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 No. 762, June 23

A Great Place to Hang
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center pumps up its focus on community with the Village If it takes a village to raise a child, it took the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and about $6 million to raise The Village, the center's newest facility...
Berlin Theatre Songs
As the world gears up for the centenary (in 2000) of Kurt Weill's birth, it seems remarkable that the works of this most haunting of 20th-century composers are still not completely represented on record. It amazes, also, to realize that although Weill,...
Boy Will Be Boy
On the eve Culture Club's comeback tour, Boy George talks about his band's troubled history, the joys of reuniting, his still-tense relationship with ex-lover Jon Moss, and what may be his favorite subject of all, George Michael When Culture Club...
Dream Weaver
Exclusive: Clive Barker talks about his ambitious new novel An epic novel centering on two powerful, feuding families, Galilee (HarperCollins, $26) may be the most accessible book ever to come out of Clive Barker's vivid and complex imagination....
Faithful in Our Fashion
DICTIONARIES DEFINE MONOGAMY AS "THE CUSTOM OF BEING married to only one person at a time." After a time, when two people no longer wish to be together, it's natural for them to move on to other partners. Of course, no one enters into a relationship...
Grabbing a Piece of Her Heart
Janis Joplin never thought much of herself when she was alive. She didn't think she pretty, never experienced a stable love relationship, and she turned her blues singing and fondness for booze and drugs into therapy--a remedy to blunt the sadness...
Meditations on Monogamy
India's spiritual guru, Deepak Chopra, has some surprising words of wisdom for gay and lesbian couples Deepak Chopra, director for educational programs at the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, Calif., is the author of 16 books that draw from...
Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach
What causes homosexuality?" asks Mr. Charles, settling himself on the, throne of his cable-access empire, sporting a, lemon-custard jacket, a paisley necktie for a belt, and a gleam in his eye born of more than one martini. "I do!" Like a creature...
Music for Johnny Johnson
As the world gears up for the centenary (in 2000) of Kurt Weill's birth, it seems remarkable that the works of this most haunting of 20th-century composers are still not completely represented on record. It amazes, also, to realize that although Weill,...
One on One
According to Merriam Webster's dictionary, "mo.nog.a.my" is the condition or practice of having a single mate during a period of time." How archaic or how hip is the concept for gay and lesbian couples today? MONOGAMY Is it for us? The Advocate...
Out to Represent Boston
Gay voters showing lesbian Susan Tracy it takes more than an openly gay candidate to win their support. Susan Tracy likes to tell the story of John F. Kennedy's political rise. Before he was elected president, Massachusetts's eighth congressional...
Party Monster
The yuppies huddle just before the fade-out of Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco, mourning the demise of the great club years and speculating that it may have had something to do with the outbreak of herpes. As if. Earth to Whit, Earth to Whit:...
Pride TV Guide
With proper planning you can program a gay TV festival at home Ellen may be off the air, but that doesn't mean TV networks have forgotten gay viewers altogether. In fact, for Gay Pride Month, many networks have inserted special programming into their...
Remembering Frank
MUCH OF WHAT'S BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT FRANK SINATRA smacks of the sexism with which the singer was associated, especially the endlessly repeated declaration that he was "the greatest popular singer of all time." The rhetorical frenzy inevitably associated...
Teletubbies
Children's television has a long and largely unspoken connection to gay sensibility. After all, it's our first exposure to popular culture, one without the inhibitions of the adult world. How many queer boys have fallen in love with Speed Racer? How...
The Other 'M' Word
Whether you're in a monogamous relationships or not, you soon may be able to make it legal in Hawaii Few heterosexuals would be willing to put their right to marry on a ballot for voter approval, but that's the prospect gay men and lesbians are facing...
The Power Brokers
In the ongoing political battles for equal rights, these are the people leading the struggle--when they're not struggling with each other Kerry Lobel, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, learned about it from a press release....
The Seven Deadly Sins
As the world gears up for the centenary (in 2000) of Kurt Weill's birth, it seems remarkable that the works of this most haunting of 20th-century composers are still not completely represented on record. It amazes, also, to realize that although Weill,...
Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation
There are few bands as singular, as specifically American, and yet as downright homo as the B-52's. Few have dared to imitate them. No one could. Their mix of refried surf guitar, cheesy organs, organic dance grooves, and off-kilter harmonies was...
Twentieth Century Blues: The Songs of Noel Coward
It makes perfect sense that the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust--the British equivalent of our own Red Hot Organization, the musical AIDS charity launched with Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter--would salute Noel Coward. England's own Porter,...
Viagra Falls
I'M NO MARGARET MEAD (ALTHOUGH ONE HALLOWEEN I CUT IN some blunt bangs, slipped on a sarong and some sensible shoes, and carried a big walking stick), but I would have to say that straight people are in the middle of a bigger end-of-the-century sex panic...
What Century Is This Anyway?
Just when you thought it was to be lulled into the romantic notion of monogamy, EDMUND WHITE, acclaimed novelist, journalist, and creative writing professor, launches a full frontal attack of the mere thought of being sexually faithful to only one person...
What Did He Really Say?
John F. Kerry was furious. A May 13 wire report had quoted the Democratic senator from Massachusetts as saying he had little patience with advocacy for same-sex marriages. Gay men and lesbians "are not parents by definition," the quote read. "They...
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Viagra's glory story may be tainted--the potency pill doesn't mix well with protease inhibitors or recreational drugs Before it even was introduced on the market, Viagra had achieved the kind of fame usually reserved for Hollywood superstars. As...
What's New, Pussycat?
Lucy Goes to the Country (Alyson Wonderland, $15.95) John Canemaker and Joseph Kennedy talk about their children's book and their life together What makes a family? Lucy Goes to the Country adds one definition: the loving familial bond between gay...
Would You like Steroids with That Cocktail?
Tom O'Berg, who has AIDS, had forgotten what it was like to wake up with an erection. Although the protease inhibitor regimen he started a year ago gave him hope that he might still live a long life, O'Berg felt weak, skinny, and depressed. "Sex just...