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Giving away our fears
October 25 2005 12:00 AM ET

Giving away our fears

Advocate.com Editors

How can we rebel against those who would paralyze us with fear? We can open our wallets and give, out Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson told a recent philanthropy conference in West Hollywood

Patricia Clarkson
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Patricia Clarkson

Advocate.com Editors

She seduced us as a German lesbian junkie in High Art, upbraided us as a prudish neighbor in Far From Heaven, and made us giddy as eccentric Aunt Sarah in Six Feet Under. Now she’s messing with our minds as the wife of an unfaithful bisexual in The Dying Gaul. We caught up with the New Orleans native after she returned from a visit to her recovering hometown

Rent gets real
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Rent gets real

Michael Giltz

As the pansexual, AIDS-inflected Broadway sensation becomes a gritty, hyperreal movie, three returning cast members talk about how the show’s messages of love, life, and liberty for all have only become more urgent

The 'sissy' in pink
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

The "sissy" in pink

Neal Broverman

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 The "sissy" in pink By Neal Broverman Can the mere presence of the color pink be considered homophobic? After officials at the University of Io

Alison Bechdel
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Alison Bechdel

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 Alison Bechdel Interviewed by Alonso Duralde As Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For (Alyson Books, $14.95), Alison Bechdel’s 12th compilatio

The new gay tube
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

The new gay tube

Bruce Vilanch

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 The new gay tube By Bruce Vilanch Sometimes there’s a gay god so quickly. Apologies to Tennessee Williams for the postmodern paraphrase, but it

Friends like these
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Friends like these

Christopher Rice

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 Friends like these By Christopher Rice Before the battle for marriage rights was thrust onto the national stage, I maintained several fulfillin

Gays against West
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Gay against West

Jerry Davis

A mother with an inquisitive 9-year-old boy has forced me and the city of Spokane, Wash., to look deep into society’s treatment of homosexuality.

Dark tales
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Dark tales

Andy Mangels

Once you’ve exhausted your Anne Rice and Clive Barker collections, give these terrifying tomes a tumble.

Outspoken: Ross Bynum
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Ross Bynum

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 Outspoken: Ross Bynum Bynum is 19 and living in Soso, Miss. Since Hurricane Katrina hit, life has been quite rou

The promise of Rent
October 24 2005 12:00 AM ET

The promise of Rent

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 950 2005-11-08 2005-10-24 The promise of Rent By Bruce C. Steele Anthony Rapp was excited to do his first interview with the gay press. I had written a letter to his manager a

Just say no to Uncle Sam
October 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Just say no to Uncle Sam

Charles Karel Bouley II

No, it is not progress when the military turns a blind eye in order to send openly gay soldiers to die in Iraq. Quite the opposite. In fact, maybe all gays and lesbians should boycott serving our country until our country serves us

Coming out: A domino game
October 10 2005 12:00 AM ET

Coming out: A domino game

Advocate.com Editors

Polls show that the biggest supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights are those who know LGBT people. So do your part on this National Coming Out Day.

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