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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.
Courtroom wrangler

Courtroom wrangler

Virginia trial lawyer Jill Jacobson was once a rodeo gal, riding broncos and roping calves. Her stint inside the ring prepared her well for the high-stakes world of corporate defense.

A cabin of one's own

A cabin of one's own

New England’s MacDowell Colony celebrates 100 years of artistic utopia. And the gay and lesbian artists who prospered there celebrate its role in their careers.

Warren Cohn

Warren Cohn

“If somebody calls me tomorrow and says, ‘I’ve got $20 million,’ I’m going to get on the plane and go meet with them.”

Man with a mission

Man with a mission

The author of a new book says he was infected with HIV by a priest who sexually abused him in 1977. Could this be the start of a new Catholic Church scandal?

What a woman!

What a woman!

Rebecca Romijn doesn’t want to be a spokeswoman for LGBT people. But with her transgender role on ABC’s hit series Ugly Betty, that’s what she’s become. It couldn’t happen to a nicer girl. PART ONE

Don Imus: Not alone

Don Imus: Not alone

In wake of Don Imus’ racial slurs against Rutgers women's basketball team, Advocate columnist Jim David reveals the dark secret of morning radio hosts: they’re all style over substance white males afraid of minorities at their dinner table.

Soulforce in Seattle: Confessions of an Equality Rider

Soulforce in Seattle: Confessions of an Equality Rider

"Time and again Equality Riders have been told we are affirmed as human beings created in God's image but would not make suitable roommates, teammates, and coworkers. What kind of love can have such distinctions inscribed upon it?"

Music to your ears

Music to your ears

Celebrate The Advocate's annual music issue with songs from its featured artists, including the Cliks, Darren Hayes, Lesbians on Ecstacy, and Cyndi Lauper. Click here to listen to a sample, buy a single song, or download the entire Advocate iMix.

Trans not on board(s)

Trans not on board(s)

Most gay and lesbian organizations have become LGBT organizations in recent years. If their missions now include transgender people, why don’t their boards?

Not sold on 'The Secret'

Not sold on The Secret

There's no denying that The Secret has become a cultural phenomenon. But is its simplistic message harmful to LGBT people?

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