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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.
Oped Much More Than a TV Show

Op-ed: Much More Than a TV Show 

In The Life Media celebrates 20 years, and the group’s executive director says that although acceptance of LGBT people has spread dramatically since its first show, the need to tell our stories hasn’t gone away.

Oped What I Heard Washington Lawmakers Say to Me

Op-ed: What I Heard Washington Lawmakers Say to Me 

What happens in the state legislature doesn’t often touch everyday lives, says one Washingtonian, but on Wednesday one vote made Brook Ellen West realize she’d been missing something.

Oped Why Newt Gingrich Really Does Live Like a Porn Star

Op-ed: Why Newt Gingrich Really Does Live Like a Porn Star 

Truth Wins Out explains why it decided now is the time to fight with Newt Gingrich, of all people, via a full-page ad placed today in an Inside-the-Beltway newspaper.

Oped Our Groups Need More Color in Their Rainbow

Op-ed: Our Groups Need More Color in Their Rainbow 

LGBT organizations need more racially diverse leaders, and there are a number of resolvable reasons why they are now lacking, argues Jimmy Nguyen.

Oped How LGBT Families Have Changed in 30 Years

Op-ed: How LGBT Families Have Changed in 30 Years 

The Family Equality Council was formed in 1979, and while much progress has been made to ensure gay parents can’t have their children stolen away, there is much left to do.

Oped Disliking Us Is No Longer a Legal Rationale

Op-ed: Disliking Us Is No Longer a Legal Rationale 

What the appeals court judges said in their ruling on Proposition 8’s constitutionality will have far-reaching consequences, and that has our opponents freaking out.

Oped A Gay Girl Reflects on Super Bowl XLVI

Op-ed: A Gay Girl Reflects on Super Bowl XLVI 

Was Madonna able to do the impossible? Did she get gay men to watch football in such droves that this year’s Super Bowl broke viewing records?

Oped Why We Are Fighting Meth

Op-ed: Why We Are Fighting Meth 

Op-ed: Why We Are Fighting Meth

Advice Two Weddings Two Sets of Gifts

Advice: Two Weddings, Two Sets of Gifts?

Question: In a recent column, Miss Manners wrote that “etiquette considers wedding presents to be associated only with first weddings” and that it is “blatant avarice” when couples are “per

Advice When Google Reveals Too Much About You

Advice: When Google Reveals Too Much About You 

Question: I know that just about everybody Googles their dates before going out with them the first time.

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