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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: Finding Haven In Gay Saunas

Op-ed: Finding Haven In Gay Saunas

Some say the writing is on the wall for gay bathhouses, but is that really true?

Op-ed: Slut-Shaming Is a Cause of HIV

Op-ed: Slut-Shaming Is a Cause of HIV

Sexual shame creates a breeding ground for HIV within the gay community, says activist Hussain Turk.

Op-ed: One Thing President Obama Can Do Now to Help LGBT Undocumented People

Op-ed: One Way Obama Can Help LGBT Undocumented

America's immigration system is broken, and many LGBT people are affected by that.

Op-ed: How My Online Relationship Got Me Out of a Bad Marriage

Op-ed: How My Online Date Got Me Out of a Bad Marriage

How one man gathered the courage to come out as gay and leave a dysfunctional relationship.

Op-ed: Countries That Criminalize Homosexuality Don't Just Hurt Adults

Op-ed: Countries That Criminalize Homosexuality Don't Just Hurt Adults

The social stigma that antigay laws create trickle down to harming our children around the world.

Op-ed: Let Gay and Bi Youth Lead in HIV Activism

Op-ed: Let Gay and Bi Youth Lead in HIV Activism

What's the best way to reduce HIV among gay and bi youth? Give them a seat at the table, says activist Patrick Ingram.

Op-ed: PrEP, Shame and the Intentional Spread of HIV

Op-ed: PrEP, Shame and the Intentional Spread of HIV

There shouldn't be any shame in trying to prevent HIV infection. But sadly, there is.

Op-ed: Go Outside and Kiss Someone

Op-ed: Go Outside and Kiss Someone

Too many same-sex couples are afraid of engaging in PDA. We have to change that.

Op-ed: Mondo Guerra on Why HIV Is No Longer A Death Sentence But Still Isn't Easy

Op-ed: Gay Youth, It's Time to Talk About HIV

Mondo Guerra argues that a lack of awareness of HIV's long-term difficulties may be at the root of a seroconversion spike among gay youth.

Op-ed: Miley's Date Proves Homelessness Is the Real Crime

Op-ed: Miley's Date Proves Homelessness Is the Real Crime

Jesse Helt should be lauded for shining a spotlight on the plight of homelessness in Los Angeles at the VMAs, rather than castigated for crimes linked to the harsh realities faced by homeless people.

Op-ed: In The Long Run, Michael Sam Being Cut Was About Homophobia

Op-ed: Yes, It Was Homophobia

Despite the backing of Rams coach Jeff Fisher, Michael Sam currently does not have a job with the NFL.

Op-ed: The Backlash Against Equality Isn't Real

Op-ed: The Backlash Against Equality Isn't Real

The backlash isn’t always a consequential thing, even if it’s sometimes a real thing.

Op-ed: Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Michael Sam is gay. Gay people shower. It's that simple.

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