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The magic of being gay
November 23 2005 1:00 AM ET

The magic of being gay

Rick Evans

For this author, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire can be read as an allegory for gay men who need to claim their own gift and learn how to give back to a sometimes hostile society

Brokeback Mountain
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Brokeback Mountain

Alonso Duralde

Breathe a sigh of relief that this exquisite gay love story has finally made it to the big screen.

Cowboy Wrangler
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Cowboy Wrangler

Howard Feinstein

A dozen years after his queer hit The Wedding Banquet, director Ang Lee finds comfort in taking on another pioneering gay love story, the long-awaited Brokeback Mountain

Clooney vs. the Far Right
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Clooney vs. the Far Right

Anne Stockwell

What’s gay about George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck? In a gay-press exclusive, the superstar director fills us in—and tells us why he’s hopeful for America’s future on gay rights and civil liberties

George Takei comes out
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

George Takei comes out

Advocate.com Editors

Once Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series and in subsequent films, the 68-year-old actor unveiled his gay private life while promoting the current Los Angeles stage production of Equus, in which he plays the lead

Conservatives on the edge
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Conservatives on the edge

Jen Christensen

Hurricanes. Criminal indictments. 2,000 dead soldiers. A supreme fight over the top court. Are D.C.’s antigay leaders too busy at the moment to fight creeping equality?

You asked. I'm tellin'
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

You asked. I'm tellin'

Paris Barclay

Commentary 952 2005-12-06 2005-11-21 You asked. I'm tellin' By Paris Barclay Every once in a while those boneheads in the White House run into so much trouble that they have no oth

Meeting Judy
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Meeting Judy

Alec Mapa

Commentary 952 2005-12-06 2005-11-21 Meeting Judy By Alec Mapa “Hello, Alec. I just thought I’d introduce myself. My name is Judy Shepard.” She walked right up to me

Growing a gay old party
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Growing a gay old party

Fred Kuhr

Patrick Guerriero has increased the Log Cabin Republicans’ membership and budget—as well as its standing among liberal national gay rights groups. Of course, that means fewer invites to White House parties.

Big Gay Following: Reba McEntire
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Reba McEntire

Dennis Hensley

Commentary 952 2005-12-06 2005-11-21 Reba McEntire By Dennis Hensley Before starting to put together her new double CD, Reba #1’s, recording-artist turned toast-of-Broadway turned sitc

Outspoken: Bryan Kopel
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Bryan Kopel

Commentary 952 2005-12-06 2005-11-21 Outspoken: Bryan Kopel Kopel lives in St. Louis. At 15 years old I’ve already had a surreal experience wh

Rolling forward
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Rolling forward

Andrea Meyerson

Commentary 952 2005-12-06 2005-11-21 Rolling forward By Andrea Meyerson The first Women on a Roll bike ride began with about 40 women on August 5, 1995. I never imagined that ride would change

No sense of decency
November 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

No sense of decency

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 952 2005-12-06 2005-11-21 No sense of decency By Bruce C. Steele As George Clooney makes clear in this issue’s cover story, the famous “Have you no sense o

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