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Rent gets real
October 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 23 2005 11:00 PM 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 11 2005 11:00 PM 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 09 2005 11:00 PM 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.

Melissa rocks the R Family cruise
October 09 2005 11:00 PM ET

Melissa rocks the R Family cruise

Anne Stockwell

In these outtakes from her cover interview with The Advocate, Melissa Etheridge tells how she and Rosie O’Donnell punked their fellow passengers for an unexpected treat

'Fag' in my classroom
October 09 2005 11:00 PM ET

"Fag" in my classroom

Lisa Pupo

Commentary 949 2005-10-25 2005-10-10 "Fag" in my classroom By Lisa Pupo “You can’t help what color you are, but if you choose to be a fag, I have the right to h

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