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Podcasts for parents
July 02 2006 11:00 PM ET

Podcasts for parents

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 967 2006-07-18 2006-07-03 Podcasts for parents By Bruce C. Steele Your iPod is the latest tool to keep in touch with up-to-the-minute info about parenting, thanks to gay

The sickness of HIV profiling
July 02 2006 11:00 PM ET

The sickness of HIV profiling

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 967 2006-07-18 2006-07-03 The sickness of HIV profiling By the Reverend Irene Monroe Although we have now passed the quarter-century milepost of the AIDS epidemic, the a

Power Lesbian
July 02 2006 11:00 PM ET

Power Lesbian

Michele Kort

Jackie Warner, owner of Beverly Hills gym Sky Sport and Spa, is blazing trails as the out lesbian star of Work Out, Bravo’s hot new reality show.

Studying gaydar
July 02 2006 11:00 PM ET

Studying gaydar

Admit it: More than once you’ve probably had to rely on that mysterious sixth sense to figure out if the person walking down the street plays for your “team.”

A feminine voice
July 02 2006 11:00 PM ET

A feminine voice

Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith couldn’t find other lesbians who fancy big silver hoop earrings, red stilettos, and the perfect application of eye shadow. So now she’s the “Donna” of her own mafia.

Freedom and its limits
July 02 2006 11:00 PM ET

Freedom and its limits

Commentary 967 2006-07-18 2006-07-03 Freedom and its limits The Cold War is alive and well, except now the forces of LGBT equality are fighting it against the forces of antigay theocracy.

Queering the comics
July 02 2006 11:00 PM ET

Queering the comics

Lawrence Ferber

Superheroes—coded, metrosexual, lesbian—and LGBT writers and artists will make this July’s Comic-Con International in San Diego one of the gayest ever.

Fiona Apple
July 02 2006 11:00 PM ET

Fiona Apple

Advocate.com Editors

Fiona Apple has a reputation as a maverick. She won a Grammy for her 1997 hit “Criminal,” yet that same year proclaimed “This world is bullshit” to the record industry at MTV’s Video Music Awards. More recently, she sparked controversy when her album-in-progress was leaked on the Internet, sparking rumors of label squabbles. We caught up with the very down-to-earth Apple just before the start of her summer tour promoting Extraordinary Machine.

Tuning into queer television
June 28 2006 11:00 PM ET

Tuning into queer television

Advocate.com Editors

As Logo celebrates its first birthday, the general manager of MTV Networks’ cable channel for and about LGBT people looks back on a year of growth—and ahead to a future of even more.

Do we reject our LGBT children?
June 28 2006 11:00 PM ET

Do we reject our LGBT children?

Advocate.com Editors

Of course we say we’re accepting and nurturing, but our own inaction may be putting queer youths at risk when they find themselves kicked out by their biological families. A new awareness campaign hopes to change that.

Death of a pioneer
June 27 2006 11:00 PM ET

Death of a pioneer

Larry Buehl

Eric Rofes, who died of an apparent heart attack on June 26, was an influential activist who authored several books on AIDS and gay culture and once served as director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the Shanti Project in San Francisco.

The wonders of the female hormone
June 26 2006 11:00 PM ET

The wonders of the female hormone

Joanne Herman

For male-to-female transsexuals, estrogen can deliver soft skin, sensuous curves, and a profound sense of harmony—but it’s no magic bullet.

Shame on you BYU
June 19 2006 11:00 PM ET

Shame on you BYU

Advocate.com Editors

Brigham Young University has continually shown itself to be intolerant and small-minded—not what you would expect from what is supposed to be an institution of higher learning.

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