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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: Madonna Still Has a Message — Are You Listening?

Op-ed: Madonna Still Has a Message — Are You Listening?

Even if the vehicle changes, Madonna has always had something to say. Here's why she's just as relevant now as she was when she was 'Like a Virgin.'

Op-ed: I Stay Closeted to Put Food on the Table

Op-ed: I Stay Closeted to Put Food on the Table

Even with all of the legal advances LGBT Americans have experienced in recent years, those who work in religious education don't necessarily reap the benefits.

Op-ed: An Answer to Every Homophobic Question Same-Sex Parents Face

Op-ed: Answering Every Homophobic Question Parents Face

For same-sex parents, homophobia is often disguised as pseudo-concern. Here's how to fire back.

Op-ed: Why I Still Have Faith One Day I'll Say 'I Do'

Op-ed: Why I Still Have Faith One Day I'll Say 'I Do'

In most states, same-sex marriage is legal, but it’s up to us to create the lives we dreamed of.

Op-ed: Pushing Transgender Rights Bills in a Difficult State

Op-ed: Pushing Transgender Rights Bills in a Difficult State

What can the rise of transgender political power in Philadelphia can tell us about the fight in our state and elsewhere? How can trans folks keep the progress going?

Op-ed: Dating With Autism

Op-ed: Would You Pass This Autistic Woman's Dating Test?

Sometimes dating can be tough with autism, but it helps weed out the wrong people.

Op-ed: My Son Changed My Life, in More Ways Than One

Op-ed: My Son Changed My Life, in More Ways Than One

One mother went from worrying about her son being out to traveling around the world to teach about LGBT rights.

Op-ed: My Home Is Alive With 'The Sounds of Sodomy?'

Op-ed: My Home Is Alive With 'The Sounds of Sodomy?'

A gay dad's response to an absurd campaign.

Op-ed: It's Time for Trans Lives to Truly Matter to Us All

Op-ed: It's Time for Trans Lives to Truly Matter to Us All

How many trans women have to die before people start doing something — or even caring?

Op-ed: The Gay Rights Movement, Gay Bars, and the Church

Op-ed: The Gay Rights Movement, Gay Bars, and the Church

All of the hypocrisy that led me to finally leave the Catholic Church.

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