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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: 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.

Op-ed: Hey Gay Guys, Women Are Not the Enemy
January 29 2014 11:51 PM ET

Op-ed: Hey Gay Guys, Women Are Not the Enemy

Neal Broverman

Men who only surround themselves with men miss out on some of the richest relationships in life.

Op-ed: Mr. President, We Need More Than Speeches
January 29 2014 12:51 AM ET

Op-ed: Mr. President, We Need More Than Speeches

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez and Heather Cronk

In his State of the Union address, the president didn't mention ENDA or an executive order that would ban employment discrimination against federal workers.

Op-ed: Embracing Transgender Women
January 28 2014 1:30 PM ET

Op-ed: Embracing Transgender Women

Liz Alexander

Why ignoring the differences between cisgender black women and transgender black women will lead to a less misogynist, less racist, less transphobic society.

Op-ed: In and Out of the Closet as a Pastor
January 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: In and Out of the Closet as a Pastor

Steve Fiechter

Is following your calling in life worth it if you have to be closeted?

Op-ed: Black, Gay, American — It's Complicated
January 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Black, Gay, American — It's Complicated

Michelle Garcia

Rob Smith enlisted in the Army for a way out of his small town, but ended up becoming a prominent voice among LGBT enlisted soldiers of color.

January 27 2014 3:34 PM ET

Justin Bieber's Drag Race: The Pop Star Looks Like a Girl. Funny, Right?

Allyson Robinson responds to the LGBT community's implied transphobia

Op-ed: The 6 Straight Women That Gay Men Should Avoid
January 24 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 6 Straight Women Who Gay Men Should Avoid

Tyler Curry

There's no doubt that many straight women and gay men have a special bond. But sometimes the chemistry is less cohesive and more explosive.

Op-ed: The Deadly Effects of Outing
January 24 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Deadly Effects of Outing

Parker Marie Molloy

When Grantland's Caleb Hannan outed transgender scientist Essay Anne Vanderbilt, his reporting dehumanized her. She eventually committed suicide.

January 23 2014 2:53 PM ET

Truth About Outing: It's the Best Thing to Happen to Aaron Schock

‏I am sure it can save his political career, although it will take a lot of work and many apologies to the gay community.

Op-ed: From the Parade to the Front Lines
January 23 2014 2:45 AM ET

Stoli Announces Major Donation to LGBT Group

John Esposito

The president of SPI North America, known for its Stoli brand of vodka, reacts to Russia’s antigay laws with a program aimed at developing LGBT leaders worldwide.

Op-ed: Struggling With an Addictive Relationship
January 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Struggling With an Addictive Relationship

Dave Stalling

Dave Stalling has always been attracted to wild things, but one particular being has him quite distracted.

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