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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.
How a Change of Heart Inspired My LifeCycle Ride

Op-ed: A Change of Heart Inspired My Ride

Brian Peffly shares why he will ride in AIDS/LifeCycle this year and why he scoffed at the idea years ago.

Mayor Bloomberg Should Not Throw Our Youth Into the Streets

Op-ed: Mayor Bloomberg, Don't Throw Our Youth Into the Streets

New Yorker Frank Selvaggi says the LGBT community should be outraged over the mayor's cuts to homeless youth programs.

When 200 Miles on a Bike Ride is Just a Start

When a 200-Mile Bike Ride Is the Warm-Up

A trek from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara known as the Double Century was just a little warm-up for the AIDS/LifeCycle.

Nicholas Oakley Says Riding Is About Facing His Fears

Op-ed: Riding Is About Facing My Fears

Editor's Note: In the first in a series, Nicholas Oakley, a participant in the annual AIDS/LifeCycle, shares the reason he rides.

Oped Black Poor Young Trans Is Sadly Often a Recipe for Violence, Says NCTEs Mara Keisling

Op-ed: CeCe McDonald Was Punished for Surviving

Society too often accepts that young, black, transgender women are victims of violence.

Opinion Do Not Give Up on Christian Gays

Op-ed: Don’t Give Up on Christian Gays

After growing up in a conservative Christian church in Kansas, Matthew Vines knew he had to put in the time to make a biblical argument against the notion that being gay is a sin.

A Letter to Our Dear Readers About the Upgrade of Advocate Website

A Note to Readers: About Our Upgrade

You may have noticed a few changes today to Advocate.com as we strive to improve.

Op-ed Wise Up Dustin Lance Black

Op-ed: Wise Up, Dustin Lance Black

The board member for the American Foundation for Equal Rights penned an op-ed condemning the president for not supporting same-sex marriage laws; a response to his assertions.

Op Ed Mr President If Not Now When

Op-ed: Mr. President: If Not Now, When?

Jonathan D. Lewis thinks that Andrew Tobias has got it all wrong.

Oped Why We Still Need a Fully Inclusive ENDA

Op-ed: Why We Still Need a Fully Inclusive ENDA 

An EEOC ruling recently added protection from discrimination for transgender people in the workplace, but does that mean federal legislation isn’t needed?

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