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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: Trans Tabloid Stars — We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

Op-ed: Trans Tabloid Stars — We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

Being objectified and exploited just like cisgender ladies is progress, right?

Op-ed: The Amazing Story Behind 'To Wong Foo'

Op-ed: The Amazing Story Behind To Wong Foo

The gay executive who fought to make the drag classic To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar — which turns 20 this year — gives us a delicious slice of '90s Hollywood.

Excerpt: Matt Baume, Andrew Sullivan Revisit the '80s in 'Defining Marriage'

Matt Baume, Andrew Sullivan Revisit the '80s in Defining Marriage

In this excerpt from Matt Baume's book Defining Marriage, Andrew Sullivan discusses how hard it was to grasp the idea of marriage equality in the age of Bush I.

Op-ed: The Problem With Psych Meds and LGBT People

Op-ed: The Problem With Psych Meds and LGBT People

This writer says LGBT people are diagnosed psychiatric medications and can't get off them — possibly like Jesse Jacobs, who recently died in a Texas prison.

Op-ed: The Next Generation of Gay Men Needs a Pedro Zamora

In the Name of Pedro Zamora, I Pray

Tyler Curry recalls how The Real World's HIV-positive hero changed his life. Where's his contemporary equal?

Op-ed: The Stonewall I Remember Wasn't Just White

Op-ed: The Stonewall I Remember Wasn't Just White

This lesbian minister remembers the famous uprising and says it had as much to do with race as with sexual orientation.

Op-ed: Fox Debate Was Transparent Ploy to Elect a GOP President

Op-ed: Fox Debate Was Transparent Election Ploy

Fox overseer Rupert Murdoch tried to knock off Donald Trump and make the party seem less clueless about LGBT issues.

He Said, She Said: Dating, Sex, and Tears on This Week's 'I Am Cait'

WATCH: Who Makes Caitlyn Jenner Hot, Men or Women?

This week Caitlyn Jenner addressed the hot topic of dating and sexual attraction, and more important, truly connected with a trans woman of color.

Op-ed: The Pope Needs to Confront LGBT Issues During His Visit

Op-ed: The Pope Needs to Confront LGBT Issues

With the pope visiting our turf next month, it's high time he put 'Who am I to judge?' into action.

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