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T.R. Knight is just a regular guy

T.R. Knight is just a regular guy

Shy, disarming, charming to a fault, sharp as a tack, and anything but a victim—emerging from the center of the storm, T.R. Knight lays down his armor.

On board the peace train

On board the peace train

The national nonprofit group Peace Games teaches students how to stop name-calling and resolve conflicts peacefully—and respect for gays and lesbians is an equal part of the curriculum.

Sunny words

Sunny words

What better way to beckon second glances this summer than with a book that signals your profound sophistication? Then again, how about a work you can still make sense of while sipping cocktails at the pool? To spare you the homework of finding the best books for your mood, wallet, and barbecue chatter, we asked folks at four of the country’s best lesbian and gay bookstores for their predictions about the summer’s most-anticipated titles. This short list is the result, with thanks to Philip Rafshoon of Outwrite Books and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, Ed Hermance of Giovanni’s Room in Philadelphia, Kim Brinster of New York City’s Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop, and Jason Galloway at San Francisco’s A Different Light Bookstore.

SAAD all over

SAAD all over

Commentary 987 2007-06-19 2007-05-18 SAAD all over By Christopher Rice I’m still trying to wrap my head around the hard fact that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is stead

His beautiful mind

His beautiful mind

Inside the brain of an autistic savant lies a parallel universe.

Troy Perry's pride

Troy Perry's pride

June 1970 saw the nation’s first gay pride parades. Here, the unabridged recollection of L.A.'s maiden march, told by Metropolitan Community Church founder Troy Perry.

Katharine Heigl

Katharine Heigl

If the Hollywood buzz is sawing right, Katherine Heigl is about to slice off a chunk of movie stardom. This month she’s starring in the new Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) comedy, Knocked Up. But the Connecticut-bred charmer cut her way into our hearts as Izzie Stevens, the earnest intern on ABC’s smash hit Grey’s Anatomy, and earned her BGF overnight by famously taking a Grey’s costar to task for some homophobic comments. Here the outspoken actress talks about her BFF (our cover boy, T.R. Knight, of course!), her frustration with the f word, and her yen to have a gay kid—just not for a while.

Big (gay) business

Big (gay) business

For many Fortune 500 companies corporate pride is a year-round enterprise.

Gay, Arab, American

Gay, Arab, American

Singer-songwriter Dave Hall is proud of his Arab heritage. You know, the tradition that includes inventions like algebra, sherbet—and Kathy Najimy.

Better seen and not heard?

Better seen and not heard?

High school students across the country are running into the same roadblocks, no matter where their beliefs fall: Must they leave their First Amendment rights at the schoolhouse gate?

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