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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: What Sex Really Means to the Queer Person With a Disability
December 02 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Sex Really Means When Queer and Disabled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza

This is no Harlequin romance novel, but it's powerful just the same.

Op-ed: Let These Men Remind You That HIV Is Still Real
December 01 2014 3:55 PM ET

Op-ed: Let These Men Remind You That HIV Is Still Real

Neal Broverman

The death of one friend and the suffering of another was a major wake-up call for this writer. It should be one for you too.

Op-ed: On World AIDS Day, Embracing Knowledge and Compassion
December 01 2014 11:39 AM ET

Op-ed: On World AIDS Day, Embracing Knowledge and Compassion

David Furnish

One young gay couple inspires David Furnish on World AIDS Day.

The 19 Best Advocate Op-eds on HIV in 2014
December 01 2014 4:22 AM ET

The 19 Best Advocate Op-eds on HIV in 2014

Michelle Garcia

Slut-shaming, forced jailing, Vladimir Putin, and PrEP are just a few of the topics our op-eds hit this year when it comes to HIV.

Op-ed: The Gift of Adoption
November 29 2014 12:40 PM ET

Op-ed: The Gift of Adoption

Gabriel Blau

Adoption is a process that is still inaccessible to many, leaving countless children without families.

6 Ways Same-Sex Married Couples Can Prepare for Tax Time
November 28 2014 3:55 AM ET

6 Ways Same-Sex Married Couples Can Prepare for Tax Time

David Rae

This is the first year that some same-sex couples will be able to file federal taxes jointly. Here are a few ways to make sure you keep your fair share.

Book Excerpt: Richard Blanco's First 'San Giving'
November 27 2014 2:30 AM ET

My First 'San Giving'

Advocate.com Editors

The first out inaugural poet shares a childhood memory of a Thanksgiving Day with a Cuban twist in his new memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos.

Op-ed: Why I Started a Transgender Support Line
November 26 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Started a Transgender Support Line

Greta Martela

A large proportion of transgender people have attempted suicide. Here's one attempt to stop it.

Op-ed: Finding 'Queer' Through Leslie Feinberg's 'Stone Butch Blues'
November 26 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding 'Queer' Through Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues

Daisy Hernández

Memoirist Daisy Hernández, in tribute to the late author and activist Leslie Feinberg, recalls the words and places that Feinberg's classic novel evokes for her.

Op-ed: What If Stonewall Happened Now?
November 26 2014 1:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What If Stonewall Happened Now?

Michelle Garcia

The catalyst and the heartache, as revisited with Ferguson on our TV screens.

Op-ed: The Decade Masturbation Burst Out of the Closet Before I Did
November 25 2014 6:55 AM ET

Op-ed: Masturbation Burst Out of the Closet Before I Did

John Daniel

Before masturbation was heralded as safe sex, it was an embarrassing experiment of trial-and-error.

Op-ed: It's Not a Gay Wedding or Straight Wedding — It's Just a Wedding
November 25 2014 5:39 AM ET

Op-ed: It's Not a Gay or Straight Wedding — It's Just a Wedding

Laurie Hart

A discriminatory Bay Area photography shop that won't shoot any couples in order to avoid photographing same-sex couples is getting left behind by its industry.

Op-ed: Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations
November 24 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations

Mala Kumar

A trip to central Africa and the passing of a mentor were enough to make one writer realize that being closeted wasn't worth it.

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