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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

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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

Making vows for equality
September 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Making vows for equality

Ann Rostow

Straight couples like Tracy and Vivek are dedicating their weddings to the fight for equal marriage rights

There and back again
September 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

There and back again

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 947 2005-09-27 2005-09-12 There and back again By Bruce C. Steele “It was a euphoria,” says Emory Etheridge of his first experience with crystal meth

Stiff upper lip
September 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Stiff upper lip

Alec Mapa

Commentary 947 2005-09-27 2005-09-12 Stiff upper lip By Alec Mapa I love London. My travel-agent parents took me there for my 13th birthday, and I immediately fell in love with the history,

Protectors of youth
September 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Protectors of youth

Todd Henneman

GLSEN, the leading national group focused on protecting LGBT youths in schools, just turned 10. As its influence grows, so do its growing pains

Broadcast steps up
September 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Broadcast steps up

Richard Andreoli

Perhaps feeling the heat from the three gay cable networks, the Big Six offer plenty of gay and lesbian characters (real and fictional)

Real World recovery
September 12 2005 12:00 AM ET

Real World recovery

Michael Giltz

In a confessional new book, gay Real World alum Chris Beckman puts the spotlight on a new generation fighting addiction

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