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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.
Dying at BYU
April 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Dying at BYU

Haven Herrin

A symbolic die-in to honor the many gay Mormons who have committed suicide gets two dozen Equality Ride protesters arrested on the campus of Brigham Young University. It also sends an important message.

Chance encounter in Va.
April 18 2006 12:00 AM ET

Chance encounter in Va.

Tully Satre

Our young activist diarist learns something from an unexpected encounter outside a Panera Bread eatery in Warrenton, Va.

Whats in a trans name?
April 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

What's in a trans name?

Joanne Herman

Transsexual? Cross-dresser? Gender-queer? Under the “transgender” umbrella are a range of people who deal with gender identity and gender expression in nontraditional ways. A primer on who’s who. Part 2 of The Advocate’s ongoing transgender series

The GOPs antigay pitch to blacks
April 13 2006 12:00 AM ET

The GOP's antigay pitch to blacks

Advocate.com Editors

The Republican Party is reaching out to African-American voters with a pitch that hones in on their presumed homophobia. The party’s blatantly antigay “misinformation campaign” is detailed in a new report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The first seven out of 569 miles
April 12 2006 12:00 AM ET

The first seven out of 569 miles

Jennifer Schumaker

This Southern California soccer mom and lesbian is now on the road, walking the coastline from San Diego to San Francisco to raise LGBT visibility. This is the first of her dispatches from the road.

We 55 respectfully disagree
April 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

We 55 respectfully disagree

Advocate.com Editors

In an “open letter” to The Advocate and to LGBT people everywhere, more than four dozen prominent activists of color take issue with Jasmyne Cannick’s commentary calling for LGBT equality to take priority over rights for illegal immigrants. Quoting Audre Lorde, they remind us, “There is no hierarchy of oppression.”

Immigration is an LGBT issue
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Immigration is an LGBT issue

Advocate.com Editors

Christine Chavez, former UFW California political director and granddaughter of the late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, says gays and lesbians everywhere stand to gain by working together for the rights of immigrants

It's all about our children
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

It's all about our children

Greg Hernandez

State lawmakers across the country are proposing new bans on adoption by gays and lesbians. That makes the work of the Family Pride Coalition all the more challenging—and necessary

She's #1
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

She's #1

Doug Robson

With her first Grand Slam title, Amélie Mauresmo becomes the top-ranked woman player in the world

Big Gay Follwing: Mo'Nique
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Mo'Nique

Advocate.com Editors

It’s a man’s world, but for gay men, it would be nothing without a big, fabulous black woman. Queen of comedy Mo’Nique sees this relationship as symbiotic and mutual, so the big-boned star of the new romantic comedy Phat Girlz rang up The Advocate to share a few belly laughs and a whole lotta love.

Family guy
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Family guy

Advocate.com Editors

Todd Parr translates a kid’s-eye point of view into a successful career in children’s literature and TV

Validated vows
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Validated vows

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Validated vows The Reverend Jane Spahr The Reverend Spahr directs That All May Freely Serve, a group lobbying for ordination of gay and lesbian

Outspoken: Justin Lerner
April 10 2006 12:00 AM ET

Outspoken: Justin Lerner

Commentary 961 2006-04-25 2006-04-10 Outspoken: Justin Lerner Lerner is 23 and lives in St. Louis. As I drove by the First Evangelical Free Church ne

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