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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.
25 years of advocacy
August 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

25 years of advocacy

Advocate.com Editors

A sampling of a quarter century of this magazine’s coverage of the AIDS epidemic, from poppers to barebacking.

When hate speech becomes accepted
August 02 2006 12:00 AM ET

When hate speech becomes accepted

Advocate.com Editors

Mel Gibson's tirade against Jews, Mitt Romney's "tar baby" comment, Ann Coulter's "fag" dig at Bill Clinton—how has American discourse become so poisoned? Can hate speech be "reclaimed"?

Transgender? You're fired!
July 28 2006 12:00 AM ET

"Transgender? You're fired!"

Joanne Herman

Or worse—you may be murdered. Transgender people may face discrimination on the job, in housing, or even in trying to pee. Some turn to legal proceedings to establish their rights. Some never get the chance to fight back. Part 9 in The Advocate’s ongoing Transgender 101 series

Passing the torch
July 24 2006 12:00 AM ET

Passing the torch

David Luc Nguyen

GenQ contributor David Luc Nguyen descended on Chicago last week to witness the spectacle of the seventh annual Gay Games. What he found was a dearth of queer youth but an abundance of spirit.

How can Israelis be antigay
July 24 2006 12:00 AM ET

How can Israelis be antigay?

Advocate.com Editors

A nation born from the hatred and violence of the Holocaust ought to be the last place on earth where citizens offer a bounty for the murder of an entire class of people. But World Pride has provoked some Israelis to Nazi-like behavior.

Bully pulpit
July 21 2006 12:00 AM ET

Bully pulpit

Billy Porter

On Saturday, July 22, at 8:30 p.m., Broadway star Billy Porter will protest in song outside Focus on the Family as Soulforce completes its 1,000-watt March, Vigil, and Concert, confronting the antigay bigotry of James Dobson. As Porter prepares for the demonstration, he looks back at how Christianity affected his younger self. 

A terrible loss
July 20 2006 12:00 AM ET

A terrible loss

Advocate.com Editors

The tragic death of Denice Denton (pictured), the openly lesbian chancellor of University of California, Santa Cruz, has highlighted the fact that minorities, especially members of the LGBT community, are underrepresented at the highest levels of leadership at colleges and universities around the nation.

Procreation a losing argument
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Procreation a losing argument

John Sonego

Those who advocate that marriage should be reserved purely for the purpose of procreation have argued themselves into a corner. If they truly want that as a standard, then it should apply it to everyone.

November a potential turning point
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

November a potential turning point

Advocate.com Editors

After 15 years of hard work helping to elect hundreds of gay and lesbian candidates nationwide, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund may be facing its most important challenge yet: the next four months.

Love at first site: Moore
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Love at first site: Jon Moore

We asked Advocate readers to share their true stories of Internet dating and found out that going online was a great way to meet the love of your life. That is, if he or she wasn’t lying to you.

Love at first site: Smith
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Love at first site: David Smith

We asked Advocate readers to share their true stories of Internet dating and found out that going online was a great way to meet the love of your life. That is, if he or she wasn’t lying to you.

Love at first site: Small
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Love at first site: Cristin Small

We asked Advocate readers to share their true stories of Internet dating and found out that going online was a great way to meet the love of your life. That is, if he or she wasn’t lying to you.

Love at first site: Howell
July 17 2006 12:00 AM ET

Love at first site: Scott Howell

We asked Advocate readers to share their true stories of Internet dating and found out that going online was a great way to meet the love of your life. That is, if he or she wasn’t lying to you.

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