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Break the Silence Wisconsin

Break the Silence: Wisconsin

On April 15, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will spearhead a statewide effort to combat anti-LGBT bullying and harassment as well as general homophobia and transphobia.

Gay Giving 20

Gay Giving 2.0

Advocate contributor Jimmy Nguyen says websites like hold the key to getting LGBT people to log on and give to gay causes.

Parvez Sharma on India Gay Pride

Gay Scandal in a Small Town

A raid on a gay party in India and the lack of a unifying language underscore the isolation of non-Western LGBTs for filmmaker Parvez Sharma.

Gray Christmas

Gray Christmas

Christmas isn't about perfection, one writer reflects. It's about family.

Michael Lucas The Problem With Putin

Michael Lucas: Putin Serenades Hollywood Lefties

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says the celebrity embrace of the dictatorial Russian prime minister is disastrous.

Judy Shepard All in the Family

All in the Family

Judy Shepard advocates for the most important safeguard against LGBT suicide and substance abuse — family acceptance. 

Social Media Going Beyond the Gay

Going Beyond the Gay

Advocate columnist Jimmy Nguyen says efforts like It Gets Better and Lady Gaga's campaign to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" prove what happens when we stop preaching to the choir and reach out to the congregation.

The Majority Report

The Majority Report

In 2010 the number of Americans who support the moral acceptibility of gay and lesbian relations crossed the watershed 50% mark. With that comes new challenges and responsibilities for a community still struggling for its rights.

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

How the political retaliation against civil rights advances takes its toll in the school yard.

Michael Lucas Treat Pedophiles Humanely

Lucas: Treat Pedophiles Humanely

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate contributor Michael Lucas says the furor over an book on pedophilia highlights our society’s erroneous treatment of people with a terrible condition.

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