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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: Victories for Trans Health Care Are Closer Than We Dreamed
June 24 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Health Care Victories Closer Than We Dreamed

Mara Keisling

Much has been achieved in the fight for transgender health care rights, but the director of the National Center for Transgender Equality says there is still work to be done.

Op-ed: Are You Full Blown Gay Yet?
June 24 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Are You Full Blown Gay Yet?

Eliel Cruz

After being asked so often whether bisexuality is just a phase, this writer has had enough.

Op-ed: Keep Saying 'I Do' After the Altar
June 24 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Keep Saying 'I Do' After the Altar

Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami

A year after its overturning, Prop. 8 plaintiffs and husbands Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami reflect on the progress of marriage equality.

Former BP CEO: Outing 'Best Thing That Ever Happened'
June 23 2014 3:47 PM ET

Former BP CEO: Outing 'Best Thing That Ever Happened'

Trudy Ring

Lord John Browne doesn't endorse outing, but hopes his new book will encourage other top execs to come out and to create LGBT-friendly workplaces.

Op-ed: What The Hobby Lobby Ruling May Mean for LGBT People
June 23 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What A Hobby Lobby Ruling May Mean for Us

Candace Gibson and Lauren Paulk

The Hobby Lobby case isn't just about access to birth control pills.

Gay Fatherhood, Step 4: Accept the Imperfect
June 23 2014 5:30 AM ET

Gay Fatherhood, Step 4: Accept the Imperfect

Lucas Grindley

Are gay parents allowed to be as imperfect as everyone else?

Op-ed: Ride On in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS
June 23 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Ride On in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

Adam Schiff

One L.A-area congressman hopped on a bike, and learned some incredible life lessons.

Op-ed: That’s What I’m Talking About
June 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: That’s What I’m Talking About

Rebecca Juro

How far have trans people come in terms of fair and proper media representation? Maybe further than you'd think.

Op-ed: When Three’s a Crowd
June 20 2014 7:40 AM ET

Op-ed: When Three’s a Crowd

Elliot Kotlyar

Sometimes polyamory is fine in theory — until it gets a little too real.

Op-ed: Finding Justice for My Gay Brother
June 20 2014 5:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding Justice for My Gay Brother

Steve Johnson

Twenty-six years after his brother's violent sudden death, one man is part of a movement calling for his brother's case — and countless others like it — to be reexamined.

Op-ed: What a Busload of Mormon Boy Scouts Says About LGBT History
June 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What a Busload of Mormon Boy Scouts Says About LGBT History

Eliza Byard

LGBT history is missing from most narratives, so the National Park Service aims to fix that.

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions to Your Executive Order
June 19 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions

Heather Cronk

While the executive order announced by the Obama administration is a great step, the next hurdle is quite clear.

Op-ed: A Bittersweet Trip to My Family's Home Country
June 18 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: A Bittersweet Trip to My Family's Home Country

Janet Quezada

Even before Janet Quezada went back to her family's homeland to help other LGBT activists, she was met with protests that said LGBT rights are "neo-Imperialist" propaganda.

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