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Charles Karel Bouley II: Who deserves respect?
April 07 2005 12:00 AM ET

Who deserves respect?

Charles Karel Bouley II

Here’s one gay man who wasn’t willing to sit back quietly while Pope John Paul II was deified by the media without mention of his war against gay families. Is it disrespectful?

Fear and loathing in Jerusalem
April 04 2005 12:00 AM ET

Fear and loathing in Jerusalem

Jeffrey Montgomery

Fundamentalist leaders from three faiths united recently to condemn a GLBT celebration in Israel, in harsh terms that bordered on the incitement of antigay violence. It’s time for tolerant people of faith to similarly come together to oppose such hostile bigotry.

The legacy of John Paul II
April 01 2005 1:00 AM ET

The legacy of John Paul II

Advocate.com Editors

The first “television pope” helped to defeat Communism and to inspire a new generation of Catholics. But this pope also ignored an epidemic of pedophilia while giving prominent attention to the vilification of God’s gay and lesbian children. We can only hope the next pope will be more compassionate.

Sex and song in Singapore
March 31 2005 1:00 AM ET

Sex and song in Singapore

Kevin Kumala

The banning of Jason and deMarco from an AIDS-awareness concert is the latest sign that the government’s newly proclaimed focus on HIV prevention remains far from effective

40 years? Or 55?
March 31 2005 1:00 AM ET

40 years? Or 55?

Eric Marcus

A national celebration May 1 in Philadelphia is being touted as the 40th anniversary of the gay rights movement in the United States. This leading gay historian suggests the movement was actually born 15 years earlier

Taxes and gift giving
March 27 2005 1:00 AM ET

Taxes and gift giving

Advocate.com Editors

A recent article in the print edition of The Advocate inadvertently misrepresented tax options for same-sex couples with widely divergent incomes: In fact, one partner cannot shelter income by giving to the other. An attorney who specializes in tax issues and estate planning straightens out the facts.

Weight Watchers Equality
March 16 2005 1:00 AM ET

Weight Watchers Equality

Chad Graham

Enough with the far right’s efforts in 2005 to destroy the rights that GLBT America has earned. Here’s how to get straight people on our side to help fight for equality—a little help from British royalty.

Conservatives off the deep end
March 01 2005 1:00 AM ET

Conservatives off the deep end

Jim David

Right-wingers and family values vultures, newly drunk with power, are reaching a level of hypocritical hysteria that makes last year’s Janet Jackson breast brouhaha seem like a tempest in a C cup

The gay agenda revealed!
February 22 2005 1:00 AM ET

The gay agenda revealed!

Charles Karel Bouley II

We know there’s an antigay agenda: They want us gone, period. But a “gay agenda”? Can we all even agree on anything? Yes. In fact, the gay agenda is familiar to every schoolchild: liberty and justice for all

Keyes follows Cheney s lead
February 18 2005 1:00 AM ET

Keyes follows Cheney’s lead

Marc Paige

Two families missing from a new PFLAG campaign about loving your GLBT relatives are those of “family values” politicians Alan Keyes and Dick Cheney: Keyes has cut off his daughter, Maya, while Cheney supports policies that heap shame on his daughter Mary. So much for right-wing Christian love.

Defining the movement for same-sex marriage
February 15 2005 1:00 AM ET

Defining the movement for same-sex marriage

Irene Monroe

Many LGBT African-Americans are resisting the urge to equate the struggle for gay equality with the struggle for racial equality. It’s not too late for everyone to find a common ground.

Dyke eye for the L Word girl
February 11 2005 1:00 AM ET

Dyke eye for the L Word girl

Stephanie Fairyington

Do lesbians have to conform to stereotypes fitting gay males--fat-free bodies, designer clothes, aggressive sexuality--to win media visibility? Why are the women of The L Word and Queer Eye so Birkenstock-free?

In the grip of gay panic
February 10 2005 1:00 AM ET

In the grip of gay panic

Advocate.com Editors

What do the murderers of gay men have in common with the White House? An aggressive strategy to justify their own selfish actions by devaluing the lives of gay men and lesbians. And we have no one but ourselves to blame

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