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Anne Stockwell

If there’s
one man who is essential to the gay brain trust, it’s
Tony Kushner. His towering, Pulitzer
Prize–winning drama Angels in America
galvanized Americans to make a deeper political and
emotional commitment to the value of a gay life.
Kushner found that same commitment with author and
columnist Mark Harris.

October 08 2008 12:00 AM

Peter Morrison
entered his first Internet chat room when he was 27 years
old -- but he wasn’t hunting for sex. “I was
looking for other gay people, someone who was out and
comfortable,” he remembers.

October 08 2008 12:00 AM

Brusso and
Manelski’s relationship involved a child from the
start—their 6-year-old daughter, Camille.
Manelski, her biological dad, shares custody with
Camille’s mother. “I always knew it would have
to be somebody very special before I’d make the
commitment to bring that person into her life,”
Manelski says.

October 08 2008 12:00 AM

We thought we
were winning. Until a few days ago, California’s
proposed anti-gay constitutional amendment, Proposition 8,
was lagging in the polls. Now they're ahead. What
happened? Money, an effective ad campaign, and a
passionate voter base willing to stop at nothing to get
their point across: In their minds, gay marriage is simply

October 07 2008 12:00 AM

Billy Porter, who gave one of his first interviews as an out actor in The Advocate just three years ago, breathes new life into the Broadway musical Once on This Island, running now at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.

September 10 2008 12:00 AM

At a same-sex
wedding expo, Heather Matarazzo and Caroline Murphy tell
how their romance got started, why tuxes on women are sexy,
and why both partners should get to propose.

September 03 2008 12:00 AM

The race to win
hearts, minds, and votes on Proposition 8 has both sides
straining to pull ahead. The Yes on 8 campaign -- the
conservative coalition that aims to deny marriage to
same-sex couples -- has been deploying volunteers on
the ground… to the tune of some 15,000 Mormons,
Catholics, and evangelicals. 

August 30 2008 12:00 AM