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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: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series
July 25 2014 8:08 AM ET

Op-ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series

Emmett Lundberg

Brothers director Emmett Lundberg explains how creating a show about trans people brings unique pressures to the casting process.

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope
July 25 2014 7:06 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope

Rebecca Juro

Janet Mock's appointment as a contributing editor at Marie Claire is a promising turning point for trans women controlling their own stories in media.

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling
July 25 2014 4:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling

Kara Coredini

Massachusetts' attorney general race isn't just a local matter.

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet
July 24 2014 9:07 AM ET

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet

Adam Frankel

There is no one solution to eradicating HIV, but PrEP is a tool that not enough can access.

Op-ed: With Immigration, Their Fight Is Our Fight
July 24 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: With Immigration, Their Fight Is Our Fight

James Duke Mason

The LGBT community’s battle for equality is intrinsically tied to the current war over the issue of immigration.

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis
July 24 2014 7:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis

Theo Milonopoulos

While a plane went down in Ukraine carrying several HIV and AIDS advocates likely due to Russian-backed separatists, Russia grapples with its own spike in HIV cases.

On Being a Tired Old Queen
July 24 2014 7:00 AM ET

On Being a Tired Old Queen

Michael Musto

The hookup atmosphere in nightlife may have died off, but now there’s room on the dance floor for an older generation. And you don’t even have to know who Liza is to have a good time with them. (But look up Liza, by the way.)

Op-ed: Why Malaysia Flight 17 Could Hurt LGBT Ukrainians
July 23 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Malaysia Flight 17 Could Hurt LGBT Ukrainians

Thom Senzee

Ratcheted-up support following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 could result in less pressure on Kiev to protect and respect LGBT Ukrainians.

Op-ed: Why The Gay Panic Defense Must Go
July 23 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, Some Still Use The Gay Panic Defense

D’Arcy Kemnitz

In every state but one, someone who assaults or even murders an LGBT person can use a panic defense. It's time to put an end to that.

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Christian Value
July 22 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Christian Value

James Rowe

Striking religious exemptions from ENDA would be a step forward for both LGBT Americans and Christianity, says the director of Believe Out Loud.

Op-ed: I Did My Research, Now You Do Yours
July 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: I Did My Research, Now You Do Yours

Dr Simon Crouch

The lead researcher of a study on the health of children with same-sex-attracted parents defends his work against misrepresentation by antigay critics.

Op-ed: All Gay People Are Screwed Up and It's OK
July 21 2014 12:09 PM ET

Op-ed: All Gay People Are Screwed Up and It's OK

Neal Broverman

We all face a deficit for growing up LGBT in a straight world. Admitting it is the first step in making sure the next generation gets a better deal.

Op-ed: The Catholic Case Against Religious Exemptions
July 21 2014 6:17 AM ET

Op-ed: The Catholic Case Against Religious Exemptions

Francis DeBernardo

The executive director of the Catholic LGBT organization New Ways Ministry weighs in on the debate over including religious exemptions in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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