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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.
Oped EEOC Decision Guarantees Employment Protections for Transgender People

Op-ed: EEOC Decision Guarantees Employment Protections for Transgender People 

Transgender Law Center staff attorney Matt Wood explains what a recent, landmark decision on employment discrimination means to transgender individuals who suffer highly disproportionate harassment in the workplace.

Oped Why the White House Endorsement of SNDA Matters

Op-ed: Why the White House Endorsement of SNDA Matters

President Obama’s announcement further strengthens SNDA’s position even as the current political make-up of Capitol Hill suggests the bill won’t move in this Congress.

Oped Choosing the Safest Path to ENDA

Op-ed: Choosing the Safest Path to ENDA

When the president decided not to sign an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors, he might have thought further ahead than some activists.

Advice Friends Dont Text Friends When They Should Call

Advice: Friends Don’t Text Friends When They Should Call

Question:  I was having a hard week at work, and on top of that my girlfriend started making noises about our "slowing things down." I really needed to talk, and I called one of my (su

Oped Digital Ways of Preventing HIV Are the Best Medicine

 Op-ed: Digital Ways of Preventing HIV

Why are we so fixated on finding a medical solution when, as social networks revolutionize sex in our community, gay men are successfully using new technology to combat HIV?

Oped The Big Queer Bus Pulls into Focus on the Family

Op-ed: The Big Queer Bus Pulls into Focus on the Family 

Post-James Dobson, Focus on the Family is meeting with groups that don’t share their viewpoints.

Oped Fighting Back This Tax Day

 Op-ed: Fighting Back This Tax Day


The head of the Log Cabin Republicans highlights members of his party in Congress who are pushing for the Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act, which would remove the tax penalty on companies that provide benefits for domestic partners.

Oped Why Marriage Matters to Our Kids

 Op-ed: Why Marriage Matters to Our Kids

The news that Brad and Angelina are finally engaged is a reminder that many same-sex couples with children are asked when they’re getting married and don’t get answers.

Op-ed: The Reminder of Tax Day

 Op-ed: The Reminder of Tax Day

On Tax Day, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese is reminded of the attacks that LGBT feel on their dignity as American taxpayers.

Oped Why I Proposed Marriage Equality in Brazil

 Op-ed: Why I Proposed Marriage Equality in Brazil

Jean Wyllis, a gay member of the Brazilian parliament, introduces Equal Rights With Equal Names, a campaign to change the culture and pass marriage equality at the federal level.

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