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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.
The show must go on

The show must go on

When the founder of the Los Angeles–based Globe Playhouse passed away, the fate of the theater was uncertain. Now a lesbian playwright has stepped in to preserve the landmark’s legacy while refashioning its future.

For the boys

For the boys

Showstopping cabaret star Amy Armstrong tells why she’s big on singing for the gays.

Prime-time bi

Prime-time bi

Bonnie Somerville gets a little same sex-and-the-city in Darren Star’s new show.

Back in black

Back in black

Has gay culture finally caught up to Cruising?

Nerd alert

Nerd alert

Of all the man meat on Ugly Betty, it’s the unlikeliest guy who has become the show’s standout stud—four-eyed accountant Henry. Played by 33-year-old Christopher Gorham (who portrayed a gay teen on Party of Five) Henry has tapped into our secret nerd fetish.

Silencing a beating heart

Silencing a beating heart

In this installment of Maggie Quale's series on gay parenting, the writer explores the guilt that LGBT people sometimes face when deciding to bring a new life into the world rather than adopt.

Gayest thing on TV right now: 'High School Musical 2'

Gayest thing on TV right now: High School Musical 2

The High School Musical franchise is the most-watched sugarcoated lie on basic cable—you'll still love it.

Gay teen to the rescue

Gay teen to the rescue

Perry Moore's latest novel, Hero, about a budding young superhero and his teenage cohorts, borrows a lot from its predecessors but all in all is a fun read.

Gotta have faith

Gotta have faith

Democrats are trying to bridge the God gap by reaching out to a new breed of “values voters.” What they’ve found just might shock gays and lesbians in more ways than one.

Laying down the law

Laying down the law

On two separate occasions, Dwight O’Neal had negative run-ins with the New York Police Department. Was it because he’s a young gay black man?

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