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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 Do They Still Believe They Did Nothing Wrong

Op-ed: Do They Still Believe They Did Nothing Wrong? 

A mother whose son was among a string of suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin school district worries that the superintendent's reaction to a Rolling Stone investigation shows he hasn't learned from mistakes.

Oped Marriage Passes in NJ Legislature What You Can Do

Op-ed: Marriage Passes in N.J. Legislature; What You Can Do

The host of For & Against, Jim Morrison, reacts to the New Jersey legislature's passage of marriage equality with a list of ways regular folks can help make a difference.

Oped Confession From a Pick Up Parent

Op-ed: Confession From a "Pick Up" Parent

Dan Bucatinsky considers the perks and pitfalls of flirting when you're a married and monogamous gay dad.

Oped Marriage Equality Corrects What Stands Against Love

Op-ed: Marriage Equality Corrects What Stands Against Love

Tyler Clementi’s cousin argues that New Jersey needs marriage equality, in part, because it will be easier for LGBT youth to believe it gets better if they aren’t being stripped of recognition for their love.

Advice What If I YouTube My Marriage Proposal

Advice: What If I YouTube My Marriage Proposal? 

 

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.

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