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 May 28

Better Living Here in Allentown: Steve Black and Other Local Activists Shepherd the Passage of Antidiscrimination Protections in the Heart of Blue-Collar America. (Behind the Headlines)
Allentown, Pa., is known as a hard-scrabble conservative steel town of 105,000, so it was somewhat surprising when the city council in April banned discrimination in employment and housing based on both sexual orientation and gender identity. The...
Bush's Abstinence Man: Tom Coburn, Head of the President's AIDS Advisory Council, Preaches His Preference for "Just Say No" over Condom-Based HIV Education. (Health Update)
Gay men have long subscribed to an AIDS prevention strategy that can be summed up in a single word: condoms. But now one of President Bush's top AIDS advisers, conservative Oklahoma physician and former U.S. representative Tom Coburn, says he would...
Children by Design: A Deaf Lesbian Couple's Decision to Intentionally Conceive Deaf Children Reignites the Debate over "Designer" Babies. (Parenting)
It was a simple profile on one family, but The Washington Post Magazine's March 31 feature on partners Sharon Duchesneau and Candace McCullough and their two children set off a worldwide debate. Not because of the women's sexual orientation but...
"Daddy, Why Are You So Old?" (My Perspective)
Sometime soon, one of my sons will throw me a baseball, and I'll dislocate my arm trying to throw it back. I was never much of a ballplayer, but now, at 45--with twin sons on the way--I'm worried that I'm past my prime. One day one of them is bound...
Death-Defying Dance: Choreographer Elizabeth Streb Talks about Go: Action Heroes, Her Latest Fusion of Danger, Acrobatics, and Art. (Dance)
"My goal is to create noticeable action," says out choreographer Elizabeth Streb. Her intent is evident even in the names of the works included in her recent program Ripped: "Air Hurl," "Toss," "Air Impact," and "Catastrophic Realizer" don't exactly...
Disturbing Behavior. (Last Word)
The numbers keep rolling in: 12 priests in Southern California have been forced to retire because of accusations of pedophilia, 14 have been incriminated in New Hampshire, 35 in Philadelphia, with scores of others scurrying for cover everywhere...
First Flush of Fame: Glam Rock Lives Again in New York Band the Toilet Boys, Adored by Debbie Harry, Fronted by the Fierce Miss Guy. (Music)
When the Toilet Boys' video for their single "Another Day in the Life" first cracked MTV2's rock top 20 in February 2002, the lead vocalist for the band, Miss Guy, saw folks embracing the infectious "kids are all right" anthem as a triumph of old...
Hollywood's Gayby Boom. (Final Cut)
It's often been said that the sexiest accessory on any man at a Hollywood supermarket is a smiling, robust child. I join with the throngs considering raising a family to say there's much more to it than that. Although our "deviant lifestyles" may...
Morel Majority: Dance Maven Richard Morel Is Openly Gay, but He Insists on Making Music for Everybody. (Music)
Richard Morel is about as out as a gay man can be. He's out to his neighbors--for the last eight years he has shared a home in the Washington, D.C., suburbs with his partner, Nick Lopata. He's out to his family--his father turned Richard and Nick's...
New HIV Drugs in the Pipeline: Drug Companies Have Dozens of New Anti-HIV Drugs under Study, with Many Advantages-And a Few Drawbacks-Compared with Existing Medications. (Health Update)
There's nothing more frustrating for Philippe Chiliade, MD, than watching his HIV-positive patients develop resistance to their anti-HIV drug regimens. Despite relying on an arsenal of 16 unique antiretroviral HIV medications and two multidrug combination...
Puppet Master: Avant-Garde Artist Ping Chong Has Worked with Ink, Paint, Video, Dance, and Music. Now He's Channeling His Vision through Haunting Puppet Shows. (Theater)
Like his work, Ping Chong defies easy classification. And that suits him fine. "I don't belong to any group," he says. "I'm just not a joiner." Yet for those who've followed his 30-year career, Chong is an original theater director, choreographer,...
Son of Barbarella: CQ Sets out to Spoof the Silly Cinema of the '60S, Complete with a Closeted Movie Star, but Winds Up No Funnier That Its Source Material
CQ * Written and directed by Roman Coppola * Starring Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, and Giancarlo Giannini * United Artists You know that life is creeping up on you when the signposts of your adolescence curdle into camp before you've barely...
The Adoption Option: Rosie O'Donnell and Tens of Thousands of Other Gay People Have Chosen to Adopt Children-But How Many Roadblocks Stand in the Way of Others Who Want to Follow Their Lead? (Cover Story)
"Hold on a second, I need to just send my kid away here," says Sean Kershaw, who has a toddler demanding his attention. If an impatient 2-year-old could personify America's debate over adoption by gays and lesbians, it would be Aidan. The odd set...