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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.
God Hates Censorship

God Hates Censorship

When U.K. officials barred the Reverend Fred Phelps from entering the country, they didn't just give the infamous bigot undue attention, they violated one of the most important principles of freedom.

In the Corner Office of Our Nation's Schools

In the Corner Office of Our Nation's Schools

A visit with Secretary Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education gives a glimmer of hope to those fighting to keep LGBT kids safe in schools.

Mr. President, Here’s Another Thing to Change

Mr. President, Here's Another Thing to Change

Journalist and mom Katia Hetter hates that her partner has to pay taxes on her health care benefits. Could that change under Obama?

Of Pastors and Politicians

Of Pastors and Politicians

Portland mayor Sam Adams and Colorado evangelist Ted Haggard both got caught with their pants down, but these men's improprieties have less to do with sex than with the unrealistic standards we set for our role models.

Homosexual Attachments: Oprah vs. Haggard

Dave White offers a play-by-play of Ted and Gayle Haggard on Oprah. Oprah asserts she thinks God loves gays, and Ted asserts he doesn't have a clue about much of anything.

Ted Haggard Takes Another Man

Ted Haggard Takes Another Man

The Ted Haggard saga continues -- this time with the announcement there was another man, one the New Life Church paid off. Will the vicious cycle ever end?

It's Not About Marriage With Rick Warren

It's Not About Marriage With Rick Warren

Saying gay people opposed Rick Warren's participation in Obama's inauguration because he's against marriage equality is like saying the Jews opposed Hitler because he was anti-Semitic.

Locked in the Cabinet

Locked in the Cabinet

Demands that Obama appoint a gay cabinet member seem to come with a cost -- ignoring that person's qualifications just to get a gay on Obama's team.

Ted Haggard Continues to Screw the Gays

Ted Haggard Continues to Screw the Gays

Haggard has admitted to having gay sex, to exploring his sexuality as a teen, to ongoing confusion regarding his sexuality -- yet people still allow him to call himself straight.

Austerity Chic

 Austerity Chic

 How novelist and performance artist Mike Albo gets by in lean times.

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