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Welcoming workplaces
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

Welcoming workplaces

Fred Kuhr

In 2005 a record number of Fortune 500 companies are offering protections to gay and lesbian workers and their spouses. Here are 10 shining examples of the best employers

Poz4Poz saves lives
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

Poz4Poz saves lives

Andrew Sullivan

Commentary 948 2005-10-11 2005-09-26 Poz4Poz saves lives By Andrew Sullivan Eventually even The New York Times had to report it. HIV infection rates among gay men seem

We're coming out!
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

We're coming out!

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Coming out is, for most gays and lesbians, both a struggle and a tremendous relief. Finding the courage to reveal who we really are in the face of an unfriendly world often takes many years and usually begins with self-acceptance. These 25 people have taken a variety of paths, but they all reached a similar end: happiness

The Playbill hustle
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

The Playbill hustle

Bruce Vilanch

Commentary 948 2005-10-11 2005-09-26 The Playbill hustle By Bruce Vilanch I know we’re not supposed to make fun of other people’s cultures, but it really is har

Death and rebirth
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

Death and rebirth

Christopher Rice

Commentary 948 2005-10-11 2005-09-26 Death and rebirth By Christopher Rice Rice is an Advocate columnist and author of three novels, including Light Before Day . He liv

Wynonna Judd
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

Wynonna Judd

Michele Kort

Commentary 948 2005-10-11 2005-09-26 Wynonna Judd By Michele Kort “It’s to keep me cool, babe,” says country superstar Wynonna when asked why two fans—n

Angela Patton
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

Angela Patton

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Commentary 948 2005-10-11 2005-09-26 Angela Patton Patton is 20 and lives in Marietta, Ohio. I am what is called a “closet case.” I was raised in a

Totally Jim
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

Totally Jim

James Howe

Commentary 948 2005-10-11 2005-09-26 Totally Jim By James Howe Author of more than 70 books for young readers, Howe lives with his partner, Mark Davis.

Ruin and Rumination
September 26 2005 12:00 AM ET

Ruin and Rumination

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 948 2005-10-11 2005-09-26 Ruin and Rumination By Bruce C. Steele I left Louisiana 20 years ago and have not been back since. I’ve always promised my partner

The real cost of gay marriage
September 23 2005 12:00 AM ET

The real cost of gay marriage

Advocate.com Editors

Allowing gay men and lesbians to legally marry in California will pour billions into the state’s economy. So why aren’t we being treated equally?

Journey back to Hope
September 16 2005 12:00 AM ET

Journey back to Hope

Advocate.com Editors

During a visit to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, I wondered: How could things have changed so far, so fast, in only five years? How had all of those accomplishments simply vanished under George W. Bush?

The meth horror show
September 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

The meth horror show

Christopher Murray

Why are gay men so susceptible to getting hooked on crystal methamphetamine? A gay drug counselor tells the creepy tale—and how to find the happy ending.

An open letter to Arnold
September 15 2005 12:00 AM ET

An open letter to Arnold

Jerome Cleary

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: You know what makes a family. Don’t be a girly-man. Have the guts to stand up for equality and allow marriage equality in California

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