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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: How 'The Way He Looks' Will Open Your Eyes
October 20 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How The Way He Looks Will Open Your Eyes

Matt Kane of GLAAD

Brazil's Oscar entry represents something we need to see a lot more of on TV and film — a differently abled character who transcends the stereotype of 'the gay guy.'

Op-ed: A Health Haven for Trans Women in Upstate New York
October 20 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: A Haven for Trans Health in Upstate New York

Maureen Kelly

One transgender health program in Ithaca, N.Y., ensures that rural New Yorkers don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for simple care.

Op-ed: Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Cancer
October 17 2014 7:22 AM ET

Op-ed: Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Cancer

Judy Fabjance

Second City’s Judy Fabjance shares her story of fighting breast cancer... twice.

Op-ed: LGBT Americans Celebrate, But Atrocities Abroad Escalate
October 17 2014 6:20 AM ET

U.S. LGBTs Celebrate, But Atrocities Abroad Escalate

Ty Cobb

On the eve of the international day of solidarity with LGBT Egyptians, be mindful of how our brothers and sisters abroad still need our support.

Op-ed: After 25 Years, Mapplethorpe's Photos Still Crack the Bullwhip
October 17 2014 5:19 AM ET

Op-ed: After 25 Years, Mapplethorpe's Photos Still Crack the Bullwhip

Nathan Smith

It's been a quarter-century since Robert Mapplethorpe’s most notorious exhibition, The Perfect Moment, but his homoerotic photographs, called 'obscene' at the time, are as politically charged as ever.

Op-ed: How to Survive an Ebola Plague
October 16 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How to Survive an Ebola Plague

Tyler Curry

One parallel between HIV and Ebola is uncanny, says activist Tyler Curry.

Op-ed: Why I'm Wearing Purple Today
October 16 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I'm Wearing Purple Today

Zeke Stokes

Today is GLAAD's Spirit Day. Join millions of others in wearing purple to support LGBT youth.

Op-ed: Ello, Is It a Gay Facebook You're Looking For?
October 16 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Ello, Is It a Gay Facebook You're Looking For?

Neal Broverman

Even though Ello excitement came and went, it's clear LGBTs are experiencing Facebook fatigue.

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing LGBTs
October 15 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing Our Community

Jeff Krehely

Though there is improvement, too many LGBT patients are still suffering because of discrimination by hospitals, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

Op-ed: Remember the Troops Who Fought for Marriage Equality
October 15 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Remember the Troops Who Fought for Marriage Equality

Sue Fulton

LGBT service members were on the front lines of the battle for same-sex marriage. Let's not forget them in the fight going forward.

Op-ed: LGBT Families Will Make the World a Better Place
October 15 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: LGBT Families Will Make the World a Better Place

Nancy Mezey

The value of LGBT households to society cannot be underestimated, says author Nancy Mezey, Ph.D., who shares excerpts from her book LGBT Families.

Op-ed: A Small Step for the Vatican, a Giant Leap for Gays
October 14 2014 1:22 PM ET

Op-ed: A Small Step for the Vatican, a Giant Leap for Gays

Francis DeBernardo

Here's why one Catholic LGBT group says the recent Vatican document is a small but monumental step forward for the slowly evolving church.

Op-ed: Why You Should Help Me Get LGBT People Out of Detention
October 14 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Help Me Get LGBT People Out of Detention

Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa

The stories of his LGBT friends motivate Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa to work as an activist for ending detentions and deportations.

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