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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

COMMENTARY: Two notable themes emerge from GOProud: the lack of any actual gay pride in those who run it and the truth about who is still really steering the GOP.

Dos and Donts of Workplace Attire

Dos and Don'ts of Workplace Attire

Mr. Manners Steven Petrow talks about workplace attire, grooming and what it takes to get noticed in a competitive job market.

Gay and Arranged to Marry

Gay and Arranged to Marry

Like many British Indian men, Harjeet Johal was arranged to be married to a woman, a practice he says makes little sense — and even less sense if you are gay.

To Celebrate

To Celebrate?

COMMENTARY: Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, a highly decorated combat aviator, searches for perspective on the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Tale of Two Black Women

A Bond With Black Women

A lifetime of being asked why "gay men always act like black women" leads Advocate contributor David Michael Conner to wonder if those diverse connections are what will ultimately bring about real change for the LGBT community.

Vaughn Walker Commentary

Vaughn Walker's Sexuality Irrelevant

Who a federal judge goes home to has nothing to do with whether he can make a sound, impartial legal decision. 

Michael Lucas on the Israeli Flag at Gay Pride

Israeli Delegation's Shameful Decision at Gay Pride

COMMENTARY: Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says the removal of the Israeli flag from the Tel Aviv Gay Pride's delegation in Berlin is a symptom of Europe's anti-Semitism.  

The Great Los Angeles Man Hunt

The Great Los Angeles Manhunt

Steve Scott wants to date you — if you're one of the 122 people in Los Angeles County with whom he's compatible. It's not as bad as it sounds. Let him explain.

Irans Crimes Against Humanity

Iran's "Crimes Against Humanity"

Advocate contributor Benjamin Weinthal says the Obama administration needs to take seriously Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's campaign to violently repress sexual minorities.

Ben DeGuzman Navigating Immigration Policies

Navigating Immigration Policies

Ben de Guzman, the codirector of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, says Asian LGBT immigrants to the United States often face insurmountable obstacles.

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