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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: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions to Your Executive Order
June 19 2014 3:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions

Heather Cronk

While the executive order announced by the Obama administration is a great step, the next hurdle is quite clear.

Op-ed: A Bittersweet Trip to My Family's Home Country
June 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: A Bittersweet Trip to My Family's Home Country

Janet Quezada

Even before Janet Quezada went back to her family's homeland to help other LGBT activists, she was met with protests that said LGBT rights are "neo-Imperialist" propaganda.

Op-ed: Born a Man? No, Born a Baby
June 18 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Born a Man? No, Born a Baby

Fallon Fox and Parker Marie Molloy

When people say transgender women were 'born as men,' it creates an inaccurate image.

Op-ed: No, Obama's Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win
June 17 2014 2:46 PM ET

Op-ed: No, Obama's Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win

Rebecca Juro

As we celebrate the president's announcement of a nondiscrimination order, let's be realistic too.

Op-ed: Why LGBTQ Deportations Still Equals Death
June 17 2014 2:00 PM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBT Deportations Still = Death

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez Carlos Padilla and Katrina Casino

As the rate of deportation has skyrocketed, LGBT immigrants have been exposed to harassment, assaults, and even death, just by being forced to return to their home countries.

June 16 2014 9:31 AM ET

More than Hodor: Game of Thrones' Kristian Nairn On Being Gay

In a series that constantly shocks on screen, Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on Game of Thrones, the towering half-wit, surprised many fans with news of his personal life.

Op-ed: Lesbians And Hollywood's Old 'Wholesomeness' Code
June 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Lesbians And Hollywood's Old 'Wholesomeness' Code

Allie Esslinger

Regulations barred movie studios from positively portraying LGBT people, particularly women, until 1968. Decades later, films still struggle to feature deep, female queer characters.

Op-ed: Don't Be Sore Winners on Marriage
June 16 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Don't Be Sore Winners on Marriage

Gregory T. Angelo

As Republican leaders recognize the inevitability of marriage equality, let’s be gracious in our victory, particularly as the fight for equality ensues in red states.

Op-ed: Happy Father's Day From the Daughter You Didn't Know You Had
June 15 2014 5:34 AM ET

Op-ed: Happy Father's Day From Your New Daughter

Parker Marie Molloy

Sitting in front of my computer that November day, I wrote the most important email of my life: an introduction between father and daughter.

Op-ed: Forgiving My Father and Finding Miraculous Peace for Us Both
June 13 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Forgiving My Father, Finding Peace for Us Both

Justin Reed Early

The author of Street Child: A Memoir was left homeless but eventually came to forgive his dad after serious soul-searching and self-reflection.

Gay Fatherhood, Step 3: Just Survive
June 13 2014 6:00 AM ET

Gay Fatherhood, Step 3: Just Surviving The First Week

Lucas Grindley

Raising babies means teaching them the basics, but you learn a few things along the way, too.

Op-ed: In Wisconsin, Marriage Is Just the Beginning
June 13 2014 3:30 AM ET

Op-ed: In Wisconsin, Marriage Is Just the Beginning

Mark Pocan

While the recent court decision to strike down the ban on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin is a victory, Rep. Mark Pocan says there's still much work to be done in the fight for LGBT equality.

Op-ed: When Pride Shines at Work and on the Street
June 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When Pride Shines at Work and on the Street

Rick Scot

One man charts his journey from discovering his pride as a newly out young guy to participating in L.A. Pride with the support of his friends, family, community, and coworkers.

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