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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: Protecting All Kids
February 10 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Protecting All Kids

Eliza Byard

The law that criminalizes LGBT propaganda is intended to protect youth from provocative messages. But LGBT kids here need protecting, too.

Op-ed: Why Immigration Still Matters
February 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Immigration Still Matters

Janet Quezada

In this interconnected world, failing to pass immigration reform holds all of us back, says Janet Quezada of GLAAD.

Op-ed: What Not To Do, When Calling Yourself a Transgender Ally
February 07 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Not To Do, When Calling Yourself a Trans Ally

Jeff Krehely

Jeff Krehely, the chief foundation officer of the Human Rights Campaign, discusses the importance of transgender advocacy, in light of the recent controversy surrounding Janet Mock and Piers Morgan.

Op-ed: How Gay Can I Be In Sochi?
February 07 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How Gay Can I Be In Sochi?

Ryan Howe

A student journalist heads to Sochi to cover the Winter Games, but he was a little worried about how he might be perceived.

Op-ed: Boyfriends, Husbands, And The 'Partners' In Between
February 07 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Boyfriends, Husbands, And The 'Partners' In Between

Tyler Curry

Why the term "partner" is falling out of favor.

Op-ed: Does Social Media Increase Paranoia in Relationships?
February 06 2014 3:18 PM ET

Op-ed: Does Social Media Increase Relationship Paranoia?

Justin Hernandez

What is supposed to be recreational entertainment sometimes evolves into cyberstalking, taking away from the human experience of romance and making it secondary to monitoring our significant other's online activity.

Op-ed: With Friends Like Piers Morgan, Who Needs Enemies?
February 06 2014 11:29 AM ET

Op-ed: With Friends Like Piers Morgan, Who Needs Enemies?

Parker Marie Molloy

Piers Morgan spent a full day making offensive statements related to transgender advocate Janet Mock. Then he invited Mock back, talked over her, and hosted a panel from which she was excluded.

Op-ed: Janet Mock Slams Piers Morgan for Transphobic Questions, Tweets
February 05 2014 11:20 AM ET February 05 2014 2:55 PM ET

Janet Mock Slams Piers Morgan for Insensitive Questions

Parker Marie Molloy

CNN's Piers Morgan had a meltdown following criticism of his interview with transgender author Janet Mock as being transphobic, highlighting CNN's history of coverage insensitive to transgender identities.

Op-ed: My Father, A State Legislator, Voted Against Me
February 04 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Father, A State Legislator, Voted Against Me

Chris Smith

The gay son of a Republican lawmaker in Indiana speaks out about his father's recent vote to advance a bill that would bar same-sex couples from marriage or legal recognition.

Op-ed: Where Will LGBT Activism Dollars Go Next?
February 03 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Will LGBT Activism Dollars Go Next?

Courtney Cuff

Courtney Cuff, the new president and CEO of one of the biggest donors to LGBT activist projects, looks to the next big wins for equality.

Op-ed: Wanting to Hold Hands in Uganda
January 31 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Wanting to Hold Hands in Uganda

Sam Mednick

A lesbian couple went to Uganda to understand what gay life is truly like.

Op-ed: How the NFL Is Tackling LGBT Issues
January 31 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How the NFL Is Tackling LGBT Issues

Wade Davis

The NFL still has no active out players, but a former player says it's not for lack of trying.

Op-ed: Those Real Housewives Are Not Examples of How to Be Rich
January 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Those Real Housewives Are Not Examples of How to Be Rich

David Rae

Faking it until you make it does not work for everyone. Even the Real Housewives.

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