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Gay sex and political scandals
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gay sex and political scandals

Don Romesburg

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Gay sex and political scandals By Don Romesburg 1964 Walter Jenkins, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s chief of staff, is arrested o

Hustle and grow
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Hustle and grow

Advocate.com Editors

Texas gay candidate Tom Malin was undone by the revelation of his past as an escort. Why do so many young gay men turn to hustling? And why does sex work remain the unforgivable sin?

Outspoken: Zachary Mack
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Zachary Mack

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Outspoken: Zachary Mack Mack is 19 and lives in Austin. I had arrived at Stephen F. Austin State University in N

Affirmation and vilification
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Affirmation and vilification

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Affirmation and vilification By Bruce C. Steele Hal had been an escort while a struggling actor in New York City. The money had been good, and

Q&A: Kevin Fenton
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Kevin Fenton

Sean Kennedy

As the new director for the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Kevin Fenton brings not only nearly 15 years of experience as a physician working in public health in his native Great Britain but also his experiences as a gay man of color—a member of one of the populations hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. In his new job Fenton oversees behavioral surveillance, prevention, and testing intervention for HIV and other diseases.

Big Gay Follwing: Tori Spelling
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Tori Spelling

Dennis Hensley

Tori Spelling’s had quite a morning. Before chatting with us about her VH1 series, so noTORIous, based on her real life, the former 90210-er shot a scene opposite Charo. “We got her to play the guitar and go ‘Coochie-coochie-coo,’ ” boasts the eternally game actress. Sounds like our kind of show. “Just wait,” Spelling promises. “There’s also a scene of me at an all-black church singing with the choir.” Tori Hallelujah!

World war on gays
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

World war on gays

Andrew Sullivan

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 World war on gays By Andrew Sullivan Here’s a scenario to send chills up your spine: Let’s say there’s a plan to hold a gay pride

I'd like to thank
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

I'd like to thank

Alec Mapa

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 I'd like to thank By Alec Mapa As we take a breather between the Oscars and the Daytime Emmys, I for one am exhausted. One of my life’s greatest iron

Brokeback's Czech debut
March 21 2006 12:00 AM ET

Brokeback's Czech debut

Chris Ott

Deep in the heart of Prague, far away from the cattle ranches of Wyoming, Zkroncena Hora (Brokeback Mountain) continues to move audiences

Forget blue Think red
March 21 2006 12:00 AM ET

Forget blue. Think red

Joe Openshaw

In an open letter to the leaders of LGBT organizations, a Birmingham, Ala., resident urges a new strategy for equality: Remember the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and take the fight to the places that most need to be educated—the South and the Midwest

Ro, Ro, Ro their boat!
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

Ro, Ro, Ro their boat!

Anne Stockwell

Rosie and Kelli O’Donnell take their family—and hundreds like theirs—on an R Family cruise to equal rights and a whole lotta love and fun

P for provocative
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

P for provocative

Advocate.com Editors

V for Vendetta presents a world where the government exploits people’s fear of terrorism and denies gays and lesbians their civil rights. Sound familiar?

Ted Kulongoski
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

Ted Kulongoski

Advocate.com Editors

As a freshman Democratic member of Oregon’s state house in 1975, Ted Kulongoski introduced legislation to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination. It didn’t pass. Now, as the state’s governor, the 65-year-old Kulongoski is still fighting for equality. Citing the refusal by the Republican house speaker to bring a gay-inclusive antidiscrimination bill to the floor for a vote in 2005, he recently established the Governor’s Task Force on Equality to advance the bill next year and to rally the public against any further antigay Republican positioning.

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