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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.
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.

Silencing a beating heart

Silencing a beating heart

In this installment of Maggie Quale's series on gay parenting, the writer explores the guilt that LGBT people sometimes face when deciding to bring a new life into the world rather than adopt.

Gayest thing on TV right now: 'High School Musical 2'

Gayest thing on TV right now: High School Musical 2

The High School Musical franchise is the most-watched sugarcoated lie on basic cable—you'll still love it.

Gay teen to the rescue

Gay teen to the rescue

Perry Moore's latest novel, Hero, about a budding young superhero and his teenage cohorts, borrows a lot from its predecessors but all in all is a fun read.

Gotta have faith

Gotta have faith

Democrats are trying to bridge the God gap by reaching out to a new breed of “values voters.” What they’ve found just might shock gays and lesbians in more ways than one.

Laying down the law

Laying down the law

On two separate occasions, Dwight O’Neal had negative run-ins with the New York Police Department. Was it because he’s a young gay black man?

Hangin' tough

Hangin' tough

Are gay gangs really terrorizing America with pink handguns and stiletto heels? David Luc Nguyen looks for a straight answer.

The parent trap

The parent trap

Len Brooks markets himself as a fellow gay man who understands the desire to become a biological father. But some of his clients question whether the surrogacy sage and his agencies are too good to be true.

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