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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.
The Tragic Paradox of Tel Aviv

The Tragic Paradox of Tel Aviv

COMMENTARY: James Kirchick says last week's shooting at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv could have only happened in Israel ... because it's the only place in the Middle East where gay people can meet in the open.

President Obama: Was It a One-Night Stand?

Dan Savage: Was Obama a One-Night Stand?

It wasn’t love at first sight, but author Dan Savage warmed up to Barack Obama. Now he’s wondering if all the promises the candidate whispered in his ear were just to get him into the electoral sack.

Time to Crash the Party

Time to Crash the Party

While the White House hemorrhages LGBT support, James Kirchick wonders: Why isn't the GOP vying for our votes?

Hope and History

Hope and History

As a candidate Obama promised us a lot; as president he’s delivered very little -- and many gay people are getting impatient. Does the outcry unmask this president’s indifference, or reveal our own impotence as a movement? 

Get Over It, GLAAD

Get Over It, GLAAD

With its statement against Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno , GLAAD seems to be saying: We're about to get marriage rights; don't screw it up by putting on lip gloss and short-shorts.

Bill Clinton: Now He Gets It?

Bill Clinton: Now He Gets It?

At long last, Bill Clinton has said he "basically" supports gay marriage. Interesting, considering the most pressing causes of the gay rights movement today are the result of problems he created as president.

Queen of All Media, Shrink Wrapped

"Queen of all Media," Plastic-Wrapped

Writer Del Shores responds to The Advocate 's August cover story on blogger Perez Hilton... the first issue in a long time he says he's glad came wrapped in plastic.

Putrid Perez

Putrid Perez

COMMENTARY: The latest scandal involving Perez Hilton presents an opportunity to ask the million dollar question: How has this half-literate typist become one of the most prominent gay people in the country?

What Gives in Washington?

What Gives in Washington?

As the Obama administration goes to court in support of "don't ask, don't tell" and the Defense of Marriage Act, Michelangelo Signorile wonders if it's gay leaders who are to blame.

Dyke on a Bike

Dyke on a Bike

Author Ali Liebegott renews her love affair with San Francisco through her first love -- motorcycles.

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