The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

The Advocate is a bi-weekly newsmagazine focusing on gay life in American. The Advocate includes news features, investigative reports, arts and entertainment features, celebrity interviews, financial columns, and health columns.

Articles from August 14

A Capital Standout
What's new? I remember when I was a little girl, people in my parents' generation would greet each other by asking, "What's new?" I don't know if it was really a question, any more than "How are you?" demands an answer today. Still, I was thinking...
A New Way of Doing Things
My 15-year-old niece was sitting across from me in a Venice, Calif., restaurant one sunny Saturday. As we ate our lunches, she suddenly began talking about several of her classmates in high school and some of the "not very nice" things she's heard...
Bo Allen Alan Ware
Came out while clowning in the Ringling circus, making one big tent welcoming for gays The latest edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus contains a surprising skit: a hilariously nasty swipe at Dr. Laura. So it's no shock that...
Brian Graden
Created an anti-hate campaign to promote tolerance in the MTV generation Under the tutelage of Brian Graden, president of programming at MTV, the now-20-year-old music television network kicked off the current "Fight for Your Rights: Take a Stand...
DJ Kimberly S
Breaks the barrier between gay male and lesbian dance music DJ Kimberly S. likes it both ways. No, not like that--she's definitely a lesbian. But in the segregated world of dance music--where certain DJs play for the men and certain DJs play for...
Dykes Take on Decor Heaven
It all started with a desk. I needed a new one since reorganizing my tiny office in an attempt to improve my destiny. With all the feng shui (of course!) requirements to position my back to the window to enhance my power and to clear the clutter from...
Gender on Celluloid
Hedwig and the Angry Inch bridges old drag stereotypes end an emerging wave of films that take gender issues seriously and offer genderqueers who are fully human Yes, Hedwig, there is a new gender in cinema. A new wave of movies--both narrative...
Guerrilla Queer Bar
Turns San Francisco nightlife on its head. As gays and lesbians invade straight bars, they create both a new form of activism and a great way to have fun On the evening of March 2, tourists in San Francisco's Union Square found themselves surrounded...
Innovation through the Ages
Events taken for granted today were once part of a cutting edge journey to a new frontier 1896 Even as Oscar Wilde is serving two years' hard labor for "gross indecency," Edward Carpenter publishes the groundbreaking Love's Coming of Age, which...
John Cameron Mitchell
FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE, INNOVATION IS LIFE. WE MUST CONSTANTLY GENERATE NEW IDEAS AND FRESH APPROACHES TO OLD CHALLENGES JUST TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE--TO CLAIM OUR RIGHTS, PROTECT OUR FAMILIES, TELL OUR STORIES. SO IT'S...
Jude Law
Defies Hollywood convention by playing gay often--and passionately--without tarnishing his matinee idol image Truly gorgeous male actors in America tend to be touchy about their beauty, as though it throws their manhood into question. Divinely handsome...
Keith Orr
Sparked a national trend by turning a Fred Phelps protest into a gay fund-raiser Most gay men and lesbians greet the news that notorious homophobe Fred Phelps is coming to their town with chagrin or a protest or both. But when Keith Orr, co-owner...