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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: Think Before You Tweet 'Homophobe'
October 01 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Think Before You Tweet 'Homophobe'

Karamo Brown

Reality TV isn't always what it appears to be, says a gay former cast member from MTV's The Real World.

Op-ed: What Barney Frank Still Gets Wrong on ENDA
October 01 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Barney Frank Still Gets Wrong on ENDA

Parker Marie Molloy

Former congressman Barney Frank is sticking by the decision to exclude transgender workers from protection under ENDA in 2007. Here's why that's still problematic.

 Op-ed: Why LGBT and the GOP Are Better Together
September 30 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBT and the GOP Are Better Together

Matthew Craffey

Even committed progressives should understand why the Republican Party needs LGBT voters and why LGBT voters need the Republican Party.

Op-ed: Fighting AIDS One Click at a Time
September 30 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Fighting AIDS One Click at a Time

Carolin Silbernagl

Here's one way everyone on the Internet could band together against HIV, without doing much at all.

Folio Names The Advocate's Managing Editor to Power Millennial List
September 29 2014 4:30 PM ET

Folio Names The Advocate's Managing Editor to Power Millennial List

Daniel Reynolds

Michelle Garcia is among this year's distinguished lineup of '20 in Their 20s' honorees.

Op-ed: Tech's Wake-Up Call From Your Transgender Coworker
September 29 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Tech's Wake-Up Call From Your Transgender Coworker

Jessica Lachenal

I thought tech would be a progressive place to work as a trans woman. It isn't — but it doesn't have to stay this way.

Op-ed: Talk About HIV Today, End It Tomorrow
September 27 2014 1:27 PM ET

Op-ed: Talk About HIV Today, End It Tomorrow

Barbara Lee

HIV is still a crisis, says Rep. Barbara Lee, but an AIDS-free generation is in sight.

Op-ed: We Can End HIV — So Why Don't We?
September 26 2014 6:01 AM ET

Op-ed: We Can End HIV — So Why Don't We?

Rea Carey and Michael Kaplan

The stats on reducing HIV in the United States have barely changed in the last 15 years, and in some areas, it's gotten worse. It's time for a reality check.

Op-ed: Finding Sympathy for the Most Hated Woman in America
September 26 2014 5:03 AM ET

Op-ed: Is This The Most Hated Woman in Gay America?

Neal Broverman

Three people were arrested this week for attacking a male couple in Philadelphia, but it’s the lone female suspect being burned at the stake.

Op-ed: Remembering the AIDS Crisis as a Gay Trans Man in a Double-Closet
September 25 2014 4:36 AM ET

Op-ed: Remembering the AIDS Crisis as a Gay Trans Man

H. Adam Ackley

Dr. H. Adam Ackley recalls the 1980's days where he faced two invisible killers: the deep closet for gay, transgender men and a new, untreatable virus.

WATCH: Pa. State Senator: I'm Gay; Get Over It
September 24 2014 2:32 PM ET

WATCH: Pa. State Senator: I'm Gay; Get Over It

Sunnivie Brydum

Outgoing Pennsylvania state senator Jim Ferlo says he's never hidden his sexuality — but now it's time to come out and pass hate-crimes protections in his home state.

Op-ed: Are You Being Served — Medically?
September 24 2014 5:42 AM ET

Op-ed: Are You Being Served — Medically?

Sean Cahill

Two small steps from the federal government could make trips to medical professionals a little more, well, professional.

Op-ed: How Barbara Walters Saved Our Family
September 24 2014 4:14 AM ET

Op-ed: How Barbara Walters Saved Our Family

Greg and Jeanette

As Amazon's Transparent premieres on streaming devices everywhere, the parents of Jazz, a 13-year-old transgender activist, reflect on the power of media to change the world for the better.

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