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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.
Holy hypocrites Hollywood

Holy hypocrites, Hollywood!

Talk about casting stones: The same forces in Hollywood that are now condemning Mel Gibson are guilty of their own bigotry. And can you say you've never crossed that line?

Im no faggot Im bisexual

"I'm no faggot; I'm bisexual"

Returning for his last year in a Catholic high school, our diarist runs into a clique of students trumpeting their bisexuality. Are they for real?

Katrinas queer victims Still suffering

Katrina's queer victims: Still suffering

One year later the lives of many LGBT New Orleans residents remain in tatters—no thanks to George Bush's "faith-based" charities, most of which condemn homosexuality and refuse to recognize, much less assist, our families.

Forced Out A Real ID problem for trans people

Forced out: A real ID problem for trans people

Changing one’s name and gender marker privately can be tricky if you're transgender, and a new law designed to thwart terrorists is about to make it a lot trickier. Part 10 in The Advocate’s ongoing Transgender 101 series

Party favors

Party favors

The new Democratic Party rules that changed the presidential primary schedule also established stricter standards for including LGBT people in the process.

Fall entertainment previews: Theater

Fall entertainment preview: Theater

Commentary 970 2006-09-12 2006-08-28 Fall entertainment preview: Theater Photo: Two Boys in Bed on a Cold Winter's Night September

Fall entertainment previews: Books

Fall entertainment previews: Books

We interrupt our usual Reviews section to bring you a roundup of this fall’s arts menu.

Fall entertainment previews: Pop music

Fall entertainment previews: Pop music

We interrupt our usual Reviews section to bring you a round up of this fall's arts menu.

Fall entertainment previews: Film

Fall entertainment previews: Film

We interrupt our usual Reviews section to bring you a roundup of this fall’s arts menu.

New Orleans after Katrina: 'This is home'

New Orleans after Katrina: "This is home"

A year after the hurricane devastated their community, many gays and lesbians are still struggling to rebuild. Others are deciding whether to come back at all.

Fat Gregg is dead

Fat Gregg is dead

“I’ve learned the hard way that fat and gay go together about as well as Barbara Walters and Star Jones. After years of abuse I decided I’d had enough. On May 10, I had gastric bypass surgery.”

Al Franken: Send in the clown

Send in the clown

The Saturday Night Live veteran once played a fey man in a sweater and is now poised to run for the U.S. Senate. Al Franken's new documentary God Spoke charts the rise of a liberal hero.

Spare us the puppy love

Spare us the puppy love

Commentary 970 2006-09-12 2006-08-28 Spare us the puppy love The good news is, the puppy’s cute. The bad news: $900,000 that could have been used to help edu

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