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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: Dear Thought Catalog, I Am Not a 'Mentally Ill Gay'
August 19 2014 2:03 PM ET

Dear Thought Catalog, I Am Not a 'Mentally Ill Gay'

Parker Marie Molloy

Against my better judgment, I gave the purveyors of relevant thinking a second chance. Now, along with 50 others, I'm asking for my work to be permanently deleted from the site.

WATCH: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Growing Up Gay and Mormon
August 16 2014 2:26 PM ET

WATCH: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Growing Up Gay and Mormon

Jase Peeples

Out Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn opens up about being a gay person of faith in a new documentary about LGBT Mormons.

Op-ed: Judy Garland's Final Effort to Tell Her Own Story
August 14 2014 6:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Judy Garland's Final Effort to Tell Her Own Story

Randy L. Schmidt

In a look at Judy Garland's interviews, she emerges not as a figure of turmoil and tragedy, as one might expect.

Op-ed: Hillary Is Ready for Us
August 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hillary Is Ready for Us

Allida Black

The Hillary this writer met while she was still first lady has always stood by LGBT people.

Op-ed: What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OkCupid
August 13 2014 9:00 AM ET

What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OkCupid

Samantha Allen

Just a few basic tips.

Op-ed: Antitrans RadFems Are on the Wrong Side of History
August 12 2014 8:22 AM ET

Op-ed: Antitrans RadFems Are on the Wrong Side of History

Riki Wilchins

Modern radical feminists see their rights as aligned with transgender women's rights.

Op-ed: Aversion to the Big Bad B Word Continues
August 12 2014 7:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Aversion to the Big Bad B Word Continues

A.J. Walkley

This writer considers whether a woman can call herself a lesbian if she is marrying a man.

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner
August 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner

Annie Hollenbeck

An executive for the Baltimore Ravens invokes the tired 'hate the sin, love the sinner' philosophy, but is that truly Christlike?

Op-ed: Heading to Trans Mecca
August 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Heading to Trans Mecca

Stephanie Battaglino

It may seem like just another ordinary conference, but the Southern Comfort Conference helped one woman come all the way out.

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?
August 08 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?

Daniel Reynolds

In refusing to let them become leaders, the Boy Scouts of America are preventing gay fathers from guiding and sharing in important life moments with their sons.

Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising and the Head of GLAAD Won't Be at Michfest
August 08 2014 7:05 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising and GLAAD's Leader Skip Michfest

Sarah Kate Ellis and Kristen Henderson

While transgender women become increasingly visible, there is one place where the promise of shared womanhood does not include them.

Op-ed: 5 Annoying Questions Same-Sex Parents Are Tired of Hearing
August 07 2014 7:00 AM ET

5 Annoying Questions Same-Sex Parents Are Tired of Hearing

Brian Andersen

LGBT parents are no different from opposite-sex parents — except when they’re repeatedly asked these same frustrating questions.

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