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The Brokeback Mountain effect
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

The Brokeback Mountain effect

Advocate.com Editors

The historic cultural success of Brokeback Mountain owes much to the film’s quality and emotional power—and a little to George W. Bush and the antigay Right. But can a movie advance gay equality?

The city and the mountain
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

The city and the mountain

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 957 2006-02-28 2006-02-13 The city and the mountain By Bruce C. Steele It’s unprecedented, this new gay movie that’s all the talk. It’s a same

Catherine Deneuve
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

Catherine Deneuve

Advocate.com Editors

Terms like “diva” and “style icon” get bandied about far too freely. But one legend who deserves both labels is Catherine Deneuve—actress, muse, and fashion goddess. The fabulous face of Deneuve, 62, graces a stunning new line of cosmetics from MAC. During a recent visit to a Los Angeles MAC boutique, she shared some dish.

Outspoken: Ian Wasser
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Ian Wasser

Commentary 957 2006-02-28 2006-02-13 Outspoken: Ian Wasser Wasser is 21 and lives in DeLand, Fla. Last semester at Stetson University in Florida a con

A rip in the quilt
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

A rip in the quilt

Jen Christensen

The battle over the AIDS Memorial Quilt may be legally settled, but it has left a trail of hurt feelings and concern over the future of the epidemic’s most important symbol

Racism does not equal homophobia
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

Racism ≠ homophobia

Richard Goldstein

Commentary 957 2006-02-28 2006-02-13 Racism ≠ homophobia By Richard Goldstein In the glory days of gay liberation our movement was blessed with strong support from African-A

Dear America
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

Dear America

Matthew Hays

Commentary 957 2006-02-28 2006-02-13 Dear America By Matthew Hays Hays is a Montreal-based writer who contributes to The Globe and Mail and The New York Times.

Gay guide to the Oscars
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

Gay guide to the Oscars

Alonso Duralde

Brokeback Mountain. Capote. Transamerica. No matter who wins—sorry, no matter who the Oscar goes to—this year’s Academy Awards promises to be the gayest in its 78-year history. Here’s a look at who’s been invited to the party on March 5

Brokeback's big secrets
February 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

Brokeback's big secrets

Anne Stockwell

Was Jack really gay-bashed? Will Ennis love again? What was Heath Ledger’s inspired addition to the script? Screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana take us inside their runaway hit

Idol thoughts...and rants
February 10 2006 1:00 AM ET

Idol thoughts...and rants

Karel

Singling out homophobia on American Idol overlooks the latest season’s most disturbing aspect—it’s just plain mean! 

The right to roll
February 06 2006 1:00 AM ET

The right to roll

John Crabtree-Ireland

Will the White House find a way to stop over 100 gay- and lesbian-led families from participating in its annual Easter Egg Roll?

The state of our unions
February 06 2006 1:00 AM ET

The state of our unions

Karel

The president mentioned gay and lesbian Americans in his State of the Union speech—for about eight seconds—but if you don’t have anything nice to say, Mr. President, please don’t say it at all!

Momentum in the movement
February 03 2006 1:00 AM ET

Momentum in the movement

Advocate.com Editors

With more than 100 congressional cosponsors, the bill that will overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" is closer than ever to passing. Here's how that will happen

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