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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: Confessions of a Former Ted Nugent Fan
July 30 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Confessions of a Former Ted Nugent Fan

Rebecca Juro

Like many former Ted Nugent fans, one woman has had to choose a side.

Op-ed: There's Room Under the Bus for All of Us
July 30 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: There's Room Under the Bus for All of Us

Tim Seelig

One man's workplace was also his closet door: the Southern Baptist Church.

Op-ed: NBC's Straight-Washing of John Constantine Is Bi Erasure
July 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: NBC's Straight-Washing of John Constantine Is Bi Erasure

Eliel Cruz

There aren't enough bisexual men on TV, and the characters who are bisexual are being made straight.

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us
July 28 2014 4:07 AM ET

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us

Sean Cahill and Sari Reisner

Being discriminated against is bad for your health, according to new findings.

Op-ed: When A Trip to Provincetown Helps Moms And Dads Find Strength
July 28 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed:Are LGBT Families 'Post-Gay?'

Gabriel Blau

LGBT families might be the norm on television and even in real life, but when they get together it becomes an empowering moment.

Op-Ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series
July 25 2014 7:08 AM ET

Op-ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series

Emmett Lundberg

Brothers director Emmett Lundberg explains how creating a show about trans people brings unique pressures to the casting process.

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope
July 25 2014 6:06 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope

Rebecca Juro

Janet Mock's appointment as a contributing editor at Marie Claire is a promising turning point for trans women controlling their own stories in media.

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling
July 25 2014 3:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling

Kara Coredini

Massachusetts' attorney general race isn't just a local matter.

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet
July 24 2014 8:07 AM ET

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet

Adam Frankel

There is no one solution to eradicating HIV, but PrEP is a tool that not enough can access.

Op-ed: With Immigration, Their Fight Is Our Fight
July 24 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: With Immigration, Their Fight Is Our Fight

James Duke Mason

The LGBT community’s battle for equality is intrinsically tied to the current war over the issue of immigration.

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis
July 24 2014 6:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis

Theo Milonopoulos

While a plane went down in Ukraine carrying several HIV and AIDS advocates likely due to Russian-backed separatists, Russia grapples with its own spike in HIV cases.

On Being a Tired Old Queen
July 24 2014 6:00 AM ET

On Being a Tired Old Queen

Michael Musto

The hookup atmosphere in nightlife may have died off, but now there’s room on the dance floor for an older generation. And you don’t even have to know who Liza is to have a good time with them. (But look up Liza, by the way.)

Op-ed: Why Malaysia Flight 17 Could Hurt LGBT Ukrainians
July 23 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Malaysia Flight 17 Could Hurt LGBT Ukrainians

Thom Senzee

Ratcheted-up support following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 could result in less pressure on Kiev to protect and respect LGBT Ukrainians.

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