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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 Is Beautiful, Even Without Annie Leibovitz

Op-ed: Trans Is Beautiful, Even Without Vanity Fair

Many embraced Caitlyn Jenner because she personifies the female beauty ideal. What if she wasn't so glamorous?

Op-ed: How Some Cheese and Dough Is Saving Young LGBT Lives

Op-ed: How Some Cheese and Dough Is Saving Young LGBT Lives

A new youth group out of Washington State hopes to bring its message of acceptance and inclusion — served with a slice of pizza — to schools nationwide.

Why TV News Ignores Transgender Murder Victims

Understanding the Media Bias Against LGBT People

A journalist who's covered stories from Rock Hudson's AIDS diagnosis to the Boston Marathon bombing reveals why the media obsesses over the murders of rich Caucasians and largely ignores violence against trans women.

Op-ed: For Gays, Life in Lawrence, Kan., Keeps Getting Worse

Op-ed: For Gays, Life in Lawrence, Kan., Keeps Getting Worse

This man found Lawrence, a college town in Kansas, a liberal refuge in his youth. Somehow, things have changed.

Op-ed: Why This Is the Year for Marriage in Australia

Op-ed: Why This Is the Year for Marriage in Australia

The nation has struggled with marriage equality for over a decade, but thanks to pro-LGBT campaigns and a little push from a faraway friend, change is coming.

Op-ed: A 13-Year-Old, the Minnesota Governor, and LGBT Rights

A 13-Year-Old, the Minnesota Governor, and LGBT Rights

Thirteen-year-old Emma Meents recently met with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to shoot the breeze about her gay dads, marriage equality, and Pride parades.

Op-ed: Why Everyone Must Know of Anoka-Hennepin's Suicides

Op-ed: Why Everyone Must Know of Anoka-Hennepin's Suicides

Anoka-Hennepin, the notorious Minnesota school district that engendered homophobia and saw several LGBT students kill themselves, is the subject of a proposed documentary.

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

The activist is ecstatic that Laramie — the city where her son was fatally attacked — finally moved to protect its LGBT citizens, but laments inaction in other parts of Wyoming and the nation.

Op-ed: The Joys of Foster Parenthood

Op-ed: The Joys of Foster Parenthood

For National Foster Care Month, we asked Texas mom Kelly Wells to share her family's story.

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

Marsha Aizumi says she was honoring her forebears when she marched in a Pride parade to support her transgender son.

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