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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: Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Op-ed: GOP Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

I was waiting for so much doom and gloom after 2012, but all I got was a lousy Prius (and I still can't speak much Arabic).

Op-ed: The NFL’s Uphill Cultural Battle Starts With Its Subtle Bigotry

Op-ed: NFL Only Starting on Uphill Cultural Battle

The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good

There may be more access to health care for transgender people, but it doesn't mean things are better.

Op-ed: 'Big Gay Love' Advice for Asians in America

Op-ed: 'Big Gay Love' Advice for Asians in America

The director of Big Gay Love shares the struggles of being an Asian man in the American gay community.

Op-ed: You May Not Realize It, But Your Right to Vote Is Being Suppressed

Op-ed: Yes, Your Vote Is Being Suppressed

LGBT voters of all races, genders, and economic levels are meeting more roadblocks to vote than anyone would have imagined in 2014.

Op-ed: Pedro Zamora, Twenty Years Later

Op-ed: Pedro Zamora, 20 Years Later

Twenty years after his death, HIV and AIDS activist Pedro Zamora's legacy remains crucial in the the fight against the virus.

Op-ed: Why An Ad Featuring A Transgender Woman Means So Much

Op-ed: Why An Ad Featuring A Trans Woman Means So Much

A new national CDC campaign features a transgender woman as its spokesperson for the first time ever.

Op-ed: Queer Bodies Deserve Sharpe Suits Too

Op-ed: Something Borrowed, Something Butch

Trans designer Leon Wu's latest project is an effort to address the lack of suitable styles for genderqueer, butch, and transgender customers.

Op-ed: 6 Gay Cliches That Are Totally True

Op-ed: 6 Gay Clichés That Are Totally True

Tyler Curry says being a gay man is a lot more complex than our stereotypes might let on ... sort of.

Op-ed: Why We're Telling the U.N. That Conversion Therapy Is Torture

Op-ed: Why The U.N. Must Consider The Cruelty Behind Ex-Gay Therapy

Conversion therapy isn't just snake oil. It's poison.

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