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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: Heading to Trans Mecca
August 11 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Heading to Trans Mecca

Stephanie Battaglino

It may seem like just another ordinary conference, but the Southern Comfort Conference helped one woman come all the way out.

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?
August 08 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings?

Daniel Reynolds

In refusing to let them become leaders, the Boy Scouts of America are preventing gay fathers from guiding and sharing in important life moments with their sons.

Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising and the Head of GLAAD Won't Be at Michfest
August 08 2014 6:05 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising and GLAAD's Leader Skip Michfest

Sarah Kate Ellis and Kristen Henderson

While transgender women become increasingly visible, there is one place where the promise of shared womanhood does not include them.

Op-ed: 5 Annoying Questions Same-Sex Parents Are Tired of Hearing
August 07 2014 6:00 AM ET

5 Annoying Questions Same-Sex Parents Are Tired of Hearing

Brian Andersen

LGBT parents are no different from opposite-sex parents — except when they’re repeatedly asked these same frustrating questions.

Op-ed: The Hobby Lobby Decision's Slippery Slope
August 06 2014 6:15 AM ET

Op-ed: The Hobby Lobby Decision's Slippery Slope

Jennifer C. Pizer

While companies do not have the right to explicitly discriminate against LGBT employees, Lambda Legal says it's not completely out of the realm of possibility.

August 05 2014 4:12 PM ET

Ben Whishaw: I Was Afraid to Come Out for a Long Time

'I had a lot of fear in doing it for a long time... I’m not sure I know why.'

Op-ed: In Defense of Celibate Gay Christians
August 05 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: In Defense of Celibate Gay Christians

Eliel Cruz

Some lesbian, gay, and bisexual Christians choose a life of celibacy and they should be welcomed in the community.

Op-ed: An Open Letter to The New Yorker
August 05 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: An Open Letter to The New Yorker

Julia Serano

When The New Yorker took a look at the tension between transgender women and radical feminists, one writer says the examination was unfair.

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?
August 04 2014 3:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?

Michael Latin

The fight for ENDA might end up looking familiar to those who lived through the Clinton administration.

Op-ed: LGBT Students Who Need Your Help
August 04 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: LGBT Students Who Need Your Help

Danilo Machado

LGBT DREAMers are ready to push for change, whether you're ready to join them or not.

Op-ed: Why I Won't Stop Trying To Get Married
August 01 2014 10:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Won't Stop Trying To Get Married

Ivy Hill

Someone has to face the struggles of discrimination to get the equality we all deserve.

Op-ed: The Feeling Of Holding My Son's Hand
August 01 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Feeling Of Holding My Son's Hand

Sean Higgins

One dad knows he doesn't have a ton of time left with a son who wants to hold hands with him in public.

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