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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

The military's tipping point
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

The military's tipping point

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 The military's tipping point By Bruce C. Steele For Christmas a family member gave me a copy of Malcolm Gladwell’s 2000 book The

Outspoken: Michael McManus
January 30 2006 1:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Michael McManus

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 Outspoken: Michael McManus Growing up in the Midwest definitely has its perks. Endless fields of corn, dairy cows on nearly every corner, and flannel

Articles of faith
January 26 2006 1:00 AM ET

Articles of faith

Advocate.com Editors

The religious right’s high-profile moral and ethical failures could be a direct result of repressive religion

Celebrating King's legacy
January 25 2006 1:00 AM ET

Celebrating King's legacy

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

It’s time to think deeply about racism and its roots—to think about what it would take to make a meaningful restitution to those affected by slavery

Frey's gay pal—or not
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

Frey's gay pal—or not

Chad Graham

Author James Frey has admitted to embellishing certain sections of A Million Little Pieces, his best-selling memoir of recovery. His second book, My Friend Leonard, is worth a look for its gay-themed plot. Just take it with a grain of salt

Pro-Bush, pro-equality
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

Pro-Bush, pro-equality

Bob Hall

Wisconsin resident and former Massachusetts lawmaker Bob Hall is a conservative Republican who wants everyone to know that the only people who threaten traditional marriage are straight couples.

Sundance festival
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

Sundance festival

Lawrence Ferber

Commentary 955 2006-01-31 2006-01-17 Sundance festival By Lawrence Ferber What brouhaha could bring Tony Kushner, Rosie O’Donnell, Robin Williams, Gretchen Mol, and Kevin Smith tog

Soul of The L Word
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

Soul of The L Word

Anne Stockwell

We may argue about The L Word, but on this we all agree: Jennifer Beals takes our breath away. The star opens up about shooting sex scenes, being a new mom, and giving lesbians what they want

Book of Daniel
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

Book of Daniel

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 955 2006-01-31 2006-01-17 Book of Daniel Interview by Neal Broverman After executive producing the television shows of caustic comedians like Wanda Sykes and Christopher Titus, openl

Pretty witty—and gay
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

Pretty witty—and gay

Alonso Duralde

In between seasons of Frasier and Out of Practice, Joe Keenan found time to write My Lucky Star, his third hilarious novel

Tattooing for her
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

Tattooing for her

Kate Nielsen

Commentary 955 2006-01-31 2006-01-17 Tattooing for her By Kate Nielsen There are certain things that should be left to the foolhardy, such as spending more than one makes, mixing sake and vodka

The Vatican drag
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

The Vatican drag

Alec Mapa

Commentary 955 2006-01-31 2006-01-17 The Vatican drag By Alec Mapa “Did you go to church?” My father asks this every Sunday at the beginning of our weekly phone call. I alwa

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