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Lesbians Betrayed by Rash of Reporter Imposters
August 09 2011 4:00 AM ET

Lesbians Betrayed by Rash of Reporter Imposters 

Advocate Contributors

Lesbian bloggers are caught in the crosshairs when two are unmasked as straight men.

Is the Catholic Church a Self-Contradiction on Adoption
August 09 2011 4:00 AM ET

Is the Catholic Church a Self-Contradiction on Adoption? 

Advocate Contributors

How can the Catholic Church say it’s protecting children while throwing out hundreds of adoption and foster care cases?

Teen Fights Bullies Like a Washington Lobbyist
August 09 2011 4:00 AM ET

Teen Fights Bullies Like a Washington Lobbyist 

Neal Broverman

A teenage lobbyist fights for gay youth in D.C. and wins over a few friends in high places.

Editors Letter September 2011
August 08 2011 4:00 AM ET

Editor's Letter: No More Asking for Permission

Matthew Breen

Breen encourages you to demand equality, and demand it now.

The Cuomo Evolution
August 08 2011 4:00 AM ET

THE CUOMO EVOLUTION

Julie Bolcer

New York governor Andrew Cuomo talks about the state’s recent marriage equality win, the personal reasons behind his leadership, and his commitment to keeping the momentum going.

Actress Is Perfect Harmony in Trans Drama
August 05 2011 10:20 AM ET

Actress Is Perfect Harmony in Trans Drama

Jeremy Kinser

A young actress makes her mark with a stunning performance as a transgender teen in the riveting drama Gun Hill Road.

New Rules Old Institutions
July 08 2011 2:10 PM ET

 New Rules, Old Institutions

Michelle Garcia

The all-female Spelman College, one of the premier historically black colleges in the U.S., has been a part of gay history since its establishment in 1881. Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, who were believed to be longtime partners, established the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, which eventually evolved into Spelman. A century later the college became the first historically black school to offer a women’s studies major, and in 1983 it became the first such institution with an LGBT center.

Let the Games Commence
July 07 2011 4:00 AM ET

 Let the Games Commence

Michelle Garcia

 Since the first gay games in 1982, athletes and sports lovers have flocked to destinations around the world for the big event, bringing an influx of cash from spectators, athletes, and sponsors. However the financial hangovers from the games in New York in 1994, Amsterdam in 1998, and Sydney, Australia, in 2002 have taken some of the shine off the organization’s reputation in recent years.

I Advocate Glenne McElhinney
July 06 2011 4:00 AM ET

I Advocate...Glenne McElhinney

Advocate Contributors

Here's what Glenne McElhinney, project director for Impact Stories and the filmmaker behind On These Shoulders We Stand, is passionate about this month.

Dance Hall Diva
July 06 2011 4:00 AM ET

Dance Hall  

Advocate Contributors

Read about and watch a promo for the Lifetime hit Drop Dead Diva's "gay prom" episode inspired by Constance McMillen and featuring guest appearances by Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, and Wanda Sykes.

July 06 2011 4:00 AM ET

Equal Opportunity Education

Advocate Contributors

Getting LGBT history into California’s schools won’t be easy, but a gay politician says it’s a matter of life and death.

See Gagas Self Portrait for Our Cover
July 05 2011 9:00 AM ET

See Gaga's Self-Portrait for Our Cover 

Advocate.com Editors

While on tour in Germany, Lady Gaga took her first magazine cover self-portrait for The Advocate’s August issue.

Nepal Constitution Aims High
July 05 2011 4:00 AM ET

Nepal Constitution Aims High

Advocate Contributors

A draft constitution for Nepal would enshrine LGBT rights advances as breathtaking as the heights of Mount Everest if lawmakers are willing to adopt the document.

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