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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: Obama’s Order Ices Out Some LGBTQ Immigrants
November 21 2014 12:52 PM ET

Op-ed: Obama’s Order Ices Out Some LGBTQ Immigrants

Isa Noyola and Valeria De La Luz

The executive order will help many immigrants on the path to citizenship, but it leaves behind others who have experienced violence, discrimination, and isolation, says Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.

Op-ed: England Needs a Separation of Church and State
November 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: England Needs a Separation of Church and State

Callum Hunter

The Church of England has used its position as a state-endorsed institution of religion to promote an agenda of prejudice. So why do the U.K.'s residents stand for it?

WATCH: Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay
November 20 2014 6:54 PM ET

Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay

Jase Peeples

'I felt it was time for me to be honest and to be truthful,' Gilman says.

Country Music Star Ty Herndon Comes Out as Gay
November 20 2014 1:21 PM ET

Country Music Star Ty Herndon Comes Out as Gay

Jase Peeples

“Today I get to tell the world that I’m an out, proud, and happy gay man,” says Ty Herndon.

Op-ed: Why We Still Need Trans Day of Remembrance
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why We Still Need TDOR

Gwendolyn Ann Smith

The Transgender Day of Remembrance's founder, Gwendolyn Ann Smith, reflects on the history and changes the day has seen over the past 15 years.

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Jenn Dolari

After the vigils of Transgender Day of Remembrance end, we must keep our flames burning bright for all those we've lost to darkness.

The Year in Trans Voices
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

The Year in Trans Voices

Michelle Garcia

From dating to media to marriage equality, we break down some of the most pressing issues transgender people have addressed this year.

What Happened When a Father Asked the Internet to Help Him Talk to His Gay Son?
November 19 2014 4:06 PM ET

What Happened When a Father Asked the Internet to Help Him Talk to His Gay Son?

Jase Peeples

When one father, after borrowing his son's iPad, realized the 13-year-old might be gay, he reached out to the Internet for advice. Here's what happened.

Op-ed: HRC Report Shows Trans Equality Starts at the Water Cooler
November 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Equality Starts at the Water Cooler

Jeff Krehely

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign shows great progress in trans equality in corporate America. But there's still much work to be done.

Op-ed: How Leslie Feinberg Saved My Life
November 19 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Leslie Feinberg Saved My Life

Rebecca Juro

A trans writer expresses gratitude for the work of the late activist and author of Transgender Warriors.

Op-ed: Is 'Flamboyant' the New 'Ghetto'?
November 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Is 'Flamboyant' the New 'Ghetto'?

Tyler Curry

We should never allow anyone to criticize an LGBT person for being too much of anything.

Op-ed: Seeking Asylum, Finding Strength
November 18 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Seeking Asylum, Finding Strength

Lareto Mokube

One queer person shares his journey from being outed at school in South Africa to seeking asylum in New York City.

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV
November 17 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV

Mathew Rodriguez

An activist responds to the Star Trek actor's recent chastising of the gay community for "laziness" about HIV and criticism of PrEP as potentially increasing "recreational sex."

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