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. 745, October 28

18 Years Ago: The March on Washington
A raging rebellion called Stonewall sounded the first cries of gay liberation in the land, but it would take another decade for the gay and lesbian cause to fully come of age. On October 14, 1979, more than 100,000 activists from every state in the...
A Shot at Immunity: Volunteers Line Up to Try Live-Virus HIV Vaccine
When the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care started its vaccine initiative in August, the Chicago-based group hoped to garner some attention for an HIV vaccine. And when the group announced last month that it had lined up 50 volunteers...
Celluloid Sounds
With the rise of gay films and (surprise!) believable gay characters in Hollywood, the number of gay movie sound tracks--both new and newly reissued--has also boomed. The summer's big sound track to the smash hit My Best Friend's Wedding (Work/Sony)...
Flirting with Disaster: Gay Bashers Sometimes Masquerade as Barflies Looking for a Night of Passion
Last issue, The Advocate looked at hate crimes motivated by blatant homophobia. In this edition, we examine hate crimes that occur in unexpected places. Predators in pickup crimes almost catch their victims off-guard. Coming up next issue: Why so many...
Kevin Spacey Confidential
In the gay press the practice of outing--revealing without permission that someone is gay--is strictly taboo. But when writer Tom Junod interviewed actor Kevin Spacey for Esquire, no one thought to place gay topics off limits. The resulting cover...
Life in the Rapp Family
What's ironic to me about being on the cover of this magazine is that I have never actually come out as a gay man; I resist labels and their limits. In fact, I've been publicly out only by virtue of the fact that I've thanked my various boyfriends...
Life in the Turner Family
I grew up in a commune, isolated from the rest of the world. After I left, at age 12, I put so much energy into trying to fit in that I took a long time to realize I was different in more ways than just my upbringing. I was about 13 when I first...
Love Handles: Life Partner, Companion, Lover, Husband, Girlfriend
WHAT DO YOU CALL THE ONE YOU LOVE DARLING? SWEETHEART? Partner? This lesbian-gay nomenclature crisis is getting serious. Roommate, we know, is over; that brings back the '50s and Eisenhower. Once lover did the job, but today it's too transitory. Significant...
Our Parents
Gay and lesbian children growing up in a homophobic world face challenges other kids don't. That's why loving parents are so important With a mother's intuition Rhea Murray suspected her 13-year-old son was gay. Still, hearing the actual words from...
PFLAG's Family Crisis
Known for helping parents learn to embrace their gay children, the organization is experiencing its own growing pains Losing the love of one's parents is perhaps the greatest fear faced by someone coming out, and Parents, Families, and Friends of...
Yep, I'm an Activist: Betty DeGeneres, Ellen's Mom, Agrees to Serve as Spokeswoman for HRC's Coming-Out Project
Betty DeGeneres, Ellen's mom, agrees to serve as spokeswoman for HRC's coming-out project When her daughter Ellen, came out this past spring, Betty DeGeneres became the most famous mother of a lesbian since Cher. But activism? "I never dreamed of...
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