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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: One Thing President Obama Can Do Now to Help LGBT Undocumented People
September 05 2014 4:15 AM ET

Op-ed: One Way Obama Can Help LGBT Undocumented

Ana Ma and Matthew McClellan

America's immigration system is broken, and many LGBT people are affected by that.

Op-ed: How My Online Relationship Got Me Out of a Bad Marriage
September 05 2014 3:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How My Online Date Got Me Out of a Bad Marriage

Michael Testa

How one man gathered the courage to come out as gay and leave a dysfunctional relationship.

Op-ed: Countries That Criminalize Homosexuality Don't Just Hurt Adults
September 04 2014 7:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Countries That Criminalize Homosexuality Don't Just Hurt Adults

Abongwa Victor

The social stigma that antigay laws create trickle down to harming our children around the world.

Op-ed: Let Gay and Bi Youth Lead in HIV Activism
September 04 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Let Gay and Bi Youth Lead in HIV Activism

Patrick Ingram

What's the best way to reduce HIV among gay and bi youth? Give them a seat at the table, says activist Patrick Ingram.

Op-ed: PrEP, Shame and the Intentional Spread of HIV
September 03 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: PrEP, Shame and the Intentional Spread of HIV

Ross von Metzke

There shouldn't be any shame in trying to prevent HIV infection. But sadly, there is.

Op-ed: Go Outside and Kiss Someone
September 03 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Go Outside and Kiss Someone

Eliel Cruz

Too many same-sex couples are afraid of engaging in PDA. We have to change that.

Op-ed: Mondo Guerra on Why HIV Is No Longer A Death Sentence But Still Isn't Easy
September 02 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Youth, It's Time to Talk About HIV

Mondo Guerra

Mondo Guerra argues that a lack of awareness of HIV's long-term difficulties may be at the root of a seroconversion spike among gay youth.

Op-ed: Miley's Date Proves Homelessness Is the Real Crime
September 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Miley's Date Proves Homelessness Is the Real Crime

Alan Acosta

Jesse Helt should be lauded for shining a spotlight on the plight of homelessness in Los Angeles at the VMAs, rather than castigated for crimes linked to the harsh realities faced by homeless people.

Op-ed: In The Long Run, Michael Sam Being Cut Was About Homophobia
September 02 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, It Was Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

Despite the backing of Rams coach Jeff Fisher, Michael Sam currently does not have a job with the NFL.

Op-ed: The Backlash Against Equality Isn't Real
September 02 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Backlash Against Equality Isn't Real

Matthew Breen

The backlash isn’t always a consequential thing, even if it’s sometimes a real thing.

Op-ed: Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits
August 27 2014 10:55 AM ET

Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam is gay. Gay people shower. It's that simple.

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond
August 26 2014 2:16 PM ET

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

Chase Strangio

On the road to full marriage equality, same-sex couples also have to fight for their right to grieve.

Op-ed: It's Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood
August 25 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: It's Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood

Zachary Beus and Oliver Apluche

The owners of Redline, a gay bar debuting in downtown Los Angeles this fall, explain why they're opening their business outside the gayborhood.

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