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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.
Castro Espin a Gay Friendly Communist

Castro Espin a Gay Friendly Communist

COMMENTARY: Mariela Castro Espín, the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro, is devoted to improving the status of gay people in Cuba. But whatever pleasant sounding pieties she mouths, Espín is still a communist.

It's Not You, It's Your Color

It's Not You, It's Your Color

It's Not You, It's Your Color

View From Washington: Off Message

View From Washington: Off Message

Carter, Pelosi, and Frank all marched to the beat of their own drummer this week, but not all diversions are created equal.

The Lesson of Danny and Marilyn

The Lesson of Danny and Marilyn

Advances in Iowa and Colorado -- where it took a coordinated and determined coalition of progressive voters and donors to oust antigay state representative Danny Carroll and Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave -- are a perfect model for the first step in winning full federal equality. But what comes next? The Gill Action Fund’s Tim Gill and Patrick Guerriero have it all mapped out.

View From Washington: Who's Left?

View From Washington: Who's Left?

With his waffling on the public option, an escalating war in Afghanistan, and scant movement toward LGBT equality, will President Obama alienate his most fervent supporters?

The Tragic Paradox of Tel Aviv

The Tragic Paradox of Tel Aviv

COMMENTARY: James Kirchick says last week's shooting at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv could have only happened in Israel ... because it's the only place in the Middle East where gay people can meet in the open.

President Obama: Was It a One-Night Stand?

Dan Savage: Was Obama a One-Night Stand?

It wasn’t love at first sight, but author Dan Savage warmed up to Barack Obama. Now he’s wondering if all the promises the candidate whispered in his ear were just to get him into the electoral sack.

Time to Crash the Party

Time to Crash the Party

While the White House hemorrhages LGBT support, James Kirchick wonders: Why isn't the GOP vying for our votes?

Hope and History

Hope and History

As a candidate Obama promised us a lot; as president he’s delivered very little -- and many gay people are getting impatient. Does the outcry unmask this president’s indifference, or reveal our own impotence as a movement? 

Get Over It, GLAAD

Get Over It, GLAAD

With its statement against Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno , GLAAD seems to be saying: We're about to get marriage rights; don't screw it up by putting on lip gloss and short-shorts.

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