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Howdy, partners
October 09 2005 11:00 PM ET

Howdy, partners

Christopher Lisotta

You can’t go it alone. Gay activists in Texas, Maine, and elsewhere are partnering with straight leaders and civil rights groups as they fight antigay ballot initiatives this year and next

Outspoken: Brian Samuels
October 09 2005 11:00 PM ET

Outspoken

Brian Samuels

Commentary 949 2005-10-25 2005-10-10 Outspoken By Brian Samuels Samuels is now 21 and attending Emerson College in Boston. I thought it was over. Our

Never going back
October 09 2005 11:00 PM ET

Never going back

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 949 2005-10-25 2005-10-10 Never going back By Bruce C. Steele Is Melissa Etheridge the karmic center of gay and lesbian America? She came out in 1993 during inaugural festivities for

Gay-volution theory
October 09 2005 11:00 PM ET

Gay-volution theory

Kate Clinton

Commentary 949 2005-10-25 2005-10-10 Gay-volution theory By Kate Clinton Great news, everyone! I’ve figured out how to deep-six that detestable, untestable, pseudoscie

The long road ahead
October 07 2005 11:00 PM ET

The long road ahead

Advocate.com Editors

Fifty years after Brown v. the Board of Education, people forget that most victories in the fight for racial equality came after that court decision outlawing segregation. For gays and lesbians, it’s time to steel ourselves for the decades of work we still have to do to achieve equality.

Harvard versus the military
October 06 2005 11:00 PM ET

Harvard versus the military

Advocate.com Editors

Harvard University receives a sizable chunk of its annual budget from the federal government. As a result, the law school is overlooking its own antidiscrimination policies and allowing military recruiters on campus. How sad.

Schwarzenegger’s legacy
October 05 2005 11:00 PM ET

Schwarzenegger’s legacy

Geoffrey Kors

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger can impede the movement for same-sex marriage rights, says the head of the gay rights group Equality California, but he can’t do anything to defeat it. We will win

Honoring Ryan Whites legacy
September 29 2005 11:00 PM ET

Honoring Ryan White's Legacy

Advocate.com Editors

The Ryan White CARE Act, America’s life stream to those living with and at risk for HIV, is expiring, threatening to unravel one of the nation’s most critical health care safety nets

Tab talks
September 25 2005 11:00 PM ET

Tab talks

Felice Picano

The meeting of newly out ’50s matinee idol Tab Hunter and radical literary lion Felice Picano produces some sparks and many remarkable exchanges—and the revelation that both slept with Anthony Perkins

Rebuilding our city
September 25 2005 11:00 PM ET

Rebuilding our city

Greg Hernandez

The gay and lesbian survivors of Hurricane Katrina are vowing to return to New Orleans and make it more fabulous than ever

Welcoming workplaces
September 25 2005 11:00 PM 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 25 2005 11:00 PM 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 25 2005 11:00 PM ET

We're coming out!

admin

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

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