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 July 8

Acting out. (Last Word)
Do you ever feel caught between those who think homosexuality isn't as bad as hooking up with a dog and those who think it's actually worse? Well, buck up, baby; time is on our side. Whether or not the Supreme Court overturns the Texas sodomy law,...
A Visible Life: Superstar Novelist E. Lynn Harris Talks about His New Memoir, from Growing Up "Sissy" in the South to Achieving Success beyond His Dreams. (Books)
In his 1991 debut novel, Invisible Life, E. Lynn Harris captivated readers with his sexy yet romantic and emotional story of a young black man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. A year earlier Harris himself nearly lost his own struggle...
Boys Will Be Bi: The Bisexual Director and Young Gay Star of Confusion of Genders Talk about Sexual Fluidity and Getting Naked. (Film)
"It's less a film about bisexuality than a film about indecision," says writer-director Ilan Duran Cohen about his new comedy, Confusion of Genders. And for once the statement isn't a cop-out. His film may have a bisexual as its protagonist, but that's...
Dragging Us Down: New Studies Suggest That You're Not Alone in Your Blues-In Fact, Gay People Actually May Be More Prone to Depression Than Heterosexuals. (Our Health: Depression & Antidepressants Aids Activism and Men of Color Gay & Lesbian Health Books)
We're out. We're proud. We're on Prozac? It's been nearly 30 years since the American Psychiatric Association ceased listing homosexuality as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders--saying that gay people...
Father-Daughter Alliance: Chrissy Gephardt Comes out to Help Get Her Dad, Rep. Dick Gephardt, Elected President. Can She Make Him More Pro-Gay Than He Already Is? (Politics)
Chrissy Gephardt is going where no child of a presidential aspirant has gone before--out of the closet and onto the campaign trail to talk not only about her father, U.S. representative Dick Gephardt, but also about being gay. The 30-year-old is...
Fathers' Day. (Reader Forum)
Heaps of praise should be accorded B.D. Wong and his partner, Richie Jackson, for courageously sharing the story of their sad and wonderful journey to parenthood ["Baby Comes Early, Daddy Comes Out," June 10]. My eyes filled with tears when I read...
Fighting AIDS Face to Face: The Nation's Most Successful Blacks Gays Get Together to Battle the Number 1 Killer in Their Community. (Our Health: Depression Aids Activism and Men of Color Health Books)
When Doug Spearman left Los Angeles to be part of a group of 38 guys from around the country for a week-end on a Florida beach, he wasn't quite sure what he'd signed up for. All he knew what he'd been invited to particpate in a treatment with other...
Kentucky Tug-of-War: A Series of Pro-Gay Decisions in the Bluegrass State Bodes Well for Gay and Lesbian Employees and Brings on the Usual Backlash. (Equality)
Is Kentucky becoming a model for pro-gay change in the South? In light of the firestorm over the formation of a gay-straight alliance at Boyd County High School in Cannonsburg, several recent pro-gay actions by state leaders have turned more than a...
Lost World: A New Traveling Exhibition Explores the Nazis' Brutal Destruction of Germany's Once-Thriving Gay Community. (Culture)
Nazi Germany not only devised the pink triangle symbol and killed thousands of gay men but also decimated that era's world center of gay life. A half century later, that news seemingly has yet to reach most of America. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial...
Mary and Mary: Still Contrary: The Actions by Mary Cheney and Former Dick Cheney Adviser Mary Matalin Suggest Gay Issues Remain a Hot Potato in the GOP. (Politics)
They were supposed to be gay rights champions in a White House filled with antigay activists. Mary Matalin, a former top adviser to Dick Cheney, and Mary Cheney, the vice president's out lesbian daughter, seemed poised to become the conscience of the...
My Dad's Gay Rights Bill. (My Perspective)
Gay and lesbian Hoosiers made historic progress in the 2003 on of the Indiana general assembly, where I work. No, our legislature didn't endorse civil unions or pass a hate-crimes law. But one representative did give us our start down the road to equality,...
Naked Boys vs. Naked Men. (Notes from a Blond)
Naked Boys Singing, the Cats of gay theater, is celebrating its 400th year off-Broadway. I'm proud to have had a hand in the show, although a hand was really not what I had hoped to put in. NBS, as the director is fond of calling it (this makes it...
Opening Old Wounds: The Arrest of Bombing Suspect Eric Rudolph Brings Back Painful Memories for One Victim of an Attack on an Atlanta Nightclub. (Behind the Headlines)
Before a nail bomb went off at a nightclub where she was celebrating a friend's birthday, Memrie Wells Creswell lived a quiet life, revealing to few people that she is a lesbian. But that all changed after the 1997 attack at the Otherside Lounge,...
Supreme Opponent: On the Eve of a Major Ruling on Sodomy Laws, the Supreme Court's Top Conservative, Antonin Scalia, Takes No Pains to Hide His Opposition to Gay Rights. (Court)
Just weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to announce its decision in Lawrence v. Texas, a historic legal challenge to same-sex sodomy laws, Antonin Scalia traveled to Philadelphia. In a packed ballroom at the elegant Union League, the...
Talking Trash and Truths: Cult-Classic Road-Trip Documentary American Fabulous Finally Makes Its Cable TV Debut
American Fabulous * Directed by Reno Dakota * Sundance Channel * Premieres June 30 "Believe me, nobody could make this up, and if they did, why would they want to?" So goes Jeffrey Strouth's most self-summarizing bon mot from American Fabulous,...
The Dating Game: Meet Reality TV's Gay Bachelor Number 1-And Find out Why Some Are Concerned about the Straight Twist in Bravo's Boy Meets Boy. (Cover Story)
Surprises on reality television are so cheap and common these days that most new twists and turns generate little more than a cynical chuckle from seasoned viewers. So when word leaked out in May that the Bravo cable network was producing a new dating-themed...
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