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Fall 2005 theater previews
August 29 2005 12:00 AM ET

Fall 2005 theater previews

Gerard Raymond

Commentary 946 2005-09-13 2005-08-29 Fall 2005 theater previews By Gerard Raymond September Avenue Q (Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas). While continuing

Fall 2005 music previews
August 29 2005 12:00 AM ET

Fall 2005 music previews

Commentary 946 2005-09-13 2005-08-29 Fall 2005 music previews September A Bigger Bang The Rolling Stones (Virgin): Aging rockers’ first stud

Fall 2005 film previews
August 29 2005 12:00 AM ET

Fall 2005 film previews

Michael Giltz

Commentary 946 2005-09-13 2005-08-29 Fall 2005 film previews By Michael Giltz September Capote (United Artists): Truman Capote

First impressions
August 29 2005 12:00 AM ET

First impressions

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 946 2005-09-13 2005-08-29 First impressions By Bruce C. Steele I was a senior. He was a junior. I edited one small section of the college newspaper. Derrick, as I’ll call him,

A letter to Judge Roberts
August 29 2005 12:00 AM ET

A letter to Judge Roberts

Paris Barclay

Commentary 946 2005-09-13 2005-08-29 A letter to Judge Roberts By Paris Barclay Dear John, When I first met you in August 1970, I could never have imagined that you would become Ge

The crystal party is over
August 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

The crystal party is over

Jerome Cleary

More addictive and destructive than alcohol or marijuana, crystal meth has become the drug of choice for gays. We need to do more than just acknowledge this is true. We need to take action

Gays smoking and the Jennings effect
August 17 2005 12:00 AM ET

Gays, smoking, and the"Jennings effect'

Advocate.com Editors

In the wake of Peter Jennings’ death from lung cancer, the quit-smoking program at New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center has had a dramatic increase in telephone calls. Can your quitting be an act of pro-gay activism?

The real meaning of ex-gay
August 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

The real meaning of "ex-gay"

Advocate.com Editors

“Reparative therapy” is based on an understanding of homosexuality that has been rejected by all the major health and mental health professions

Chad's on the case
August 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

Chad's on the case

Advocate.com Editors

Chad Allen talks about his debut as happily partnered P.I. Donald Strachey in Here TV’s Third Man Out and rethinking how Hollywood makes gay movies with his own production company

Married in Canada
August 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

Married in Canada

Michael Rowe

Commentary 945 2005-08-30 2005-08-15 Married in Canada By Michael Rowe Rowe is a Canadian author, journalist, and essayist. My partner, Brian, and I are ce

Girl walks into a bar
August 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

Girl walks into a bar

Anne Stockwell

Out Wall Street Journal columnist Wendy Bounds spins a tale of the close-knit world of a special pub

Hanging together
August 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

Hanging together

Richard Goldstein

Commentary 945 2005-08-30 2005-08-15 Hanging together By Richard Goldstein I’ve done my share of dissing gay conservatives, or homocons, as I call them. When the Log Cabin Republic

Holy hush-up
August 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

Holy hush-up

Kate Clinton

Commentary 945 2005-08-30 2005-08-15 Holy hush-up By Kate Clinton Great news! I have identified my next career. I had always planned to become a librarian after I retired from being a comedian.

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