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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.
Advice Home for the Holidays with My New Boyfriend

Advice: Home for the Holidays with My New Boyfriend

Question: I’m so excited that the holidays are almost here.

Oped Equality for us Means Equality for Everyone

Op-ed: Equality for us Means Equality for Everyone

Members of GetEQUAL Texas weigh in on immigration reform.

Oped Thankful for Those Who Paved the Way

Op-ed: Thankful for Those Who Paved the Way

Video from a memorial service held last week for the gay rights pioneer shows why our movement’s political leaders are so thankful for Frank Kameny.

Oped Teach Your Children to Be Grateful

Op-ed: Teach Your Children to Be Grateful

On this Thanksgiving, gay dad Haven Caylor sees yet another chance to show his kids what it means to be thankful, because these moments pay off later.

Am I a Thanksgiving Monster by Wade Rouse

Am I a Thanksgiving Monster?

Author Wade Rouse and his partner experience a moment of self-reflection after a run-in with a homeless man during a trip to Williams-Sonoma.

Oped Friendship as a Solution to Bullying

Op-ed: Friendship as a Solution to Bullying

Though he’s not gay, LGBT ally and Real World alum Scott Herman knows about bullies, but a recent road rage assault reminds him that people can change.

Oped If Only a Hair Dresser and My Mom Could Change the World

Op-ed: If My Mom and a Hair Dresser Could Change the World

What author Robert Rave learned from his mother’s visit to a small town hairdresser could be a teaching moment for the rest of the country.

Advice What to Do If the Sandusky Scandal Comes to Thanksgiving

Advice: What to Do If the Sandusky Scandal Comes to Thanksgiving

Q: I was having dinner with some friends last weekend, and of course the subject of the Penn State scandal came up.

Oped The Harsh Reality of Some Transgender Lives

Op-ed: The Harsh Reality of Some Transgender Lives

When the LGBT community breeds transphobia, everyone gets left behind, and the scores of transgender women who are commemorated each year at the Transgender Day of Remembrance are proof.

Oped A Teaching Moment

Op-ed: A Teaching Moment

Dan Bucatinsky found himself and his partner inadvertently sucked into a strange Playdate Affirmative Action Program.

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