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September-October 2004

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If one sitcom has repeatedly been cited for its groundbreaking treatment of gay characters by a mainstream TV network, it would have to be Will & Grace, NBC’s highly rated take on the lives of a gay man and a straight woman, best friends sharing an apartment in Manhattan. …

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For the first time in the more than thirty years that I’ve been engaged in the political fight against homophobia, I am beginning to think that my political career might outlast the legal embodiment of this vicious prejudice. If this turns out to be the case, …

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WHILE THE WORDS “we are everywhere” can be heard frequently at gay and lesbian political events, the 2000 United States Census provided the first empirical confirmation of this rallying cry. … In fact, these data can be used to open people’s minds.

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… Several years ago our daughter Annie asked my partner Julie if she and I were married. Knowing she couldn’t lie, Julie tried to find a way to explain to a four-year-old why we were not. …

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… Gay cultural critic Michael Bronski argues that the decision by many GLBT groups to take public positions both for and against the [Iraq] war is a sign of the movement’s maturity. After two-plus decades of focusing on gay issues and identity, he argues, the community’s “new willingness to take policy stands on national issues outside a narrowly prescribed gay realm” suggests “a return to an earlier mode of organizing … that places gay rights within a broader politics.”

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For a singer who describes his career as governed by “trial and error,” Mark Weigle has produced a steady output of CDs since his debut in 1998, and has attracted a loyal following across the U.S. …

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THE GAY & LESBIAN VICTORY FUND was established in 1991 to increase the number of openly gay and lesbian officeholders in the United States. At the time of its founding, there were fewer than fifty such individuals serving in public office. That number has grown dramatically in the interim:

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TO MOST gay and lesbian Americans, it’s an easy choice deciding who to vote for in the 2004 presidential election. John Kerry is the most pro-gay candidate ever to run for President, while George W. Bush is pushing for an anti-family Constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage. Yet the decision on how to vote is considerably more difficult for conservative gay and lesbian Americans. …

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