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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.
A Tale of Two Cities
September 20 2007 11:00 PM ET

A Tale of Two Cities

Rod McCollum

Antigay family values defend the girls of the Big Easy and attack the boys of Boise.

September 20 2007 11:00 PM ET

Lesbian After Marriage

Jennifer Baumgardner takes a look at the newest acronym in female sexuality and discovers that what a woman wants changes as she does.

The Object of Our Affection
September 20 2007 11:00 PM ET

The Object of Our Affection

Her husband let us down, she won’t support marriage equality, but still we can’t stop dreaming about Hillary. Sean Kennedy sits down with the front-runner for the White House and finds out what’s keeping the romance alive.

Family Trauma
September 20 2007 11:00 PM ET

Family Trauma

When her partner was rushed to the hospital with massive bleeding in the brain from an aneurysm, Janice Langbehn and their three kids weren’t allowed to see her until she died

Matthew Broderick
September 20 2007 11:00 PM ET

Big Gay Following: Matthew Broderick

Brandon Voss

Some 25 years after his breakthrough role as a gay teen in Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, Sarah Jessica Parker's husband dishes on past flops and the gay icons in his life.

September 19 2007 11:00 PM ET

By backing Obama, Oprah leaves queers behind

Advocate.com Editors

Queen of daytime talk Oprah Winfrey is omnipresent and omnipotent. Her monthly oracle — O, The Oprah Magazine — pontificates the principles of self-help, self-love, and self-giving. Her image floods newsstands. Bookstores stockpile their inventory with her choice for the book of the month. And presidential hopefuls genuflect before her to win voters.

Jasmyne Cannick on Ja Rule
September 17 2007 11:00 PM ET

Ja Rule's words hurt the broader community

Advocate.com Editors

Blogger and social commentator Jasmyne Cannick challenges rapper Ja Rule to look at the true root of societal problems. Hint: It's not lesbians on MTV.

25 rabbis walk into a room
September 16 2007 11:00 PM ET

25 rabbis walk into a room

Beth Schwartzapfel

The Conservative movement’s Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards queers the synagogue by giving nod to gay rabbis and commitment ceremonies

Ocean Grove slaps gays
September 13 2007 11:00 PM ET

Ocean Grove slaps gays in the face

Kate Walter

New Jersey may have civil unions, but in Ocean Grove a religious group is playing the First Amendment card to deny gay and lesbian couples the right to celebrate their unions in the boardwalk pavilion.

Teresa turns 40
September 12 2007 11:00 PM ET

A revolution properly punctuated

Teresa Morrison

An Advocate copy editor delineates her place in the gay rights movement

Straight talk from gay parents
September 10 2007 11:00 PM ET

Straight talk from gay parents

Maggie Quale

In Maggie Quale's latest column on gay parenting, the writer offers up advice on letting go.

Guy Padgett
September 10 2007 11:00 PM ET

Guy Padgett

In 2004 the city council of Casper, Wyo.—Matthew Shepard’s hometown—unanimously elected their first openly gay mayor.

Go, Terri, Go!
September 10 2007 11:00 PM ET

Go, Terri, Go!

Neal Broverman

As a young man, J.T. Hayes was one of the most promising race car drivers in the South. Now J.T. is Terri O’Connell, a fierce woman preparing a second act to rival the first.

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