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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.
The Kingmakers
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

The Kingmakers

Emily Heil

Ten states still don’t have any out lawmakers—at any level of government. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund hopes to change that in 2006

The trouble with marriage
January 17 2006 1:00 AM ET

The trouble with marriage

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 955 2006-01-31 2006-01-17 The trouble with marriage By Laura Weinstock In 2004, when I lived in Massachusetts, I legally married my partner of 14 years. Now that we

My time on Brokeback Mountain
January 13 2006 1:00 AM ET

My time on Brokeback Mountain 

Diana Ossana

One of the two co-screenwriters of the critically acclaimed “gay cowboy” movie responds to the Advocate.com commentary by Karel about the film

A plea to the world
January 06 2006 1:00 AM ET

A plea to the world

Advocate.com Editors

It’s time to turn our attention to the plight of our LGBT brothers and sisters in other countries and demand an end of human rights violations.

Our queer year
January 06 2006 1:00 AM ET

Our queer year

Advocate.com Editors

African-American LGBTQ people pushed through 2005’s culture wars with creative genius and collective strength. Here’s a recap as we enter 2006.

Gene Shalit on his gay son
January 06 2006 1:00 AM ET

Gene Shalit on his gay son

Gene Shalit

In 1997, NBC movie reviewer Gene Shalit wrote an article for The Advocate titled “For the Love of Pete,” about his adult gay son. The opinions he expressed in that piece, reprinted here, don’t seem to correspond to his “sexual predator” slur against Brokeback Mountain. 

Merry Xmas, Reverend Grinch
December 21 2005 1:00 AM ET

Merry Xmas, Reverend Grinch

Imam Daayiee Abdullah

The religious right’s outrage over the greeting “Happy Holidays” is Grinch-like in its obsession with the trappings of Christmas instead of its meaning. As a gay Muslim, the author finds the season’s true spirit in respectful pluralism

Father, forgive him
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

Father, forgive him

Andrew Sullivan

Commentary 954 2006-01-17 2005-12-19 Father, forgive him By Andrew Sullivan For most of the past 30 years, as the gay rights movement has progressed and as C

Fighting for fairness
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

Fighting for fairness

Tony Marco

Commentary 954 2006-01-17 2005-12-19 Fighting for fairness By Tony Marco After she was outed by several peers at Holmdel High School in Holmdel, N.J., as a freshman in 2001, Nancy

Gag reflex
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

Gag reflex

Dave White

Gays have been on multiplex screens plenty lately—but usually just so they can creep out the straight guys

Heath on top
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

Heath on top

Alonso Duralde

Heath Ledger’s career has caught fire with Brokeback Mountain. In a gay-media exclusive, he talks about making his acting debut with a gay role on TV and about going the distance with Jake Gyllenhaal

There won't be trumpets
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

There won't be trumpets

John Morgan Wilson

Should we herald Tab Hunter and other celebs who come out late in life? Not so much, argues novelist and journalist John Morgan Wilson. Where have they been all these years?

Singing her own tune
December 19 2005 1:00 AM ET

Singing her own tune

Michael Giltz

Lesley Gore is on her second run of celebrity—from the “It’s My Party” songbird of the ’60s to the out singer-songwriter of 2005’s quietly haunting indie CD Ever Since

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