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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.
Out of one closet and into another
May 25 2006 11:00 PM ET

Out of one closet and into another

Joanne Herman

Many transgender people choose to live “stealth”—never admitting to being transgender—because of safety concerns, societal stigma, and prejudice. Part 5 of The Advocate’s ongoing transgender series.

The other code
May 24 2006 11:00 PM ET

The other code

Advocate.com Editors

While the Catholic Church denounces The Da Vinci Code’s central conceit, that Jesus was married, other secrets about the homoerotic aspects of Jesus’ life are also worth exploring.

Why cant the Democrats be Democrats?
May 23 2006 11:00 PM ET

Why can't the Democrats be Democrats?

Jack Kenny

This TV writer is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. What’s the matter with the party he has supported so long? What’s so difficult about standing up for what’s right? Like, for example, marriage equality. An open letter calling for the ABCs of politics: action, backbone, and clarity.

Is pride good PR?
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Is pride good PR?

Michael Levine

A-list Hollywood publicist Michael Levine assesses the public relations impact of pride festivals and parades.

Fear and loafing
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Fear and loafing

Advocate.com Editors

Commentary 964 2006-06-06 2006-05-22 Fear and loafing By Bruce C. Steele Do you feel threatened? Immigrants do. In April and May, in the wake of a proposed federal law that would have tur

Colorado sings!
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Colorado sings!

Guy McPherson

When this gay man decided to make pride visible in Colorado Springs, his notoriously conservative hometown, he enlisted 20 fellow singers. The result? At least 900 supporters…and front-page news.

Big gay love
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Big gay love

Greg Hernandez

HBO’s Big Love has ignited debate about hetero polygamy, but polyamorous relationships are not news to the many gay men with multiple long-term partners. How do they fit in to our fight for visibility?

Beach, beach, beach
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Beach, beach, beach

Anne Stockwell

Headed for a holiday in the sun and sand? Make sure to pack one of these hot summer titles in your tote bag.

Michael Huffington: The long-awaited Advocate interview
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Michael Huffington: The long-awaited Advocate interview

Ryan James Kim

In his first Advocate interview, the ex-congressman—and Arianna’s ex-husband—talks about his activism on behalf of bisexual visibility.

Whose party is it?
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Whose party is it?

Richard Goldstein

Commentary 964 2006-06-06 2006-05-22 Whose party is it? By Richard Goldstein Socially conservative Democrats have been arguing since 2004 that their party won’t win un

Outspoken: Jesse Leonard
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Outspoken: Jesse Leonard

Commentary 964 2006-06-06 2006-05-22 Outspoken: Jesse Leonard I used to think harassment was something students did to other students. That changed earlier this year after I came out to m

Rebecca Romijn
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

Rebecca Romijn

Dennis Hensley

As blue mutant Mystique in the X-Men films, Rebecca Romijn kicks ass but doesn’t say much. Maybe that’s why the title role in Pepper Dennis, the WB’s newsroom dramedy, appealed to her. “It’s got that ’40s rapid-fire dialogue, which I love,” she says. “We hope there’s something for everyone, but because the show’s slightly heightened and sparkly, we really aim to impress the girls and the gays. Working stuff out, we’ll be going, ‘Will the girls like it? Will the gays like it? All right, let’s move on.’ ”

'We too are immigrants'
May 21 2006 11:00 PM ET

"We too are immigrants"

Todd Henneman

Gay Latinos are crossing the border from Mexico in search of a better life and a place where they can be themselves. But when they get here they’re not always finding the American dream.

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