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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: Helping Gays Find Love Isn't Easy, Especially In the South

Op-ed: Helping Gays Find Love Isn't Easy, Especially In the South

The owners of an Atlanta-based gay matchmaking service share dating tips that any man can relate to.

Op-ed: My Penultimate Trip to the Supreme Court Was Unforgettable

Op-ed: My Unforgettable Trip to the High Court

Activist Lane Hudson camped out to see the historic Supreme Court hearing firsthand. He tells what it felt like to witness history up close.

Op-ed: The Jenner Special Was Trans Experience as Spectacle

Op-ed: 'Jenner Special' Was Trans Experience as Spectacle

While the Bruce Jenner special was sensitive and educational, it still reduces transgender issues to the spectacle of celebrity transitions instead of discrimination, intolerance, and violence.

Op-ed: Hosting Ted Cruz Is Not Just Offensive to LGBT People

Op-ed: Hosting Ted Cruz Isn't Just Offensive to LGBT People

By hosting a reception for right-wing presidential candidate Ted Cruz, gay moguls Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner insulted not just LGBTs but immigrants, the working class, and anyone who cares about the planet.

Op-ed: Bruce Jenner Helps Us Stand Taller in Our Truth

Op-ed: Bruce Jenner Helps Us Stand Taller in Our Truth

Bruce Jenner has already had a lasting effect on transgender people, says B. Scott.

Op-ed: This 12-Year-Old With Two Moms Has a Plea for All Teens

Op-ed: This 12-Year-Old With Two Moms Has Plea for Teens

Abigail Hasting-Tharp wants the youth of America to realize it's their turn to change the world.

Op-ed: The White Party and Gay Culture Need More Color

Op-ed: The White Party and Gay Culture Need More Color

This weekend's White Party circuit event symbolizes more than hedonism, according to this writer.

Op-ed: Five Years After SB 1070, Still Undocumented and Queer

Op-ed: 5 Years After SB 1070, Still Undocumented and Queer

Arizona's infamous anti-immigrant law was signed into law on April 23, 2010 and ought to be a warning about legalized discrimination.

Op-ed: We Must Stop the Legislative War on Transgender People

Op-ed: We Must Stop the Legislative War on Trans People

The leaders of HRC and NCTE warn that the wave of proposed transgender bias bills, more than 100, is insidious.

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