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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.
It Gets Better For Billy January 25

It Gets Better:

Advocate contributor Michael Anthony moves forward with his It Gets Better–inspired documentary and reconnects with the sister of a high-school crush who took his own life.

Lessons I Have Learned From Oprah

Lessons I've Learned From Oprah

As Oprah prepares to leave her talk show behind and focus on her OWN Network, Jimmy Nguyen looks back on lessons he's learned from the talk show host and how they apply to gay men and women.

Im a White Cisgender Gay Man

Cisgender White Guy = Sorry?

Advocate contributor and TheNewGay.net editor Zack Rosen is a white, cisgender gay man — and he wants to know if that means he should also be sorry.

Michael Lucas When the Left Attacks

When the Left Attacks

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas calls out the Left for blaming the Giffords assassination attempt on right-wing rhetoric.

Inside the Lines

Inside the Lines

Why gays should care about one of the driest topics in politics: redistricting.

Asking for Your Hand in Marriage

Asking for Your Hand in Marriage

Gavin Newsom meant well when he said gay marriage is "going to happen whether you like it or not." But Third Way deputy director Lanae Erickson says our messaging is going to need to change if we ever want marriage equality.

It Gets Better For Billy

It Gets Better:

Advocate contributor Michael Anthony heads home to Wheeling, Ill., to film the documentary For Billy and show students at his alma mater it really does get better.

Break the Silence Wisconsin

Break the Silence: Wisconsin

On April 15, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will spearhead a statewide effort to combat anti-LGBT bullying and harassment as well as general homophobia and transphobia.

Gay Giving 20

Gay Giving 2.0

Advocate contributor Jimmy Nguyen says websites like Jumo.com hold the key to getting LGBT people to log on and give to gay causes.

Parvez Sharma on India Gay Pride

Gay Scandal in a Small Town

A raid on a gay party in India and the lack of a unifying language underscore the isolation of non-Western LGBTs for filmmaker Parvez Sharma.

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