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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.

Food and friendship
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

Food and friendship

Scott Peacock

Commentary 959 2006-03-28 2006-03-13 Food and friendship By Scott Peacock Peacock works as executive chef at the Watershed restaurant in Atlanta. He is the former chef for

George Bush's reality
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

George Bush's reality

Charles Kaiser

Commentary 959 2006-03-28 2006-03-13 George Bush's reality By Charles Kaiser If you believe, as I do, that the modern gay liberation movement was made possible by the triumph of sc

Outspoken: Elliot Long
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

OUtspoken: Elliot Long

Commentary 959 2006-03-28 2006-03-13 OUtspoken: Elliot Long Long is 21 and lives in Athens, Ohio. Amid the issues facing other college seniors, I am

What would Nathan do
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

What would Nathan do?

John Caldwell

The mysterious death of rural gay activist Nathan Christoffersen has had an unexpected effect: bridging the gap between gay and antigay. Could Nathan’s life and death offer gay activists a path to reaching religious fundamentalists? Part 2 of a special Advocate investigation

Kelli's other partner
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

Kelli's other partner

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 959 2006-03-28 2006-03-13 Kelli's other partner By Bruce C. Steele “This is the job of my life,” says Gregg Kaminsky, who cofounded R Family Vacation

It's my party...
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

It's my party...

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 959 2006-03-28 2006-03-13 It's my party... By Q. Allan Brocka Thirty-three. When you turn that age everyone reminds you that’s how old Jesus was when he was crucified. I

Willie Nelson
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

Wilie Nelson

Advocate.com Editors

Gay country music lovers received a special valentine from superstar Willie Nelson this year.

Homophobia? Hogwash!
March 09 2006 12:00 AM ET

Homophobia? Hogwash!

Karel

Who isn’t bummed that Brokeback didn’t mosey away with the Best Picture Oscar? But if fingers must be pointed, blame the loss on gays for not standing up to endless parodies and jokes about the film

Brokeback backlash in full force
March 06 2006 12:00 AM ET

Brokeback backlash in full force

Lewis Whittington

The Academy Awards may have marked a “maverick year,” but Oscar voters still felt more comfy with a movie about racism than with one depicting gay sex. So maybe they’re not so “out of touch” with mainstream America after all

The dark side of Brokeback Mountain
March 06 2006 12:00 AM ET

The dark side of Brokeback Mountain 

John Morgan Wilson

While Brokeback has certainly exposed mainstream America to the emotional truth of gay romantic love, the torrent of media coverage surrounding the film reveals a deeply rooted repugnancy toward homosexuality

Black America's infatualtion with butch men in heels
March 02 2006 12:00 AM ET

Black America's infatuation with butch men in heels

Advocate.com Editors

Images of black men dressed as women have become a popular part of black American culture, but does the success of films like Madea’s Family Reunion depend on Tyler Perry’s real-life heterosexism?

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