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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.
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?

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 .

Not your average LGBT center

Not your average LGBT center

With its environmentally correct design and an online registry of chic furniture to donate, Chicago’s Center on Halsted is a new kind of community gathering place.

Arjan Writes

Arjan Writes

Age: Too young to rock to Phil Collins and too old to dance to the Cheetah Girls, Location: Atlanta, Blog: ArjanWrites.com

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Good things come to those who wait.

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