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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: In Wisconsin, Marriage Is Just the Beginning
June 13 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: In Wisconsin, Marriage Is Just the Beginning

Mark Pocan

While the recent court decision to strike down the ban on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin is a victory, Rep. Mark Pocan says there's still much work to be done in the fight for LGBT equality.

Op-ed: When Pride Shines at Work and on the Street
June 12 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When Pride Shines at Work and on the Street

Rick Scot

One man charts his journey from discovering his pride as a newly out young guy to participating in L.A. Pride with the support of his friends, family, community, and coworkers.

Op-ed: The LGBT Movement After Marriage
June 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The LGBT Movement After Marriage

Rebecca Isaacs

Reaching full marriage equality in the United States will indeed be pivotal, but it's not the end-all, when it comes to LGBT rights.

Gay Fatherhood, Step 2: Learn the New Birds and Bees
June 11 2014 8:20 AM ET

Gay Fatherhood, Step 2: Learn the Birds and Bees

Lucas Grindley

For LGBT people, having children isn't what your parents once told you about. So what is it?

Op-ed: Helping LGBT Families in Mississippi, Alabama, and Other Southern States
June 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Helping Families from Mississippi to Alabama

Denise Brogan-Kator and Tatiana Quiroga

Southern states have the highest proportion of LGBT couples with families, but the fewest legal protections in the country.

Op-ed: Why 'Bi' Is So Tough to Say
June 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why 'Bi' Is So Tough to Say

Eliel Cruz

Eliel Cruz thought that figuring out his sexual orientation would make life easier, but that was not necessarily the case.

Op-ed: Yeah, Pope Francis, Who Are You to Judge?
June 10 2014 6:40 AM ET

Op-ed: Yeah, Pope Francis, Who Are You to Judge?

Michelle Garcia

The Vatican has a real problem with staying out of people's bedrooms.

Gay Fatherhood, Step 1: Stop Pretending You Don't Want to Be a Dad
June 09 2014 8:15 AM ET

Gay Fatherhood, Step 1: Stop Pretending You Don't Want to Be a Dad

Lucas Grindley

It took our editorial director years to start a family — because society told him to stop trying.

Op-ed: Why Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Makes Me Cry
June 09 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Makes Me Cry

John Paul Brammer

One song rising on the charts right now captures an aspect of gay life that anyone can relate to.

Op-ed: Why LGBTQ Literature Matters
June 09 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBTQ Literature Matters

Brenda Knight

Because #LGBTQ shouldn't just be a marketing segment.

Op-ed: The Virtual Closet
June 06 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: The Virtual Closet

Abdi Nazemian

What your headless torso really says about you.

Op-ed: What We’ve Failed to Remember With the T Word
June 06 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What We’ve Failed to Remember With the T Word

Cyd Zeigler

The T word issue puts gay men into Animal Farm territory.

Op-ed: Gore Vidal's Lasting Legacy
June 05 2014 8:01 AM ET

Op-ed: Gore Vidal's Lasting Legacy

Nicholas Wrathall

The director of a documentary about gay literary icon Gore Vidal says the author's legacy has inspired others, whether they know it or not.

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