Commentary

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.
Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths

Who wouldn’t want to tell Rachel Griffiths their deepest secret? Considering her heart-raw turns in Six Feet Under and the modern classic Muriel’s Wedding, this warm, funny Aussie has a direct line to Empathy Central. Griffiths, 38, also costarred in My Best Friend’s Wedding, and she’s earning more BGF stripes as Sarah, the cool sister on the gay-happy prime-time soap Brothers & Sisters.

Just rehab those slurs away

Just rehab those slurs away!

Gayhab is only the latest twist in the slur rehab biz. Everybody’s so tetchy, a whole Sesame Street alphabet of offense is available for rehabbing.

Chasing the Duclod Man

Chasing the duclod man

When Iowa college students began receiving anonymous letters referring to them as “duclods” and darkly alluding to their bisexuality, one recipient became obsessed with finding the sender’s identity.

TransTube

TransTube

On topics ranging from hormones to hair removal, trans kids are sharing stories on YouTube to make the transitioning process a little less scary.

Dear Advocate, I'm sorry

Dear Advocate, I'm sorry

This February, Justin Goddard felt compelled to write an open letter to gays and lesbians. Naturally, he sent it to us.

Affairs to remember

Affairs to remember

Farley Granger bedded Ava Gardner, Shelley Winters, and Leonard Bernstein. In his autobiography, Include Me Out, Hitchcock’s muse reveals how he lived as an openly bisexual actor in classic Hollywood and got away with it.

In bed with Derek

In bed with Derek

Without turning into treacle, Boy Culture thoughtfully examines the gay male struggle with intimacy. Much of the film’s realism is thanks to actor Derek Magyar.

My sisters

My sisters

Once he was embarrassed and threatened by transgender women. Now author Patrick Moore knows better: Breaking all the old rules, gay and straight, trans people are the core of the queer civil rights struggle.

Where we live

Where we live

As the country opens its arms to openly gay and lesbian people, the places we call home have grown beyond urban gay ghettos. The Advocate welcomes you to this new American landscape.

Second set

Second set

For transgender tennis star Renée Richards, the generation gap looms larger than the gender gap. Her latest book, No Way Renée, continues the story of her “notorious” life.

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