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Sunny words

Sunny words

What better way to beckon second glances this summer than with a book that signals your profound sophistication? Then again, how about a work you can still make sense of while sipping cocktails at the pool? To spare you the homework of finding the best books for your mood, wallet, and barbecue chatter, we asked folks at four of the country’s best lesbian and gay bookstores for their predictions about the summer’s most-anticipated titles. This short list is the result, with thanks to Philip Rafshoon of Outwrite Books and Coffeehouse in Atlanta, Ed Hermance of Giovanni’s Room in Philadelphia, Kim Brinster of New York City’s Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop, and Jason Galloway at San Francisco’s A Different Light Bookstore.

SAAD all over

SAAD all over

Commentary 987 2007-06-19 2007-05-18 SAAD all over By Christopher Rice I’m still trying to wrap my head around the hard fact that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is stead

His beautiful mind

His beautiful mind

Inside the brain of an autistic savant lies a parallel universe.

Troy Perry's pride

Troy Perry's pride

June 1970 saw the nation’s first gay pride parades. Here, the unabridged recollection of L.A.'s maiden march, told by Metropolitan Community Church founder Troy Perry.

Katharine Heigl

Katharine Heigl

If the Hollywood buzz is sawing right, Katherine Heigl is about to slice off a chunk of movie stardom. This month she’s starring in the new Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) comedy, Knocked Up. But the Connecticut-bred charmer cut her way into our hearts as Izzie Stevens, the earnest intern on ABC’s smash hit Grey’s Anatomy, and earned her BGF overnight by famously taking a Grey’s costar to task for some homophobic comments. Here the outspoken actress talks about her BFF (our cover boy, T.R. Knight, of course!), her frustration with the f word, and her yen to have a gay kid—just not for a while.

Virginia Tech's invisible gay angles

Virginia Tech's invisible gay angles

Why did the LGBT community feel they had no part in the story of Cho Seung-Hui and the massacre he wrought?

The Reverend Mel White Remembers the Late Jerry Falwell

The Reverend Mel White remembers the late Jerry Falwell

Soulforce cofounder Mel White knew two Jerry Falwells: the evangelical preacher who spewed hate from the pulpit and the family man who wasn't so bad once you got to know him.

Mike Jones kisses and tells

Mike Jones kisses and tells

In his new book, I Had to Say Something: The Art of Ted Haggard's Fall, the gay escort gives up the gory details of his relationship with the head of the National Association of Evangelicals. Beyond the kink is a narrative both personal and observant.

Mooning over the LGBT Miami film festival

Mooning over the Miami LGBT film festival

Writer Harriette Yahr heads to SoFlo and tells us what movies are making waves on the festival circuit.

Finding the Duclod Man Part 2

Finding the Duclod Man, Part 2

In one of The Advocate’s most talked-about stories ever, reporter Sarah Aswell recounted her search for the mysterious stalker who targeted her and other bisexual students. But what happened after she unmasked the Duclod Man?

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