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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.
Op-ed: The Slow Death of Gay Gathering Places May Be Aiding HIV

Op-ed: How the Disappearing Gay Bars Are Aiding HIV

Social isolation among LGBT elders may be contributing to new HIV infections, but community building can slow the advance.

Op-ed: Indiana's 'Turn Away Gays' Bill Is a Segregation-Era Throwback

Op-ed: Indiana's Law Is a Segregation-Era Throwback

A century ago, politicians claimed that 'religious freedom' required legal racial segregation. Today, they're making the same claim against LGBTs.

Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work

Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work

Mitt Romney's comment about 'binders full of women' spurred the creation of BinderCon, a symposium for female writers that works hard to include LGBT participants.

Op-ed: Why the Parents of a Texas Gay Man Support Marriage Equality

Op-ed: Why These Texas Parents Support Marriage Equality

Don and Gena Rogers tell the story of their son's coming-out and the path to acceptance that led them to join a PFLAG legal brief in support of equality.

Op-ed: Why Most Trans People Think Insurance Is a Dirty Word

Op-ed: Why Insurance Is a Dirty Word If You're Trans

Getting insurance coverage for transition-related expenses remains woefully byzantine.

Op-ed: What's Putting Your Health in Danger

Op-ed: What's Putting Your Health in Danger

It's National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and the prognosis for our community isn't good.

Op-ed: As a Lesbian in Hip-Hop, I'm Living 'Empire'

Op-ed: As a Lesbian in Hip-Hop, I'm Living Empire

Melantha Hodge has worked closely with many successful artists, so she's familiar with the deep current of homophobia that still exists in hip-hop and R&B.

Op-ed: Meeting a Friend After She Transitioned Was a Wake-Up Call

Op-ed: Meeting My Friend Post-Transition Was a Wake-Up Call

The experience brought up a variety of emotions for this writer.

Op-ed: 8 Things Women Partnered With Trans Men Know

8 Things Women Partnered With Trans Men Know 

Sometimes, we're just tired of explaining that no, we really aren't straight. Also, it's none of your business.

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