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. 1021, December 16

Anatomy of a Failed Campaign: In Two Short Months, the Battle over California's Proposition 8 Went from Double-Digit Opposition to Passing with 52% of the Vote on Election Day. Could the Heartbreaking Loss Have Been Avoided? Depends on Who You Ask
AT THE NO ON 8 FIELD OFFICE in Los Angeles's Silver Lake neighborhood on the eve of Election Day, it was hard to imagine defeat. The two large, brightly lit rooms reserved for training volunteers were packed; the hallways were almost impassible. A...
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Be the Best
Holiday gifts guaranteed to make you shine. Guest 01 Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur ($35, WallyWine.com) 02 Corzo Silver tequila ($50, WallyWine.com) 03 Small charcoal ball natural deodorizer ($30, Fitzsu.com) 04 Grail & Lantz duo wine...
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Dear President-Elect Obama, We Gave You Our Vote (at Least Most of Us Did). Will You Now Fight for Our Full Equality? Open Letters from 17 Gay Men and Lesbians
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on your election. You take office in a time of great uncertainty both nationally and internationally. Your words and actions now will have serious consequences for this and future generations....
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Fairy Tales: The Director and Stars of the New Broadway Production of Shrek Talk about Playing Gay, Fighting off Fans, and the Best Coming-Out Gift for Clay Aiken
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE GAY GOLDEN BOYS of the Great White Way have gone green for Shrek the Musical. Broadway's new adaptation of William Steig's 1990 book and DreamWorks' Academy Award-winning animated film series about a misunderstood ogre...
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Hip Hymns: Ask Anyone Who Has Ever Hailed a Cab in the Snow with an Armload of Presents: Multitasking Is Essential at Christmastime. That Goes for Holiday Music Too. Here Are Some Albums Doing Double Duty as Really Good Music
* Melissa Etheridge's A New Thought for Christmas radiates harmony and goodwill yet never tips over into treacle. The raspy-voiced icon composed several new tunes, including two ("Glorious" and "O Night Divine") that incorporate elements from sacred...
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Partners in Romance: What's the Secret Behind Judith Gould, Best-Selling Author of Sweeping Romance Novels? She's Actually a Couple of Gay Men
TRUE DEVOTEES OF ROMANCE NOVELS know Judith Gould. They know her oeuvre-best sellers like Sins (1982), Never Too Rich (1990), and The Best Is Yet to Come (2002). They know her heroines--brassy dames who defy the odds and find adventure and passion...
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Playing Gay: Fable II for Xbox 360-Featuring Gay Marriage and Visible Gaydar-Is the Most Inclusive Video Game Ever Created
When asked to picture a video game hero, few would imagine a pregnant, cross-dressing lesbian. But Fable II, the long-anticipated sequel to the 2004 role-playing game, gives players a wealth of options to customize their protagonist. And in keeping...
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Projection Runway: Fashion Designer Tom Ford Segues into Celluloid with a Daring Film Project
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AFTER STEPPING DOWN from a decade-long reign as creative director of Gucci in 2004, Tom Ford raised eyebrows higher than his hemlines when he joined Creative Artists Agency with aspirations of becoming a film director. Now,...
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Straight Man: Adrien Brody Does His Best to Let Loose for His Gay Fans
ADRIEN BRODY IS A SERIOUS ACTOR. After all, he won an Academy Award for his portrayal in The Pianist of a Polish Jewish musician struggling to survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. And after lending gravitas to the Beyonce vehicle Cadillac...
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The Age of Ignorance
AS MY FELLOW EDITORS AND I WERE IN PRODUCTION on this issue of the magazine, hundreds of demonstrators marched past our offices on Wilshire Boulevard on their way to the Mormon Temple about a mile to the south of us. It was the second day of protest-the...
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