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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 Marriage is a Bad Word

Marriage is a Bad Word

COMMENTARY: Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says that the fight over the word marriage stifles the fight for true equality

GO Proud Marriage or Bust

Marriage or Bust

GOProud Chair Christopher R. Barron says the marriage or bust approach of gay activists leaves little room for other reforms that will reduce discrimination against LGBT couples.

The Preacher Lied

The Preacher Lied

COMMENTARY: Michelangelo Signorile examines the case of Andrew Marin, a lay minister who exploited his lesbian friends to promote himself as a "bridge" between gays and evangelicals. After HRC and others bought into his pitch, his true antigay colors began to shine through.

Closing a Discriminatory Loophole

Closing a Discriminatory Loophole

Attorneys with the National Center for Lesbian Rights examine the U.S. Supreme Court’s Monday decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez and its potential impact on faith-based groups that receive public funds yet seek to discriminate against LGBT citizens.

Interpreting Families Hilda Solis

Interpreting Families

COMMENTARY: U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis says changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act allowing family leave to anyone who assumes the role of caring for a child aren't just niceties for LGBT families — they're necessities.

Michael Lucas on Madrids Bad Pride

Michael Lucas on Madrid’s Bad Pride 

COMMENTARY: Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says that removing Israel from Madrid’s gay pride celebration is morally repugnant and politically counterproductive.

Michael Lucas on Europes Trouble with Israel

Michael Lucas: Europe's Trouble with Israel

COMMENTARY: Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas asks if Europe is retroactively justifying the Holocaust through its current indictment of Israel and through actions like Madrid's yanking an Israeli delegation from its Gay Pride events.

In Defense of Charles Djou

In Defense of Charles Djou

COMMENTARY: GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia says the labeling of newly elected Hawaii congressman Charles Djou as antigay is unfounded and just anther example of liberal bloggers attacking Republican politicians.

Michael Lucas on Russias Struggle to Demonstrate Pride

Michael Lucas on Russia's Pride Struggle

COMMENTARY: Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas explains why Russia does not tolerate demonstrations of gay pride.

Making Homophobia a Thing of the Past

Making Homophobia a Thing of the Past

COMMENTARY: On the International Day Against Homophobia, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland says discrimination based on sexual orientation should be consigned to the pages of history.

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