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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

Gotta have my Bops
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Gotta have my Bops

Michele Kort

Abby and Amanda, the Ditty Bops, love retro music, elaborate stage shows—and each other. The cult-fave pop duo come out

Rhyhm and muse
April 09 2006 11:00 PM ET

Rhythm and muse

Advocate.com Editors

Tom and Mike of hot dance duo Dangerous Muse talk about loving the ’80s, being “supersexual,” and the power of eyeliner

Gays first, then illegals
April 03 2006 11:00 PM ET

Gays first, then illegals

Advocate.com Editors

Yes, immigration reform is vitally important. But if Congress wants to debate the extension of equal civil rights to U.S. residents, let’s start with gays and lesbians who are already citizens

Transamerica gets real
March 30 2006 12:00 AM ET

Transamerica gets real

Joanne Herman

In this first installment of The Advocate’s exclusive new series, the author talks about how her wife, her gay male friends, and the movie Transamerica inspired her to reach out to you, our readers, to answer all your questions about being transgender, whether you were afraid to ask or not

Invisible at Oral Roberts
March 29 2006 12:00 AM ET

Invisible at Oral Roberts

Rachel Powell

A stop at the notoriously antigay university in Tulsa, Okla., results in a few arrests and some off-campus dialogue. But Oral Roberts did such a thorough job of closing itself off, this rider fears some local folks didn’t even get a chance to make up their own minds.

Gay sex and political scandals
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Gay sex and political scandals

Don Romesburg

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Gay sex and political scandals By Don Romesburg 1964 Walter Jenkins, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s chief of staff, is arrested o

Hustle and grow
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Hustle and grow

Advocate.com Editors

Texas gay candidate Tom Malin was undone by the revelation of his past as an escort. Why do so many young gay men turn to hustling? And why does sex work remain the unforgivable sin?

Outspoken: Zachary Mack
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Zachary Mack

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Outspoken: Zachary Mack Mack is 19 and lives in Austin. I had arrived at Stephen F. Austin State University in N

Affirmation and vilification
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Affirmation and vilification

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Affirmation and vilification By Bruce C. Steele Hal had been an escort while a struggling actor in New York City. The money had been good, and

Q&A: Kevin Fenton
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Kevin Fenton

Sean Kennedy

As the new director for the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Kevin Fenton brings not only nearly 15 years of experience as a physician working in public health in his native Great Britain but also his experiences as a gay man of color—a member of one of the populations hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. In his new job Fenton oversees behavioral surveillance, prevention, and testing intervention for HIV and other diseases.

Big Gay Follwing: Tori Spelling
March 27 2006 12:00 AM ET

Tori Spelling

Dennis Hensley

Tori Spelling’s had quite a morning. Before chatting with us about her VH1 series, so noTORIous, based on her real life, the former 90210-er shot a scene opposite Charo. “We got her to play the guitar and go ‘Coochie-coochie-coo,’ ” boasts the eternally game actress. Sounds like our kind of show. “Just wait,” Spelling promises. “There’s also a scene of me at an all-black church singing with the choir.” Tori Hallelujah!

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