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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 Amtrak Accident Isn't Part of the Gay Agenda

Op-ed: The Amtrak Accident Isn't Part of the Gay Agenda

It's a strange feeling, even for a journalist, when someone you know becomes the focus of a national tragedy.

Op-ed: Gay Sitcoms Are Failing Because They're Bad

Op-ed: Gay Sitcoms Are Failing Because They're Bad

While this writer commends NBC for taking chances on gay sitcoms, he argues that the network's strategy of making them overly silly and broad helps no one.

Op-ed: Why We Need an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia

Op-ed: Why We Need IDAHOT

The Human Rights Campaign's global director tells us why IDAHOT is more important than ever.

Op-ed: The GOP Clown Car Is Packed Full

Op-ed: The GOP Clown Car Is Packed Full

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in the case that brought down California's Prop. 8, can't believe the Republicans can't produce one LGBT-friendly candidate.

6 Ways to Not Be a Terrible Trans Ally

6 Ways to Not Be a Terrible Trans Ally

This writer has a few tips for LGBT organizations and activists.

Op-ed: Male-on-Male Sexual Harassment Is Real

Op-ed: Male-on-Male Sexual Harassment Is Real

This writer has a message for gay guys who aggressively proposition other men.

Op-ed: Sen. Patty Murray Says GOP Needs to Help Protect LGBT Families

Sen. Patty Murray: GOP Needs to Help Protect LGBT Families

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray wants reassurance that even if the Supreme Court rules against marriage equality, all same-sex married couples have equal access to Social Security benefits.

Op-ed: My Son's Gaydar Stinks

Op-ed: My Son's Gaydar Stinks

When kids don't grow up learning stereotypes, determining who's gay and who's not becomes a little more complicated.

Op-ed: A Gay Executive Should Not Be Defending Rush Limbaugh

Op-ed: A Gay Exec Shouldn't Defend Rush Limbaugh

A businessman pens an open letter to Darren Davis, the gay head of radio conglomerate iHeart Media and fervent champion of homophobic talking head Rush Limbaugh.

Op-ed: Here's How to Ensure LGBT Organizations Don't Die

Op-ed: Here's How to Ensure LGBT Organizations Don't Die

A new partnership hopes to encourage people to contribute to equality organizations like HRC, GLAAD, and NCLR, even if it's only a few bucks a month.

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