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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: Ride On in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS
June 23 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Ride On in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

Adam Schiff

One L.A-area congressman hopped on a bike, and learned some incredible life lessons.

Op-ed: That’s What I’m Talking About
June 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: That’s What I’m Talking About

Rebecca Juro

How far have trans people come in terms of fair and proper media representation? Maybe further than you'd think.

Op-ed: When Three’s a Crowd
June 20 2014 7:40 AM ET

Op-ed: When Three’s a Crowd

Elliot Kotlyar

Sometimes polyamory is fine in theory — until it gets a little too real.

Op-ed: Finding Justice for My Gay Brother
June 20 2014 5:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding Justice for My Gay Brother

Steve Johnson

Twenty-six years after his brother's violent sudden death, one man is part of a movement calling for his brother's case — and countless others like it — to be reexamined.

Op-ed: What a Busload of Mormon Boy Scouts Says About LGBT History
June 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What a Busload of Mormon Boy Scouts Says About LGBT History

Eliza Byard

LGBT history is missing from most narratives, so the National Park Service aims to fix that.

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions to Your Executive Order
June 19 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions

Heather Cronk

While the executive order announced by the Obama administration is a great step, the next hurdle is quite clear.

Op-ed: A Bittersweet Trip to My Family's Home Country
June 18 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: A Bittersweet Trip to My Family's Home Country

Janet Quezada

Even before Janet Quezada went back to her family's homeland to help other LGBT activists, she was met with protests that said LGBT rights are "neo-Imperialist" propaganda.

Op-ed: Born a Man? No, Born a Baby
June 18 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Born a Man? No, Born a Baby

Fallon Fox and Parker Marie Molloy

When people say transgender women were 'born as men,' it creates an inaccurate image.

Op-ed: No, Obama's Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win
June 17 2014 3:46 PM ET

Op-ed: No, Obama's Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win

Rebecca Juro

As we celebrate the president's announcement of a nondiscrimination order, let's be realistic too.

Op-ed: Why LGBTQ Deportations Still Equals Death
June 17 2014 3:00 PM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBT Deportations Still = Death

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez Carlos Padilla and Katrina Casino

As the rate of deportation has skyrocketed, LGBT immigrants have been exposed to harassment, assaults, and even death, just by being forced to return to their home countries.

June 16 2014 10:31 AM ET

More than Hodor: Game of Thrones' Kristian Nairn On Being Gay

In a series that constantly shocks on screen, Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on Game of Thrones, the towering half-wit, surprised many fans with news of his personal life.

Op-ed: Lesbians And Hollywood's Old 'Wholesomeness' Code
June 16 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Lesbians And Hollywood's Old 'Wholesomeness' Code

Allie Esslinger

Regulations barred movie studios from positively portraying LGBT people, particularly women, until 1968. Decades later, films still struggle to feature deep, female queer characters.

Op-ed: Don't Be Sore Winners on Marriage
June 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Don't Be Sore Winners on Marriage

Gregory T. Angelo

As Republican leaders recognize the inevitability of marriage equality, let’s be gracious in our victory, particularly as the fight for equality ensues in red states.

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