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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.
A Formula for Infamy Lauren Ashley Carrie Prejean

A Formula for Infamy Lauren Ashley Carrie Prejean

COMMENTARY: Jimmy Nguyen, the lawyer who defended Miss California USA against Carrie Prejean, says religious beliefs and an antigay platform are the new way to get your name known on the pageant circuit.

David Moretti Life on the G List Episode 3 The Horror

David Moretti Life on the G List Episode 3 The Horror

Young actors pay their dues, and often in slasher films. For actor David Moretti, that meant learning a new vocabulary term: "deferred payment."

Up Close and Personal in Haiti

Up Close and Personal in Haiti

He's covered the Oscars and interviewed Obama, but out photojournalist Sean Patrick Lewis's life changed dramatically when he left the comforts of Los Angeles for a trip to Haiti. Check out his trip in photos and commentary.

Open Relationships Our Demise or Another Option

Open Relationships Our Demise or Another Option

COMMENTARY: Two new studies out of San Francisco show the majority of gay men thrive in open relationships. So why are we so committed to pursuing monogamy?

View from Washington Waiting To Thaw

View from Washington Waiting To Thaw

Washington, D.C., has become a temporary tundra, but Capitol Hill shows signs of thawing on repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Betraying the cause

Betraying the cause

COMMENTARY: Author Chandler Burr accuses gay rights leaders of sabotaging marriage equality by refusing to use one potent political weapon: the fact that being gay is not a choice.

In Prop 8 Trial an Open and Irrelevant Secret

In Prop 8 Trial an Open and Irrelevant Secret

COMMENTARY: As constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky sees it, reported rumors about U.S. district judge Vaughn Walker’s sexual orientation have no bearing on the federal suit against the California ballot measure.

Sex Disorders According to the APA

Sex Disorders According to the APA

COMMENTARY: The American Psychological Association may no longer consider homosexuality a disorder, but according to its updated guidebook, playing with toys or liking sex a lot is cause for concern.  

Tripping Over a Leg Up

Is there such a thing as gay affirmative action? Could a well-meaning aid to the advancement of LGBTs result in more discrimination?

Mosbacher Family Affair

Nanette Gartrell pays tribute to former Secretary of Commerce Bob Mosbacher, the father of her partner, Dee. Mosbacher, one of the Republican Party’s most successful fund-raisers, passed away in January. 

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