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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.
Signorile Revisited

Signorile Revisited

COMMENTARY: Michaelangelo Signorile says gay media watchdog GLAAD is muzzled by the entertainment companies it’s supposed to police, a claim GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios (pictured) says is unfounded.

Daddy Knows Best

In the first of his biweekly columns, out actor David Moretti (The Lair) chronicles the life of a working actor and pulls a treacherous traveling quick change in pursuit of a role.

GLAAD Reconsidered

GLAAD Reconsidered

COMMENTARY: Is leading gay media watchdog GLAAD muzzled by the entertainment companies it’s supposed to police?

Hug an Evangelical This Christmas

Hug an Evangelical This Christmas

Presbyterian minister Janet Edwards suggests the fast track to achieving gay rights may mean you have to courageously reach across the aisle to change hearts and minds.

15 Gay Performances Overlooked by Oscar

From Matt Damon to Annette Bening, The Advocate looks back at 15 truly stellar performers who went gay on film and got snubbed come Oscar time.

Uganda Antigay Sentiments Hit Close to Home

Uganda Antigay Sentiments Hit Close to Home

COMMENTARY: Kim Stolz wonders why certain U.S. senators refuse to comment on Uganda's "kill the gays" bill — a bill the White House, international human rights organizations, and even some typically conservative Christian groups have condemned.

Tila Tequila Rihanna and Friends Gay Until Publication Date

Tila Tequila Rihanna and Friends Gay Until Publication Date

Being "overtly gay" is still a liability (i.e. Adam Lambert's maligned AMAs performance), but if you're a hot, seemingly harmless female (Tila Tequila, Rihanna, and even Britney and Madge), playing gay can pay off big-time.

Better Late than Never

Better Late than Never

Many LGBTs are coming out later in life, which raises the question: What took so long?

Our Responsibility to Copenhagen

Our Responsibility to Copenhagen

An open letter by Antony Hegarty, lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, on the importance of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, and what readers can do to support its success.

Proposed Antigay Ugandan Law Disastrous for NGOs

Proposed Antigay Ugandan Law Disastrous for NGOs

A bill calling for death sentences in multiple scenarios for gays and lesbians in Uganda will create a chilling effect for on-the-ground charities and aid groups seeking to effectively curb HIV infection.

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