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Gay parents and gender-bending children
July 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gay parents and gender-bending children

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW

Kyle’s lesbian moms are worried that he likes dolls and girls’ clothes. But shouldn’t LGBT parents be more accepting of gender-nonconforming kids? Or do we worry they’re bad PR for gay parenting?

The visible man
July 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

The visible man

Joanne Herman

Female-to-male transgender people find that supervised testosterone therapy can work wonders, although surgical choices are more complicated. Part 8 in our ongoing Transgender 101 series.

What about the children
July 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

What about the children?

David Ehrenstein

A close reading of the New York state supreme court’s ruling against marriage equality reveals the usual myopic focus on those few children with two opposite-sex parents. And to hell with kids who have gay or lesbian parents.

The next stage in New Yorks marriage fight
July 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

The next stage in New York's marriage fight

Advocate.com Editors

Yes, the New York Court of Appeals ruling against marriage equality was disappointing, says the lead attorney for one of the four cases. But with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and others on their side, gay and lesbian New Yorkers must now focus on winning the right to marry in the state legislature.

Our Martin Luther King Jr.
July 07 2006 12:00 AM ET

Our Martin Luther King Jr.

Tully Satre

People who struggle for LGBT equality always want to know what civil rights leader will be the Martin Luther King Jr. for our cause. But the question contains its own answer.

Why Im still mad at MADD
July 05 2006 12:00 AM ET

Why I'm still mad at MADD

Jerome Cleary

A casting call credited to Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada proposed equating same-sex kissing with drunk driving—and incest. MADD insists it wasn’t their doing. What is the truth?

Landlords of the Oval Office
July 03 2006 12:00 AM ET

Landlords of the Oval Office

Karel

We, the People, own the symbols of our national government; the party in power does not. It’s possible to have enormous pride in our country and history and still be ashamed of some of the current tenants in our landmark buildings.

We too are patriots
July 03 2006 12:00 AM ET

We too are patriots

Advocate.com Editors

As we celebrate our nation, we must not allow its core principles—independence, freedom, and justice—to become desecrated by bigotry and hatred. True patriots from Patrick Henry to Martin Luther King Jr. have always embraced difference and dissent.

King of my heart
July 03 2006 12:00 AM ET

King of my heart

Kate Clinton

Commentary 967 2006-07-18 2006-07-03 King of my heart By Kate Clinton As the Decider in Chief leads us into the abyss and misfortune continues to hump our leg, I have been thinking about leader

Outspoken: Harjant Gill
July 03 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Harjant Gill

Commentary 967 2006-07-18 2006-07-03 Outspoken: Harjant Gill —Gill is 24. His Web site is http://eagle1.american.edu/~hg7607a/ . Photo by Meena Sharma.

Podcasts for parents
July 03 2006 12:00 AM ET

Podcasts for parents

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 967 2006-07-18 2006-07-03 Podcasts for parents By Bruce C. Steele Your iPod is the latest tool to keep in touch with up-to-the-minute info about parenting, thanks to gay

The sickness of HIV profiling
July 03 2006 12:00 AM ET

The sickness of HIV profiling

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 967 2006-07-18 2006-07-03 The sickness of HIV profiling By the Reverend Irene Monroe Although we have now passed the quarter-century milepost of the AIDS epidemic, the a

Power Lesbian
July 03 2006 12:00 AM ET

Power Lesbian

Michele Kort

Jackie Warner, owner of Beverly Hills gym Sky Sport and Spa, is blazing trails as the out lesbian star of Work Out, Bravo’s hot new reality show.

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