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Queer year at the B.O.
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

Queer year at the B.O.

Lawrence Ferber

Commentary 954 2006-01-17 2005-12-19 Queer year at the B.O. By Lawrence Ferber There’s been a lot of press lamenting how movie box office figures were down in 2005. Ga

Everygay people
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

Everygay people

Bruce Vilanch

Commentary 954 2006-01-17 2005-12-19 Everygay people By Bruce Vilanch This may have been the year that Mike Nichols was talking about when he said, “Homosexuality used to be the love tha

Big Gay Following: Annie Lennox
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

Annie Lennox

Advocate.com Editors

Since bursting onto the charts with 1983’s number 1 synth-pop smash “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics have been confounding showbiz conventions, whether via Annie’s gender-bending look or the band’s ever-evolving sound. For their 25th anniversary the duo just released Eurythmics Ultimate Collection plus deluxe reissues of eight studio albums. With over 75 million records sold, they’re still making music, such as their triumphant new single, “I Got a Life,” and Annie’s 2003 Oscar-winning solo, “Into The West” (from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King). Eurythmics keep seeing their sweet dreams come true.

The blame game
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

The blame game

Emily Heil

9/11. The tsunami. Katrina. All the gays’ fault, according to certain far-right wing nuts. Are they crazy?

Outspoken: Gabriel Leitner
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Gabriel Leitner

If this could help one young gay person, that is all the payment I would need. —Gabriel Leitner

Future Gay Hero: Ryan Olson
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

Future Gay Hero: Ryan Olson

Neal Broverman

“The hardest thing about being in a [conservative Catholic university] isn’t the folks who are obviously bigoted and mean-spirited—it’s the false security. It’s only through my ability to love and forgive that I have been able to come out of this den of wolves alive.”

In memoriam
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

In memoriam

Commentary 954 2006-01-17 2005-12-19 In memoriam Jan. 25: Philip Johnson, 98, a highly regarded, openly gay architect who set design trends for much of the 20th century, dies at his

The closer we get
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

The closer we get

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 954 2006-01-17 2005-12-19 The closer we get By Bruce C. Steele In this “best of the year” issue there’s one story that, for me, perfectly encapsulates wher

Jimmy Carter
December 19 2005 12:00 AM ET

Jimmy Carter

Advocate.com Editors

Now, here’s a real discussion about values. In his new book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis, former president Jimmy Carter argues that those on the far right have hijacked the country: They have tried to squash privacy rights and the separation of church and state. They are also using LGBT rights and other controversial issues to accomplish their goals. And his tome is a best seller.

Fairness at Ford and beyond
December 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

Fairness at Ford and beyond

Joe Solmonese

Ford Motor Co. has sent a much larger message that equality is a bedrock principle that should never be compromised

Its very brave of them
December 13 2005 12:00 AM ET

"It's very brave of them"

Charles Karel Bouley II

Everyone who’s tired of the media—and Madonna—calling Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger “brave” for acting in Brokeback Mountain, please raise your hands. Then say it with me: “poppycock”

The bigots hall of shame
December 07 2005 12:00 AM ET

The bigots hall of shame

Scott Taylor

What is going on in Tampa? In June the county commission dissed gay and lesbian pride. Now they’re insulting Muslims in the name of the United States. Shame on them for twisting true liberty

Time for a Catholic Stonewall
December 06 2005 12:00 AM ET

Time for a Catholic Stonewall

Advocate.com Editors

The Vatican’s latest assault on its gay congregants and priests associates being gay with pedophilia and insults the values of American Catholics. It’s time for a Stonewall-sized rebellion in favor of fairness

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