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. 1008, May 20

A New Map of the Heavens
AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, the planets of gay media are realigning, and The Advocate is entering a new orbit. In an April 9 statement, PlanetOut announced its entry into "a binding Letter of Intent with an affiliate of here! Networks to acquire PlanetOut's...
Birth Control for Lesbian Teens
An LGBT health center may seem like an odd place to bestow federal money for preventing accidental pregnancies. But the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in downtown Manhattan is now receiving Title X funding for family planning, says associate...
Converted Coupes
An expensive ride under sunny skies on the way to Haulover Beach isn't the only way to go topless. While you can't turn Des Moines into Miami, not all convertibles have to take a chunk out of your wallet. Some beauties are priced at less than $30,000--and,...
Digging for Dollars: In 2006 Less Than 9% of Total Funding for LGBT Issues Went to Groups That Work with Blacks, Latinos, and Other People of Color. Conn Corrigan Finds out Why-And What's Being Done to Resolve the Imbalance
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE CHRISTOPHER STREET PIER is a favorite hangout for many gay youths of color in New York City--a place they can "truly be themselves," as the narrator of the documentary Fenced Outputs it. The film, produced in 2001 by a...
Foreign Exchange: Searching for the Next Frontier in LGBT Filmmaking? Look Overseas
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] XXY DIRECTED BY LueiaPuenzo STARRING Ricardo Darin, Valeria Bertuchelli, and Ines Efron FILM MOVEMENT THE EDGE OF HEAVEN DIRECTED BY Faith Akin STARRING Patrycia Zlolkowska and Nurgul Yesilcay STRAND RELEASING...
Hold the Wine, Please: Don't Confuse Debut Artist Dully with All Those Other British Motown Bad Girls
DUFFY Rockferry MERCURY [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THEY SAY THERE IS NO SUCH THING as bad publicity. But in the case of much buzzed-about newcomer Dully, it may help to dispel a couple of persistent rumors. Despite growing up in an isolated...
I Am Gay and I Am Hip-Hop: A Music Industry Insider Explains How Hip-Hop Helped Him Grow from Traumatized Teen to Proud Gay Man
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GROWING UP IN DETROIT, I was raped by an adult male next-door neighboor. The incident left me emotionally and mentally paralyzed. But it started a craving and yearning for other teenage boys. I figured it was a phase. Something...
It's the High-Def Frontier: It's a Whole New World, So Keep Your Wits-And Your Remotes-About You
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] 1 Best plasma TV: Pioneer Elite PRO-110FD Kuro Flat-panel TVs are among the top three things electronics consumers are obsessing over ... but which to choose? The Pioneer Elite is the young Elvis of televisions, a step above...
Marrying with Money: How the Buying Power of Gays May Win the Marriage Fight
WHEN THE PEOPLE OF SPRINGFIELD, the fictional hometown of The Simpsons, agreed to legalize same-sex marriage, it wasn't out of a sense of justice or equality. Instead, they realized it was an easy way to make a quick buck. As Mayor Quimby quipped,...
Martha Plimpton
The go-to Goonie for tomboy or lesbian parts since her 1985 big-screen breakthrough, Martha Plimpton has balanced mainstream films such as The Mosquito Coast and Parenthood with queer-friendly art-house fare, including Pecker and / Shot Andy Warhol....
Open Book: Chuck Palahniuk Writes Stories That Fearlessly Expose the Darkest Parts of the Human Experience. So Why Is It That When It Comes to His Sexuality There Are Still Some Things He Likes to Keep Hidden?
"THIS IS WHERE THE STILLBORN BABIES and dead children go," whispers Chuck Palahniuk. We're in the children's tower, a five-story shaft in the massive Portland Memorial Mausoleum, one of Palahniuk's favorite landmarks in Oregon's largest city. Under...
Portrait of a Killer: The Most Haunting Element of Tom Kalin's New Film Savage Grace Is the Face of Newcomer Eddie Redmayne
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE FIRST TIME Eddie Redmayne met his costar Julianne Moore was during his final audition for Savage Grace. The scene: It's 1972; Tony Baekeland, the wealthy young heir to his family's plastics fortune, is sitting on the sofa...
Record Breaker
KAREN PEARSON SEES Amoeba Music--a colossal independent California music retailer with locations in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles--as an alternative to chain music stores. And the lesbian co-owner makes sure Amoeba continues to defy the...
She's Bringing Sexy Back: In This Summer's Sex and the City, Kim Cattrall Is Back for More. but the Woman Who Symbolizes Sex with No Strings Isn't Anything like Her Screen Persona-Except of Course When She Is
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Oh, my God, look at these prices!" gasps Kim Cattrall, her eyes bugging in horror at the Four Seasons' continental breakfast menu. And she's right--$30 for lox on a bagel is insane. But still: Samantha Jones? Wringing...
Transpositions: As the Media World Buzzed about the "Pregnant Man," Trans Activists Stayed Relatively Mum. Now We're Asking: Has Thomas Beatie's Public Exposure Hurt the Transgender Movement?
"I'm going to be sick. I am upset.... That was not only stupid and useless but, quite frankly, disgusting."--Mika Brzezinski, cohost, Morning Joe, MSNBC "There is no way this child will be able to lead a normal life. Oregon is a strange state, but...
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