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Literal interpretation
July 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Literal interpretation

Charles Hammer

A quick study of the Bible reveals the hypocrisy of conservative Christians, who claim to follow the good book word for word

Trying to block Mr. Bloch
July 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Trying to block Mr. Bloch

Advocate.com Editors

Congress should not be tinkering with a law that’s in perfectly good shape already—and that five administrations have interpreted to protect lesbian and gay federal employees from job discrimination

Surviving a nightmare
July 08 2005 12:00 AM ET

Surviving a nightmare

Matt Miles

Like the millions of other London residents, a gay magazine editor comes to grips with the horrible terrorist attacks of July 7.

Adoption nightmare
July 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Adoption nightmare

Etelka Lehoczky

When two lesbian moms from Michigan went to Latin America to complete their adoption of two orphans, they found that the country’s poor health care system had put one child at grave risk

Escape from the red states
July 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Escape from the red states

Kelly Griffith

Gay parents can wake up to find that their home state wants to break up their family. Some fight back; others simply leave for friendlier locales

Growing the grass roots
July 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Growing the grass roots

Greg Hernandez

Coming back from a slump in the 1990s, the 32-year-old National Gay and Lesbian Task Force aims to take the lead in aiding local organizing. In a time of “terrible trouble,” NGLTF is in it for the long haul

A tale of two Zachs
July 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

A tale of two Zachs

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 943 2005-07-19 2005-07-05 A tale of two Zachs By Bruce C. Steele It always comes down to the children. The forces opposed to fair treatment of gay and lesbian families l

The prime of Ms. Jean
July 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

The prime of Ms. Jean

Fred Kuhr

Late activist Jean O’Leary got gays their first White House meeting and cofounded National Coming Out Day

Love is not violence
July 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Love is not violence

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 943 2005-07-19 2005-07-05 Love is not violence By Laura J. Weinstock Amid the multitude of information written about the reign of the late pope, one item lodged itself i

Outspoken: Amanda Jessen
July 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Amanda Jessen

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Commentary 943 2005-07-19 2005-07-05 Amanda Jessen Before last summer, I professed to know the meaning of life. It consisted of school, friends, and that fragile reality we call &#x

In my so-called life
July 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

In my so-called life

Savannah Dooley

Commentary 943 2005-07-19 2005-07-05 In my so-called life By Savannah Dooley When my mother, Winnie Holzman, was receiving critical acclaim for writing about gay teenagers, I had n

Colliding Epidemics
July 04 2005 12:00 AM ET

Colliding Epidemics

Chad Graham

The number of Americans infected with HIV has surpassed 1 million, boosted by skyrocketing crystal use among sexually active gay men—and by decreasing mortality from AIDS.

Court opening leaves equality in question
July 01 2005 12:00 AM ET

Court opening leaves equality in question

Advocate.com Editors

Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement is a loud wake-up call. The antigay right is going to try to replace her with a justice who believes the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause doesn’t apply to gay and lesbian Americans.

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