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X-Men and liars

X-Men and liars

Radical Islam in your backyard

Radical Islam in your backyard

The quality of life enjoyed by gays and lesbians living in Western Europe has been threatened by an increase in radical Islamic immigrants. Is the United States next?

Outspoken: James Somerton

Outspoken: James Somerton

Commentary 963 2006-05-23 2006-05-08 Outspoken: James Somerton Somerton is 17 and lives in Glace Bay, Canada. For more information on Sinner, log on to http://dreamline.piczo.com .

Braver than I am

Braver than I am

Commentary 963 2006-05-23 2006-05-08 Braver than I am By Alec Mapa Ever since I decided to use my powers for good, I’ve traveled around the country speaking at fund-raisers for LGB

Its ba-a-a-ck How to fight the FMA

It’s ba-a-ck! How to fight the FMA

Be afraid: The proposed amendment to enshrine marriage discrimination in the U.S. Constitution has returned, courtesy of Bill Frist and Rick Santorum. Here’s what you can do to join the fight for equality now

In defense of Jay Leno

In defense of Jay Leno

As one comedy writer to another, Advocate contributor Jim David asks Avenue Q creator Jeff Whitty whether his letter complaining about Jay Leno’s gay jokes was really warranted. Making someone the butt of a joke isn’t the same as bashing them

The surgery you never wanted

The surgery you never wanted

Born somewhere between male and female, intersex people face unique gender identity issues, especially if “normalizing” surgeries were imposed on them at a young age. Part 3 of The Advocate’s ongoing transgender series

Stop the antigay Iraqi killings now

Stop the antigay Iraqi killings now!

LGBT Iraqis are being slaughtered with the blessing of Islamic religious leaders. How can you help? Start by speaking up—in particular, by demanding that U.S. politicians do their duty to protect the people of Iraq

Silence is part of speaking up

Silence is part of speaking up

The author of the gay teen novel Geography Club and a resident of Tacoma, Wash., hails Wednesday’s Day of Silence—and questions whether all the talking expected on the Christian right’s “Day of Truth” on Thursday can really counter the power of silence to support equality for LGBT students

Standing up for immigration reform

Standing up for immigration reform

In struggling for a way to move forward on the issue of immigrant rights, the African-American community should reflect on the compassionate words of civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin, who was both black and gay

Youth center closes

Youth center closes

Commentary 962 2006-05-09 2006-04-24 Youth center closes By Brandon Nowalk Austin’s Out Youth center has served the LGBT youth of central Texas for longer than some of

The next Brokeback

Coastal disturbances

Commentary 962 2006-05-09 2006-04-24 Coastal disturbances By Christopher Rice Here’s my advice to all of you who are still broken up about Brokeback Mountain 

Multitasking millionaire

Multitasking millionaire

Can’t decide on the right career? Take a lesson from out entrepreneur Lisa Thomas: She built Clif Bar into a huge business, produced a Grammy-winning CD, and is just getting started

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