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Brokeback pyramid
January 30 2006 12:00 AM ET

Brokeback pyramid

Bruce Vilanch

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 Brokeback pyramid By Bruce Vilanch People keep telling me there’s never been anything like Brokeback Mountain. But they’v

40+ years of Valentine's
January 30 2006 12:00 AM ET

40+ years of Valentine's Days

Kelly Griffith

Same-sex couples together more than four decades defined commitment years before today’s fight for marriage equality.

Peter Shalit's defense of his father
January 30 2006 12:00 AM ET

Peter Shalit

Advocate.com Editors

One gay man upset after Gene Shalit’s review of Brokeback Mountain on NBC’s Today show on January 5 was his gay son, Peter—only Peter was upset not because he disagreed (he’s used to that) but because he felt other gay people were misunderstanding his father. When the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued an alert demanding an apology for the review’s characterization of the Jack character as a “sexual predator,” Peter and his five straight siblings went to work to clear their dad’s name. An author and a physician with a mostly LGBT practice, Peter spoke from his office in Seattle.

Know thy neighbors
January 30 2006 12:00 AM ET

Know thy neighbors

Tom Lang

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 Know thy neighbors By Tom Lang My partner of 18 years, Alex, and I are both small-town antique dealers from the north shore of Massachusetts. W

After Brokeback
January 30 2006 12:00 AM ET

After Brokeback

Charles Kaiser

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 After Brokeback By Charles Kaiser The upper west side of Manhattan is one of those demilitarized zones where you never expect to encounter any of the

The military's tipping point
January 30 2006 12:00 AM ET

The military's tipping point

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 The military's tipping point By Bruce C. Steele For Christmas a family member gave me a copy of Malcolm Gladwell’s 2000 book The

Outspoken: Michael McManus
January 30 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Michael McManus

Commentary 956 2006-02-14 2006-01-30 Outspoken: Michael McManus Growing up in the Midwest definitely has its perks. Endless fields of corn, dairy cows on nearly every corner, and flannel

Articles of faith
January 26 2006 12:00 AM ET

Articles of faith

Advocate.com Editors

The religious right’s high-profile moral and ethical failures could be a direct result of repressive religion

Celebrating King's legacy
January 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

Celebrating King's legacy

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

It’s time to think deeply about racism and its roots—to think about what it would take to make a meaningful restitution to those affected by slavery

Frey's gay pal—or not
January 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Frey's gay pal—or not

Chad Graham

Author James Frey has admitted to embellishing certain sections of A Million Little Pieces, his best-selling memoir of recovery. His second book, My Friend Leonard, is worth a look for its gay-themed plot. Just take it with a grain of salt

Pro-Bush, pro-equality
January 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Pro-Bush, pro-equality

Bob Hall

Wisconsin resident and former Massachusetts lawmaker Bob Hall is a conservative Republican who wants everyone to know that the only people who threaten traditional marriage are straight couples.

Sundance festival
January 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Sundance festival

Lawrence Ferber

Commentary 955 2006-01-31 2006-01-17 Sundance festival By Lawrence Ferber What brouhaha could bring Tony Kushner, Rosie O’Donnell, Robin Williams, Gretchen Mol, and Kevin Smith tog

Soul of The L Word
January 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Soul of The L Word

Anne Stockwell

We may argue about The L Word, but on this we all agree: Jennifer Beals takes our breath away. The star opens up about shooting sex scenes, being a new mom, and giving lesbians what they want

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