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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.
Tila Tequila Rihanna and Friends Gay Until Publication Date

Tila Tequila Rihanna and Friends Gay Until Publication Date

Being "overtly gay" is still a liability (i.e. Adam Lambert's maligned AMAs performance), but if you're a hot, seemingly harmless female (Tila Tequila, Rihanna, and even Britney and Madge), playing gay can pay off big-time.

Better Late than Never

Better Late than Never

Many LGBTs are coming out later in life, which raises the question: What took so long?

Our Responsibility to Copenhagen

Our Responsibility to Copenhagen

An open letter by Antony Hegarty, lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, on the importance of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, and what readers can do to support its success.

Proposed Antigay Ugandan Law Disastrous for NGOs

Proposed Antigay Ugandan Law Disastrous for NGOs

A bill calling for death sentences in multiple scenarios for gays and lesbians in Uganda will create a chilling effect for on-the-ground charities and aid groups seeking to effectively curb HIV infection.

Can Rupert Murdoch Create Two Americas?

Can Rupert Murdoch Create Two Americas?

I’m enticed by the thought of a News Corp.-free existence.

Love Bites for Twilights Gay Fans

Love Bites for Twilights Gay Fans

  Gay fanpires are sure to flock to New Moon, but with questions lingering about author Stephanie Meyer and the cash she gives to the Mormon Church, Mike Albo wonders if we'd be better off tying a clove of garlic around our necks.

Called to Serve

Called to Serve

The military continues to operate under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which even the Pentagon says is unsubstantiated. As General McChrystal asks for more troops in Afghanistan, one gay Navy vet offers his service to his country in spite of the policy that would deny him.

Where Are We Chris Geidner

Where Are We Chris Geidner

Chris Geidner tracks the progress of LGBT equality and calls into question the suggestion that we should stop giving donations to Democrats until ENDA is passed and the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed.

Looking to Maine

Looking to Maine

Silence from Obama and a surprise appearance by Maggie Gallagher near a rally in D.C.’s Dupont Circle exacerbated what was already a depressing moment for gay rights this week.

Progress in the Midwest

Progress in the Midwest

A city native and strong supporter of Kalamazoo's effort to keep an anti-discrimination law reflects on a hard-won campaign.

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