Commentary

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.
A call to duty

A call to duty

A lesbian Navy captain recalls how the events of 9/11 forever changed the way she serves her country.

Why the Bailey controversy won't die soon

Why the Bailey controversy won't die soon

To focus on the overzealous response of some trans activists is to miss the bigger picture -- that transsexuals are fed up with non-trans "experts" claiming to know us better than we do

An age-old problem

An age-old problem

"We turn up our noses at friendships and relationships just because the other guy is old enough to remember the 'Cougar' in John Mellencamp."

The show must go on

The show must go on

When the founder of the Los Angeles–based Globe Playhouse passed away, the fate of the theater was uncertain. Now a lesbian playwright has stepped in to preserve the landmark’s legacy while refashioning its future.

For the boys

For the boys

Showstopping cabaret star Amy Armstrong tells why she’s big on singing for the gays.

Prime-time bi

Prime-time bi

Bonnie Somerville gets a little same sex-and-the-city in Darren Star’s new show.

Back in black

Back in black

Has gay culture finally caught up to Cruising?

Nerd alert

Nerd alert

Of all the man meat on Ugly Betty, it’s the unlikeliest guy who has become the show’s standout stud—four-eyed accountant Henry. Played by 33-year-old Christopher Gorham (who portrayed a gay teen on Party of Five) Henry has tapped into our secret nerd fetish.

A labor of love

A labor of love

Gay rights activists are finding common ground and forming surprising alliances with America’s labor unions.

Rosario Dawson

Big Gay Following: Rosario Dawson

Edgy as ever in the new NC-17–rated rape thriller Descent, Rent's Rosario Dawson details her own queer-soaked vie bohème.

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