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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.
Speak Now: Prop. 8 Decision Will Pave Way for National Marriage Victory

Speak Now: Prop. 8 Decision Will Pave Way for National Marriage Victory

In this excerpt from his new book, Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial, Kenji Yoshino says the case against California's Proposition 8 was the first time antigay prejudice was put on trial — and lost.

Op-ed: New Jersey's Most Antigay Teacher Shouldn't Have Her Job

Op-ed: New Jersey's Most Antigay Teacher Shouldn't Have a Job

Scott Lyons lived through Patricia Jannuzzi, Immaculata High School's notoriously homophobic teacher, and he doesn't want one more LGBT student to endure the same lesson.

Op-ed: I Met My Best Friend on Grindr

Op-ed: I Met My Best Friend on Grindr

Many gay men have mastered the art of not letting sex kill a friendship. Thanks, smartphones.

Op-ed: Jared Polis Explains the 'Marriage-juana' Agenda

Op-ed: Jared Polis on the 'Marriage-juana' Platform

Congressman Jared Polis says ‘the two most successful social policy movements in the U.S.’ — marriage equality and marijuana reform — have more in common than first meets the eye.

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Response to White House support of a conversion therapy ban has erased the trans girl who inspired the proposed law.

Op-Ed: How Day of Silence Turns Oppression Into Empowerment

How Day of Silence Turns Oppression Into Empowerment

The country's beleaguered LGBT students still need Day of Silence, explains GLSEN's Camille Beredjick.

Op-ed: Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve

Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson explains why there's no one better to represent us at the high court than his friend Mary Bonauto.

Op-ed: My Gay Mormon Life Is Not 'Counterfeit'

Op-ed: My Gay Mormon Life Is Not 'Counterfeit'

The Mormon Church’s language is ignorant and dangerous.

Op-ed: The Problem With Schlumpy Men Playing Trans Women

Op-ed: The Problem With Schlumpy Men Playing Trans Women

Hey, Hollywood, Laverne Cox is not the only beautiful transgender actress alive.

Op-ed: A Letter to Heather and Her Two Mommies From Their Creator

Dear Heather and Her Two Mommies, From Their Creator

Back in 1989 an LGBT-themed children's book titled Heather Has Two Mommies incited condemnation from conservatives — and adoration from LGBT families. With her book being reissued, author Lesléa Newman has some words for her most famous character.

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