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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.
Frankie Grande: Smoking 'Ain't Cute,' Guys

Frankie Grande: Smoking 'Ain't Cute,' Guys

Reality and Broadway star Frankie Grande is the son of a pulmonologist and says smoking and cancer ain't cute.

Op-ed: Simply Being Gay Shouldn't Guarantee LGBT Vote

Op-ed: Simply Being Gay Shouldn't Guarantee LGBT Vote

Responding to his opponent's recent Advocate op-ed urging voters to keep a San Diego city council seat LGBT, a straight politician argues that simply being gay shouldn't guarantee LGBT votes.

Op-ed: Alabama Has Failed Its Gay Citizens Spectacularly

Op-ed: Alabama Has Failed Its Gay Citizens Spectacularly

It's been a roller coaster of victory and defeat for the distressed same-sex couples of Alabama.

Op-ed: 'Religious Discrimination' Laws Have Nothing to Do With Religion

Op-ed: 'Religious Discrimination' Laws Aren't About Religion

Julian Bond was at the forefront of the civil rights battles of the mid-20th century. He says the 'religious discrimination' bills now cropping up all over the nation are a return to the institutional intolerance of those days.

Op-ed: Angelina Jolie's Choice Bolsters the Trans Argument

Op-ed: Angelina Jolie's Choice Bolsters the Trans Argument

Your body is not your gender, as the movie star has demonstrated.

Op-ed: Why These Methodist Ministers Support Marriage Equality

Op-ed: Why These Methodist Ministers Support Marriage Equality

Married Methodist pastors Tom and Jan Harry discuss their daughter's coming-out, her wedding, and why her marriage deserves respect.

Op-ed: Why Labeling Others As 'Privileged' Isn't Helping Trans Activists

Op-ed: Why Calling Others 'Privileged' Isn't Helping Trans Activists

Privilege is very real. But the way transgender people currently talk about it with potential allies is creating more divisions than bridges.

Op-ed: The Slow Death of Gay Gathering Places May Be Aiding HIV

Op-ed: How the Disappearing Gay Bars Are Aiding HIV

Social isolation among LGBT elders may be contributing to new HIV infections, but community building can slow the advance.

Op-ed: Indiana's 'Turn Away Gays' Bill Is a Segregation-Era Throwback

Op-ed: Indiana's Law Is a Segregation-Era Throwback

A century ago, politicians claimed that 'religious freedom' required legal racial segregation. Today, they're making the same claim against LGBTs.

Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work

Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work

Mitt Romney's comment about 'binders full of women' spurred the creation of BinderCon, a symposium for female writers that works hard to include LGBT participants.

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