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 20

Back to the Stone Age: Angie Stone Says She Loves Her Gay Fans-And We'll Love Dancing to Her New CD
The rumor went like this: In March 2002, at an African-American street festival in Newark, N.J., R&B diva Angie Stone supposedly asked to see hands of the "strong black brothas" as opposed to the "homos" in the audience. The story made it into...
Childless and Happy
I have enjoyed the recent media flood of articles and television pieces "about gay parents because I love seeing new definitions of family, and it's he--arming to see children growing up in challenging yet loving environments. But what is often forgotten...
Comic Book Heroes: Queer Comics Creators and Their Fans Will Make the Scene at San Diego's World-Renowned Comic-Con International
While visions of The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy may waddle through the minds of most people when one mentions attending San Diego's Comic-Con International July 22-25, there are more than a few Smitherses in the crowd as well. The 35-year-old convention...
Criminal Clergy? Universalist Minister Kay Greenleaf Is Facing Criminal Charges for Marrying Same-Sex Couples, but That Hasn't Slowed Her Down
After New Paltz, N.Y., mayor Jason West was arrested last March for marrying same-sex couples two ministers from the Unitarian Universalist Association decided to pick up his crusade. Kay Greenleaf an out lesbian minister from nearby Poughkeepsie,...
Gay Youth Onstage
Despite the fact that I have supportive parents and I attend a very liberal university, I still possessed negative feelings about being gay. I was verbally and physically attacked as an adolescent in school, and as a result I still struggled with serf-worth....
Hothead Does Michigan: The Comics' Infamous "Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist" Makes Her Stage Debut at This Summer's Michigan Fest
Remember the comic-book character Hothead Paisan? If you, like many, have been wondering whatever became of the lovable yet maniacal "homicidal lesbian terrorist" and self-described "fehmuhnist," then brace yourselves for her big comeback this summer--in...
It Takes a Retirement Village: Gay Men and Lesbians Are Turning the Idea of Retirement on Its Head with Their Own Homes Away from Homes
Arriving home from work one night several years ago, lesbian Joy Silver rounded the corner of her West Village street and was stopped cold by what she saw: flashing lights. "It's New York, so of course your first thought is that police are in your...
Keeping the Faith: After Years of Being Left Behind by Most Organized Religions, Many Gays and Lesbians Are Fighting to Reclaim Their Deeply Held Beliefs
When Jason Warner, now 29, began his freshman year at Lee University--a liberal arts school in Tennessee owned by the Church of God--he had not yet told his parents he was gay. After all, they'd raised him in a very rigid Pentecostal world where homosexuality...
Miss Marriage Suggests
According to the latest reports from my Weapons of Marriage Destruction inspectors, civilization as we know it is still steady as she goes. That's either the good or the bad news. In my own on-the-ground observation, my siblings and their partners...
Pour Me a Video: It's Too Darn Hot outside, So Take off That Wet Bathing Suit and Slip into Some Fun Summer DVDs
Summer fluffin', had me a blast Sometimes all that poolside sunning makes your brain hurt, and you just need something deliciously dopey. The one DVD you must buy this summer, no matter what, is the flat-out-bonkers Showgirls: The VIP Edition(MGM...
Reining Champions: Two out Team Members Take Us Backstage at Cavalia, the Cirque-Inspired Show Where Trainers and Acrobats Explore Humanity's Ancient Bond with the Horse
You wouldn't exactly describe a horse-and-gymnast show under a big top tent as erotic, but still someone tried. "Our gay publication in Toronto called it 'Gay Cavalia,'" laughs publicist Martin Roy. "They saw a little homoeroticism with the acrobats,...
Senate Power Shifts: With Bills like the Antigay Federal Marriage Amendment Dominating the Current Senate's Attention, 2004 Races Will Determine Whether Next Year's Senate Could Be Friendlier
The politically charged contest between President George W. Bush and Massachusetts senator John Kerry isn't the only 2004 election with the potential to have wide-ranging impact on gay men and lesbians. In the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate,...
The Kids Are All Right: Three Teens Who Are Being Raised by Gay Parents Are Taking on the Conservative Establishment to Defend Their Families
Hope Steinman-Iacullo, 17, was adopted as an infant by two gay men in New York City. Such an arrangement might have raised eyebrows at the time, but now she's pretty blase about the fact she has two dads who married in Toronto last year. "I call them...
The Senate's Gay Games: Passage of a Hate-Crimes Bill May Have Been a Political Ploy to Boost the Antigay Federal Marriage Amendment
The U.S. Senate voted 6.5-33 on June 15 to pass a longstanding bill that would expand the federal dentition of hate crimes to include those committed on the basks of sexual orientation. But don't start celebrating just yet, caution some gay rights...
Think Pink: Kyle MacLachlan Plays a Ghostly but Gorgeous Cary Grant in Ian Iqbal Rashid's Screwball Debut, Touch of Pink
Pink isn't the only touch openly gay writer-director Ian Iqbal Rashid brought to his delightfully comic feature film debut, Touch of Pink. He added a cross-cultural gay relationship, a sassy South Asian mother, Cary Grant's apparition, and at the center...
When Bush Comes to Shove: How Could Gay Republicans Ever Have Thought That a President Who Walks with Religous Extremists Would Do the Right Thing? Dude, Where's Your Gaydar?
Are you as amazed as I am by gay Republicans who support George W. Bush? Never mind his endorsement of a constitutional amendment that would enshrine discrimination in our intimate lives. These gay conservatives say they aren't "single-issue voters";...
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