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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 Treat Pedophiles Humanely

Lucas: Treat Pedophiles Humanely

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate contributor Michael Lucas says the furor over an Amazon.com book on pedophilia highlights our society’s erroneous treatment of people with a terrible condition.

Naked Ambition The Porn Convention

Naked Ambition

Lesbian porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Jincey Lumpkin heads to Vegas for the unsexiest weekend of her life — the porn convention.

Tyler Perrys Down Low Hysteria

Tyler Perry's Down-Low Hysteria

Advocate contributor Darian Aaron says director Tyler Perry is fueling down-low hysteria and homophobia among black women in his latest film, For Colored Girls.

The Message from Iowa

The Message From Iowa

The National Organization for Marriage's insidious attack on the independent judiciary should give us all pause, writes Freedom to Marry executive director Evan Wolfson.

Bench Stregth Iowa Justices

Bench Strength

Advocate contributor and award-winning lawyer Jimmy Nguyen says the Election Day ousting of three pro-marriage equality Supreme Court justices in Iowa marked a sad day for judicial independence.    

Rainn Wilson Comes Out

Rainn Wilson Comes Out (Sorta)

The Office and Six Feet Under actor Rainn Wilson ponders life's big questions with his SoulPancake project. Here he shares a secret he's kept from his parents and asks if your family sees the real you.

Ginsberg and Me

Ginsberg and Me

Advocate contributor Matthew Hays remembers his brush with legendary poet, author, and activist Allen Ginsberg, played by James Franco in the new film Howl.

Kevin Richberg My First 20 Dates

My First 20 Dates

Twenty dates into his 30-date journey, Kevin Richberg looks back on what he's learned, what he's liked, and why he doesn't worry about a Men's Fitness model not liking him.

The Church Door Must Not Be the Closet Door

The Church's Closet Door

The Reverend Darlene Garner says the closet door and closeted pastors are warping the church and killing young people.

Senator Duane Seen It All Before.

Duane: Seen It All Before

New York State senator Thomas Duane says Obama's appeal of the anti-DOMA ruling is just the latest example of a politician claiming to be a friend of LGBTs while at the same time insisting his hands are tied.

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