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A love of camp
June 18 2006 11:00 PM ET

A love of camp

Frank Mok

Think gay camp is all about roasting marshmallows and telling campfire stories? Think again.

Picking their court battles
June 18 2006 11:00 PM ET

Picking their court battles

Greg Hernandez

It’s taken on the Boy Scouts, eliminated sodomy laws, and won victories for students. Now Lambda Legal has its sights on marriage. Its recipe for success: Select ingredients carefully and cook them slowly.

The trans catch-22
June 11 2006 11:00 PM ET

The trans catch-22

Joanne Herman

In order to get “treated” for being transsexual—meaning hormones and, perhaps, surgery—you first have to be diagnosed. But calling trans people sick creates the same stigma gay people faced for decades. Part six in our ongoing series.

Winning the marriage debate
June 06 2006 11:00 PM ET

Winning the marriage debate

Advocate.com Editors

Debate over the so-called Marriage Protection Amendment may have been political pandering of the worst kind, but it also got Americans talking about the need to treat gay and lesbian people fairly.

Future gay leaders '06
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

Future gay leaders '06

Sean Kennedy

In our annual roundup of high achievers we look at seven young men and women who are already making a difference and are set to take over the fight for equality in the future.

Search this
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

Search this

Alonso Duralde

Douglas Coupland returns with a hilarious new novel that explores tech culture, Ronald McDonald, lesbian separatists, and the nightmare of being Googled.

In our parent's footsteps
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

In our parents' footsteps

Fred Kuhr

LGBT kids who grew up with gay parents are finding support in groups like COLAGE. And they’re discovering their desire to work in the gay rights movement.

Drawn to the truth
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

Drawn to the truth

Regina Marler

Superstar queer cartoonist Alison Bechdel takes time out from chronicling the lesbian world to pen a moody, haunting memoir about growing up, coming out, and discovering that her dad was also gay.

Is 'gay' over?
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

Is 'gay' over?

Advocate.com Editors

A new generation of same-sex-loving youths are breaking down the old definitions and choosing to call themselves queer, questioning, open, fluid—anything but gay. Should we mourn the old word, and what will take its place?

Outspoken: Dani Nyman
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

Outspoken: Dani Nyman

Commentary 965 2006-06-20 2006-06-05 Outspoken: Dani Nyman Nyman is 22 and lives in Tacoma, Wash. For a long time I’ve been active in the caus

Gay shame is a drag
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

Gay shame is a drag

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 965 2006-06-20 2006-06-05 Gay shame is a drag By Q. Allan Brocka On a recent date with a gentleman I met over the Internet—making small talk over udon—we l

Shooting for life
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

Shooting for life: Luna Luis Ortiz

HIV-positive since age 14, this New York photographer reaffirmed his life through his camera. Now he’s giving kids at Harvey Milk High School the same opportunity and helping them see the big picture about AIDS.

The Dixie Chicks
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

The Dixie Chicks

Michele Kort

Three years ago the country music industry pitched a hissy fit when Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said, “Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” The Chicks didn’t just get blackballed, they got death threats. Now they’re back with a rocking new album of self-penned songs, Taking the Long Way, and a fierce first single, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” We spoke to Maines and Robison, and just so you know, we’re proud they’re from Texas.

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