Just days before he passed away on December 22, Lance Loud completed an essay about his life for The Advocate’s year-in-review issue, written from the hospice in which he lay dying. “For years I had told myself that all my unbridled drinking, drugging, and unsafe sex were going to lead exactly here,” he wrote. “But I’d never really believed it.”
As Melissa Etheridge prepares her new CD, Skin, for its summer release, she talks for the first time about her split with Julie Cypher, the revelations in her upcoming book, and how she makes no apologies for turning her life into her art
Although cancer is one of today’s most-talked-about diseases, it is rare for that conversation to focus on lesbians. But for three days in September, that’s exactly what happened when hundreds of people from lesbian cancer-advocacy organizations, the medical community, and government agencies gathered for the first-ever national symposium on lesbians and cancer.