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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.
Minority Report

Minority Report

By reframing marriage equality as a civil right, two African-American governors have become leading voices for gay rights.

Get Out of the Rabbithole

Get Out of the Rabbit Hole

As the Internet continues to suck us into a virtual reality, gay culture in the real world is slipping away.

The Avoidable Death of Thomas Disch

The Avoidable Death of Thomas Disch

On July 4, 2008, the out science fiction writer shot himself in his New York apartment. Could gay marriage have saved him?

Madonnas Latest Reinvention

Madonna's Latest Reinvention

With rumors swirling that Madge has bedded a married Yankee, the public gets back the Madonna it loves best: brazen, sexual, and exciting.

Gay Marriage Isn't Racist

Gay Marriage Isn't Racist

Jasmyne Cannick may not admit it, but marriage equality benefits all gays and lesbians -- not just the white ones 

Queer Commencement

Queer Commencement

Author and performance artist Tim Miller spends a lot of his time touring universities teaching students about performance art. In this essay he imagines the graduation speech he might one day give at the fictitious Queer U.

Standing by Shannon

Standing By Shannon

Shannon Minter argued in California's supreme court for my right to marry. I won't rest until he's protected in a trans-inclusive ENDA

Here's Where I'm Coming From

Here's Where I'm Coming From

Cyndi Lauper wanted to fight prejudice as a kid. But she had no power until she could vote.  In this election, you have the power to vote. Will you use it?

The Bishop's Bittersweet Day

The Bishop's Bittersweet Day

It was a happy day when Bishop V. Gene Robinson celebrated his civil union with his partner, Mark Andrew, but it would have been happier if the Episcopal Church stood behind him.

The Community Reacts

The Community Reacts: Sally Field

The movers and shakers of the LGBT community tell The Advocate how they feel about the California supreme court's landmark decision May 15 to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

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