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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.
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.

Just rehab those slurs away
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

Just rehab those slurs away!

Kate Clinton

Gayhab is only the latest twist in the slur rehab biz. Everybody’s so tetchy, a whole Sesame Street alphabet of offense is available for rehabbing.

Rachel Griffiths
March 12 2007 12:00 AM ET

Rachel Griffiths

Griffiths

Who wouldn’t want to tell Rachel Griffiths their deepest secret? Considering her heart-raw turns in Six Feet Under and the modern classic Muriel’s Wedding, this warm, funny Aussie has a direct line to Empathy Central. Griffiths, 38, also costarred in My Best Friend’s Wedding, and she’s earning more BGF stripes as Sarah, the cool sister on the gay-happy prime-time soap Brothers & Sisters.

Why we need a federal hate-crimes law—and why we can get it
March 06 2007 1:00 AM ET

Why we need a federal hate-crimes law—and why we can get it

Advocate.com Editors

This year marks our best chance yet to get a federal hate-crimes law passed and signed into law. It would give the government the power to prosecute anti-LGBT crimes and law enforcement the resources to investigate them properly. So let's make sure it happens.

Finding the answers to hate crimes
March 06 2007 1:00 AM ET

Finding the answers to hate crimes

Andy Marra

Andy Marra had many questions when she was punched in the face for being a transgender woman back in November 2006. But instead of giving her answers, her attackers fled. Now she has decided to tell her story, and she is making an appeal for answers about hate crimes.

Out on the small screen
February 28 2007 1:00 AM ET

Out on the small screen

Eric Millegan

The Bones costar argues through personal experience that there's no need to be closeted for the casting agents.

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