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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: Why Everyone Must Know of Anoka-Hennepin's Suicides

Op-ed: Why Everyone Must Know of Anoka-Hennepin's Suicides

Anoka-Hennepin, the notorious Minnesota school district that engendered homophobia and saw several LGBT students kill themselves, is the subject of a proposed documentary.

Op-ed: A 13-Year-Old, the Minnesota Governor, and LGBT Rights

Op-ed: A 13-Year-Old, the Minnesota Governor, and LGBT Rights

Emma Meents, the teenage daughter of two gay men men, recently met Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to shoot the breeze about marriage equality and Pride parades.

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

The activist is ecstatic that Laramie — the city where her son was fatally attacked — finally moved to protect its LGBT citizens, but laments inaction in other parts of Wyoming and the nation.

Op-ed: The Joys of Foster Parenthood

Op-ed: The Joys of Foster Parenthood

For National Foster Care Month, we asked Texas mom Kelly Wells to share her family's story.

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

Marsha Aizumi says she was honoring her forebears when she marched in a Pride parade to support her transgender son.

Biden: Let's Keep the Momentum Going After Win in Ireland

Biden: Let's Keep the Momentum Going After Ireland 

In this op-ed, the Irish-American VP says the world — including the U.S. — needs to follow the lead of the Emerald Isle.

Op-ed: Robert Gates and the Boys Scouts Need to Try Harder

Op-ed: Robert Gates and the Boys Scouts Need to Try Harder

Time to turn words into action, BSA.

Op-ed: How We'll End 'Conversion Therapy' in Four Years Flat

Op-ed: How We'll End 'Conversion Therapy' in Four Years Flat

Samantha Ames of the National Center for Lesbian Rights is determined to wipe 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs from the planet.

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Indeed Change Minds

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Change Minds

Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works.

Op-Ed: Gay Purple Heart Recipient Says 'Mission Not Accomplished'

Gay Purple Heart Recipient: 'Mission Not Accomplished'

While we remember our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day and celebrate a post-DADT world, we cannot grow complacent.

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