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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 Curious Case of Ronan Farrow
January 17 2014 5:06 AM ET

Op-ed: The Curious Case of Ronan Farrow

Neal Broverman

Ronan Farrow, the soon-to-be MSNBC host, plays it close to the vest with his love life, but isn't afraid to publicly blast his famous father. Is this a conflict or simply a choice?

Op-Ed: I'm Not Convinced Keith Ablow Is An Ethical Doctor
January 16 2014 10:50 AM ET

Op-Ed: I'm 'Not Convinced' Keith Ablow Is Ethical

Parker Marie Molloy

2011 Misinformer of the Year Dr. Keith Ablow recently reaffirmed his belief that trans people don't exist, citing lack of "definitive proof."

Op-ed: When Stigma Overshadows The News
January 16 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: When Stigma Overshadows News

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Do LGBT news outlets do a disservice when they don't report on egregious things that happen among our population?

Op-ed: Russia Last in Race for Human Rights
January 16 2014 5:37 AM ET

Op-ed: Russia Last in Race for Human Rights

Sarah Gouveia

What will provoke Russia to change its ways on LGBT rights and the freedom of expression?

Op-ed: GOProud Founder Quits Party, Slams Its Leaders Over 'Bigotry'
January 15 2014 4:32 PM ET

GOProud Founder Quits Party, Slams Its Leaders Over 'Bigotry'

Lucas Grindley

If the likes of Jimmy LaSalvia can't take it anymore, maybe the Republican Party will never wake up.

January 15 2014 11:34 AM ET

The New Monogamists: A Generation of Gay Men Don't Want Open Relationships

A new generation of gay couples is building a white picket fence around their sex lives. Are they depriving themselves of a perk of being gay? Tim Murphy investigates

Op-ed: What It’s Like to Come Out as a Sexual Assault Survivor
January 14 2014 12:15 PM ET

Op-ed: What It’s Like Coming Out as Sexual Assault Survivor

Nico Lang

Sexual assault is more common than one may want to believe, as one writer notes.

Op-ed: What Is Hollywood Still So Scared Of?
January 14 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Is Hollywood Still So Scared Of?

Jase Peeples

While visibility of queer characters may be at an all-time high, Hollywood's reaction to LGBT-centric films proves homophobia lurks somewhere behind the scenes.

Op-ed: What NOM's Brian Brown Gets Right About Marriage Equality
January 13 2014 2:15 PM ET

Op-ed: What NOM's President Gets Right on Marriage Equality

David Lampo

The president of the National Organization for Marriage predicted that 2014 will be a major year in marriage equality, but he's probably not going to like the outcome.

January 13 2014 11:27 AM ET

Musto: Dr. Frank Spinelli on Nabbing His Former Boy Scouts Molester

Also: HBO’s Looking is a horny gay’s dream

January 09 2014 7:14 PM ET

Why the 'Outing' Debate Continues

How can we stop the cycle of hypocrisy?

Op-ed: Can The Media Please Stop Focusing on Trans People's Bodies?
January 09 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Can Media Stop Focusing on Trans People's Bodies?

Parker Marie Molloy

In interviews with Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox, Katie Couric displayed a lack of understanding of trans issues that is too common in media.

Op-ed: Why The CDC’s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming
January 08 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why The CDC’s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming

Leela Ginelle

And what the CDC is doing to offset high HIV transmission rates among transgender women.

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