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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: The Gay Truth About Ronald Reagan
June 05 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Gay Truth About Ronald Reagan

James Duke Mason

Ronald Reagan failed to successfully combat the AIDS crisis, but does that make him antigay?

Bisexual Viral Video Star Thanks Supportive Family, Friends in GLAAD Op-ed
June 03 2014 1:38 PM ET

Bisexual Viral Video Star Thanks Supportive Family, Friends in GLAAD Op-ed

Eliel Cruz

Jacob Rudolph says he 'hit the jackpot' with his affirming, accepting parents, but the bisexual teen is dedicated to making it better for other LGBT youth who aren't so fortunate.

Op-ed: LGBTs, Know Your Worth
June 02 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: LGBTs, Know Your Worth

Chris Classen

LGBT Americans are estimated to spend at least $860 billion in 2014, so why aren't more businesses actively courting consumers?

Op-ed: My Kid's First Dress
May 30 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Kid's First Dress

Yuvi Zalkow

A dad realizes he supports his kid's exploration of gender identity more than he expected.

May 29 2014 5:37 PM ET

Where Larry Kramer Gets It Wrong on Truvada

Michael Lucas says the legendary playwright and warrior needs to stop an outdated condoms-only prevention campaign.

Op-ed: What Would Harvey Milk Think?
May 29 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Would Harvey Milk Think?

Evan Low

Gay politician Evan Low knows how far we've come since the days of Harvey Milk's trailblazing activism, but he wonders what Milk would think of our progress.

Op-ed: More Than Just Another Rich Kid of Beverly Hills
May 29 2014 5:32 AM ET

Op-ed: More Than Just Another Rich Kid of Beverly Hills

E.J. Johnson

E.J. Johnson grew up in a happy home where his family accepted him for who he is. But he knows that if he grew up elsewhere, he might not have been as lucky.

Op-ed: This T-Word Fight Is About Respect
May 28 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: This T-Word Fight Is About Respect

Rebecca Juro

The fight over the use of a transgender slur is becoming a divisive topic — at what cost?

Op-ed: Remember, There Are Transgender People Lost Serving in Silence
May 26 2014 4:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Remember Trans People Lost Serving in Silence

Michael Silverman

The executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has an important reminder for Memorial Day.

Op-ed: Pam Anderson Inspired Me to Come Out About Being Sexually Assaulted
May 23 2014 6:49 AM ET

Op-ed: Pam Anderson Inspired Me to Come Out About Being Sexually Assaulted

Derrick Clifton

Pam Anderson revealed that she found it difficult to trust other humans after enduring years of sexual abuse. That's the case for many.

Op-ed: The X-Men Saved My Life
May 23 2014 5:33 AM ET

Op-ed: The X-Men Saved My Life

Brian Andersen

One writer discovered the X-Men universe on one of the darkest days of his life.

Op-ed: Who Do You Wear to a Stoning?
May 23 2014 4:20 AM ET

Op-ed: Who Do You Wear to a Stoning?

Antonio David Garcia

No, the Beverly Hills Hotel isn't the only big business owned by someone antigay, but one activist says that by condemning it, it could be the last.

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