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 6

A Romance with Style: Their Photos for Vogue Defined 20th-Century Elegance, but Horst and Huene Were More Than Trendsetters-They Were Lovers. (Art)
Their photos for Vogue defined 20th-century elegance, but Horst and Huene were more than trendsetters they were lovers George Hoyningen-Huene was introduced to Horst P. Horst at a Paris cafe in 1930, and their attraction was immediate and mutual....
A Snapshot of Gay and Lesbian Lives. (Online Survey)
Census 2000 may have gathered information on self-identified same-sex partners, but a broader picture of gay and lesbian citizens remains elusive--except when it comes to their profiles as consumers. The latest comprehensive data on these consumers...
Barely Tolerable. (Reader Forum)
Perhaps Norah Vincent thought she was doing us a favor [Last Word, October 9]. But, to borrow her own words, I was more than a "tad taken aback by the word" tolerance. Sociologist Alexander Liazos wrote that "one tolerates only those one considers...
Battling Radio Silence: GayBC Founder John McMullen Anchored Amrathon Coverage on September 11. Now He's Fighting for His Web Radio Station's Survival in the Resulting Harsh Economic Times. (Media)
GayBC founder John McMullen anchored marathon coverage on September 11, Now he's fighting for his Web radio station's survival in the resulting harsh economic times September 11 has become a significant date for so many that the full effects of...
Beyond Fear. (My Perspective)
When I first heard about the death threats against student Edward Drago at the College of New Jersey, my heart went out to him. It reminded me of my 1995 trip to Washington and Lee University in Virginia: A gay student had had an M-80 thrown into his...
Chop Suey. (Film Review) (Now, Voyeur: Pinups, Poodles, and Frances Faye Are Just a Few of the Obsessions Bruce Weber Explores in Chop Suey)
Chop Suey * Directed by Bruce Weber * Zeitgeist Films Whatever they are payingBruce Weber to shoot those soft-core Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs, it's not enough. The streets of America are suddenly crawling with willowy hunks in Abercrombie-logo...
Dar to Be Different; with Her New Live Album out, Dar Williams Explains Being a Straight Woman Who Gets the Lesbian Psyche. (Music)
Splayed out in her record company's conference room, strands of long blondish brown hair dangling over her face, acoustic performer Dar Williams is signing freshly pressed copies of her forthcoming sixth record, Out There Live (Razor & Tie), a...
Falwell's Heart of Darkness. (Notes from a Blond)
For many people on the West Coast, the end of the world happened while we were asleep. We were awakened with the news or, in my case, awoke to it, peering at it on TV, thinking it was an ad for a Schwarzenegger picture, waiting for that voice to intone,...
Gay Comedy without a Dress. (Peformance Review) (Funny That Way: Comic Jason Stuart Wears the Pants on His Hilarious New CD-And Proves That Gay Guys Can Get Laughs from All Kinds of Audiences without Doing Drag)
Gay Comedy Without a Dress * Jason Stuart * Self-distributed * Comic Jason Stuart wears the pants on his hilarious new CD--and proves that gay guys can get laughs from all kinds of audiences without doing drag As the title of his CD, Gay Comedy...
Out of the Brewing Storm: As the Openly Gay Son of William Coors, Patriarch of the Famously Conservative Family, Scott Coors May Be the Beer Company's Best Weapon against a 24-Year Boycott. (Business)
As the openly gay son of William Coors, patriarch of the famously conservative family, Scott Coors may be the beer company's best weapon a 24-year boycott During a visit to San Francisco night spot Midnight Sun in the late 1990s, Scott Coors stepped...
Requiem for a Friend. (Behind the Headlines)
Paul Holm remembers his friend and ex-partner Mark Bingham, one of the heroic passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 When Mark Bingham called his mother from United Airlines Right 93 to bid her a final goodbye, they went over a short list of friends...
Security Check. (Last Word)
New York will recover, but the psychic damage to its citizens has probably been underreported, mostly because it is unmeasurable. In neighborhoods like mine, which are more than five miles away from ground zero, there was no physical manifestation...
Sex: Unknown. (Television Review) (Scary Movie: In a Compelling Documentary, the Story of One Boy's Involuntary Sex Change Underscores the Mysterious Persistence of Gender Identity)
Sex: Unknown * Produced by Stephen Sweigart and Andrew Cohen * PBS's Nova * Premieres October 30, 8 P.M. Eastern (check local listings) He was born a healthy boy named Bruce, underwent so-called sex-reassignment surgery at age 2 because a botched...
Share the Fantasy: Producer Chris Lee Reveals How He Hopes to Tap into Science Fiction's Gay Fan Base with the Hunky Computer-Generated Heroes of Final Fantasy. (Video)
Producer Chris Lee reveals how he hopes to tap into science fiction's gay fan base with the hunky computer-generated heroes of Final Fantasy Chris Lee would be the first to tell you that his being gay had nothing to do with his producing the film...
Sidelined Survivors? Already Grief-Stricken, Same-Sex Partners of Terrorist Attack Victims May Have to Fight for Equal Benefits. (Terrorism Aftermath)
Millions of dollars have poured into public and private relief agencies since the September 11 terrorist attacks. But activists worry that the lack of legal recognition of same-sex relationships may make it hard for surviving partners of gay and lesbian...
Something Wiccan This Way Comes: A Lesbian Witch? Yes, but Lexa Rosean Breaks the Halloween Stereotype by Offering Practical Advice on Spells and Shopping for Potions. (Culture)
A lesbian witch? Yes, but Lexa Rosean breaks the Halloween stereotype by offering practical advice on spells and shopping for potions Lexa Rosean is a modern witch with old magic for the new millennium. Her latest book--Powerspells: Get the Magical...
Sweet Smell of Sicks-Cess: With Tight Harmonies, Tough Politics, and a New Show at New York's Studio 54, the Kinsey Sicks Have Arrived. (Performance)
Give a former presidential adviser a big wig, smear on gobs of makeup, put him in a garish gown that rivals the infamous flip-flop dress from Priscilla, and what do you get? Headlines. CLINTON AIDE TURNS DRAG QUEEN! screamed a banner in the September...
Thank You, Chad. (Reader Forum)
I've never written a letter to a magazine before, so that should be an indication of how moved I was by Bruce Vilanch's interview with Chad Allen ["Chad Allen: His Own Story," October 9]. I can honestly say that I know a bit of what Chad has had to...
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Anne Heche: In an Exclusive Face-to-Face Interview, Anne Heche Answers the Tough Questions about Her Battle with Insanity, Her Relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, Her Sudden Marriage to Coley Laffoon, the Abuse She Suffered, and Whether She Still Considers Herself a Gay Activist
In an exclusive face-to-face interview, Anne Heche answers the tough questions about her battle with insanity,, her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, her sudden marriage to Coley Laffoon, the abuse she steered, and whether she still considers herself...
United We Stand? the Antigay Rhetoric in This Fall's Election Battles-Most Heated in Virginia's Statewide Races-Was Driven Underground by the Events of September 11. but How This Newfound Civility Will Play out at the Ballot Box on November 6 Remains an Open Question. (Election Preview)
The antigay rhetoric in this fall's election battles most heated in Virginia's statewide races was driven underground by the events of September 11. But how this newfound civility will play out at the ballot box on November 6 remains an open question...
Vamping It Up: The Outfits? the Sex? the Age Defiance? Just What Is the Appeal of Vampires to Gay and Lesbian Audiences? (Culture)
The outfits? The sex? The age defiance? Just what is the appeal of vampires to gay and lesbian audiences? When you think of a man who dresses well, stays out late, and has an endless appetite for supple young flesh, admit it: Vampire is the second...
What Makes a Family. (Reader Forum)
Thank you for B. Ruby Rich's column "Lesbian Without a Nation" [Frames of Mind, October 9]. I have often believed that lesbians are called upon, like dykes in shining armor, to cheerfully defend the spineless specimens of womanhood. Only we're never...
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