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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: Hobby Lobby and the Constitutional Right to Be Stupid
July 01 2014 2:04 PM ET

Op-ed: Hobby Lobby and the Constitutional Right to Be Stupid

Michelle Garcia

Hobby Lobby just got a religious exemption from science. Yes, science.

Op-ed: What a Difference Five Years Makes
July 01 2014 11:40 AM ET

Op-ed: What a Difference Five Years Makes

Kate Kendell

After last night's White House Pride celebration, the executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights reflects on progress made in five years under the Obama administration.

Op-ed: 'Orange Is the New Black' Proves to Be the Model of Queer TV
June 30 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Orange Is the New Black Is the Model for Queer TV 

Nico Lang

On TV, shows are getting cautiously gayer, but Netflix's breakout drama waves its rainbow flag like it just don't care.

Op-ed: How My Conservative Religion Almost Killed Me
June 30 2014 5:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How My Conservative Religion Almost Killed Me

Connor Brassington

Being told you're an abomination can have deadly results.

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One
June 30 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One

Ty Cobb

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

Op-ed: End Corrective Therapy, Save Some Lives
June 27 2014 7:32 AM ET

Op-ed: End Conversion Therapy, Save Some Lives

Geoff Kors

Can so-called ex-gay therapy be eradicated in five years?

Op-ed: The LGBT Roots of S.F.'s Habitat for Humanity
June 27 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The LGBT Roots of S.F.'s Habitat for Humanity

Kent Bloom

A San Francisco native remembers the legacy of his late partner, Stephen Jacoby, a gay pilot who founded the San Francisco chapter of Habitat for Humanity before dying of an AIDS-related illness in 1991.

Op-ed: Is Nudity in the Eye of the Beholder?
June 27 2014 4:22 AM ET

Op-ed: Is Nudity in the Eye of the Beholder?

Thom Senzee

An arrest in San Diego reminds us all to believe our own eyes even when — especially when — cops or politicians say not to.

Op-ed: I'm Going Back to Bi: Confessions of a Former Lesbian
June 26 2014 6:00 AM ET

I'm Going Back to Bi: Confessions of a Former Lesbian

Rebby Kern

Rebby Kern dated women for most of her adult life but is now understanding the fluidity of her sexuality.

Op-ed: In the Wake of Windsor
June 26 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: In the Wake of Windsor

James Esseks

A year after Edie Windsor's case helped ring in federal recognition of same-sex relationships, full equality is only becoming more tangible.

Op-ed: My First Grand Marshal Experience and the Meaning of LGBT Pride
June 25 2014 5:15 AM ET

Op-ed: My First Grand Marshal Experience and the Meaning of LGBT Pride

Rob Smith

Being Key West's grand marshal gave Rob Smith a new perspective on small-town America.

Op-ed: It's Time To Invest in The Business of Gay Love
June 25 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: It's Time To Invest in The Business of Gay Love

David Cruz III

After officiating a same-sex wedding, a gay matchmaker advocates for investing in LGBT relationships, both in the real world and online.

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