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James West under the publicity lens

James West under the (publicity) lens

David Ehrenstein takes a look at the mediocre cover-up to save face for former Spokane mayor James West.

What now Grandpa Cheney

What now, Grandpa Cheney?

So Vice President Dick Cheney is going to be a grandfather again, this time to the baby his daughter Mary is having with her partner. Too bad the Bush administration has made life harder for families headed by lesbians and gays. How will Grandpa sleep at night once the baby's born?

Omid Abtahi

Omid Abtahi

In Showtime’s second installment of the Sleeper Cell miniseries (premiering December 10), Iranian-American actor Omid Abtahi plays Salim, a closeted gay terrorist.The up-and-comer’s already been seen in Running With Scissors and F/X’s Over There.

Once upon a dreamgirl

Once upon a dreamgirl

Being voted off American Idol may have been her ticket to Oscar gold. Jennifer Hudson has arrived. And you, and you, and you, you’re going to love her.

The treachery of youth

The treachery of youth

Commentary 977 2006-12-19 2006-12-04 The treachery of youth By Sean Kennedy Dominic Cooper is the straight boy you’ve always fantasized about. All apologies to the lesbians,

Why I outed Foley

Why I outed Foley

The blogger who posted Rep. Mark Foley’s (pictured) nasty e-mails helped to sweep change into Washington. Still, this was a case of one gay man outing another. Does Lane Hudson have any brotherly regrets? Um, not really.

Pelosi and the gays

Pelosi and the gays

She’s been attacked as a “radical San Francisco liberal.” But Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she’s sticking with her gay constituents as she takes control of the nation’s political agenda.

Desperate house wiles

Desperate house wiles

"Talk about desperate housewives. These women got the children off to school, hung out by the pool, paired off, and were back before the kids came home."

Righteously angry people

The whole world is pointing fingers, seeking someone to blame for the chaos in Iraq. Maybe the recent election is a reflection that it's time for the pointing to stop and change to happen—fast.

What's love got to do with it?

In the midst of the heated dialogue concerning same-sex marriage, our high school diarist dares to ask: Do love and marriage really go together as well as the old standard suggests?

Dont bet on Barack

Don't bet on Barack

LGBT voters may want to think twice about throwing their support behind 2008's great blue hope.

Across the gay divide

Across the gay divide

AIDS didn’t behead the gay community; it drove a wedge between generations that neither side has done a very good job of bridging.

Katharine Hepburn: Leading Man

Katharine Hepburn: Leading man

How do we know Kate Hepburn was one of the greatest actors ever? Because inside her soul, she was a boy named Jimmy. Biographer Bill Mann explains.

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