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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: Hillary Clinton's Marriage Evolution Is Hardly the Point
July 14 2014 3:40 AM ET

Op-ed: Stuck on Hillary Clinton's Marriage Evolution?

Joe Solmonese

While some are getting hung up on a interview in which Hillary Clinton was defensive about her changing stance on marriage equality, Joe Solmonese says fixating on it is not constructive.

Op-ed: Wanted: LGBT Candidates, Regardless of Party
July 14 2014 3:04 AM ET

Op-ed: Wanted: LGBT Candidates, Regardless of Party

Chuck Wolfe

Encouraging gay Republicans to run for office could change the landscape for political equality in the U.S.

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out
July 13 2014 4:10 PM ET

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out

Trudy Ring

Some criticize the Olympic champion swimmer for waiting, but most of the reaction is positive.

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol
July 13 2014 5:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol

How one LGBT fan found empowerment through her favorite team, which happens to be in the World Cup final Sunday.

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out
July 12 2014 12:48 PM ET

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out

Trudy Ring

After years of speculation that he is gay, Thorpe confirms it in an interview to be broadcast on Australian TV Sunday night.

Op-ed: Christian Schools Like Gordon College Don't Need a License to Discriminate
July 11 2014 11:18 AM ET

Christian Schools Don't Need a License to Discriminate

Paul O. Miller

A gay alumnus of an evangelical Christian college fires back at its president, who asked Obama for a religious exemption from his executive order banning anti-LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors.

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet
July 10 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

Jackie Speier

Repealing the discriminatory 'don't ask, don't tell' policy was just the tip of the iceberg in getting a fully LGBT-inclusive military.

Op-ed: Why ENDA Doesn't Cut It for the ACLU
July 10 2014 5:06 AM ET

Op-ed: Why ENDA Doesn’t Cut It for the ACLU

Ian Thompson

When given the opportunity to discriminate against LGBT workers, the ACLU says, too many employers will take it.

Op-ed: Is Burger King Being Hypocritical With LGBT Marketing?
July 09 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Is Burger King's Pride Campaign Hypocritical?

Parker Marie Molloy

Yes, the "Proud Whopper" ad was nice, but if Burger King's corporate policies aren't actually LGBT-inclusive, is the company just paying lip service?

Op-ed: Why LGBT People Around the World Need Israel
July 09 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBT People Around the World Need Israel

James Duke Mason

Israel acts as an example of a pro-LGBT society in a part of the world where sexual and gender minorities are often persecuted.

Op-ed: Why One of the Biggest LGBT Orgs Has Stopped Supporting ENDA
July 08 2014 11:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why The Task Force Stopped Supporting ENDA

Rea Carey

Has the Hobby Lobby ruling compromised the strength of ENDA?

Op-ed: She Wasn't Just a Novelist With Promise, Marina Keegan Was My Friend
July 08 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Marina Keegan Was More Than a Promising Novelist

Cameron Keady

A posthumous publication of Marina Keegan's book leaves behind unsung words.

Op-ed: At the Last Moment, I Chose to Live
July 08 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: At the Last Moment, I Chose to Live

Rebecca Juro

To help prevent transgender suicides, those of us who are suicide-attempt survivors must tell our stories.

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