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
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.”
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 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.
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.