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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.
Our great dyke hope

Our Great Dyke Hope

Melissa Etheridge isn’t just a rock star. She’s our hero—and she won us over just by being herself.

Pete Wentz

Big Gay Following: Pete Wentz

If Fall Out Boy is the toast of the emo-rock scene, bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz is the butter and the jam. The exhibitionist talks about his gay posse and the one little thing keeping him from sealing the deal with a dude.

Back in action

Back in action

After Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Peter Pace called homosexuality immoral, seven retired officers came out. Their new duty? Showing America how honorable gay service members are.

High notes

High notes

Songwriter Tomek Fior came to love his “feminine” voice, raising the question “When you really accept yourself, what will you sound like?”

First violin

First violin

Young, transgender, African-American—violinist Tona Brown is breaking all the rules.

American Idol's big gay closet

American Idol's big gay closet

With its sappy songs, flamboyant contestants, and metrosexual host, American Idol is the campiest thing on TV. But could an openly gay singer win?

'Blah blah blah faggot'

"Blah blah blah faggot"

Commentary 984 2007-04-24 2007-04-09 "Blah blah blah faggot" By Dave White Dave White is the author of Exile in Guyville . Find him at www.imdavewhite.com .

Will 'Battlestar Galactica''s Lt. Felix Gaeta come out?

Will Battlestar Galactica's Lt. Felix Gaeta come out?

The Sci-Fi Network's Battlestar Galactica has touched on almost every political debate of the day—except gay rights. But wait, is someone on the Galactica ship making a run from the closet door?

Come and knock on her door—and buy her products

Come and knock on her door—and buy her products

Irrepressible TV legend Suzanne Somers is back in the spotlight, this time as purveyor of an eponymous line of food, jewelry, and beauty products. And gay men around the country are buying them up at private parties in the best Tupperware tradition. A look inside the strange new trend.

Sounding the Clarion Call… Again

Sounding the Clarion Call… Again

In March of 1987, Larry Kramer, was a last minute replacement for an ailing Nora Ephorn at New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center’s “Second Tuesday” lecture series. His angry and impassioned call to action in the face of the AIDS epidemic resulted in the formation that night of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, or ACTUP.

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