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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.
DADT Light at the End of the Tunnel

DADT Light at the End of the Tunnel

As former service member Joe Zuniga celebrates his 17th anniversary of coming out at the 1993 March on Washington, he hopes next year America can celebrate the first anniversary of overturning "don't ask, don't tell."

A Conservative Conundrum

A Conservative Conundrum

COMMENTARY: Politically right-of-center men and women make up a growing yet habitually ignored gay minority. The Advocate columnist James Kirchick says now more than ever, their voices need to be heard.

Michael Lucas Supergays

Michael Lucas Supergays

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says gay men love to buy his films — they just don't want porn people to represent the community.

The Online Dating Game

The Advocate sends associate editor Michelle Garcia to spend an afternoon with eHarmony's same-sex dating website Compatible Partners in advance of its one-year anniversary.

Priestly Sins

Priestly Sins

Pope Benedict XVI’s weak response to the sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church is no surprise to Advocate columnist Matthew Fox, a former Dominican priest expelled from the order by then-cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

View From Washington Conway

View From Washington Conway

With the Department of Defense "dragging its feet" on "don't ask, don't tell" repeal, generals Conway (pictured) and Mixon have used to the opportunity to voice their opposition to gays serving openly.

View from Washington March Madness

View from Washington March Madness

As the clock ticks without many major movement on LGBT issues in Congress, the newly formed GetEqual came out in full force last week to drum up some excitement.

Churches Communities and the White House

Churches Communities and the White House

HRC Religion and Faith Program director Harry Knox reflects on the last year as a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

A Prom Canceled a Preschooler Expelled

A Prom Canceled a Preschooler Expelled

Columnist Kim Stolz wonders if banning a lesbian high-schooler from prom — and a preschooler with lesbian moms from kindergarten — is just a sign the Catholic church is gasping for air.

The Truth Behind Her Name Was Steven

The Truth Behind Her Name Was Steven

Advocate contributor Eden Lane says CNN's Her Name Was Steven will help raise the visibility of trans people on TV, but the most compelling part of Susan Stanton's journey was left to a title card at the end of the film.

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