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Willie Nelson
March 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

Wilie Nelson

Advocate.com Editors

Gay country music lovers received a special valentine from superstar Willie Nelson this year.

Homophobia? Hogwash!
March 09 2006 12:00 AM ET

Homophobia? Hogwash!

Karel

Who isn’t bummed that Brokeback didn’t mosey away with the Best Picture Oscar? But if fingers must be pointed, blame the loss on gays for not standing up to endless parodies and jokes about the film

Brokeback backlash in full force
March 06 2006 12:00 AM ET

Brokeback backlash in full force

Lewis Whittington

The Academy Awards may have marked a “maverick year,” but Oscar voters still felt more comfy with a movie about racism than with one depicting gay sex. So maybe they’re not so “out of touch” with mainstream America after all

The dark side of Brokeback Mountain
March 06 2006 12:00 AM ET

The dark side of Brokeback Mountain 

John Morgan Wilson

While Brokeback has certainly exposed mainstream America to the emotional truth of gay romantic love, the torrent of media coverage surrounding the film reveals a deeply rooted repugnancy toward homosexuality

Black America's infatualtion with butch men in heels
March 02 2006 12:00 AM ET

Black America's infatuation with butch men in heels

Advocate.com Editors

Images of black men dressed as women have become a popular part of black American culture, but does the success of films like Madea’s Family Reunion depend on Tyler Perry’s real-life heterosexism?

The rocky political trail that led to Brokeback
March 02 2006 12:00 AM ET

The rocky political trail that led to Brokeback 

John Morgan Wilson

The Brokeback Mountain phenomenon didn’t happen by accident—it comes after decades of gay activism, political progress, and gradual changes in the media’s coverage of homosexuality

Different games, familiar hurdles
February 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

Different games, familiar hurdles

Fred Kuhr

Organizers of this summer’s two competitions for gay athletes say they’ve learned their lessons so the events will be profitable now and viable for the future

Chad Alen's not sorry
February 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

Chad Allen's not sorry

Beth Schwartzapfel

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 Chad Allen's not sorry By Beth Schwartzapfel Schwartzapfel is a writer and freelance journalist who lives in Rhode Island with her partner and

Hello from all of us
February 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

Hello from all of us!

Bruce Vilanch

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 Hello from all of us! By Bruce Vilanch Dear Everyone, First of all, please forgive me for not getting this Christmas letter to you sooner. Ever

Christine Quinn
February 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

Christine Quinn

Advocate.com Editors

In January, Christine Quinn was elected to one of the most powerful positions in New York City government: speaker of the city council. She is the first woman and the first openly gay person to hold the office. A Democrat representing Manhattan’s gay-heavy district 3, this former housing advocate was first elected to the council in 1999 and since then has been a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS and crystal meth abuse issues.

No smoke and mirrors
February 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

No smoke and mirrors

Todd Henneman

At the tender age of 22, Jeff Jordan is leading a company that tries to show gay men they can be fabulous and rebellious without cigarettes

You say tomato
February 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

You say tomato

Dylan Scholinski

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 You say tomato By Dylan Scholinski Scholinski will be showing his art in April during the Tranny Roadshow, a multimedia performance-art

Outspoken: Corey van Vlymen
February 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Corey van Vlymen

Commentary 958 2006-03-14 2006-02-28 Outspoken: Corey van Vlymen Van Vlymen is 19 and lives in Virginia. College is supposed to be a time of learning

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