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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.
Lambda Legal Arizona Law Hurts Us All

Lambda Legal: Arizona Law Hurts Us All

COMMENTARY: The Arizona immigration law is still alive and well...  and dangerous, and Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson and Francisco Dueñas says gays and lesbians need to join the fight.

Town Hall Turns on HRC

HRC in Hot Seat at Town Hall

Advocate correspondent Jason Bellini (pictured) heads to Washington for Michaelangelo Signorile's town hall meeting of LGBT leaders, which quickly became a “gay-on-gay blame game” over "don't ask, don't tell" and ENDA.

Michael Lucas Throw Israel Under the Bus

Lucas: Don't Throw Israel Under the Bus

Michael Lucas says President Barack Obama should think twice before his administration makes a move to alienate Israel, a friend to the United States and a friend to LGBTs.

Ticked-Off Actor

Ticked-Off Actor

Willam Belli, one of the stars of Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives, writes an open letter to “Tran Coulter,” his catchall name for trans activists and commentators who have publicly derided the film.

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Visiting The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

A recent Frontline report highlighted the culture of the Afghan dancing boys —bacha bazi — who dance for and possibly sleeping with older men. Journalist Michael Luongo remembers his brush with the bacha bazi in 2004.

Battling Exclusion

Battling Exclusion

COMMENTARY: Attorneys with the National Center for Lesbian Rights analyze a little-known antibias case currently before the Supreme Court and its disturbing implications for antidiscrimination policies.

Evan Wolfson Tax Day is Here Time to Dump DOMA

Tax Day's Here, Time to Dump DOMA

COMMENTARY: Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson says the so-called Defense of Marriage Act consistently harms same-sex couples and their families — glaringly so on tax day.

DADT Light at the End of the Tunnel

DADT Light at the End of the Tunnel

As former service member Joe Zuniga celebrates his 17th anniversary of coming out at the 1993 March on Washington, he hopes next year America can celebrate the first anniversary of overturning "don't ask, don't tell."

A Conservative Conundrum

A Conservative Conundrum

COMMENTARY: Politically right-of-center men and women make up a growing yet habitually ignored gay minority. The Advocate columnist James Kirchick says now more than ever, their voices need to be heard.

Michael Lucas Supergays

Michael Lucas Supergays

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says gay men love to buy his films — they just don't want porn people to represent the community.

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