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 26

Classical: A la Carte
A DELECTABLE CORNUCOPIA OF CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR ALL TASTES RHYMES WITH SILVER: Lou Harrison, the dean of American gay composers, offers a suite of dances created for Mark Morris, melding Bach with the atmosphere of the Javanese court and featuring...
Deltas Dawn
The Designing Women diva surfaces anew, enchanting her gay fans both on the WB's Popular and on her new sitcom, DAG When prior commitments kept Delta Burke from attending the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival premiere of her new movie, Sordid...
Denial = Death
Denial about the AIDS crisis is a breathing moral failure. An evil betrayal of the next gay generation. An evil capitulation to weakness. We've all heard about AIDS "denialists," those loopy flat-earthers who argue--against mountainous evidence--that...
Extra Credit
A new scholarship fund looks to offer help to gay and lesbian students Seth Persily's E-mail box overflows with desperate stories from young gays and lesbians. Some are homeless yet desperately want to earn their GED; others, in college, lost all...
Film: A la Carte
PARAGRAPH 175: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet) return with this haunting, powerhouse documentary about gay men who survived the Holocaust. (New Yorker Films, September 13) BLOW DRY: It's Strictly Ballroom with extra Final...
Finding a Real Cure
FAR RIGHT As he listened to Peter LaBarbera speak, Wade Richards began to feel fidgety. LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, was inveighing against gays and lesbians at a press conference in April, shortly before the...
He's the Boss
Playing a gay hustler onstage this fall, Danny Pintauro talks about taking control of his career--and his love life--since his dramatic tabloid coming-out in 1997 Ah, the flavors of fall. From crips autumn apples to hot Broadway openings, the season...
His Majesty's Desire
The Birmingham Royal Ballet shocks the stodgy world of dance with a controversial and acclaimed staging of Christopher Marlowe's gay-themed Edward II Straps and chains. Graphic and gory violence. Leather-studded biker barons. And a flaming hot poker...
Homicidal Hyphenate
He shoots! He scores! He edits! Director-composer-editor John Ottman demonstrates killer skills on Urban Legends: Final Cut The term triple threat, in showbiz lingo, has usually been used to describe performers: multitalented kid-from-Fame types...
King of the Courts
BILLIE JEAN KING MAKES HISTORY ANEW, THIS TIME AS THE OUT COACH OF THE WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM Some achievements in gay and lesbian history hit the headlines--and our hearts--with hurricane force. Others, though perhaps no less impressive, pass by...
Lady of the House
With her remix of the Madonna's "Music" out DJ Tracy Young is creating a different beat in a man-heavy business Tracy Young will never forget her first days as a DJ. She was a student at the University of Maryland. "I played frat and sorority parties,"...
Let the Queer Arts Bloom!
Our thriving grassroots lesbian and gay culture allows us to be as raunchy, spiritual, or pissed off as we are in real life. As I dip my spoon into the delicious soup of lesbian and gay culture bubbling away under the Web cam's watchful eye and...
Making a Splash
CONTROVERSIAL DIVER DAVID PICHLER TAKES ANOTHER LEAP AT OLYMPIC GOLD At 32, openly gay diver David Pichler might be expected to be taking it easy at the local pool rather than making a second run at an Olympic medal. The oldest diver on the Olympic...
Music: A la Carte
From well-seasoned folk rockers like the Indigo Girls to spicy spinster Junior Vasquez to sizzling punk laves the Gossip, there's a variety of taste sensations coming your way this fall. --Steve Gdula THE GOSSIP that's not what i heard: Fresh...
Out Past Bedtime
Two-time Emmy winner Barbara Gaines is out and proud to be David Letterman's executive producer Barbara Gaines, the Emmy award-winning executive producer of Late Show With David Letterman, has always considered the talk show host a "big brother,"...
Seriously Funny
Culling laughter from his own life, author Michael Thomas Ford talks about building his audience from the gay grass roots up Michael Thomas Ford has been called a lot of things since he started his writing career: "the gay Dave Barry," "a gay everyman,"...
Silver, Gold & Gay
CANADIAN MARK TEWKSBURY HAD TWO OLYMPIC MEDALS AND SEVEN WORLD RECORDS BEFORE HE HAD THE CONFIDENCE TO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET Mark Tewksbury knows something of the nervous energy Olympic swimmers in Sydney will feel as they take their marks, as...
Stephen Hears a Who
Ragtimes out composer, Stephen Flaherty, taps into childhood for his latest Broadway show, Seussical "I hate that phrase your inner child, but there is something about the writing of this show that really brought me back to the earliest days when...
Triumph over Trauma
Forced out of two high schools, George Loomis fights for other gay students George Loomis was an above-average high school student. He was active in student government and even served as the student representative on the Visalia [Calif.] Unified...
Two Divided by Love
When Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche came together 3 1/2 years ago, the worldwide attention they received was staggering. The two fragile yet radiant blonds were viewed as an oddity, something that hadn't quite happened before. Yes, there were other...
Verastique Fantastique
Out Broadway dancer Rocker Verastique explains how he gets his kicks in the Tony-winning dance extravaganza Contact When the cast members of what would become the Tony award-winning musical Contact signed on for a six-week workshop with choreographer-director...
Viva Las Vagues
Recently my eye was uncharacteristically drawn to the House and Home section of The New York Times. I generally flip past that section because the houses scare me. Where do they keep their tweezers? But this time I was stopped by a picture with two...
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