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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.
If you dont vote you cant bitch
September 27 2006 11:00 PM ET

If you don't vote, you can't bitch

Judy Shepard

Voting was an exciting privilege and responsibility to young activist Matthew Shepard. With Matthew gone, it's up to you to make a difference. Here are five easy steps for beginners.

Making It Real in corporate America
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

"Making It Real" in corporate America

Mike Syers

A gay partner at the top-rated firm Ernst & Young reports on how his company and others are working with the Human Rights Campaign to make U.S. employers more LGBT-friendly

The myth of 'straight-acting'
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

The myth of "straight-acting"

Christopher Rice

Commentary 972 2006-10-10 2006-09-25 The myth of "straight-acting" By Christopher Rice Am I happy that boy-band star Lance Bass has come out of the closet? Absolutely. Am I happy e

Deadly homophobia
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Deadly homophobia

Advocate.com Editors

Julian Bond, former Georgia state representative and ex-head of the NAACP, says fighting homophobia is key to progress in the struggle against HIV/AIDS among blacks.

Miss Cleo Comes Out
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Miss Cleo Comes Out

Greg Hernandez

The queen of late-night infomercial psychics tells us what you might not predict: She’s a lesbian.

Happy. Gay. American
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Happy. Gay. American

Jon Barrett

When Jim McGreevey came out—and announced he’d resign as New Jersey governor—it was the end of a long, painful story of lies and secret liaisons, which he details in a new book. His new story: settled, partnered, happy.

Coming out and talking trash
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Coming out and talking trash

Commentary 972 2006-10-10 2006-09-25 Coming out and talking trash Lance is gay. Yawn. Next. He comes out when his career is effectively over. I see another George Michael in

Companies that embrace equality
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Companies that embrace equality

Todd Henneman

In 2006 a record number of Fortune 500 companies are offering benefits and protections to their LGBT employees. The Advocate highlights 10 additions to its ever-growing list of equality-minded employers.

Coming Out 2006, part 2
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Coming Out 2006

Our readers tell us about coming out to family and friends—and to the nation. Part 2

Coming Out 2006, part 1
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

Coming Out 2006

Our readers tell us about coming out to family and friends—and to the nation. Part one

Big Gay Following: John Leguizamo
September 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

John Leguizamo

Advocate.com Editors

“It’s all gonna come back and bite me on the ass,” frets John Leguizamo, who dishes to The Advocate about his forthcoming memoir, Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: A Life.

Jim McGreevey in The Advocates 2006 Coming Out issue
September 18 2006 11:00 PM ET

Jim McGreevey in The Advocate's 2006 Coming Out issue

Jon Barrett

New Jersey's ex-governor invites The Advocate home for a no-holds-barred interview about losing the lies and coming out happy. Reporter Jon Barrett previews our Coming Out exclusive.

Corporate dominoes
September 18 2006 11:00 PM ET

Corporate dominoes

Joanne Herman

The remarkable progress in corporate America's embrace and support of its transgender workers shows the U.S. competitive spirit is alive and well--and helping boost the T part of the LGBT rainbow

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