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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: Talk About HIV Today, End It Tomorrow
September 27 2014 1:27 PM ET

Op-ed: Talk About HIV Today, End It Tomorrow

Barbara Lee

HIV is still a crisis, says Rep. Barbara Lee, but an AIDS-free generation is in sight.

Op-ed: We Can End HIV — So Why Don't We?
September 26 2014 6:01 AM ET

Op-ed: We Can End HIV — So Why Don't We?

Rea Carey and Michael Kaplan

The stats on reducing HIV in the United States have barely changed in the last 15 years, and in some areas, it's gotten worse. It's time for a reality check.

Op-ed: Finding Sympathy for the Most Hated Woman in America
September 26 2014 5:03 AM ET

Op-ed: Is This The Most Hated Woman in Gay America?

Neal Broverman

Three people were arrested this week for attacking a male couple in Philadelphia, but it’s the lone female suspect being burned at the stake.

Op-ed: Remembering the AIDS Crisis as a Gay Trans Man in a Double-Closet
September 25 2014 4:36 AM ET

Op-ed: Remembering the AIDS Crisis as a Gay Trans Man

H. Adam Ackley

Dr. H. Adam Ackley recalls the 1980's days where he faced two invisible killers: the deep closet for gay, transgender men and a new, untreatable virus.

WATCH: Pa. State Senator: I'm Gay; Get Over It
September 24 2014 2:32 PM ET

WATCH: Pa. State Senator: I'm Gay; Get Over It

Sunnivie Brydum

Outgoing Pennsylvania state senator Jim Ferlo says he's never hidden his sexuality — but now it's time to come out and pass hate-crimes protections in his home state.

Op-ed: Are You Being Served — Medically?
September 24 2014 5:42 AM ET

Op-ed: Are You Being Served — Medically?

Sean Cahill

Two small steps from the federal government could make trips to medical professionals a little more, well, professional.

Op-ed: How Barbara Walters Saved Our Family
September 24 2014 4:14 AM ET

Op-ed: How Barbara Walters Saved Our Family

Greg and Jeanette

As Amazon's Transparent premieres on streaming devices everywhere, the parents of Jazz, a 13-year-old transgender activist, reflect on the power of media to change the world for the better.

Op-ed: Why I Was Arrested Last Week
September 23 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Was Arrested Last Week

Joselyn Mendoza

Joselyn Mendoza is one of eight women who were arrested last week for protesting outside a Democratic Party event. Here's why she is taking on the president and party leadership.

Op-ed: My Bi Choice
September 23 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: My Bi Choice

Michelle Garcia

What to do when you don't feel gay enough.

Op-ed: Having a Transgender Parent Helped Make My Sons Into Better Men
September 23 2014 4:07 AM ET

Having a Trans Parent Helped My Sons Become Better Men

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Anyone who was worried about what transitioning would do to Jennifer Finney Boylan's family can rest easy.

Op-ed: The Long, Powerful History Between Labor and LGBT Activists
September 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Labor Rights Are LGBT Rights

Jerame Davis

It is time to renew the historical (and oft-forgotten) relationship between the LGBT and labor movements.

Op-ed: They're Trans, They're Hispanic, and They've Changed This World
September 22 2014 5:09 AM ET

Op-ed: They're Trans, Hispanic, and Changed This World

Ezra Young

Sylvia Rivera. Diego Sanchez. Pat Cordova-Goff. Carmen Carrera. The list goes on and on...

Op-ed: Are Gays Better With Money?
September 20 2014 10:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Are Gays Better With Money?

David Rae

It’s been reported that LGBT people earn more and have less debt than the general population, but does that mean we are actually better with money?

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