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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: An Open Letter to The New Yorker
August 05 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: An Open Letter to The New Yorker

Julia Serano

When The New Yorker took a look at the tension between transgender women and radical feminists, one writer says the examination was unfair.

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?
August 04 2014 3:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?

Michael Latin

The fight for ENDA might end up looking familiar to those who lived through the Clinton administration.

Op-ed: LGBT Students Who Need Your Help
August 04 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: LGBT Students Who Need Your Help

Danilo Machado

LGBT DREAMers are ready to push for change, whether you're ready to join them or not.

Op-ed: Why I Won't Stop Trying To Get Married
August 01 2014 10:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Won't Stop Trying To Get Married

Ivy Hill

Someone has to face the struggles of discrimination to get the equality we all deserve.

Op-ed: The Feeling Of Holding My Son's Hand
August 01 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Feeling Of Holding My Son's Hand

Sean Higgins

One dad knows he doesn't have a ton of time left with a son who wants to hold hands with him in public.

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.

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