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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: How I Finally Left My Abusive Boyfriend

Op-ed: How I Finally Left My Abusive Boyfriend

After leaving his violent partner, this man realized what made him stay for so long.

Op-ed: Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner, and the Idea of Transracial

Op-ed: Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner, and the Idea of Transracial

The nation is fixated on Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane NAACP who allegedly faked being African-American. Does her experience mirror the LGBT one? Not so much, says this writer.

Op-ed: Pittsburgh Is Still Cool as Folk

Op-ed: Pittsburgh Is Still Cool as Folk

People like to take shots at Pittsburgh, but as demonstrated with Iggygate, this city has balls of steel.

Op-ed: What Pride Means in 2015

Op-ed: What Pride Means in 2015

Task Force executive director Rea Carey reflects on what's changed in a year, and what the LGBT equality fight will look like in the next 12 months.

Op-ed: Don't You Dare Forget About Frank Kameny

Op-ed: Don't You Dare Forget About Frank Kameny

The highest-ranking gay staffer at the Department of Labor says it's high time to #ThankFrank.

Op-ed: This Trans Teen Escaped Hell Twice

Op-ed: This Trans Teen Escaped Hell Twice

After she sought political asylum in the U.S., Mexican-born Victoria Villalba was tossed into a dangerous detention center. She narrowly survived the experience, and is now being rewarded for her courage in fighting for a new life.

Op-ed: Dear Gay Ambassadors, Be Straight About Trade Deal

Op-ed: Dear Gay Ambassadors, Be Straight About Trade Deal

Activists Cleve Jones and Jerame Davis ask: Why are America's out ambassadors arguing in favor of giving special 'favored nation' status to virulently anti-LGBT countries, including one that stones gays to death?

Op-ed: Growing Up Gay in the South Doesn't Have to Be Horrible

Op-ed: Growing Up Gay in the South Doesn't Have to Be Horrible

Hailing from South Carolina, GLAAD executive Zeke Stokes couldn't reconcile his childhood dreams of country music stardom with the fact that he was gay.

Op-ed: This Is How We Change the Game For Trans Military Service

Op-ed: How We Change the Game on Trans Military Service

The producer of The New York Times' groundbreaking doc about transgender members of the U.S. military reflects on just how much has changed — and what hasn't — since the world met Logan Ireland and Laila Villanueva.

Op-ed: Intolerance Is Rotting the Big Apple

Op-ed: Intolerance Is Rotting the Big Apple

A recent attack on a trans woman in New York City is no anomaly, according to this writer.

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