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 November 9

Being John Malkovich
Thanks in no small way to Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, the wildly inventive Being John Malkovich is a sexy, gender-bending trip Being John Malkovich * Written by Charlie Kaufman * Directed by Spike Jonze * Starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz,...
Being Sandy Stern
Michael Stipe's out moviemaking partner slogged through a slew of naysayers to bring Malkovich to the screen Last year, when New Line Cinema chairman Bob Shay invited moviemaking partners Sandy Stern and REM's Michael Stipe to discuss a project...
Coming out of the Ordinary
Professional homosexuals must respect the rights of homosexual professionals. This was a line I used to spout whenever anybody I knew threatened to out anybody else I knew. It seemed to make sense back when outing was still an issue, in the days after...
Do Not Go Gently into That Knight
OK, usually I try to be a little lighthearted on this page, since I am a dyed-in-the-wool, warp-and-woof optimist. But I'm sure you'll forgive me this one trip into a more serious matter. I once heard the incredibly talented attorney Connie Rice, speaking...
Driving with Mr. Mandela
A new PBS documentary tells how wealthy socialite Cecil Williams helped steer black -- and gay--rights in South Africa In 1962, on a dirt road in Howick, South Africa, Cecil Williams and Nelson Mandela were quietly arrested. For weeks Mandela had...
Feeling Social
A more hook-minded CD from Lilith Fair laves Indigo Girls includes a host of guest performers Come On Now Social * Indigo Girls * Epic Records Considering that the Indigo Girls have eight albums under theft belt, one might pretty well know what...
Feinstein's Fine Times
Michael Feinstein is New York's newest club kid--what's more, he owns the club He's performed all over the world, appeared on film and TV, and composed his first movie score (for the documentary Get Bruce). Now Michael Feinstein is a cabaret owner...
Glitter and Be Great
Sublimely over-the-top costumer Bob Mackie gets his due with an exhibition a book, and, above all, a launch party "I've never seen so many gay men together in one place in my life ... except at your birthday parties," my agent said. She just been...
Happy Together
Quintessential '80s band the Pet Shop Boys has been called snide, but lead singer Neil Tennant says the group is misunderstood, In a candid talk he disses bitter gay hipsters --and talks about the Boys' new attitude It's hard to believe that a band...
Her Championship Season
Cutting-edge playwright Maria Irene Fornes gets mainstream respect as New York's Signature Theatre Company presents a season of her works Maria Irene Fornes is one of the best-kept secrets of the American theater. Hardcore musical theater buffs...
It's Pat!
What does it say about the Reform Party if it supports Pat Buchanan's bid for the presidential nomination despite his antigay stance? Jim Mangia would like to have a few words with Pat Buchanan. As a gay man, Mangia would usually have little opportunity....
It's the Receipt That Counts
Two words that fully define why I hate the holidays: flavored coffees. Nobody I know will touch the stuff. Still, I guarantee that each of us queers will receive at least one pretty parcel of perfume-doused pseudo java sometime during the rapidly descending...
March Shuffle
The April 2000 Millennium March undergoes changes, including the demotion and possible resignation of producer Robin Tyler Just seven months before gay and lesbian marchers are scheduled to descend upon the nation's capital, organizers of the Millennium...
Matthew Perry's GAY TANGO
So, any chance ol' Chandler is not just Friends but family? Matthew Perry talks about the sitcom's gay sensibility and the love dance in Three to Tango, his new romantic comedy about mistaken sexual identity Talk about gay-friendly! If gaydar actually...
Meet the Butchies
They've opened for Indigo Girls and perked up TV's Party of Five, But this is one band that's still more punk than pop Cuter than the Backstreet Boys and ten times as smart, the three women known as the Butchies are the thinking girl's pinups. Indeed,...
Oh, Eduardo!
Eduardo Xol, dubbed "the gay Ricky Martin," is a rarity--a bona fide Latin pop star who's out When San Francisco's chic XYZ restaurant is ready accommodate Eduardo Xol, you half expect its maitre d' to announce, "The gay Ricky Martin, table for...
Readerforum
One year later Reading Judy Shepard's words one year after her son Matthew was bmtally and senselessly murdered really tugged at my heart ["The Shepard Family Heals," October 12]. I pray I never have to face that ldnd of pain. Judy reaffirms the...
Setting the Standard
New California law may spark protections for students nationwide All told, it took a lot more than a stroke of a pen. But that's all that mattered October 2, when California governor Gray Davis signed a bill banning harassment of the state's students...
Swede Success
Young Euro sensation Rebecca Liljeberg may be straight, but she says she still knows why the girls-in-love comedy Show Me Love is a hit Show Me Love, the simple, infectious story of two teenage girls who fall for each other in a small town, is no...
The Advocate Gift Guide for 1999
It's never too early to start planning who gets what for the holidays, and we're here to help. Whether you're buying for someone naughty or someone nice, The Advocate has found the right stuff. With this guide and your home computer (to check out our...
The Bard and the Boogie
Shakespeare meets disco as a New York City theater troupe turns A Midsummer Night's Dream into a nightly party called The Donkey Show With a new Donna Summer CD on the charts, That '70s Show picking up an Emmy, and Saturday Night Fever landing its...
The Breakout Club
The Pet Shop Boys aren't the only gay-affirming Brits from the go-go '80s who are still grooving By the mid '80s gays and lesbians on both sides of the Atlantic had plenty to react to, from the conservatism of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher...
Vincent/Victoria
For his daughter, Vincent Price was not a scary movie star but the dad who supported her coming out as a lesbian Whether we knew him from his horror movies of the 60's or met him later as host of the PBS series Mystery! we all grew up with Vincent...