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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.
What Albert Nobbs Teaches Us About Labels

Op-ed: What Teaches Us About Labels

An upcoming film starring Glenn Close as a 19th century crossdresser generates discussion about gender identity.

Oped Back to School Could Be Better Than Gay Parents Think

 Op-ed: Back-to-School Could Be Better Than Gay Parents Think

Fears of discrimination can come for gay parents sending their kids to school for the first time. But there's reason to believe it will all turn out all right.

Oped Live in a World Where Everyone Has HIV

 Op-ed: Live in a World Where Everyone Has HIV

Gay men accounted for 64% of all new HIV cases in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Michael Lucas offers a solution.

Advice What the Heck Do I Call My In-laws

Advice: 'What the Heck Do I Call My In-laws?'

Q: I’ve been with my partner for two years now. When Diane first met my folks, she, being from the South, called them “Mr. and Mrs.

Op ed A Television Coming Out Story from 1961

 Op-ed: A Television Coming Out Story from 1961

The very first documentary on homosexuality was a thoughtful discussion that aired all across the country, showing TV’s power to change attitudes.

Fair Opportunity Greater Effort

Op-ed: Fair Opportunity, Greater Effort

Joe Sestak, a decorated retired admiral and former congressman from Pennsylvania, tells us why the repeal of DADT gives him hope for America.

Oped Ask and Tell as a Family Rule

 Op-ed: Ask and Tell as a Family Rule

Sometimes what’s best for the country also works for a father raising two kids.

Note to Advocate com Readers We Are Dispensing With the Internet Closet

Note to Advocate.com Readers: We're Dispensing With the Internet Closet 

To continue building an Advocate.com community for discussion, the site adds an experimental new feature on some of our story pages starting today.

Trouble in the Tar Heel State

Op-Ed: Trouble in the Tar Heel State

Freedom to Marry national campaign director Marc Solomon weighs in on the North Carolina state legislature's draconian anti-marriage equality amendment, to go before voters in May.

Oped For Soldiers a Coming Out Parade Or a Private Party

 Op-ed: For Soldiers, a Coming-Out Parade? Or a Private Party?

Q: I’ve been in a clandestine relationship with my partner for almost three years now and with the official repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” on September 20, I want to understand more abou

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