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. 972, October 10

Acting Out
When I saw the musical Annie for the first time at age 5, I thought I was looking in the mirror--a loud, brassy redheaded girl with curls singing and dancing all over the place. I ran to my mother and said, "That's what I want to do." I'll admit...
Coming out 2006: Our Readers Tell Us about Coming out to Family and Friends-And to the Nation
Tobias Johnson, 31 Nikiski, Alaska Coming out has been as much a spiritual journey as it has been a shift in my relationships. As I became aware of my sexuality I traveled further and further into a place of despair and disgust. I felt dirty, flawed,...
Coming out and Talking Trash
Lance is gay. Yawn. Next. He comes out when his career is effectively over. I see another George Michael in the making, quite frankly. This reaction was posted by a reader to a popular gay blog after ex-'N Syncer Lance Bass came out in July. Many...
Companies That Embrace Equality: In 2006 a Record Number of Fortune 500 Companies Are Offering Benefits and Protections to Their LGBT Employees. the Advocate Highlights 10 Additions to Its Ever-Growing List of Equality-Minded Employers
As the nation approaches the midterm election, few candidates or incumbents have expressed their support for full gay equality. But even if the government isn't moving in that direction, the private sector clearly is. Among corporations across the...
Deadly Homophobia: The Former Georgia State Representative and Ex-Head of the NAACP Says Fighting Homophobia Is Key to Progress in the Struggle against HIV/AIDS among Blacks
What are you doing to address homophobia among the black population? I look at the women's movement, the movement of lesbians and gays, the Hispanic movement, the Native American movement--all these movements say they took their cues from the African-American...
Drama King
Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner * Written and directed by Freida Lee Mock * American Film Foundation Most artists "bear witness to their time" by accident. To Tony Kushnet, it's always been a calling--an absolute moral imperative....
Hail to the Queens: Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me Is the Latest Broadway Hit to Lift the Show-Tune Queens out of the Piano Bar and Put Them Center Stage
Just six years ago, when Survivor premiered, reality TV was a novelty. Now it's a prime-time genre that practically crowds out sitcoms and cop shows. Something similar has happened in theater, where musicals about musicals (most recent example: Martin...
Happy. Gay. American: When Jim McGreevey Came Out-And Announced He'd Resign as New Jersey Governor-It Was the End of a Long, Painful Story of Lies and Secret Liaisons, Which He Details in a New Book. His New Story: Settled, Partnered, Happy
Life for Jim McGreevey has completely changed since August 12, 2004, when he came out as a "gay American" and announced his resignation as governor of New Jersey. Then still married to his second wife, Dina Matos, McGreevey faced what he alleges was...
Lesbian, for Now: For Some Young Women, Loving Someone of the Same Sex Is Merely a Passing Phase. but What Happens to the Women Who Love Them?
When RaeAnn Roca started dating her first girlfriend last year, she didn't think of the relationship as a phase. But after dating Sara for two months, when RaeAnn told her she was going to come out to her own parents, Sara said she probably wouldn't...
Lucy in the Sky: As TV's Xena, Lucy Lawless Made Lesbians Swoon. Now She's Singing on Reality TV and Playing a Sci-Fi Bad Girl-And She Still Makes Us Swoon
How do you know when you've really, really made it? How about when a dwarf planet is named after you? "I think it's great," says Lucy Lawless. She's smiling, sitting on a street bench in the quaint Larchmont Village neighborhood on another hot Los...
Miss Cleo Comes Out: The Queen of Late-Night Infomercial Psychics Tells Us What You Might Not Predict: She's a Lesbian
She's known for the catchphrase "The cards never lie," and now Miss Cleo, the controversial former infomercial psychic, is finally telling some truths--about herself. From the late 1990s through 2002, the woman whose real name is Youree Dell Cleomili...
Murder in D.C.: A Straight Lawyer Is Found Stabbed in the Home of a Gay Friend and His Partner. A Series of Startling Twists Has Followed, but No One Is Talking
When Robert Wone was found stabbed to death in a row house in Washington, D.C.'s predominantly gay Dupont Circle neighborhood on August 2, it appeared to be just another brutal killing in the nation's "murder capital." But the death of Wone, a 32-year-old...
Not-So-Tiny Dancer: Once You Meet Queer Cross-Dressing 6-Foot-4 Ballerina Joshua Grant, You'll Never Look at Tutus the Same Way Again
Katerina Bychkova, the newest member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the world-renowned and wildly popular all-male ballet company, is much sweeter in person than her name lets on. Perhaps that's because Katerina, her foreboding Slavic-sounding...
Outspoken
It's quite interesting being in two minority groups. Living in Los Angeles, I often forget being either Jewish or gay really makes anyone different. After all, 60% of the population of my school, Windward School, is Jewish. And although there may not...
The Armchair Activist: A New Feature in Which the Advocate Focuses on One Battle for Equality, Summarizes Recent Progress, and Explains How You Can Make a Difference
THE ISSUE: MARRIAGE EQUALITY Both the New York court of appeals--the state's highest court--and the Washington State supreme court ruled in favor of their states' discriminatory marriage laws this summer. OLD STRATEGY Convince courts that...
The Man Who Outed Karl Rove's Dad
In their new book The Architect (Crown), James Moore and Wayne Slater reveal that Karl Rove, George W. Bush's chief political strategist and the man who skillfully exploited homophobia in the 2004 election, was raised by a gay stepfather. After divorcing...
The Myth of "Straight-Acting"
Am I happy that boy-band star Lance Bass has come out of the closet? Absolutely. Am I happy enough that I'm willing to overlook his comments regarding SAGs--"straight-acting" gays? Absolutely not. The quote from his People magazine interview: "I want...
Tori Amos
A Piano: The Collection * Tori Amos * Rhino Records "So you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts," Tori Amos famously sang on her 1992 debut, Little Earthquakes. "What's so amazing about really deep thoughts?" The same question could...
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