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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.
What Marriage in Maine Meant for Me

What Marriage in Maine Meant for Me

Dana Hernandez is a straight white married mother of two young children. But in campaigning for No on 1 and reporting Election Night outcomes for Advocate.com, defeat hit her like a ton of bricks.

NO on 1 Leader: We Will Win

NO on 1 Leader: We Will Win

The leader of the campaign to keep same-sex marriage legal in Maine believes the people of his state will vote on the side of fairness.

Joe Solmonese We Have Work to Do

Joe Solmonese We Have Work to Do

After over a decade, we now have a powerful tool to secure a civil right: the right to be safe. It is a start. But our time to celebrate is short, because we have work to do.

Ready for Another March?

Ready for Another March?

COMMENTARY: Taking to the streets — and to the World Wide Web — is the only way get this White House to move on gay issues, columnist Michelangelo Signorile says. So it could be time to plan another march on Washington.

Govt Run Healthcare Isn't the Answer

Govt Run Healthcare Isn't the Answer

Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., and GOProud's Christopher R. Barron say that the inefficiencies of the Ryan White CARE Act suggest that a government-run program is not the key to quality health care.

The Lady Gaga Channel

The Lady Gaga Channel

How can the pop singer be everywhere at once? Searching for answers to TV's most challenging mysteries.

The Day I Became an Activist

The Day I Became an Activist

David Hawkins treks from Brooklyn to D.C. for the day to attend his first big national rally. But what he learned at the National Equality March will last a lifetime.

The Lesson Youll Hear About and The Lesson You Wont

For less money and half the time spent "organizing," Gay 2.0 pulled off a march many thought couldn't happen. But GLAAD's Jarrett Barrios and Rashad Robinson say we still need to improve effective outreach to minority communities.

Michael Lucas on Queers for Palestine?

Michael Lucas on Queers for Palestine?

Adult-film director Michael Lucas has a beef with all those queers for Palestine -- he suggests their embrace of the Palestinian cause implies that they condone the stoning and killing of gay people.

View From Washington: The Briefing

View From Washington: The Briefing

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is sometimes short on answers, but he was particularly brief on same-sex marriage this week.

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