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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: Who Is Sticking Up for Southern LGBT Families?
April 22 2014 7:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Who Will Stick Up for Southern LGBT Families?

Gabriel Blau

More U.S. LGBT families live in the South than any other region. So why are they so vulnerable to discrimination and violence?

'Gay Parenting' Is Just Parenting
April 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

'Gay Parenting' Is Just Parenting

Frank Lowe

One of the things that drives me crazy is the distinction we gay people insist on having. Lighten up, everybody — no need to make everything about you. Especially when it comes to raising a child.

Op-ed: Holding Out for a (Gay) Hero
April 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Holding Out for a (Gay) Hero

Jase Peeples

Are Hollywood studios missing out on greater box office success by excluding LGBT characters from their biggest superhero franchises?

Op-ed: Burning Books, One Word at a Time
April 17 2014 11:59 PM ET

Op-ed: Burning Books, One Word at a Time

Calpernia Addams

A new movement cracks down on 50 years of LGBT culture.

April 17 2014 1:58 PM ET

America’s LGBT Rights Industry Goes Global?

Next Year in Kampala?

Op-ed: Rethinking the Shame Game Against Homophobes
April 16 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Rethinking the Shame Game Against Homophobes

Matthew J. Beier

Is it time for LGBTs to turn the other cheek?

Op-ed: Gay Nightlife Is Dead — Long Live Gay Nightlife
April 16 2014 6:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Nightlife Is Dead — Long Live Gay Nightlife

Justin Luke and John Blair

Some say the gay party scene is dying out, but others say it's just evolving to meet the needs of its audience.

Op-ed: How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired
April 16 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired

Samantha Allen

Yet another transgender teacher was pushed out of employment due to her gender identity. The so-called solutions that came up are poor excuses for perpetuating homophobia and transphobia.

Op-ed: Marriage Limbo at Tax Time
April 15 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Marriage Limbo at Tax Time

Melanie Puskar-Blakely

For many same-sex couples across the country, tax time is just a reminder that marriage laws still haven't been settled.

Op-ed: I'm a Gay Guy at a Christian College
April 15 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: I'm a Gay Guy at a Christian College

Shaun Melady

One young gay man wonders whether he's alone at the small college where he recently came out.

April 14 2014 11:59 AM ET

Michael Lucas: The Danger in Calling PrEP a 'Party Drug'

Michael Lucas calls on he president of the AHF to be removed from his job for remarks about Truvada

Op-ed: I Will Always Get On My Feet for Gloria
April 14 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: I Will Always Get On My Feet for Gloria

Ross von Metzke

Gloria Estefan, the grand marshal of Sunday's Miami Beach Gay Pride, did a lot more for some of us than just providing the soundtrack to our Saturday afternoons.

Op-ed: Banning Books, Risking Lives
April 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Banning Books, Risking Lives

Tully Satre

Public schools in Fauquier County, Va., will consider removing a gay-themed young adult novel, but do officials understand what is at stake if they pull the book?

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