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The new gay tube
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

The new gay tube

Bruce Vilanch

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 The new gay tube By Bruce Vilanch Sometimes there’s a gay god so quickly. Apologies to Tennessee Williams for the postmodern paraphrase, but it

Friends like these
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Friends like these

Christopher Rice

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 Friends like these By Christopher Rice Before the battle for marriage rights was thrust onto the national stage, I maintained several fulfillin

Gays against West
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Gay against West

Jerry Davis

A mother with an inquisitive 9-year-old boy has forced me and the city of Spokane, Wash., to look deep into society’s treatment of homosexuality.

Dark tales
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Dark tales

Andy Mangels

Once you’ve exhausted your Anne Rice and Clive Barker collections, give these terrifying tomes a tumble.

Outspoken: Ross Bynum
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Ross Bynum

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 Outspoken: Ross Bynum Bynum is 19 and living in Soso, Miss. Since Hurricane Katrina hit, life has been quite rou

The promise of Rent
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

The promise of Rent

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 The promise of Rent By Bruce C. Steele Anthony Rapp was excited to do his first interview with the gay press. I had written a letter to his manager a

Just say no to Uncle Sam
October 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Just say no to Uncle Sam

Charles Karel Bouley II

No, it is not progress when the military turns a blind eye in order to send openly gay soldiers to die in Iraq. Quite the opposite. In fact, maybe all gays and lesbians should boycott serving our country until our country serves us

Coming out: A domino game
October 10 2005 12:00 AM ET

Coming out: A domino game

Advocate.com Editors

Polls show that the biggest supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights are those who know LGBT people. So do your part on this National Coming Out Day.

Melissa rocks the R Family cruise
October 10 2005 12:00 AM ET

Melissa rocks the R Family cruise

Anne Stockwell

In these outtakes from her cover interview with The Advocate, Melissa Etheridge tells how she and Rosie O’Donnell punked their fellow passengers for an unexpected treat

'Fag' in my classroom
October 10 2005 12:00 AM ET

"Fag" in my classroom

Lisa Pupo

Commentary 949 2005-10-25 2005-10-10 "Fag" in my classroom By Lisa Pupo “You can’t help what color you are, but if you choose to be a fag, I have the right to h

What women want
October 10 2005 12:00 AM ET

What women want

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 949 2005-10-25 2005-10-10 What women want By Laura Weinstock What’s the secret of female sexual arousal? A couple of scientists took a stab at answering this age-old que

Queering the Democrats
October 10 2005 12:00 AM ET

Queering the democrats

Fred Kuhr

The Stonewall Democrats group is repositioning itself in red states. Can it rally straight party loyalists to the side of equality?

Q&A: Neil Giuliano
October 10 2005 12:00 AM ET

Neil Giuliano

Advocate.com Editors

As the new president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Neil Giuliano must quickly provide a pro-gay counterbalance to the powerful conservative media. The 48-year-old is well-versed in politics, having served as the mayor of Tempe, Ariz., from 1994 to 2004. He is known as a progressive Republican who also gained vital experience in administrative positions at Arizona State University.

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