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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 LGBT 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 Neal Broverman and Jase Peeples. When the experts weigh in on the latest developments in the LGBT rights movement, they do so at The Advocate.

Untangling the complications surrounding Obamacare and trans-specific exclusions.

December 09 2015 6:00 AM

When judges are elected instead of appointed, justice is often ceded to politics.

December 09 2015 5:30 AM

The parents and grandparents of out congressman Mark Takano were interned during World War II. He urges all Americans — including LGBT people, who know a thing about discrimination — to not go down the dark path of intolerance.

 

December 09 2015 4:30 AM

Mira Patel served as special advisor on Hillary Clinton’s policy planning staff at the State Department. Four years after Clinton delivered an unforgettable speech at the UN on LGBT equality, Patel provides some fascinating backstory.

5:00 AM

The Planned Parenthood shooter wasn't a "transgendered leftist activist," and we don't know yet if the San Bernardino killers had direct ISIS ties. Politicians should focus first on actions, like gun ownership, and motivations second.

December 07 2015 8:11 AM

This writer has a few words for his eventual partner, whoever he may be. 

December 07 2015 7:55 AM

Daniel Hernandez survived a mass shooting that severely injured his former boss, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Four years and countless mass shootings later, Hernandez says what needs to happen to reduce violence.

December 04 2015 3:19 PM
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