairyington

Do lesbians have to conform to stereotypes fitting gay males--fat-free bodies, designer clothes, aggressive sexuality--to win media visibility? Why are the women of The L Word and Queer Eye so Birkenstock-free?

In the grip of gay panic
February 10 2005 1:00 AM ET

In the grip of gay panic

Advocate.com Editors

What do the murderers of gay men have in common with the White House? An aggressive strategy to justify their own selfish actions by devaluing the lives of gay men and lesbians. And we have no one but ourselves to blame

Ask not for whom homophobia tolls
February 07 2005 1:00 AM ET

Ask not for whom homophobia tolls

Advocate.com Editors

The poison that flows from diminishing gay and lesbian lives, as the president did again last week, sickens everyone in our society. It’s contingent upon all of us to join together to free our country from this evil.

Gay vets’ benefits at risk?
February 01 2005 1:00 AM ET

Gay vets’ benefits at risk?

Lara Ballard

As many as a million gay and lesbian veterans depend on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for health care—including many who can’t get HIV/AIDS care anywhere else. It’s reason enough for GLBT activists to keep an eye on the Bush administration’s coming cutbacks

Love After Meth
January 31 2005 1:00 AM ET

Love After Meth

Joe Okonkwo

Crystal meth devastates the lives of guys next door as well as the men who love them. Andrew NiCastro and his partner, Patrick Bristow, come forward to tell how they’ve outlasted the nightmare -- so far

We need another hero
January 24 2005 1:00 AM ET

We need another hero

Neal Broverman

With all the advancements being made in regard to GLBT equality, we still don’t have any openly gay showbiz heroes

Our path forward
January 07 2005 1:00 AM ET

Our path forward

Cheryl Jacques

The recently departed head of the Human Rights Campaign quotes Martin Luther King and Susan B. Anthony to argue that the gay rights movement should stay the course in fighting for full equality—including marriage rights.

Visible movement
December 15 2004 1:00 AM ET

Visible movement

Advocate.com Editors

Some media outlets are falsely reporting that GLBT America is backing away from a full call for marriage equality. But from my perspective, the movement is not slowing down. Most of us realized that we cannot allow temporary setbacks, such as the recent election, to dilute or diminish our resolve.

We all must hang together...
November 11 2004 1:00 AM ET

We all must hang together...

Advocate.com Editors

...as Benjamin Franklin once said, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately. Antigay priests and ministers must not be the only religious figures with a say in gay rights: It’s time for pro-gay religious leaders and our secular allies to present a united front.

The slippery slope
November 05 2004 1:00 AM ET

The slippery slope

Rod Abid

As hopes for equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans melt away and the antigay forces muster power, will we know when it’s time to leave just to save our own skins?

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