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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.
Ted Haggard Continues to Screw the Gays

Ted Haggard Continues to Screw the Gays

Haggard has admitted to having gay sex, to exploring his sexuality as a teen, to ongoing confusion regarding his sexuality -- yet people still allow him to call himself straight.

Austerity Chic

 Austerity Chic

 How novelist and performance artist Mike Albo gets by in lean times.

Whither Maddow?

Whither Maddow?

Where is our lesbian pundit-in-chief when it comes to delivering the incisive TV commentary we need in the wake of Proposition 8?

The Road to Equality

The Road to Equality

Barbara Boxer, the U.S. senator from California, understands why her gay constituents are furious over Rick Warren's role in the inauguration -- it feels like Proposition 8 redux.

The Better Angels?

President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration puts LGBT Americans on notice: While the next four years hold unprecedented promise for our rights, we may sometimes feel forsaken. 

A Friend to Gays and Dictators Alike

A Friend to Gays and Antigay Dictators Alike

COMMENTARY: It’s not surprising that Sean Penn, thanks to his star turn as Harvey Milk, is becoming a hero of the gay community -- likely to be showered with acting prizes, and deservedly so. But his outspoken admiration for the Castro and Chavez regimes should make everyone think twice.

What We Learned From an Obama Win

What We Learned From an Obama Win

Take the marriage moniker out of the dialogue, and gay rights have made seemingly insurmountable strides in the past four years.

Congress, Washington Culture to Blame for Foley Vindication

Congress, Washington Culture to Blame for Foley Vindication

Lane Hudson became a household name when he revealed to the Human Rights Campaign that he was the anonymous blogger who exposed the scandal that brought down congressman Mark Foley. Now he responds to Advocate writer James Kirchick's analysis of how the Foley investigation led to the shamed lawmaker being vindicated of all crimes.

The Foley Follies

The Foley Follies

The scandal surrounding former Florida Republican representative Mark Foley was critical in the Democrats’ 2006 takeover of Congress. Now that an investigation has determined he broke no law, was winning an election worth perpetuating gay stereotypes?

A Year of Thinking Gay

A Year of Thinking Gay

A flurry of personal appearances and professional obligations causes one man to hit his gay threshold.

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