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There are more of us than you think
May 11 2006 11:00 PM ET

There are more of us than you think

Joanne Herman

The "official count" of the country's transgender population dramatically underestimates its size and composition. Part 4 of The Advocate's ongoing transgender series.

The hero inside yourself
May 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

The hero inside yourself

Karel

Ranting against gay pride excess is so last season. There’s plenty to be proud about, starting with the people in your own backyard.

What I learned from Superman
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

What I learned from Superman

With Superman Returns headed at us faster than a speeding bullet, Advocate arts and entertainment editor and lifelong comics fan Alonso Duralde looks at superheroes and their appeal to gays and lesbians

We lost it at the movies
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

We lost it at the movies

Michael Giltz

The summer's top 10 hottest films for gays and lesbians

Kimberley Locke
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

Kimberley Locke

Advocate.com Editors

Since competing on American Idol, Kimberley Locke has performed at plenty of LGBT shindigs. “When I started, I asked my manager, ‘What attracts the gay community to a celebrity?’ ” recalls Locke, whose new album, Based on a True Story, hits stores this summer. “He said, ‘We like strong women.’ I thought, OK, I can accept that.”

Sex and salvation
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

Sex and salvation

Michael Giltz

Best-selling author E. Lynn Harris takes on boy bands, antigay politics, and African-American megachurches in his new novel

Rauda Morcos
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

Rauda Morcos

Advocate.com Editors

After she was outed by a national magazine, Rauda Morcos, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, became the most visible lesbian in both that country and in Palestine, where the Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas recently took power. Morcos, a 32-year-old Haifa resident, cofounded Aswat (“Voices” in Arabic) in 2003 as a safe space for Palestinian lesbian women to meet and empower themselves. This month the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is honoring her work.

A place to call home
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

A place to call home

Betu Singh

Commentary 963 2006-05-23 2006-05-08 A place to call home By Betu Singh —As told to Leonie Sherman. Singh’s organization, the Sangini (India) Trust, can be

X-Men and liars
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

X-Men and liars

Advocate.com Editors

Radical Islam in your backyard
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

Radical Islam in your backyard

Christopher Lisotta

The quality of life enjoyed by gays and lesbians living in Western Europe has been threatened by an increase in radical Islamic immigrants. Is the United States next?

Outspoken: James Somerton
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

Outspoken: James Somerton

Commentary 963 2006-05-23 2006-05-08 Outspoken: James Somerton Somerton is 17 and lives in Glace Bay, Canada. For more information on Sinner, log on to http://dreamline.piczo.com .

Braver than I am
May 07 2006 11:00 PM ET

Braver than I am

Alec Mapa

Commentary 963 2006-05-23 2006-05-08 Braver than I am By Alec Mapa Ever since I decided to use my powers for good, I’ve traveled around the country speaking at fund-raisers for LGB

Its ba-a-a-ck How to fight the FMA
May 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

It’s ba-a-ck! How to fight the FMA

Advocate.com Editors

Be afraid: The proposed amendment to enshrine marriage discrimination in the U.S. Constitution has returned, courtesy of Bill Frist and Rick Santorum. Here’s what you can do to join the fight for equality now

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