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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.
Thanks a lot, Foley
October 23 2006 12:00 AM ET

Thanks a lot, Foley

Christie Ayotte

Every day, gay and lesbian folks like me are the ones who suffer the consequences of Foley’s self-destruction.

Foley's follies and the Republicans' quest for power
October 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Foley’s follies and the Republicans’ quest for power

Advocate.com Editors

The Mark Foley sex scandal is less about his illness and more about the Republicans’ sickness for power, because the scandal exposes a GOP political machine exploiting queers and children to maintain dominance by any means necessary.

Peace of my mind
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Peace of my mind

Kate Clinton

Commentary 973 2006-10-24 2006-10-10 Peace of my mind By Kate Clinton Republicans have rolled out their midterm election strategery: Free Viagra for Everyone! Kidding. But they are having a har

Minority leader
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Minority leader

Michael Anthony

Barely out of high school, blogger Steven Emmanuel is changing lives with QueerKidofColor.com.

Scarlet fever
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Scarlet fever

Advocate.com Editors

“Hey Opie, is all your hair red?” What being a redhead taught the author about being gay—and about the pleasure of being unique.

Annette Bening
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Annette Bening

Anne Stockwell

Steely tough but alluringly vulnerable—her screen persona had us at The Grifters. Now she’s Augusten Burroughs’s deliciously mad bisexual mom in Running With Scissors.

Spying on you
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Spying on you

Advocate.com Editors

You can delete Internet files and erase online profiles, but there is no hiding what you do, where you go, and whom you talk to online, says Christopher Faulkner, a cyber security and online safety expert and CEO of CI Host, which calls itself the world’s number 1 Web-hosting company.

Dude worship on YouTube
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Dude worship on YouTube

Jason Rowan

Images of puffed-up bodybuilders made popular in 1950s publications are alive and well as videos on the Internet. Only now they’re creating a new connection between gay and straight men.

More human than Truman
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

More human than Truman

Alexander Cho

Infamous reassembles the gay love story between the lines of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.

Perez is burning
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Perez in burning

Advocate.com Editors

The Los Angeles gossip hound (real name: Mario Lavandeira) hit the big time this year, posting People magazine’s Brangelina baby photos before the actual issue arrived. Then he laid claim to forcing Lance Bass out of the closet with his relentless coverage of the pop star’s public romance with Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl.

The return of free love
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

The return of free love

Sean Kennedy

Queer auteur John Cameron Mitchell’s new film Shortbus depicts graphic sex, but it’s not porn—it’s a political manifesto.

The preacher lied
October 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

The preacher lied

Michelangelo Signorile examines the case of Andrew Marin, a lay minister who exploited his lesbian friends to promote himself as a “bridge” between gays and evangelicals. After HRC and others bought into his pitch, his true antigay colors began to shine through.

Our readers' favorite blogs
October 09 2006 12:00 AM ET

Our readers' favorite blogs

When it comes to blogs, some gays like hard news; others want only hard candy. We asked our readers to tell us which blogs they visit regularly.

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