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My life away from Exodus
July 16 2006 11:00 PM ET

My life away from Exodus

The damage done to the minds of queer youths by “ex-gay” groups like Exodus International can be devastating. David Luc Nguyen had trouble even writing about it.

Jesse gets big
July 16 2006 11:00 PM ET

Jesse gets big

Dennis Hensley

Playing a gay cholo in Quinceañera, the summer’s hottest gay movie, Jesse Garcia is on the path to stardom.

At your service
July 16 2006 11:00 PM ET

At your service

Rod Hagen

Curiosity compelled this L.A. resident to experiment with a new persona: Rod Hagen, male escort. His first client’s heartfelt gratitude led him to the conclusion that Rod was here to stay.

We like sex, and that's OK.
July 16 2006 11:00 PM ET

We like sex, and that's OK

Commentary 968 2006-08-15 2006-07-17 We like sex, and that's OK The religious right would like the word heterosexual to conjure up demure married couples who have sex in locked bedrooms

The gay couple in charge
July 16 2006 11:00 PM ET

The gay couple in charge

Dennis Hensley

Commentary 968 2006-08-15 2006-07-17 The gay couple in charge By Dennis Hensley When codirectors and real-life partners Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland agreed to photograph t

Rude boys
July 16 2006 11:00 PM ET

Rude boys

David Ehrenstein

Brothers of the Head, about conjoined twins who get their sex on as punk rockers, is a strange, haunting, and feverishly hot new picture by life and filmmaking partners Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe.

Naughty naughty
July 16 2006 11:00 PM ET

Naughty naughty

Lawrence Ferber

The raunchy, outrageous sex comedy Another Gay Movie pushes queer cinema into taboo-busting new territory.

The freedom to marry Keep dancing
July 11 2006 11:00 PM ET

The freedom to marry: Keep dancing

Evan Wolfson

The silver lining to the New York State high court’s poorly argued ruling in favor of marriage discrimination is, well, that it’s poorly argued. If we make our case for equality directly to our fellow Americans, we’ll win.

Palestine and gay rights
July 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

Palestine and gay rights

James Kirchick

Is it racist to say that the Palestinian Authority is light-years behind Israel in terms of LGBT equality? And why is the highest-profile international gay rights organization boycotting WorldPride in Jerusalem in August?

Taking back the black gay movement
July 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

Taking back the black gay movement

Advocate.com Editors

Why is it all the white-led LGBT groups think they know how to reach out to African-Americans about gay rights? And do they willingly push black queer groups out of the way in the process?

Gay parents and gender-bending children
July 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

Gay parents and gender-bending children

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW

Kyle’s lesbian moms are worried that he likes dolls and girls’ clothes. But shouldn’t LGBT parents be more accepting of gender-nonconforming kids? Or do we worry they’re bad PR for gay parenting?

The visible man
July 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

The visible man

Joanne Herman

Female-to-male transgender people find that supervised testosterone therapy can work wonders, although surgical choices are more complicated. Part 8 in our ongoing Transgender 101 series.

What about the children
July 06 2006 11:00 PM ET

What about the children?

David Ehrenstein

A close reading of the New York state supreme court’s ruling against marriage equality reveals the usual myopic focus on those few children with two opposite-sex parents. And to hell with kids who have gay or lesbian parents.

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