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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: An Open Letter to My Younger Bi Sisters
September 10 2014 3:10 AM ET

Op-ed: An Open Letter to My Younger Bi Sisters

Gwendolyn Henry

Some sound advice for bi women in a world that doesn't necessarily understand them.

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop Photoshopping Your Selfies
September 09 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop Photoshopping Your Selfies

Levi Chambers

Are you brave enough to simply be you — on Instagram?

Op-ed: When One Activist Movement Knocks Out Another
September 09 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When One Activist Movement Knocks Out Another

Tyler Curry

HIV is resurging among young gay and bisexual men. Here's why we are all to blame.

Op-ed: Finding Haven In Gay Saunas
September 08 2014 1:03 PM ET

Op-ed: Finding Haven In Gay Saunas

Dennis Holding

Some say the writing is on the wall for gay bathhouses, but is that really true?

Op-ed: Slut-Shaming Is a Cause of HIV
September 08 2014 11:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Slut-Shaming Is a Cause of HIV

Hussain Turk

Sexual shame creates a breeding ground for HIV within the gay community, says activist Hussain Turk.

Op-ed: One Thing President Obama Can Do Now to Help LGBT Undocumented People
September 05 2014 4:15 AM ET

Op-ed: One Way Obama Can Help LGBT Undocumented

Ana Ma and Matthew McClellan

America's immigration system is broken, and many LGBT people are affected by that.

Op-ed: How My Online Relationship Got Me Out of a Bad Marriage
September 05 2014 3:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How My Online Date Got Me Out of a Bad Marriage

Michael Testa

How one man gathered the courage to come out as gay and leave a dysfunctional relationship.

Op-ed: Countries That Criminalize Homosexuality Don't Just Hurt Adults
September 04 2014 7:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Countries That Criminalize Homosexuality Don't Just Hurt Adults

Abongwa Victor

The social stigma that antigay laws create trickle down to harming our children around the world.

Op-ed: Let Gay and Bi Youth Lead in HIV Activism
September 04 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Let Gay and Bi Youth Lead in HIV Activism

Patrick Ingram

What's the best way to reduce HIV among gay and bi youth? Give them a seat at the table, says activist Patrick Ingram.

Op-ed: PrEP, Shame and the Intentional Spread of HIV
September 03 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: PrEP, Shame and the Intentional Spread of HIV

Ross von Metzke

There shouldn't be any shame in trying to prevent HIV infection. But sadly, there is.

Op-ed: Go Outside and Kiss Someone
September 03 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Go Outside and Kiss Someone

Eliel Cruz

Too many same-sex couples are afraid of engaging in PDA. We have to change that.

Op-ed: Mondo Guerra on Why HIV Is No Longer A Death Sentence But Still Isn't Easy
September 02 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Youth, It's Time to Talk About HIV

Mondo Guerra

Mondo Guerra argues that a lack of awareness of HIV's long-term difficulties may be at the root of a seroconversion spike among gay youth.

Op-ed: Miley's Date Proves Homelessness Is the Real Crime
September 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Miley's Date Proves Homelessness Is the Real Crime

Alan Acosta

Jesse Helt should be lauded for shining a spotlight on the plight of homelessness in Los Angeles at the VMAs, rather than castigated for crimes linked to the harsh realities faced by homeless people.

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