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 July 20

Absolute Beginners
Three first-time directors take us behind the scenes of their fresh new movies Boy toys and Tori stories Where do you scout for the perfect actor to play a go-go boy in a gay-themed movie? If you're first-time feature-film director Jim Fall,...
Acting Our Age
It was one of those moments that make you doubt the whole concept of intimacy. I was getting dressed for work, finally feeling relaxed enough in my job as a writer-producer on a prime-time TV series to wear jeans to the office. My partner watched from...
Eleanor Roosevelt
Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses the lesbians and the social causes she found in Eleanor Roosevelt's life. It isn't easy for Blanche Wiesen Cook to find a shady bench. Walking through Manhattan's Riverside Park--near the home she has shared for the...
Family Valued
The last time you saw me in this space I was explaining why I was in Amsterdam. Not to confuse you or anything, but I'm now living in Oslo, Norway. Why? Well, my partner is Norwegian. We met in the autumn of 1997, and the following spring he came to...
Honey Makes a Buzz at Lilith
Kate Schellenback of Luscious Jackson muses on the band's new albums and the ladies' Fair. "We made a conscious decision to go back to the vibe of our earlier albums groove-oriented, good drum loops, and danceable pop songs," says Luscious Jackson...
In September; the Light Changes: The Stories of Andrew Holleran
Andrew Holleran is back with deftly observed story collection. "When I first started writing I wrote nothing but short stories," recalls Andrew Holleran. "I gathered enough rejection slips to wallpaper a room." The rejection-slip days are long since...
Love on the Fly
Travel is what I do. As a film critic I climb on and off airplanes heading to film festivals and lecture tours with a repetition that some would say qualities my life as glamorous. But believe me, the perks can pale beside the stress of packing suitcases,...
Old Hot Spots Still Sizzle
HOW POPULAR RESORTS STAY POPULAR? As more and more cities and resorts clamor for the almighty gay travel dollar, many gays and lesbians find that there is nothing like tradition. But tradition is not the only draw. The most popular gay resorts continue...
Open-Door Policy
WHILE SOME COUNTRIES DO ALL THEY CAN TO PUSH GAY TOURISTS AWAY, MANY OTHERS ARE REALIZlNG THAT GAY TRAVELERS ARE SIMPLY GOOD BUSINESS While some travel destinations have put out a GO HOME sign for gay and lesbian tourists, a growing number of cities...
Out for Tourists
AS LAST YEAR'S FLAP OVER A RAINBOW FLAIl DIES DOWN, OGUNQUIT STILL THRIVES AS A GAY RESORT. A year after the eruption of a sometimes bitter controversy over a gay flag and the town's commitment to nondiscrimination, Ogunquit, a coastal summer resort...
Reader Forum
In a family way Congratulations on your gay parenting issue [June 22]. It's the best issue of The Advocate I've seen in years! My only complaint: I wanted more! Especially on the sperm-bank option, as this is the most popular way lesbians create...
The Brandon Teena Story
The Brandon Teena Story * Produced and directed by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir * Cinemax's "Reel Life" * Premieres July 26, 11 P.M. Eastern time (check local listings) Most of us are familiar with the basic facts: A young Nebraska woman...
The Comeback Kidder
Jim J. Bullock says his recent drug arrest forced him to evaluate his life. Now he's back on his feet in L.A.'s When Pigs Fly. With roles like the goofy Monroe Ficus on the hit '80s sitcom Too Close for Comfort, Jim J. Bullock has made a franchise...
Trouble in Paradise
ANTIGAY SENTIMENT ABROAD CAN TURN THE PERFECT VACATION INTO A NIGHTMARE FOR UNWARY TRAVELERS There's something about travel that seems particularly appealing to gay men and lesbians. Perhaps they seek deliverance from conservative confines, or maybe...