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The GOPs antigay pitch to blacks
April 12 2006 11:00 PM ET

The GOP's antigay pitch to blacks

Advocate.com Editors

The Republican Party is reaching out to African-American voters with a pitch that hones in on their presumed homophobia. The party’s blatantly antigay “misinformation campaign” is detailed in a new report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The first seven out of 569 miles
April 11 2006 11:00 PM ET

The first seven out of 569 miles

Jennifer Schumaker

This Southern California soccer mom and lesbian is now on the road, walking the coastline from San Diego to San Francisco to raise LGBT visibility. This is the first of her dispatches from the road.

We 55 respectfully disagree
April 10 2006 11:00 PM ET

We 55 respectfully disagree

Advocate.com Editors

In an “open letter” to The Advocate and to LGBT people everywhere, more than four dozen prominent activists of color take issue with Jasmyne Cannick’s commentary calling for LGBT equality to take priority over rights for illegal immigrants. Quoting Audre Lorde, they remind us, “There is no hierarchy of oppression.”

Immigration is an LGBT issue
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Immigration is an LGBT issue

Advocate.com Editors

Christine Chavez, former UFW California political director and granddaughter of the late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, says gays and lesbians everywhere stand to gain by working together for the rights of immigrants

It's all about our children
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

It's all about our children

Greg Hernandez

State lawmakers across the country are proposing new bans on adoption by gays and lesbians. That makes the work of the Family Pride Coalition all the more challenging—and necessary

She's #1
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

She's #1

Doug Robson

With her first Grand Slam title, Amélie Mauresmo becomes the top-ranked woman player in the world

Big Gay Follwing: Mo'Nique
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Mo'Nique

Advocate.com Editors

It’s a man’s world, but for gay men, it would be nothing without a big, fabulous black woman. Queen of comedy Mo’Nique sees this relationship as symbiotic and mutual, so the big-boned star of the new romantic comedy Phat Girlz rang up The Advocate to share a few belly laughs and a whole lotta love.

Family guy
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Family guy

Advocate.com Editors

Todd Parr translates a kid’s-eye point of view into a successful career in children’s literature and TV

Validated vows
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Validated vows

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Validated vows The Reverend Jane Spahr The Reverend Spahr directs That All May Freely Serve, a group lobbying for ordination of gay and lesbian

Outspoken: Justin Lerner
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Outspoken: Justin Lerner

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Outspoken: Justin Lerner Lerner is 23 and lives in St. Louis. As I drove by the First Evangelical Free Church ne

Lame-duck lesbians?
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Lame-duck lesbians

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Lame-duck lesbians By Laura Weinstock Are lesbians a dying breed? This year on The L Word, there was a disturbing trend that’s emblema

Billie Jean King
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Billie Jean King

Beth Schwartzapfel

Tennis legend Billie Jean King is serving up two new projects: On April 20 in Beverly Hills the Women’s Sports Foundation (founded by King in 1974) holds the first annual Billie awards program. And King has an endorsement with RainbowVision resort retirement communities for LGBT folks and friends. The Santa Fe, N.M., site opened last November; the Palm Springs, Calif., site, set to open in 2008, includes the Billie Jean King Fitness Center and Spa.

Out to change the world
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Out to change the world

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Out to change the world By Bruce C. Steele Judy Wieder has led many lives. In her office next to mine at LPI Media, where she was editorial dir

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