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Paris/Sedaris

Paris/Sedaris

Commentary 970 2006-09-12 2006-08-28 Paris/Sedaris By Tania Katan Photo of Katan by Angela Ellsworth It’s a breezy Monday in WeHo, the kind that mak

Outspoken: Alex Jabs

Outspoken: Alex Jabs

Commentary 970 2006-09-12 2006-08-28 Outspoken: Alex Jabs Alex Jabs is 21 and lives in Loveland, Ohio. I have come out as a lesbian to my parents thr

A gay's best friend

A gay's best friend

Enlightened straight guys are providing solace and understanding to a growing number of young male queers.

Christina up close

Christina up close

Christina Aguilera just released her big, bold Back to Basics. She’s also managing her career, enjoying her marriage, and speaking up for her LGBT friends. A gay press exclusive with the 25-year-old superstar.

Blogger power

Blogger power

In recent years LGBT bloggers have had a major impact on public discourse, both nationally and internationally, and the gay blogosphere continues to grow.

Equality in steps

Equality in steps

The Pension Protection Act signed by President Bush on Thursday marks an important milestone in the ongoing fight for the rights of gay and lesbian couples.

From our family to yours

From our family to yours

The Calhouns are a hard-working gay Georgia family who refuse to accept anything less than absolute equality.

Bombing the runway

Bombing the Runway 

We're on the verge of World War III and all we gays can talk about is Project Runway? Wake up, people! The war in the Middle East is the same war we're fighting here at home, battling antiquated religious beliefs that are used to justify hatred and murder.

How to stop hate crimes

How to stop hate crimes

When four under-25 suspects are arrested for hate crimes in San Diego, it's a sign that we are failing to educate young people about diversity and respect for all. But we already have programs that can do just that.

Dissenting opinion

Dissenting opinion

Throw HIV liars in the clink.

Tracy Young: Madonna's DJ

Tracy Young: Madonna's DJ

Commentary 969 2006-08-29 2006-08-14 Tracy Young: Madonna's DJ By Steve Gdula Miami-based out DJ Tracy Young is about as hot as you can get this summer. Handpicked by Madonna to sp

A haven for homeless youths

A haven for homeless youths

Rejected by family and friends, many queer youths flee to the streets of New York City. Amid despair, many find hope.

Kidnapped in Iraq: The closet or death

Kidnapped in Iraq: The closet or death

Peace activist James Loney knew he would be killed if his Iraqi captors found out he is gay. So did his partner, Dan, back in Canada, who had to go back into the closet.

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