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Wasting away
September 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

Wasting away

David Luc Nguyen

What’s driving young gay men to starve, binge, and purge?

Aussie bum
September 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

Aussie bum

Advocate.com Editors

The 27-year-old Queensland “jackeroo” (Aussie for “cowboy”) and former model made it to the final four on Australian Big Brother this summer, just months after surviving a vicious gay bashing.

A gay winner and a sore loser
September 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

A gay winner and a sore loser

Commentary 971 2006-09-26 2006-09-11 A gay winner and a sore loser Patricia Todd clearly won. Joe Lieberman clearly lost. That’s how direct elections work. Todd, an out lesbi

Sandra Oh
September 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

Sandra Oh

Advocate.com Editors

Oh, Sandra! She steals her scenes in Sideways and the show in Grey’s Anatomy. Emmy-nominated and a fixture in indie movies—see her this December in Thom Fitzgerald’s AIDS-related drama 3 Needles—Oh never fails to delight and surprise us.

August 31 2006 11:00 PM ET

America's Next Top Model's writers seek basic benefits

Advocate.com Editors

When I first became a writer for "America's Next Top Model" back on Cycle Four of the show, people would often hear of my chosen vocation and respond with some permutation of the following: "Oh, hey, my daughter / coworker / gay cousin watches that show! Me, not so much. I don't even know when it's on, seeing as I find a modeling competition too lowbrow for my NPR-level sensibilities." But that was two years ago

Holy hypocrites Hollywood
August 31 2006 11:00 PM ET

Holy hypocrites, Hollywood!

John Morgan Wilson

Talk about casting stones: The same forces in Hollywood that are now condemning Mel Gibson are guilty of their own bigotry. And can you say you've never crossed that line?

Im no faggot Im bisexual
August 30 2006 11:00 PM ET

"I'm no faggot; I'm bisexual"

Tully Satre

Returning for his last year in a Catholic high school, our diarist runs into a clique of students trumpeting their bisexuality. Are they for real?

Katrinas queer victims Still suffering
August 30 2006 11:00 PM ET

Katrina's queer victims: Still suffering

Advocate.com Editors

One year later the lives of many LGBT New Orleans residents remain in tatters—no thanks to George Bush's "faith-based" charities, most of which condemn homosexuality and refuse to recognize, much less assist, our families.

Forced Out A Real ID problem for trans people
August 28 2006 11:00 PM ET

Forced out: A real ID problem for trans people

Joanne Herman

Changing one’s name and gender marker privately can be tricky if you're transgender, and a new law designed to thwart terrorists is about to make it a lot trickier. Part 10 in The Advocate’s ongoing Transgender 101 series

Party favors
August 27 2006 11:00 PM ET

Party favors

Advocate.com Editors

The new Democratic Party rules that changed the presidential primary schedule also established stricter standards for including LGBT people in the process.

Fall entertainment previews: Theater
August 27 2006 11:00 PM ET

Fall entertainment preview: Theater

Commentary 970 2006-09-12 2006-08-28 Fall entertainment preview: Theater Photo: Two Boys in Bed on a Cold Winter's Night September

Fall entertainment previews: Books
August 27 2006 11:00 PM ET

Fall entertainment previews: Books

We interrupt our usual Reviews section to bring you a roundup of this fall’s arts menu.

Fall entertainment previews: Pop music
August 27 2006 11:00 PM ET

Fall entertainment previews: Pop music

We interrupt our usual Reviews section to bring you a round up of this fall's arts menu.

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