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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: Male Gays and the Male Gaze

Op-ed: Male Gays and the Male Gaze

Have you ever touched a female friend's boobs and claimed it was OK because you're a gay man? Then you might be sexist.

Op-ed: LGBT Visibility at Davos Must Grow in 2016

Op-ed: LGBT Visibility at Davos Must Grow in 2016

Much ado has been made about LGBT inclusion at this year's World Economic Forum, but where are the LGBT programs?

Op-ed: Straightwashing 'Pride' Is a Crime Against History

Op-ed: To Straightwash Pride Is a Crime Against History

The 1980s was a time when LGBT Brits were legally silenced, so why silence them in 2015?

Op-ed: Two Golden Globes, and the World Is Transformed

Op-ed: Transparent Creator on Meaning of 2 Golden Globes

Transparent creator Jill Soloway reflects on the significance of the Amazon show's Golden Globe wins.

Op-ed: 6 Lessons a Straight Couple Learned From Owning a Gay Bar

Op-ed: 6 Lessons a Straight Couple Learned From Owning a Gay Bar

The owners of Flaming Saddles, a gay country-western bar opening a new location in West Hollywood, share a few life lessons learned from their queer patrons.

Op-ed: Will Obama's State of the Union Address Include Full Equality?

Op-ed: Will Obama's SOTU Address Include Full Equality?

President Obama has an opportunity to do something bold for LGBT Americans. Will it happen?

Op-ed: That Time George W. Bush Helped Me Understand My Sexuality

Op-ed: That Time George W. Bush Helped Me Understand My Sexuality

The Bush administration's antigay actions propelled one woman into understanding herself.

Op-ed: Bayard Rustin Was My Love, My Leader

Op-ed: Bayard Rustin Was My Love, My Leader

Walter Naegle remembers the legacy of his late partner, the civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

Op-ed: 'Looking' at HIV Testing in 2015

Op-ed: Looking at HIV Testing in 2015

An HIV test on last night's episode of HBO's Looking is a timely reminder for viewers to have one of their own.

Ireland's Health Minister Leo Varadkar Comes Out

Ireland's Health Minister Leo Varadkar Comes Out

The man who may be Ireland's next prime minister came out as gay.

Op-ed: Remembering Stonewall Veteran Danny Garvin

Op-ed: Remembering Stonewall Veteran Danny Garvin

A historian of LGBT history remembers a man who lived a full, fascinating, inspiring life.

Op-ed: An Open Letter to My HIV

Op-ed: An Open Letter to My HIV

One man checks in with the virus in his body — and thanks it.

Op-ed: How Discrimination Affects Our Health

Op-ed: How Discrimination Affects Our Health

Plenty of LGBT progress has been made over the years, but health care is one area that still hits many of us hard.

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