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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.
Michael Lucas Confronts Ann Coulter

Michael Lucas vs. Ann Coulter

Porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas thinks Ann Coulter is "admirable" and "worthy of respect," but that didn't stop him from confronting her over the weekend at the conservative gathering dubbed Homocon. Watch here.

The End of Floridas Adoption Ban

Looking Back on the Ban

Equality Florida executive director Nadine Smith recalls the hard-fought battle to allow gays and lesbians to adopt children in the Sunshine State.

Charles Perez on Florida Gay Adoption Ban

In Florida the Earth Has Shifted

Former TV news anchor Charles Perez celebrated the end of Florida's gay adoption ban and looks back at the tireless efforts of many that brought us to this day.

The Good and the Very Bad Going to College and Being LGBT

The Good and the Very Bad

Campus Pride's Shane L. Windmeyer says his organization's State of Higher Education for LGBT People report finally gives a voice to the experiences of LGBT student, faculty, and staff.

Senate Still Responsible for DADT Repeal

Senate Still Responsible for Repeal

The Palm Center’s Aaron Belkin says Thursday’s ruling declaring “don’t ask, don’t tell” unconstitutional deserves praise, but now all eyes must turn to the Senate.

A Soldiers Victory

A Soldier's Victory

Maj. Mike Almy, an Air Force officer who was discharged in 2006, writes about Thursday’s victory in the Log Cabin Republicans’ lawsuit against DADT, in which he testified about a stellar career cut short by a discriminatory policy.

Where Did You Get That Baby?

Where Did You Get That Baby? 

Domestic Daddy blogger Christopher Nordquist reveals the mixed reaction he contends with by coming out over and over again — as a gay dad.

Chad Lindsay on the Imaginary Debate

The Imaginary Debate

Actor and blogger Chad Lindsey asks, if the secular and devout can comfortably share space at a drive-in theater in Michigan, why can’t the political right share lower Manhattan?

Cross Country Gay Speed Dating

Cross Country Speed Dating

Would you like to go on a date with this guy? Kevin Patrick Richberg tells you how you can make it happen, and why he's hitting up 30 states in 30 days to find Mr. Right.

Michael Lucas It Takes a Coulter

Michael Lucas: It Takes a Coulter

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says when conservatives — including Ann Coulter — embrace us, LGBTs have to embrace them in return.

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