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. 1030, September

A View with a Room: The Navajo Nation Opens a Sleek Hotel in the Southwest's Iconic Monument Valley
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IMMORTALIZED IN SUCH classic Hollywood films as The Searchers and Easy Rider, the breathtakingly vast landscape of sandstone-studded monoliths known as Monument Valley stretches across windswept miles...
Based on a Truly Gay Story: Forty Years Ago This Summer, Two Momentous Events Happened Just 100 Miles Apart, but They Might as Well Have Been on Different Planets. Now the Brokeback Mountain Filmmakers Have Adapted Elliot Tibet's Memoir, Taking Woodstock, and Imbued Woodstock with the Spirit of Stonewall in a Controversial New Film-And It's a Comedy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN 1969 a pamphlet called the "Gay Scene Guide" bluntly warned visitors of a potential hazard of looking for love in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. "Do not confuse the 'hippy set' with the 'gay set,'" it warned. "There are...
City of Big Shoulders ... and Opinions
IT'S BEEN A BIG YEAR FOR THE SECOND CITY: A Chicagoan ascended to the most powerful position on earth, then the city celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Plan of Chicago, an unprecedented urban blueprint that turned a burned-out burg into a shiny...
Coming to Amreeka: In Her Feature Film Debut, Cherien Dabis Explores a Palestinian Family's Trials in Small-Town USA-And Revisits Her Own Upbringing in the Process
AMREEKA IS A FUNNY AND SWEET FILM, but it is also an immigrant's tale, one filled with small betrayals that slowly accumulate and weigh heavily on its subjects. In the film, the first feature from Cherien Dabis, a Palestinian single mother, Muna Farah,...
Crossing Borders: Gay Americans Have Long Been Denied the Right to Live at Home with Their Noncitizen Partners. but Congress May Finally Be on the Verge of Changing All That
JET-LAGGED AND NERVOUS, Matthew lands at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport dreading the next leg of the journey. He's traveling home with his partner, a man with whom he's spent the last 22 years in the capital of an undisclosed...
Dueling Divas: The Ladies We Love to Hate (Each Other)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DIVA WORSHIP IS A LOVE-HATE ENDEAVOR FOR GAYS. We love our powerful ladies, and we love them even more when they want to rip each other's eyes out This fall, the stage is set for the biggest billboard chart catfight in herstory,...
Editor's Letter
JUST AS WE WERE SENDING THIS ISSUE TO THE PRINTER, the U.S. Senate was poised to pass the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. It was tremendous news poisoned by the political reality that the measure is attached to the Department of Defense...
Far East Escape: For Journalist Justin Ocean, Losing Himself in Translation Is the Ultimate Asian Adventure
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MY OBSESSION WITH ALL THINGS ASIAN started in high school, fueled by a steady diet: I consumed anime cartoons with a Filipino friend, kung fu movies with an Indian friend, and traditional food served by parents of both. By...
Hugh Better Work!
EMMY-NOMINATED for his portrayal of the Earl of Essex in the miniseries Elizabeth I, Hugh Dancy is more widely known as the crown prince of romantic comedies such as Ella Enchanted, The Jane Austen Book Club, and Confessions of a Shopaholic. But whether...
I Advocate ... Here's What the Rachel Zoe Project's Assistant Extraordinaire Brad Goreski Is Passionate about This Month
... THE TREVOR PROJECT. I was always pushing the envelope as a kid. In school I wore velvet bell-bottoms, faux-fur jackets, neoprene pants, silver lame turtlenecks. My hair was always coiffed. For the school talent show I lip-synched to "Like a Virgin."...
Jai Ho! after Winning a Protracted Legal Fight to End Delhi's Ban on Sodomy, Indians Prepare for Their Next Battle: Ensuring the Victory Sticks
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN ANJALI GOPALAN FIRST FILED HER PETITION to end the criminalization of consensual gay sex in New Delhi and the immediate area surrounding the Indian capital, George W. Bush was in his first year in the Oval Office and...
Noble Cause: One of the Nation's First Openly Gay Lawmakers Comes out of Retirement-For One Night Only
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] EVEN WITH FLORIDA'S summer sun bearing down, the politicians and well-connected gays gathered around the crystalline pool of a bed and-breakfast in West Palm Beach were too caught up in networking, flirting, and the collective...
Portland Sees Green: Business Travelers Fall for the City of Roses' Quirky Charms
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN READING A LOT ABOUT PORTLAND, ORE., in the news recently-thanks to Sam Adams, who became the city's first openly gay mayor in January (though not without some ensuing controversy). But this city has got...
President Obama: Was It a One-Night Stand? It Wasn't Love at First Sight, but Author Dan Savage Warmed Up to Barack Obama. Now He's Wondering If All the Promises the Candidate Whispered in His Ear Were Just to Get Him into the Electoral Sack
WE COULD START WITH THE BETRAYALS and the slights-the Reverend Rick Warren, 265 (and counting) gay men and lesbians kicked out of the military since Barack Obama was sworn in, the now-infamous DOMA brief that compared gay marriage to incest and pedophilia-but...
Proud to Be a Nonbreeder: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage-And Kids? Journalist Stephen Milioti Says Thanks, but No Thanks
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I REMEMBER THE STRUGGLE of coming out when I was a teenager. It was hard for me, like for zillions of other boys who put on their mother's sundress and Malibu Pink lipstick and pretended to host a weekly newscast in the bathroom...
So Much to Say: Gays May Ridicule Him about His Fascination with the Dave Matthews Band, but Author and Journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis Loves the Group's Front Man and Is Not Afraid to Admit It
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BACK WHEN PEOPLE purchased their music in stores (and, thankfully, could not yet Twitter about it--Just passed a hottie on the escalator at Virgin!), a former boyfriend and I went CD shopping. I don't like shopping, especially...
Tailored Testosterone: Designer John Bartlett's Infatuation with All Things Masculine Thrilled New Yorkers Beginning in the '90S. Now He's Taking It to the Masses
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IF THE EUROPEAN men's fashion shows over the summer were any indication, legions of gaunt male models have no intention of putting the weight back on anytime soon. Appearing as malnourished as their female counterparts,...
Take It like a Man: September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. What's Yours Telling You?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] YOUR BOYFRIEND MAY BE experienced at, uh, examining your prostate. But if you're age 50 or older, it's your doctor's turn. Though there's no evidence that gay men are at greater risk than straight guys, prostate cancer is...
Thought for Food: In His New Memoir New York Times Restaurant Critic Frank Bruni Comes out about His Addiction to Food
DRESSED WELL but determined to call as little attention to himself as possible--he even dons wigs and fake moustaches when necessary--Frank Bruni enters a chic restaurant. He gives the hostess a bogus name. His dining companions have been instructed...
Time to Crash the Party: While the White House Hemorrhages LGBT Support, James Kirchick Wonders: Why Isn't the GOP Wing for Our Votes?
THE SCENE AT THE WHITE HOUSE EAST Room on June 29 was incongruous, if predictable. Nearly 200 gay leaders were assembled to hear the soothing words of the president, who has yet to do anything significant regarding the causes for which they lobby....
Wallet or Won't It? When Picking Up the Tab Becomes Onerous, Is There a Polite Way Out?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Q: I'm dating a woman who makes much less money than me. The first few months together, I paid for meals and movies. Now she seems like she's used to it--she's not even reaching for her wallet anymore. I never said I wanted...
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