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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.
Survival Tips for Singles on Valentine’s Day
February 14 2014 11:35 AM ET

Survival Tips for Singles on Valentine’s Day

Justin Hernandez

Don’t sweat it if you are not in a relationship or don’t have a date lined up for February 14. Here are some ideas to help make Cupid’s holiday a little more fun and less stressful for all the singles out there.

Op-ed: An Open Letter to Vladimir Putin
February 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: An Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

David Reddish

Did Vladimir Putin inadvertently promote LGBT rights around the world?

Op-ed: When Are We Getting Man on Man Pop Star Action?
February 14 2014 2:01 AM ET

Op-ed: When Are We Getting Man-on-Man Pop Star Action?

Neal Broverman

Almost every young female musician flirts with bisexuality. Here's why the boys won't be following in their footsteps, at least anytime soon.

Op-ed: Michael Sam, Our Great Gay Hope
February 13 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Michael Sam, Our Great Gay Hope

Michelle Garcia

The world is in a tizzy now that Michael Sam has come out.

Op-ed: Lunch With My Mother In The Old Folk's Home
February 13 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Lunch With My Mother in the Old Folks' Home

John Daniel

What happens when your mom keeps forgetting that you're gay.

Op-ed: The Queer Politics of Sobriety
February 13 2014 5:09 AM ET

Op-ed: The Queer Politics of Sobriety

Jen Manion

With a culture that is perhaps a little too liberal with substance use and abuse, is it time for a community-wide sobriety test?

February 12 2014 6:56 PM ET

A Plague On All These AIDS Films and Stuff

A veteran of Act Up and former editor of POZ takes issue with the profusion of movies and books memorializing our 'bravest generation'

Op-ed: When Marrying Is Like Winning
February 12 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: When Marrying Is Like Winning

Caroline Hart

For Caroline Hart, the words 'Welcome to the United States of America' take on a new meaning.

Op-ed: Knowing When to Apologize Is Important in Relationships
February 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Knowing When to Apologize Sure Is Important

Justin Hernandez

For most of us, the hardest thing to do is apologize, but recognizing and taking responsibility for how we are affecting others is a crucial component of any healthy relationship.

Op-ed: Why Are Narratives Around Transgender People Always So Negative?
February 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Are Narratives on Trans People So Negative?

Lucian Clark

There are plenty of tough things about being a trans person, but it's not all bad news.

15 of the Most Hateful Tweets About NFL Hopeful Michael Sam Coming Out
February 10 2014 2:20 PM ET

15 Worst Tweets About NFL Hopeful Mike Sam Coming Out

Jase Peeples

Antigay bigots flocked to Twitter to spew hate after NFL hopeful Michael Sam revealed he is gay.

February 10 2014 12:51 PM ET

Jared Max: Being Gay In Sports Is A Problem for the Older Generation

Football player Michael Sam's news will help show there's no connection between physical attraction and sport

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