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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

Covered Mountain
January 31 2006 1:00 AM ET

Covered Mountain 

Kenji Yoshino

The author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights sees the gay rights movement as a history of weakening demands for assimilation. So where does Brokeback fit in?

My hero from Georgia
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

My hero from Georgia

Kevin Jennings

The man who founded the country’s first national gay-straight alliance group says Kerry Pacer is a remarkable young woman who shines as an example for gay youths everywhere

The last battle
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

The last battle

Greg Hernandez

With increasing pressure on Congress to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a group of out veterans unveils a plan to bring conservatives to their side and win the right to serve

Closeted in plain sight
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

Closeted in plain sight

Regina Marler

Yale law professor Kenji Yoshino talks about his new book, Covering, inspired by how gay people hide themselves in public—to the detriment of our fight for equality

Lord of illusion
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

Lord of illusion

Regina Marler

Author and former Advocate columnist Norah Vincent on Self-made Man, her engrossing new book about passing as male for 18 months

Brokeback pyramid
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

Brokeback pyramid

Bruce Vilanch

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 Brokeback pyramid By Bruce Vilanch People keep telling me there’s never been anything like Brokeback Mountain. But they’v

40+ years of Valentine's
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

40+ years of Valentine's Days

Kelly Griffith

Same-sex couples together more than four decades defined commitment years before today’s fight for marriage equality.

Peter Shalit's defense of his father
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

Peter Shalit

Advocate.com Editors

One gay man upset after Gene Shalit’s review of Brokeback Mountain on NBC’s Today show on January 5 was his gay son, Peter—only Peter was upset not because he disagreed (he’s used to that) but because he felt other gay people were misunderstanding his father. When the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued an alert demanding an apology for the review’s characterization of the Jack character as a “sexual predator,” Peter and his five straight siblings went to work to clear their dad’s name. An author and a physician with a mostly LGBT practice, Peter spoke from his office in Seattle.

Know thy neighbors
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

Know thy neighbors

Tom Lang

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 Know thy neighbors By Tom Lang My partner of 18 years, Alex, and I are both small-town antique dealers from the north shore of Massachusetts. W

After Brokeback
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

After Brokeback

Charles Kaiser

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 After Brokeback By Charles Kaiser The upper west side of Manhattan is one of those demilitarized zones where you never expect to encounter any of the

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