Your story on Chad Allen was fantastic ["His Grown-up Christmas List,"
November 25]. What a great role model he is for GLBT youth in our
society! The fact that he unselfishly takes time out of his busy
schedule to help kids who don't know where to turn is wonderful. I only
wish there had been someone like him there for me when I was a teenager.
- Patrick Fahrenkrug, Menasha, Wis.
I enjoyed Chad Allen's description of at least a
portion of our community as "teenagers." I don't want the community to
become purely political, absorbed only by issues, but we should at least
be aware of what's going on and take the time to vote. And at least if
our community is teenage, we can look forward to when it grows to
adulthood. Bravo, Chad. I think you'll get the discussion going.
- Duke Himmelreich, Norwalk, Conn.
You can keep your Advocate cover shot of
Reichen and Chip [October 28] and give me a cover with Chad Allen any
day. Chad is making a difference in our community by helping
others-unlike those who try to profit from our community by selling a
key chain with their likeness on it.
- David Hiovich, Los Angeles, Calif.
As the webmaster for Chad Allen's official fan
site, I've had the pleasure of not only being Chad's friend, but I've
gotten to see, both first hand and through emails sent to the site, Chad's
efforts to make this a better world. He does everything with an amazing
fire and determination that is not often seen in our community. Thank
you Chad, for being a wonderful role model to not only the gay community
but to everyone.
Also thank you to the editors of The Advocate for putting the spotlight
on not only Chad but the terrific charities he supports.
I really enjoyed the cover story on Chad
Allen. I've loved Chad since TV's Our House and My 2 Dads. I have an
autographed photo of him from way back then. I remember him being in
those teen magazines and he still so good-looking! Even though I am a
gay woman, I still think he's cute. It's kinda hard to believe he's gay,
but I am happy for him. I am glad he's working for good causes for the
holidays. I am glad he's doing a lot for charity and reaching out to
p.s. Your cover is the best cover I've seen.