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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.
It's Not About Marriage With Rick Warren

It's Not About Marriage With Rick Warren

Saying gay people opposed Rick Warren's participation in Obama's inauguration because he's against marriage equality is like saying the Jews opposed Hitler because he was anti-Semitic.

Locked in the Cabinet

Locked in the Cabinet

Demands that Obama appoint a gay cabinet member seem to come with a cost -- ignoring that person's qualifications just to get a gay on Obama's team.

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.

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