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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 matter of life and death
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

A matter of life and death

Paula Jacquard

For months Paula Jacquard watched her friend Mark fight AIDS and cancer, proving once again that in queer culture the family you rely on is the one you make.

Behind the gay-friendly faces
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

Behind the gay-friendly faces

Advocate.com Editors

No, they’re not for same-sex marriage, but Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—the 2008 Democratic presidential front-runners—are good for gays in general, right? Or are they? An insider’s view.

'That's so gay' war
March 25 2007 11:00 PM ET

"That's so gay" war

Morgan Kroll

Commentary 983 2007-04-10 2007-03-26 "That's so gay" war By Morgan Kroll When kids at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., started teasing Mormon student Rebekah Rice

The Equality Ride II: Welcome to the jungle
March 22 2007 11:00 PM 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 11:40 AM 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 20 2007 11:00 PM 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 15 2007 11:00 PM 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 12 2007 11:00 PM 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 11 2007 11:00 PM 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 11 2007 11:00 PM 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 11 2007 11:00 PM 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 11 2007 11:00 PM 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 11 2007 11:00 PM 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.

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