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Rebuilding Our City — the LGBT Heroes of Katrina

In our 2005 cover story, The Advocate followed survivors of Hurricane Katrina fighting to keep the legendary gay mecca of New Orleans alive. Read the inspiring stories of resilience below.

Big (gay) business

For many Fortune 500 companies corporate pride is a year-round enterprise.

American Idol's big gay closet

With its sappy songs, flamboyant contestants, and metrosexual host, American Idol is the campiest thing on TV. But could an openly gay singer win?

The cyber mafia

Gay bloggers have emerged as the most influential voice in a new wave of journalists who are redefining the way the information game is played.

Suddenly single

Looking for long-term love is hard enough when you're young and queer in the big city. But reentering the dating scene after the end of a long relationship -- that's a struggle.

Miss Cleo Comes Out

The queen of late-night infomercial psychics tells us what you might not predict: She’s a lesbian.

Picking their court battles

It's taken on the Boy Scouts, eliminated sodomy laws, and won victories for students. Now Lambda Legal has its sights on marriage. Its recipe for success: Select ingredients carefully and cook them slowly.

Big gay love

HBO's Big Love has ignited debate about hetero polygamy, but polyamorous relationships are not news to the many gay men with multiple long-term partners. How do they fit in to our fight for visibility?

It's all about our children

State lawmakers across the country are proposing new bans on adoption by gays and lesbians. That makes the work of the Family Pride Coalition all the more challenging--and necessary

The last battle

With increasing pressure on Congress to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," a group of out veterans unveils a plan to bring conservatives to their side and win the right to serve

Rebuilding our city

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

Growing the grass roots

Coming back from a slump in the 1990s, the 32-year-old National Gay and Lesbian Task Force aims to take the lead in aiding local organizing. In a time of "terrible trouble," NGLTF is in it for the long haul

All systems go for Logo

MTV Networks plans to launch its gay and lesbian channel in June. Is basic cable ready?