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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.
Sex Disorders According to the APA

Sex Disorders According to the APA

COMMENTARY: The American Psychological Association may no longer consider homosexuality a disorder, but according to its updated guidebook, playing with toys or liking sex a lot is cause for concern.  

Tripping Over a Leg Up

Is there such a thing as gay affirmative action? Could a well-meaning aid to the advancement of LGBTs result in more discrimination?

Mosbacher Family Affair

Nanette Gartrell pays tribute to former Secretary of Commerce Bob Mosbacher, the father of her partner, Dee. Mosbacher, one of the Republican Party’s most successful fund-raisers, passed away in January. 

Nips Uncle Toms and Unequal Marriage

Nips Uncle Toms and Unequal Marriage

COMMENTARY: Adam Lambert is back in the headlines, party to yet another sexuality-versus-civil-rights firestorm ... and this time he had a little help from Pam Anderson. 

Signorile Revisited

Signorile Revisited

COMMENTARY: Michaelangelo Signorile says gay media watchdog GLAAD is muzzled by the entertainment companies it’s supposed to police, a claim GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios (pictured) says is unfounded.

Daddy Knows Best

In the first of his biweekly columns, out actor David Moretti (The Lair) chronicles the life of a working actor and pulls a treacherous traveling quick change in pursuit of a role.

GLAAD Reconsidered

GLAAD Reconsidered

COMMENTARY: Is leading gay media watchdog GLAAD muzzled by the entertainment companies it’s supposed to police?

Hug an Evangelical This Christmas

Hug an Evangelical This Christmas

Presbyterian minister Janet Edwards suggests the fast track to achieving gay rights may mean you have to courageously reach across the aisle to change hearts and minds.

15 Gay Performances Overlooked by Oscar

From Matt Damon to Annette Bening, The Advocate looks back at 15 truly stellar performers who went gay on film and got snubbed come Oscar time.

Uganda Antigay Sentiments Hit Close to Home

Uganda Antigay Sentiments Hit Close to Home

COMMENTARY: Kim Stolz wonders why certain U.S. senators refuse to comment on Uganda's "kill the gays" bill — a bill the White House, international human rights organizations, and even some typically conservative Christian groups have condemned.

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