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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.
Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

The gay and lesbian organization Log Cabin Republicans has decided to sit out the Republican primary by not endorsing a candidate. Why aren’t they backing Rudy Giuliani, the most pro-gay Republican White House contender in history?

Jason Bateman

Big Gay Following: Jason Bateman

Four years after his queer sitcom fizzled, Jason Bateman earned a Golden Globe award and an Emmy nomination for playing the quintessential straight man on Fox’s Arrested Development; even so, gays are still some of his best friends.

I Heart Al Gore

I Heart Al Gore

While listening to the former vice president discuss climate change in the backyard of a Los Angeles estate on a chilly Friday night, Advocate deputy editor Rachel Dowd suddenly realizes why the world is better off without Al Gore as president of the United States.

After ENDA

After ENDA

On November 7 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act -- a formerly LGBT rights bill that was stripped of the T in the belief that that would make it an easier sell. Transgender activist and former Human Rights Campaign board member Donna Rose assesses the cost of that strategy and talks about picking up the pieces.

Boy, Interrupted

Boy, Interrupted

It can happen wordlessly, as in a women’s restroom, where I sometimes catch a fellow patron’s gaze tracking from my face to my breasts and back again, her attitude one of idle curiosity or confusion, occasionally disgust or hostility.

Why 'Bee Movie' Has No Queens

Why Bee Movie Has No Queens

Jerry Seinfeld discusses his latest DreamWorks animated adventure and explains why the gay bee ended up on the cutting room floor.

Banding Together

Banding Together

The division in Congress about whether employment protections should exclude transgender workers has forced unity for gay rights activists across the board.

Barney, Gays, and ENDA

Barney, Gays, and ENDA

As corporate diversity trainer on gay and transgender workplace issues, Brian McNaught makes a case for keeping gender identity in ENDA

Religion Is Our Friend

Religion Is Our Friend

Being gay and religious are not not mutually exclusive, argues a young writer who should know.

Being LGBT Shouldn’t Be a Job Hazard

Being LGBT Shouldn’t Be a Job Hazard

The American Civil Liberties Union weighs in on why LGBT Americans need the same employment protections provided to other groups.

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