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Read the latest commentary from The Advocate, the leading source for LGBT news and politics. Discover what public figures and pundits have to say about gay issues and topics that touch the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies. Find op-eds from columnists like HIV activist Tyler Curry or Advocate.com editors Michelle Garcia and Neal Broverman. The experts weigh in on the latest developments in the LGBT rights movement, and The Advocate offers an outlet for their commentary.
The Equality Ride II: Welcome to the jungle
March 23 2007 12:00 AM ET

The Equality Ride II: Welcome to the jungle

Haven Herrin

Soulforce's second Equality Ride begins with 50 young adults in two buses stopping at 32 Christian colleges and universities in the pursuit of social justice for LGBT students. In the first two weeks the west bus logs 12 arrests—and that's a good thing.

Queer directions
March 21 2007 12:40 PM ET

Queer directions

Advocate.com Editors

Cui Zi’en is infamous in China for being at the vanguard of LGBT portrayal in Chinese cinema. To date, he is the only director in the media conservative country tackling gay issues in his movies. The Advocate sat down with Cui Zi’en to talk about being outspokenly gay, his upcoming projects, and what advice he has for his fans.

Who is the Duclod Man
March 21 2007 12:00 AM ET

Who is the Duclod Man?

Neal Broverman

"Chasing the Duclod Man," Sarah Aswell's chronicle of her hunt for an elusive Internet stalker, riveted readers when it appeared in the latest issue of The Advocate. We are finding that the story is just beginning.

If Edwards is the f word, what word is Coulter?
March 16 2007 12:00 AM ET

If Edwards is the f word, what word is Coulter?

Jim David

Ann Coulter tried to explain away her antigay remark about Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a mere "schoolyard taunt." But as comedian Jim David points out, the calculating blond pressmonger knew exactly what she was doing—and her deliberate verbal gaffe betrays the conservative spirit at its most vile.

Transsexual regret
March 13 2007 12:00 AM ET

Transsexual regret

Joanne Herman

When you know someone who's undergone sex-reassignment surgery, the possibility of regret may feel like the proverbial elephant in the room. But what is the prevalence of regret, and why does regret occur?

Second set
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

Second set

Michael Giltz

For transgender tennis star Renée Richards, the generation gap looms larger than the gender gap. Her latest book, No Way Renée, continues the story of her “notorious” life.

Where we live
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

Where we live

John Caldwell

As the country opens its arms to openly gay and lesbian people, the places we call home have grown beyond urban gay ghettos. The Advocate welcomes you to this new American landscape.

My sisters
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

My sisters

Patrick Moore

Once he was embarrassed and threatened by transgender women. Now author Patrick Moore knows better: Breaking all the old rules, gay and straight, trans people are the core of the queer civil rights struggle.

In bed with Derek
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

In bed with Derek

David Jay Lasky

Without turning into treacle, Boy Culture thoughtfully examines the gay male struggle with intimacy. Much of the film’s realism is thanks to actor Derek Magyar.

Affairs to remember
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

Affairs to remember

Michael Giltz

Farley Granger bedded Ava Gardner, Shelley Winters, and Leonard Bernstein. In his autobiography, Include Me Out, Hitchcock’s muse reveals how he lived as an openly bisexual actor in classic Hollywood and got away with it.

Dear Advocate, I'm sorry
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

Dear Advocate, I'm sorry

This February, Justin Goddard felt compelled to write an open letter to gays and lesbians. Naturally, he sent it to us.

TransTube
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

TransTube

Sarah Kennedy

On topics ranging from hormones to hair removal, trans kids are sharing stories on YouTube to make the transitioning process a little less scary.

Chasing the Duclod Man
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

Chasing the duclod man

Sarah Aswell

When Iowa college students began receiving anonymous letters referring to them as “duclods” and darkly alluding to their bisexuality, one recipient became obsessed with finding the sender’s identity.

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