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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 It Really Means to Be a Positive Peddler

Op-ed: What It Really Means to Be a Positive Pedaler

Jason Sikkila is proud to be an HIV-positive LifeCycle rider.

Why We Should Stop Being Scared of Positive People

Op-ed: Stop Being Scared of Positive People

LifeCycle rider Graham Schnaars says we sometimes let paranoia govern how we treat people.

Advice on When a Funerals Can Be a Fundraiser

Op-ed: Funerals as Fundraisers?

One reader wonders whether it's ever appropriate to raise money at a funeral, or if there are courtesies that need following.

Why Dan Savage Is Not an Authority on the Bible

Op-ed: Dan Savage Is No One's Pastor

Homophobic Christian thinking must continue to be challenged, but Dan Savage cannot lead the spiritual debate, says the director of Believe Out Loud.

Shedding My Stigma Inspired My LifeCycle Ride

Op-ed: Shedding My Stigma Inspired My Ride

Rider Jason Krech confesses the moment he realized having stigma about HIV/AIDS and why it inspired him to join AIDS/LifeCycle.

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.

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