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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.
Editor’s Letter: April/May Issue
March 11 2014 5:01 AM ET

Editor’s Letter: April/May Issue

Matthew Breen

This issue, challenging our established institutions.

Op-ed: What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto
March 10 2014 9:15 AM ET

What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto

Parker Marie Molloy

The outcry against Rayon in Dallas Buyer's Club is less about Jared Leto playing a trans woman, and more about an industry where Rayon is the only trans woman allowed to exist.

A Letter to My Partners
March 10 2014 6:01 AM ET

A Letter to My Partners

Mikel Wadewitz

How I found the truth in the cliché “you can’t help who you fall in love with”

Op-ed: A Second Look at Bisexuality
March 07 2014 6:00 PM ET

Op-ed: A Second Look at Bisexuality

Tyler Curry

Why rejecting bisexuals is really counterintuitive — for gay and straight people.

March 07 2014 2:02 PM ET

Why Is the St Patrick's Day Parade So Important to LGBT Activists?

In the '90s we fought for acknowledgement, now it's hard for me to take the fight as seriously

Op-ed: 'License to Discriminate' Bills Will Keep Coming
March 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 'License to Discriminate' Bills Will Keep Coming

Eric Ferrero

The Supreme Court is about to hear two more cases, where the outcomes may have a wider impact than the Arizona law may have had.

Op-ed: It's Time To End 'Swiss Cheese' Equality
March 06 2014 1:45 PM ET

Op-ed: It's Time To End 'Swiss Cheese' Equality

Ian Thompson

These proposed religious exemptions are "holy" in more ways than one.

March 05 2014 3:06 PM ET

How Monogamy Can Work For Two Men

A gay couple explains how their romantic relationship has survived over the decades

Op-ed: In Defense of Jared Leto
March 05 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: In Defense of Jared Leto

Calpernia Addams

Transsexual acting coach Calpernia Addams on trans roles in Hollywood

Op-ed: Hot Boys Versus Distinguished Gentlemen
March 05 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hot Boys Versus Distinguished Gentlemen

Justin Hernandez

Fascination and preoccupation with youth can sometimes prevent us from seeing older men as people who are still capable of enjoying sexual experiences.

Op-ed: How The Mythical Big Black Man Killed Romance Abroad
March 05 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Mythical Big Black Man Kills Romance Abroad

Jeremy Helligar

There's one racist question that black men seem incapable of escaping at home, but especially abroad.

Op-ed: Why Hollywood's Scared of Katherine Heigl's Gay Wedding
March 04 2014 8:08 AM ET

Why Hollywood's Scared of Katherine Heigl's Gay Wedding

Michelle Garcia

Stories about hardship shouldn't be the only stories in which minorities are taken seriously.

Op-ed: Let's Make Queer Studies More Accessible
March 04 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Let's Make Queer Studies More Accessible

Nathan Smith

One student wonders if the world of queer academia is too narrow-minded.

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