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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.
Michael Lucas When the Left Attacks

When the Left Attacks

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas calls out the Left for blaming the Giffords assassination attempt on right-wing rhetoric.

Inside the Lines

Inside the Lines

Why gays should care about one of the driest topics in politics: redistricting.

Asking for Your Hand in Marriage

Asking for Your Hand in Marriage

Gavin Newsom meant well when he said gay marriage is "going to happen whether you like it or not." But Third Way deputy director Lanae Erickson says our messaging is going to need to change if we ever want marriage equality.

It Gets Better For Billy

It Gets Better:

Advocate contributor Michael Anthony heads home to Wheeling, Ill., to film the documentary For Billy and show students at his alma mater it really does get better.

Break the Silence Wisconsin

Break the Silence: Wisconsin

On April 15, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will spearhead a statewide effort to combat anti-LGBT bullying and harassment as well as general homophobia and transphobia.

Gay Giving 20

Gay Giving 2.0

Advocate contributor Jimmy Nguyen says websites like Jumo.com hold the key to getting LGBT people to log on and give to gay causes.

Parvez Sharma on India Gay Pride

Gay Scandal in a Small Town

A raid on a gay party in India and the lack of a unifying language underscore the isolation of non-Western LGBTs for filmmaker Parvez Sharma.

Gray Christmas

Gray Christmas

Christmas isn't about perfection, one writer reflects. It's about family.

Michael Lucas The Problem With Putin

Michael Lucas: Putin Serenades Hollywood Lefties

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says the celebrity embrace of the dictatorial Russian prime minister is disastrous.

Judy Shepard All in the Family

All in the Family

Judy Shepard advocates for the most important safeguard against LGBT suicide and substance abuse — family acceptance. 

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