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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: 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.

Still Single in the Age of Gay Marriage
March 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

Still Single in the Age of Gay Marriage

Michael Musto

Singleness, at least legally, was one of the hallmarks of being gay. Now everyone, even sitcom characters, are pressuring us to get hitched.

Op-ed: Why FIFA Needs to Move the World Cup
February 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why FIFA Needs to Move the World Cup

James Lavin

With ample time, the organization that governs a different international sporting event — World Cup soccer — can ditch Russia and Qatar for more inclusive host countries.

February 27 2014 3:05 PM ET

Gone Missing: Remembering the Contributions of Black Lesbians

Why the teachings of Audre Lorde and others matter more than ever

Op-ed: Arizona Vetoed, But Is The GOP Listening?
February 27 2014 12:19 PM ET

Op-ed: Arizona Vetoed, But Is The GOP Listening?

Lucas Grindley

If Republicans learn anything from what happened in Arizona, it should be that the midterms face a huge distraction if they don't drop these bills and pass ENDA.

Op-ed: The Masculine Dudes and Fem Queens of 'Looking' Have Something to Say
February 27 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Looking's Masculine Dudes and Fem Queens Have Something to Say

Neal Broverman

The show is mostly brilliant, but can it effectively tackle the war gay men wage with themselves?

Op-ed: Coming Out As An Evangelical Pastor
February 27 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Coming Out As An Evangelical Pastor

Kevin McCloskey

After decades of hiding his secret from his family and congregation, a pastor comes out and deals with the aftermath.

Op-ed: Go Ahead and Call Me What You Want
February 26 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Go Ahead, Call Me What You Want

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Yes, you can call me the c word. Here's why.

Op-ed: Hey Fox News, Intersex Is Not A Punchline
February 26 2014 5:24 AM ET

Op-ed: Hey, Fox News, Intersex Is Not A Punchline

Sean Saifa Wall and Georgiann Davis

Why are TV professionals making pot shots at intersex people?

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