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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.
Gina Gershon

Big Gay Following: Gina Gershon

The Showgirls and Bound star is now a children's book author but, sorry, still not a lesbian.

Out in Africa...and WeHo

Out in Africa...and WeHo

Commentary 985 2007-05-08 2007-04-23 Out in Africa...and WeHo By Q. Allan Brocka Meeting people is difficult for me. By “people” I mean “boyfriend materi

In sickness and in health

In sickness and in health

Coming out while coping with mental illness might seem lonely. But this man found understanding and love that lasted a lifetime.

Good as Gold

Good as Gold

In her new book, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, lesbian comic Judy Gold laments that the joke is ultimately on her—she too is turning into her mother.

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

Trans TV timeline

Trans TV timeline

Decades back, when TV personalities like Milton Berle and Flip Wilson threw on dresses for laughs, they inadvertently carved first notches in the time line of transgender representation. By the ’70s drag queens, transvestites, transsexuals, and even dual-gender space travelers (in 1977’s sci-fi comedy Quark) were cropping up regularly in TV movies and popular sitcoms like The Jeffersons. Here are some highlights of characters who set the stage for Romjin’s Alexis on Ugly Betty.

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