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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 Advocate uncovered

The Advocate uncovered

After 40 years of mailing our magazine to subscribers in “privacy wrap,” we’re finally giving you the option to receive The Advocate naked.

Counter to the culture

Counter to the culture

Finished with one-night hookups, Patrick McDonald decided to save sex for a committed relationship. Six years later, he wonders if he’s the only gay man who wants sex to mean something big.

Like a virgin

Like a virgin

Sex with straights. Oral pleasure. What are the rules of virginity for gay people?

Interview with a vampire

Interview with a vampire

David Moretti may be new at being out, but the star of Here network’s latest romp The Lair already knows a thing or two about being a sex symbol.

Dyke porn's new mastermind

Dyke porn's new mastermind

In 1998, Shine Louise Houston received her film degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. Who knew the 33-year-old founder of Pink and White Productions would turn queer porn into a must-see?

Band of lovers

Band of lovers

Commentary 990 2007-08-14 2007-07-13 Band of lovers By Christopher Rice I’m very relieved that the “gay bomb” project proposed by U.S. Air Force scientists never beca

Futches and manties

Futches and manties

Keeping up with the ever-evolving queer vernacular is enough to make our heads spin. Hip chick Guinevere Turner breaks down the latest lingo and finds the beauty in labels.

Meet Ian Roberts

Meet Ian Roberts

The Australian rugby star’s coming-out was just the beginning of a journey that has led to Hollywood.

Empires that won't fall

Empires that won't fall

A short film was recently pulled from San Francisco's Frameline film festival because it was said to reinforce transphobic stereotypes articulated in Janice Raymond's 1979 book Transsexual Empire. The question is, How has her oversimplified thinking survived?

Doubting St. Thomas

Doubting St. Thomas

At St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York City, gay parishioners are accusing their conservative leader, the Reverend Andrew Mead, of being antigay. Whether to stay and fight or find a more accepting environment is the same question facing the entire denomination.

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