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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.
A call to arms

A call to arms

Marine veteran Jeff Key survived deployment in Iraq. Now he’s a man with a new mission: ending America’s addiction to war.

Coming out in the line of fire

Coming out in the line of fire

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” presumes that battle units would collapse if gay soldiers were allowed to come out. Maybe someone should tell the Pentagon—they’re already out, and it’s only made their units stronger.

Left behind

Left behind

For gay soldiers fighting in Iraq, getting information to their partners back home is its own kind of battle. Bernice Yeung finds out what it’s like to be a world away without military support.

Planet Out financing deadline looms

PlanetOut financing deadline looms

PlanetOut Inc.’s first major hurdle in its uphill climb toward fiscal solvency is just days away. After posting a $6.9 million loss the first quarter of this year, the company’s lender set June 30 as the date by which it must raise at least $7 million—with another $8 million to come by August 31.

Loving vs. Virginia

Landmark case fulfills promise of the freedom to marry

The 40th anniversary of the case granting interracial marriage shows promise for an equal future, granting gay marriage.

Transgender terminator?

Jesus, the transgender terminator?

Some citizens of Largo, Fla., cited religious grounds for the dismissal of Susan Stanton, the transgender city manager. Would Jesus really have terminated her employment? This and other transgender tales from the Bible.

No Class

No class

Some gays and lesbians greeted the news of Jerry Falwell's death with guffaws and cheers.

T.R. Knight is just a regular guy

T.R. Knight is just a regular guy

Shy, disarming, charming to a fault, sharp as a tack, and anything but a victim—emerging from the center of the storm, T.R. Knight lays down his armor.

On board the peace train

On board the peace train

The national nonprofit group Peace Games teaches students how to stop name-calling and resolve conflicts peacefully—and respect for gays and lesbians is an equal part of the curriculum.

Big (gay) business

Big (gay) business

For many Fortune 500 companies corporate pride is a year-round enterprise.

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