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 September 14

Adopted by Bears: Filming Bear Cub, a Movie Set in Spain's Gay Bear Culture, Was an Eye-Opener for Hunky Straight Actor Jose Luis Garcia-Perez
The sexy, funny new Spanish film Bear Club (Cachorro) tackles pretty hairy subjects--and not just the unshaven members of the gay bear scene. Granted, the protagonist is a handsome, husky, and promiscuous bear chaser, and the film depicts hot hirsute...
Bare Truth: As Bare: A Pop Opera Storms Off-Broadway, the Musical's Creators Tell How Their Own Lives Inspired Their Passionate Cult Hit about Two Catholic Boys in Love
When he was 17, Damon Intrabartolo, an altar boy at 7 and an organist at 13, went to confession to ask his priest, what he should do about the clandestine love affair he'd been having with another teenage boy. "He basically told me that some sins transcend...
Bella Maffia: Nip/Tuck's Roma Maffia Takes Center Stage with a Harrowing Pregnancy for Her Lesbian Character, Liz Cruz
"She's the voice of reason," says Roma Maffia of Liz Cruz, the pragmatic lesbian anesthesiologist she plays on Nip/Tuck, FX's lilt show about two Miami plastic surgeons constantly stuck in one (a)moral dilemma after another. "She's the most comfortable...
Carry on, Cary Grant
Here we are previewing what's coming up this fall, and we already know the quote of the year, if not the century. It's from Betsy Drake, an actress with a minor vogue in the '40s who spent some of those years married to Cary Grant. A recent documentary...
Coaxing Young Gays to the Polls: A New Kind of Gay-Straight Alliance Hopes to Get Young Voters Involved in the 2004 Presidential Race
As rapper Chuck D. entertained the crowd at the National Hip Hop Political Convention this summer in Newark, N.J., Dave Noble stood inside a nearby tent trying to convince a dozen young gay African-Americans that they are a powerful bloc who could...
Colin Farrell Bi and Bi: The Star of Alexander and A Home at the End of the World Talks about Playing Bisexual Two Films in a Row
Colin Farrell thinks that there's something to be said for the ways of men around 330 B.c. As he studied for his role as Alexander the Great for the upcoming Oliver Stone film Alexander, slated for November, he discovered that male bonding went much...
Counting on Florida: Jim Stork Could Become the Next Openly Gay Man Elected to Congress, but While Campaigning in His Conservative District He's Careful about Touting That Fact
Before terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in 2001, Jim Stork lived a low-key existence, volunteering his time for gay rights groups and operating his own restaurant and bakery in the predominantly gay city of Wilton Manors, Fla. But that's...
Grave Humor: Championed by John Cameron Mitchell, Jonathan Caouette's Crazy, Confessional Film Tarnation Is Moving Gay and Straight Audiences to Tears and Laughter
When he was 11, Texas native Jonathan Caouette filmed himself delivering an astonishing monologue as an abused wife. He was inspired, he says now, by an episode of The Bionic Woman and by his own mother, who by that tram had been in and out of mental...
Indie Rockin'
*SEPTEMBER* Athens Boys Choir, Rhapsody in T (in release): The pair serve up spoken-word poetry, transgender activism, fury, and Southern charm. What's not to like? (Daemon) Scream Club, Don't Bite Your Sister (September 15): Olympia, Wash.,...
Judging McGreevey: Will the Public See New Jersey Governor James McGreevey's Dramatic Coming-Out as the Reason He Needs to Resign?
Much of the country hadn't heard of New Jersey governor James McGreevey before August 12. Yet when McGreevey held a nationally televised press conference dial afternoon, the nation would be stunned as the 47-year-old governor with his wife and parents...
Let's All Go to the Lobby
*SEPTEMBER* A Letter to True (September 8, NYC) Famed photographer Bruce Weber's tone poem on his love of dogs typically jumps all over the map to cover Dirk Bogarde, Elizabeth Taylor, and 9/11. Look for godlike beauties scattered casually...
Living outside the Stereotype
Name: Scott Williams Age: 18 Hometown: San Jose, Calif I'm feeling like I don't fit in. At school or church I'm treated like "that gay guy." But I'm also treated just as differently at the Billy DeFrank gay community center in my hometown....
Look Who's Walkin': Thirty-Eight Years after "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," Nancy Sinatra Collaborates with Morrissey on a Smokin'-Hot New Album
Halfway through our interview, Nancy Sinatra gasps. "Will you excuse me?" A minute later, she's back. "I forgot something in the oven." What lunchtime delicacies await the oldest daughter of the Chairman of the Board? "I was reheating some chicken...
Major Label Action
*SEPTEMBER* Jill Sobule, Underdog Victorious (September 7): The "I Kissed a Girl" girl returns. The lead single, "Cinnamon Park," borrows its hook from Chicago's "Saturday in the Park." (Artemis) Dolly Parton, Live and Well (September 14): Recorded...
Meet the Must-Reads
*SEPTEMBER* Alice Walker: A Life Evelyn C. White (W.W. Norton, $29.95) The indomitable writer, poet, and activist shines in this new bio. Along with a fresh look at Walker's oeuvre and candid shots of her with daughter Rebecca and Oprah on the film...
Party Arty: Dance Beat Meets High Art in Technova's New CD
Technova * Electrosexual * Hydrogen Dukebox Now that the screaming faddishness of the once white hot electroclash scene has quieted down a bit, it's time to start sifting through the sound in search of something lasting and worthwhile. Because for...
Scream Two: Punk Rock Rappers and Lesbian Couple Scream Club Keep It Real-And Real Funny
Scream Club's Cindy Wonderful and Sarah Adorable have big plans for their band and their relationship. "We want to be the Siegfried & Roy of rap chicks!" says Adorable, laughing. Las Vegas might not be ready for the self-described "gaysymmetrical...
The New Degaying of Hollywood: Alexander. Troy. Brokeback Mountain. De-Lovely. Straightening Up History's Heroes, Desexing Literature's Love Stories, Hollywood Is Making Gay Movies-Without the "Gay"
Is Hollywood on lavender alert? After decades of slow and steady improvement in depicting queers on-screen--front indie films like Maurice and Boys Don't Cry to well-intentioned major studio flicks like Making Love and Philadelphia and groundbreakers...
Through a Joke, Darkly: Augusten Burroughs Is the Gay Humorist of the Season, as He Has Come Back with an Excruciating New Collection
Augusten Burroughs burst onto the literary scene in 2002 with his best-selling memoir Running With Scissors, which hysterically chronicled his unusual upbringing (his mom basically gave him away to be raised by her wacky psychiatrist). Since then the...
Unmarried in San Francisco: Dave and Jeff Chandler Say the Invalidation of Their San Francisco Marriage Only Makes Them More Determined to Fight
The day after getting a marriage license at San Francisco City Hall on February 14, Dave and Jeff Chandler were officially married in a modest ceremony at the nearby Dolores Street Baptist Church. Then on August 12 they were officially unmarried--not...
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