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The Advocate uses really twisted logic in making it sound OK for Nicholas T. Boyias to funnel money from his gay porn business to the Republican National Committee [From the Editors, December 5]. Certainly the man can do whatever he wishes with his profits. But "following the money'' shows that Boyias is certainly no friend in supporting a party whose agenda is hostile to gays. His customers should know that making a purchase of his product is an indirect contribution to the RNC.

Further, "a love of tax cuts or a distaste for Nancy Pelosi" is a flippant remark that ignores a more in-depth questioning of his motives and beliefs. It's true that anybody who objects to Boyias's support of the RNC can stop buying his videos. They should. And just because he supplies members of our community with gay-specific entertainment does not make him our friend. The Advocate should get its spine back.

JOHN F. KONCAR via the Internet

I have had the pleasure of working with Nick Boyias in many capacities over the last 10 years. They have included purchasing his product, selling him our product, and serving with him on the board of directors of the Free Speech Coalition. I cannot think of a trade organization that is perceived as more leftist than the Free Speech Coalition. Although he is a Republican, I have known Nick to fully support many gay causes and charities.

Nick is not the only Republican on our board. I am, however, the only openly gay Republican, and I can only convey to your readership that being a registered Republican does not make you a so-called Uncle Tom for gay rights. The November election was an example that most Republicans are tired of the neocons and right-wing Christian fundamentalists. Those of us who are gay bring something to the table when we tell these buffoons that we are here, we are queer, and we are going nowhere until you bring back fag hags like Barry Goldwater.

GREGORY B. SHEARER Philadelphia, Pa.

Your editorial mistakenly identifies Warner Music as part of the Time Warner family. In fact, Warner Music Group is the only stand-alone music company that is publicly traded and is not part of Time Warner.

PAUL GORRELL New York, N.Y.

[Warner Music Group was part of Time Warner until its sale in 2004, prior to which proceeds of Madonna CD sales indeed went into Time Warner's coffers. Ed.]
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Title Annotation:FROM THE READERS
Author:Gorrell, Paul
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jan 16, 2007
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