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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: Uh-Uh, Not So Fast, 'Faking It'
May 13 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Uh-Uh, Not So Fast, Faking It

Michelle Garcia

This show aims high for a post-gay message but falls short of really delivering it.

Op-ed: Why Virginia Is the Next Stop on the Road to Marriage Equality
May 13 2014 4:13 AM ET

Op-ed: Virginia Is Next on the Road to Marriage Equality

James Esseks

Attorneys will argue in court Tuesday that Virginia must establish marriage equality. Here are the couples who are showing the state why its laws must change.

Op-ed: I'm Tired Of Waiting For My Rights, So I'm Running For Congress
May 12 2014 11:55 AM ET

Op-ed: Tired Of Waiting, So I'm Running For Congress

Theo Milonopoulos

A scholar says it's time for his days of only studying politics to meet some action. And he has big plans.

Op-ed: NYC Pride Harmful to Bisexuals
May 12 2014 4:23 AM ET

Op-ed: NYC Pride Harmful to Bisexuals

Faith Cheltenham

Though bisexual people make up half of the LGBT population, they're still told they're not enough to honor at pride festivals.

Op-ed: When Your Boss Stones People to Death, Find a New Gig
May 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When Your Boss Stones People to Death, Find a New Gig

Neal Broverman

The head of the Sultan of Brunei's hotel company places money above human decency. It's an anti-lesson for all of us.

Op-ed: What My Mother Has Taught Me
May 11 2014 6:43 AM ET

Op-ed: What My Mother Has Taught Me

Vicente Garcia

One man's mother gave the example that he needed to feel safe and understand others.

Op-ed: What My Transgender Child Taught Me About Motherhood
May 11 2014 6:32 AM ET

Op-ed: What My Trans Child Taught Me About Motherhood

Tanya Shapiro

One mother learns the value in listening to her son.

Op-ed: HIV Can Still Land You In Jail
May 09 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: HIV Can Still Land You In Jail

Catherine Hanssens

What can be done to stop misinformation in the form of criminal law?

Beware of the Tatt-oops
May 09 2014 4:00 AM ET

Beware of the Tatt-oops

Bryan Van Gorder

It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.

WATCH: Meet NYC's Queer Arab-American Family
May 08 2014 3:24 PM ET

WATCH: Meet NYC's Queer Arab-American Family

Sunnivie Brydum

Frustrated with the lack of social opportunities for his fellow LGBT Arab-Americans, Bashar Makhay founded his own real-life social network to foster community.

Op-ed: What the Internet and 'Ghostbusters II' Have in Common
May 07 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Ghostbusters And The Internet Both Share

Michelle Garcia

Anger is one hell of a beast.

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress
May 06 2014 11:20 AM ET

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress

Riki Wilchins

When gender isn't only about pants and dresses.

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Game
May 06 2014 11:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Game

Kimberly Huggins

An abrupt ejection from a basketball game in Florida illustrates the extreme ignorance that has stuck around about HIV.

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