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Future Gay Hero: Ryan Olson
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

Future Gay Hero: Ryan Olson

Neal Broverman

“The hardest thing about being in a [conservative Catholic university] isn’t the folks who are obviously bigoted and mean-spirited—it’s the false security. It’s only through my ability to love and forgive that I have been able to come out of this den of wolves alive.”

In memoriam
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

In memoriam

Commentary 954 2006-01-17 2005-12-19 In memoriam Jan. 25: Philip Johnson, 98, a highly regarded, openly gay architect who set design trends for much of the 20th century, dies at his

The closer we get
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

The closer we get

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 954 2006-01-17 2005-12-19 The closer we get By Bruce C. Steele In this “best of the year” issue there’s one story that, for me, perfectly encapsulates wher

Jimmy Carter
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

Jimmy Carter

Advocate.com Editors

Now, here’s a real discussion about values. In his new book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis, former president Jimmy Carter argues that those on the far right have hijacked the country: They have tried to squash privacy rights and the separation of church and state. They are also using LGBT rights and other controversial issues to accomplish their goals. And his tome is a best seller.

Fairness at Ford and beyond
December 15 2005 1:00 AM ET

Fairness at Ford and beyond

Joe Solmonese

Ford Motor Co. has sent a much larger message that equality is a bedrock principle that should never be compromised

Its very brave of them
December 13 2005 1:00 AM ET

"It's very brave of them"

Charles Karel Bouley II

Everyone who’s tired of the media—and Madonna—calling Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger “brave” for acting in Brokeback Mountain, please raise your hands. Then say it with me: “poppycock”

The bigots hall of shame
December 07 2005 1:00 AM ET

The bigots hall of shame

Scott Taylor

What is going on in Tampa? In June the county commission dissed gay and lesbian pride. Now they’re insulting Muslims in the name of the United States. Shame on them for twisting true liberty

Time for a Catholic Stonewall
December 06 2005 1:00 AM ET

Time for a Catholic Stonewall

Advocate.com Editors

The Vatican’s latest assault on its gay congregants and priests associates being gay with pedophilia and insults the values of American Catholics. It’s time for a Stonewall-sized rebellion in favor of fairness

Stone in love
December 05 2005 1:00 AM ET

Stone in love

Alonso Duralde

The director of Big Eden is back—and gay icon Sarah Jessica Parker’s got him—with the holiday comedy The Family Stone

Tri another day
December 05 2005 1:00 AM ET

Tri another day

Lawrence Ferber

Pierce Brosnan leaves 007 way behind as a “trisexual” hit man in the saucy new comedy The Matador

Strangers no more
December 05 2005 1:00 AM ET

Strangers no more

Mitchell Lee Marks

Commentary 953 2005-12-20 2005-12-05 Strangers no more By Mitchell Lee Marks I came out in the summer of 1980—right in the thick of the disco era. I was 25 years old and a doctoral candi

Maine's big win
December 05 2005 1:00 AM ET

Maine's big win

Christopher Lisotta

Commentary 953 2005-12-20 2005-12-05 Maine's big win By Christopher Lisotta It took seven years and three statewide votes, but a majority of Maine voters are now ready to extend at least some d

Q&A: Gene Robinson
December 05 2005 1:00 AM ET

Gene Robinson

Advocate.com Editors

Our Person of the Year for 2003, V. Gene Robinson, the out Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, finally got the one meeting he’s been eager to schedule: face time in England with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, head of the Anglican Communion. Robinson is mum about the details of their talk, but he sees progress in the direction of the church’s inclusion of gay men and lesbians.

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