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Different games, familiar hurdles
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

Different games, familiar hurdles

Fred Kuhr

Organizers of this summer’s two competitions for gay athletes say they’ve learned their lessons so the events will be profitable now and viable for the future

Chad Alen's not sorry
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

Chad Allen's not sorry

Beth Schwartzapfel

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 Chad Allen's not sorry By Beth Schwartzapfel Schwartzapfel is a writer and freelance journalist who lives in Rhode Island with her partner and

Hello from all of us
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

Hello from all of us!

Bruce Vilanch

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 Hello from all of us! By Bruce Vilanch Dear Everyone, First of all, please forgive me for not getting this Christmas letter to you sooner. Ever

Christine Quinn
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

Christine Quinn

Advocate.com Editors

In January, Christine Quinn was elected to one of the most powerful positions in New York City government: speaker of the city council. She is the first woman and the first openly gay person to hold the office. A Democrat representing Manhattan’s gay-heavy district 3, this former housing advocate was first elected to the council in 1999 and since then has been a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS and crystal meth abuse issues.

No smoke and mirrors
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

No smoke and mirrors

Todd Henneman

At the tender age of 22, Jeff Jordan is leading a company that tries to show gay men they can be fabulous and rebellious without cigarettes

You say tomato
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

You say tomato

Dylan Scholinski

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 You say tomato By Dylan Scholinski Scholinski will be showing his art in April during the Tranny Roadshow, a multimedia performance-art

Outspoken: Corey van Vlymen
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Corey van Vlymen

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 Outspoken: Corey van Vlymen Van Vlymen is 19 and lives in Virginia. College is supposed to be a time of learning

Are two games better than one?
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

Are two games better than one?

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 Are two games better than one? By Bruce C. Steele “Where ya from?” The achingly gruff voice of Harvey Fierstein echoed thro

Harry Hamlin
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

Harry Hamlin

Advocate.com Editors

One can talk about the “risk” the stars of Brokeback Mountain took in accepting their roles, but for rising star Harry Hamlin in 1982, playing an out gay man in Making Love—and having a full-on love scene with Michael Ontkean—was truly risky. Now that this gay classic is on DVD, we had a chat with the still-smoldering Hamlin.

The relationship miracle worker
February 28 2006 1:00 AM ET

The relationship miracle worker

Neal Broverman

Betty Berzon touched the lives of countless gay men and lesbians as she sought to improve their mental health

Faith of his father
February 27 2006 1:00 AM ET

Faith of his father

John Caldwell

After rural gay activist Nathan Christoffersen’s sudden death, a fundamentalist funeral erased his sexuality. But his passing is having an unexpected effect: bridging the gap between gay and antigay—beginning with Nathan’s own father. Part 1 of a two-part special report on religion and homophobia

Why gay rights are good for China
February 16 2006 1:00 AM ET

Why gay rights are good for China

Advocate.com Editors

China has more to gain from embracing gay rights than any other country in the world—for the sake of sheer practicality

Hollywood's straight jacket
February 16 2006 1:00 AM ET

Hollywood's straight jacket

Jerome Cleary

Heath and Jake deserve their Oscar noms, but where are the kudos for gay actors playing straight roles?

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