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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.
Gotta have my Bops

Gotta have my Bops

Abby and Amanda, the Ditty Bops, love retro music, elaborate stage shows—and each other. The cult-fave pop duo come out

Rhyhm and muse

Rhythm and muse

Tom and Mike of hot dance duo Dangerous Muse talk about loving the ’80s, being “supersexual,” and the power of eyeliner

Gays first, then illegals

Gays first, then illegals

Yes, immigration reform is vitally important. But if Congress wants to debate the extension of equal civil rights to U.S. residents, let’s start with gays and lesbians who are already citizens

Transamerica gets real

Transamerica gets real

In this first installment of The Advocate’s exclusive new series, the author talks about how her wife, her gay male friends, and the movie Transamerica inspired her to reach out to you, our readers, to answer all your questions about being transgender, whether you were afraid to ask or not

Invisible at Oral Roberts

Invisible at Oral Roberts

A stop at the notoriously antigay university in Tulsa, Okla., results in a few arrests and some off-campus dialogue. But Oral Roberts did such a thorough job of closing itself off, this rider fears some local folks didn’t even get a chance to make up their own minds.

Gay sex and political scandals

Gay sex and political scandals

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Gay sex and political scandals By Don Romesburg 1964 Walter Jenkins, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s chief of staff, is arrested o

Hustle and grow

Hustle and grow

Texas gay candidate Tom Malin was undone by the revelation of his past as an escort. Why do so many young gay men turn to hustling? And why does sex work remain the unforgivable sin?

Outspoken: Zachary Mack

Outspoken: Zachary Mack

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Outspoken: Zachary Mack Mack is 19 and lives in Austin. I had arrived at Stephen F. Austin State University in N

Affirmation and vilification

Affirmation and vilification

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 Affirmation and vilification By Bruce C. Steele Hal had been an escort while a struggling actor in New York City. The money had been good, and

Q&A: Kevin Fenton

Kevin Fenton

As the new director for the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Kevin Fenton brings not only nearly 15 years of experience as a physician working in public health in his native Great Britain but also his experiences as a gay man of color—a member of one of the populations hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. In his new job Fenton oversees behavioral surveillance, prevention, and testing intervention for HIV and other diseases.

Big Gay Follwing: Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling’s had quite a morning. Before chatting with us about her VH1 series, so noTORIous, based on her real life, the former 90210-er shot a scene opposite Charo. “We got her to play the guitar and go ‘Coochie-coochie-coo,’ ” boasts the eternally game actress. Sounds like our kind of show. “Just wait,” Spelling promises. “There’s also a scene of me at an all-black church singing with the choir.” Tori Hallelujah!

World war on gays

World war on gays

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 World war on gays By Andrew Sullivan Here’s a scenario to send chills up your spine: Let’s say there’s a plan to hold a gay pride

I'd like to thank

I'd like to thank

Commentary 960 2006-04-11 2006-03-27 I'd like to thank By Alec Mapa As we take a breather between the Oscars and the Daytime Emmys, I for one am exhausted. One of my life’s greatest iron

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