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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 Supergays

Michael Lucas Supergays

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says gay men love to buy his films — they just don't want porn people to represent the community.

The Online Dating Game

The Advocate sends associate editor Michelle Garcia to spend an afternoon with eHarmony's same-sex dating website Compatible Partners in advance of its one-year anniversary.

Priestly Sins

Priestly Sins

Pope Benedict XVI’s weak response to the sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church is no surprise to Advocate columnist Matthew Fox, a former Dominican priest expelled from the order by then-cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

View From Washington Conway

View From Washington Conway

With the Department of Defense "dragging its feet" on "don't ask, don't tell" repeal, generals Conway (pictured) and Mixon have used to the opportunity to voice their opposition to gays serving openly.

View from Washington March Madness

View from Washington March Madness

As the clock ticks without many major movement on LGBT issues in Congress, the newly formed GetEqual came out in full force last week to drum up some excitement.

Churches Communities and the White House

Churches Communities and the White House

HRC Religion and Faith Program director Harry Knox reflects on the last year as a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

A Prom Canceled a Preschooler Expelled

A Prom Canceled a Preschooler Expelled

Columnist Kim Stolz wonders if banning a lesbian high-schooler from prom — and a preschooler with lesbian moms from kindergarten — is just a sign the Catholic church is gasping for air.

The Truth Behind Her Name Was Steven

The Truth Behind Her Name Was Steven

Advocate contributor Eden Lane says CNN's Her Name Was Steven will help raise the visibility of trans people on TV, but the most compelling part of Susan Stanton's journey was left to a title card at the end of the film.

What Massa Could Learn From Ashburn

What Massa Could Learn From Ashburn

COMMENTARY: Matthew S. Bajko says Republican California state senator Roy Ashburn deserves praise for coming out of the closet despite his antigay voting record. Now, if only former congressman Eric Massa would follow his lead.

How Many of Us Have Been Senator Ashburn

How Many of Us Have Been Senator Ashburn

Sexologist Jallen Rix argues that gays and lesbians quick to condemn newly out senator Ashburn and his actions might want to take a good look at how they behaved before they came out.

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