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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 right to own 'dyke'
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

The right to own "dyke"

Bob Adams

It’s taken three years and the fight is still not over, but members of the country’s most famous group of biking lesbians are finally winning the right to own their own name.

In honor of Gwen
June 04 2006 11:00 PM ET

In honor of Gwen

Lawrence Ferber

Oscar winner Mercedes Ruehl stars in a new Lifetime movie as the mother of Gwen Araujo, with J.D. Pardo as the murdered transgender teen.

Its good to be mutant
June 01 2006 11:00 PM ET

It's good to be mutant

Karel

The movie X-Men: The Last Stand is all about whether “abnormal” people should be cured. Great! Cure the crazy fundamentalists, the greedy mega-SUV drivers, the liars and cheats. But leave my gayness alone, thanks. It’s who I am.

Love loss and lots of walking
May 30 2006 11:00 PM ET

Love, loss, and lots of walking

Jennifer Schumaker

Within sight of her goal of walking up the California coastline to San Francisco, our stalwart lesbian mom scares a pothead, loses her beloved dog, and finds old friends and new.

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.

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