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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.
Queen of All Media, Shrink Wrapped

"Queen of all Media," Plastic-Wrapped

Writer Del Shores responds to The Advocate 's August cover story on blogger Perez Hilton... the first issue in a long time he says he's glad came wrapped in plastic.

Putrid Perez

Putrid Perez

COMMENTARY: The latest scandal involving Perez Hilton presents an opportunity to ask the million dollar question: How has this half-literate typist become one of the most prominent gay people in the country?

What Gives in Washington?

What Gives in Washington?

As the Obama administration goes to court in support of "don't ask, don't tell" and the Defense of Marriage Act, Michelangelo Signorile wonders if it's gay leaders who are to blame.

Dyke on a Bike

Dyke on a Bike

Author Ali Liebegott renews her love affair with San Francisco through her first love -- motorcycles.

We've Got a Vision. We've Got a Plan

"We've Got a Vision, We've Got a Plan"

COMMENTARY: History repeats itself as LGBT leaders hand responsibilities to the Democrats -- who continuously fail at being true allies.

Proclamations or Progress?

Proclamations or Progress?

After more than five months of no action on his agenda for the LGBT community, expectations are high for Obama in the month of June -- Pride month. But will he deliver?

Media Still Wrong on Hate Crimes

Media Still Wrong on Hate Crimes

Faulty reporting and sensationalist talking heads dishonor the legacy of the fallen while making it harder for fair legislation to pass.

Oedipus Wrecks

Oedipus Wrecks

When his mom started dating women, writer Brett Berk was amused. But now she's gayer than he is -- and he's confused.

Bullied to Death

Bullied to Death

The executive directors of the Trevor Project and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network team up to address harassment and suicide prevention in schools -- and pay tribute to Carl Hoover-Walker and Jaheem Herrera.

I'm Gay and Iraqi: Please Help Me!

I'm Gay and Iraqi: Please Help Me!

The situation for gay Iraqis has never been more dire: With reports of torture, "anal gluing," and murder coming out of the Middle East, is the U.S. surge to blame for this sudden explosion of antigay violence?

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