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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: It's Time to Stop With The T Word
February 20 2014 2:10 PM ET

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop With The T Word

Parker Marie Molloy

Some may think using the t word is permissible, but trans women who are the target of the hate that the word conjures don't necessarily agree.

Op-ed From Megan Rapinoe: Your Team Can't Handle a Gay Player? Then Your Team Sucks
February 20 2014 6:00 AM ET

Your Team Can't Handle a Gay Player? Then Your Team Sucks

Megan Rapinoe

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe makes the case for athletes — competing now in Sochi, and everywhere else — to come out.

February 18 2014 2:59 PM ET

Today in Gay History: A Fatal Political Outing, 1902-Style

German arms dealer Friedrich Alfred Krupp couldn't slay his own demons.

Op-ed: The Stories That Gender-Nonconforming Kids Need
February 18 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Missing Stories Our Kids Need

Cameron Keady

Children’s literature is too often a tale of two genders.

Op-ed: Making Facebook's 'About Me' About Me
February 18 2014 5:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Making Facebook's 'About Me' About Me

Allison Palmer

How a more gender spectrum-friendly Facebook came to be.

February 17 2014 4:22 PM ET

Jane Lynch: 'Ellen Page Didn't Lie'

“When I was younger, I lied by omission. She should give herself a break and not call it 'lying.' ”

Op-ed: This Valentine’s Day, Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance
February 14 2014 12:05 PM ET

Op-ed: This Valentine’s Day, Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance

Ji Wallace

Olympic medalist Ji Wallace talks about the Olympics, his boyfriend, and why he's now joining The Stigma Project and HRC to empower others with HIV.

Survival Tips for Singles on Valentine’s Day
February 14 2014 11:35 AM ET

Survival Tips for Singles on Valentine’s Day

Justin Hernandez

Don’t sweat it if you are not in a relationship or don’t have a date lined up for February 14. Here are some ideas to help make Cupid’s holiday a little more fun and less stressful for all the singles out there.

Op-ed: An Open Letter to Vladimir Putin
February 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: An Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

David Reddish

Did Vladimir Putin inadvertently promote LGBT rights around the world?

Op-ed: When Are We Getting Man on Man Pop Star Action?
February 14 2014 2:01 AM ET

Op-ed: When Are We Getting Man-on-Man Pop Star Action?

Neal Broverman

Almost every young female musician flirts with bisexuality. Here's why the boys won't be following in their footsteps, at least anytime soon.

Op-ed: Michael Sam, Our Great Gay Hope
February 13 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Michael Sam, Our Great Gay Hope

Michelle Garcia

The world is in a tizzy now that Michael Sam has come out.

Op-ed: Lunch With My Mother In The Old Folk's Home
February 13 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Lunch With My Mother in the Old Folks' Home

John Daniel

What happens when your mom keeps forgetting that you're gay.

Op-ed: The Queer Politics of Sobriety
February 13 2014 5:09 AM ET

Op-ed: The Queer Politics of Sobriety

Jen Manion

With a culture that is perhaps a little too liberal with substance use and abuse, is it time for a community-wide sobriety test?

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