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Strangers no more

Strangers no more

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

Maine's big win

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

Gene Robinson

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

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

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

Kerry's courage

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

Crystal persuasion

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

Learning the truth at 17

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

The AIDS cocktail turns 10

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.

The magic of being gay

The magic of being gay

For this author, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire can be read as an allegory for gay men who need to claim their own gift and learn how to give back to a sometimes hostile society

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Breathe a sigh of relief that this exquisite gay love story has finally made it to the big screen.

Cowboy Wrangler

Cowboy Wrangler

A dozen years after his queer hit The Wedding Banquet, director Ang Lee finds comfort in taking on another pioneering gay love story, the long-awaited Brokeback Mountain

Clooney vs. the Far Right

Clooney vs. the Far Right

What’s gay about George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck? In a gay-press exclusive, the superstar director fills us in—and tells us why he’s hopeful for America’s future on gay rights and civil liberties

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