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The bigots hall of shame
December 07 2005 12:00 AM ET

The bigots hall of shame

Scott Taylor

What is going on in Tampa? In June the county commission dissed gay and lesbian pride. Now they’re insulting Muslims in the name of the United States. Shame on them for twisting true liberty

Time for a Catholic Stonewall
December 06 2005 12:00 AM ET

Time for a Catholic Stonewall

Advocate.com Editors

The Vatican’s latest assault on its gay congregants and priests associates being gay with pedophilia and insults the values of American Catholics. It’s time for a Stonewall-sized rebellion in favor of fairness

Stone in love
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Stone in love

Alonso Duralde

The director of Big Eden is back—and gay icon Sarah Jessica Parker’s got him—with the holiday comedy The Family Stone

Tri another day
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Tri another day

Lawrence Ferber

Pierce Brosnan leaves 007 way behind as a “trisexual” hit man in the saucy new comedy The Matador

Strangers no more
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Strangers no more

Mitchell Lee Marks

Commentary 953 2005-12-20 2005-12-05 Strangers no more By Mitchell Lee Marks I came out in the summer of 1980—right in the thick of the disco era. I was 25 years old and a doctoral candi

Maine's big win
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Maine's big win

Christopher Lisotta

Commentary 953 2005-12-20 2005-12-05 Maine's big win By Christopher Lisotta It took seven years and three statewide votes, but a majority of Maine voters are now ready to extend at least some d

Q&A: Gene Robinson
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Gene Robinson

Advocate.com Editors

Our Person of the Year for 2003, V. Gene Robinson, the out Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, finally got the one meeting he’s been eager to schedule: face time in England with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, head of the Anglican Communion. Robinson is mum about the details of their talk, but he sees progress in the direction of the church’s inclusion of gay men and lesbians.

Outspoken: Thomas Moleski
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Thomas Moleski

Commentary 953 2005-12-20 2005-12-05 Outspoken: Thomas Moleski Moleski lives in Akron, Ohio. I would like to thank the citizens of Boston for their s

Last-minute gifts
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Last-minute gifts

Commentary 953 2005-12-20 2005-12-05 Last-minute gifts BOOKS Who doesn’t love a pop-up book? Two of this season’s best are Matthew Reinhart

Kerry's courage
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Kerry's courage

John Caldwell

Lesbian teenager Kerry Pacer demanded to be treated fairly at her rural high school in northeast Georgia. She never imagined it would change her entire town—or inspire a nation

Crystal persuasion
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Crystal persuasion

Charles Kaiser

Commentary 953 2005-12-20 2005-12-05 Crystal persuasion By Charles Kaiser Speed kills. That was the hot new slogan in the Bay Area—in 1968. The year after the summer of

Learning the truth at 17
December 05 2005 12:00 AM ET

Learning the truth at 17

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 953 2005-12-20 2005-12-05 Learning the truth at 17 By Bruce C. Steele I debated what song from my younger days might best express the earthshaking importance of what was

The AIDS cocktail turns 10
November 29 2005 12:00 AM ET

The AIDS cocktail turns 10

Advocate.com Editors

As World AIDS Day comes around again on December 1, many of us remember how remarkable it was back in 1995 to believe that—for the first time ever—those we loved might survive HIV/AIDS.

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