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. 733, May 13

Across the Great Divide
WHEN IT COMES TO THE MOVIES REFLECTING REAL LIFE, CRITIC Pauline Kael once wrote that Hollywood is generally about five years behind the times. Occasionally, however, the film business catches up. A case in point: There are currently several major-studio...
Boys on the Side
Where are the men? How ironic that I, the first female editor in chief in the 30-year history of The Advocate, ask this question. After all, when this magazine first fought its way into existence, it had no lesbian writers, editors, or, most probably,...
Cyberporn vs. Censorship
The booming world of on-line gay erotica is being buffeted by regulations that may never go into effect So far what Nathan Johansen does on the Internet is perfectly legal--as far as he can tell. But Johansen, who operates a gay erotic Web site called...
Heaven's Scapegoat
Despite what you've read in the papers, the link between cult behavior and homosexuality is questionable When Marshall Applewhite--the Heaven's Gate cult leader who persuaded 38 fellow members to join him in committing group suicide in March--turned...
Henry Rollins
Since his days with the seminal punk group Black Flag, Henry Rollins has been one of rock's most enigmatic figures. By a accounts physically intimidating, he is also one of the industry's most socially progressive artists. It is precisely this combination...
Mario Puzo's the Last Don
Murder, betrayal, honor, pasta--Mario Puzo's The Last Don serves up all the Mafia themes we expect from the man who brought us The Godfather. By now Puzo's tales are like old friends, and this six-hour extravaganza has a comfy retro feel. Even its...
No ENDA in Sight
Everybody's got to work for a living Among the rights lesbians and gay men are fighting for--same-sex marriage, the ability to be out in the military, domestic-partner benefits, and the outlawing of job discrimination--the last is clearly the most...
State of Discrimination
As Congress considers a federal workplace nondiscrimination bill, states with similar laws experience the ramifications of such legislation If states are the laboratories where the nation's public-policy ideas are tested, the results of nine experiments...
The Advocate Guide to Music '97
So what's your favorite gay diva up to these days? Here's a peek at how k.d., Elton, and RuPaul plan to rock our world this spring As more out lesbian and gay musicians achieve national recognition, the industry's wealth of gay talent becomes easier...
The Amazing Invisible Men of Show Business
With lesbian performers and athletes leading the way out of the closet in the entertainment industry, can gay male icons be far behind? When the cultural history of the 1990s is written, it may be known as the era of the lesbian icon. Beginning with...
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