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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.
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.

Op-ed: What It's Like to Date a Porn King
July 18 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What It's Like to Date a Porn King

Tyler Helms

Ad exec Tyler Helms says his relationship with adult entertainer–tycoon Michael Lucas is not what you think it is.

Op-ed: Accepting My Partner's Gender Transformation
July 18 2014 6:14 AM ET

Op-ed: Accepting My Partner's Gender Transformation

Georgia Kolias

After her partner of 17 years began transitioning to male, a lesbian explains what keeps them together no matter life's changes.

Editor's Letter: Excising That Word
July 18 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Excising That Word

Matthew Breen

Two words have been conflated with trans identities, and those words have hijacked much of the discourse.

Op-ed: Where Did the 'Gay' in 'Gay Pride' Go?
July 17 2014 4:17 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Did the 'Gay' in 'Gay Pride' Go?

Amin Ghaziani

Some say we're in a 'post-gay' world, but I'm not ready to let go. Are you?

Op-Ed: Vagina Cooties and Dating Bi Guys
July 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-Ed: Vagina Cooties and Dating Bi Guys

Eliel Cruz

Would you date a bi guy? I mean, why not?

Op-ed: When Will We Finally Stop Smoking?
July 15 2014 6:54 PM ET

Op-ed: When Will We Finally Stop Smoking?

Fifty years ago, the surgeon general said smoking causes long-term health problems. So why can't LGBT people stop doing it?

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