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 October 24

All about Yve Adam
An up-and-coming lesbian singer tells how she and her hetero band mate make music for everybody's ears "The record label has never asked me to be in the closet. Ever. But at the same time, they don't want to terrify all the poor straight boys who...
A New Tale to Tell
Armistead Maupin talks about The Night Listener (his first novel in eight years), the Hollywood closet, dating, and Jennifer Love Hewitt The long wait is over--after eight years we finally have a new novel from Armistead Maupin. Not that he hasn't...
Believe the Hype
Out TV veterans Terry Sweeney, Lanier Laney, and Scott King--and a few gay writers--give a zippy spin to the WB's outrageous new sketch comedy series While Hype, a half-hour sketch show debuting on the WB network this fall, may not be specifically...
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot * Written by Lee Hall * Directed by Stephen Daldry * Starring Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Bell, Jamie Draven * Universal Focus With a maximum of heart and a minimum of schmaltz, British import Billy Elliot tells how one boy finds...
BLIND Faith
AIDS has dimmed his eyesight, but photographer John Dugdale keeps working. His art informs a rich new book The year 1993 was bad for John Dugdale. That was the year Dugdale, already a successful commercial photographer, had an AIDS-related stroke...
Eve's Close Shave
Supermodel Eve Salvail talks for the first time about her experiences with women and the brutal attack that forced her to rethink her career Back in 1996 model Eve Salvail was the undisputed It Girl of the Paris fashion scene. Her signature look--a...
Friend or Family?
Voters in Vermont are faced with a Senate race between an openly gay Democrat and a pro-gay Republican At first glance the U.S. Senate race in Vermont might seem like a no-brainer for gay and lesbian voters. After all, Democrat Ed Flanagan, Vermont's...
Gay Strings Attached
Master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett tells how he brought his wild cast of gay characters to life amid a turbulent year of his own Canadian artist Ronnie Burkett is trying to answer that age-old question: Was he born a puppeteer, or was it because of...
Hillary Up Close & Personal
In an exclusive interview, the first lady and Senate candidate talk in-depth of the first time about gay issues and lesbian friends Even by New York's colorful standards, this year's U.S. Senate race between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep. Rick...
Home Shui Home
Feng shui guru David Raney has improved the vibes and struck a perfect balance for everything from the Hype offices to Donna Karan's flagship store When David Raney walked into the DKNY store on Madison Avenue in New York, the feng shui master immediately...
Losing That Loving Feeling
The recent breakups between lesbian celebrities raise hard questions about relationships with women who were once straight Alice, now a 48-year-old lesbian living in Los Angeles, came of age in the 1970s just as women's liberation hit its political...
Making the Green Case
Green Party presidential hopeful Ralph Nader puts himself forward as the alternative to gay politics as usual In his quixotic presidential bid, Ralph Nader refers to the Democratic and Republican parties as "Republocrats" whose two interchangeable...
Other Races to Watch
While they don't attract the attention that the race for the White House does, there are a number of statewide contests that could have a strong bearing on issues of importance to gay and lesbian voters. Here is the breakdown on six such races. ...
Out with the In-Laws
Meeting the in-laws can be a tough ritual for anyone, but it's especially daunting for the lesbian or gay couple. Imagine, then, what a landmark year this has been, meeting my sweetheart's mother and stepfather, Esther and Dick, for the first time...
Readerforum
Danny grows up Danny Pintauro finds himself trying to break patterns that repeat relationship problems ["He's the Boss," September 26]. He realizes this is good, but that's a sign of getting older. He may find himself an older man stuck in his ways...
Sex: None of the Above
Growing up gay isn't easy. So as adults, gays should be among the most accepting people in the universe, right? Ha! With the dawning of a new millennium, perhaps it's time to loosen the ties that bind each "alternative" sexuality unto itself to the...
Still Working His Groove
DJ Junior Vasquez talks about his hot new CD, his single life, and his fabulous 51st birthday Junior Vasquez, mainstay of the New York club scene, the DJ responsible for solid-gold remixes for countless singularly named divas--Madonna, Cher, Mariah,...
Tempting Gay Employees
Work takes up a great deal of our time and energy, but how many gays and lesbians actually like where they work or what they do for a living? As the following stories show, many do. We look at ten companies that respect their gay workers and at ten...
The Cost of Courage
Support for Vermont's civil unions law costs five lawmakers their jobs The civil unions law in Vermont has proved to be good news for gay and lesbian couples. It's also been bad news for Republicans who supported the measure. In the statewide primary...
The Dutch Say "I Do"
With lots of fanfare and little opposition, the Netherlands becomes the first nation to offer full marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples Imagine a legislative body that over-whelmingly endorses same-sex marriage. The vote proves so popular...
The People's Candidate
Openly gay presidential candidate David McReynolds doesn't think he'll win--he just wants to spread the word about socialism You've probably never heard of him, and you may not even be able to vote for him--depending on where you live. But that's...
Turning the Page
Confronting an increasingly tough business, three heroes of gay and lesbian publishing pass the torch Barbara Grier wants everyone to know the rumors of her retirement are greatly exaggerated. "I field about 40 calls a day from hysterical customers...
What Did We Expect from Them?
ANNE AND ELLEN AND JULIE AND MELISSA LIVED IN OUR SPOTLIGHT AND CARRIED OUR BURDENS, NOW IT'S TIME TO FIND OUR OWN WAY BY VICTORIA PRICE FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON TO JOHN WAYNE, America is a country built on heroes--men and women who have modeled our...
Whistle While You Work
When we talk about our jobs, it's most often to complain. Whether we're kvetching about our hours, our pay, or our bosses, most of us would rather do anything but work. With that in mind, The Advocate set out to find people who feel quite the opposite--who...
Why We Need Gay Republicans
Kevin Ivers robbed me at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association convention in San Francisco in September. The spokesman for the Log Cabin Republicans--the gay Republicans--mugged me of the only possible contribution I could have made...