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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: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes
September 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes

Hida Viloria

The scientific authorities have said multiple times that intersex women don't have an advantage in athletics. So won't the sporting authorities just let them play?

Op-ed: Access to Justice in Jamaica Is Sparse for LGBT Citizens
September 17 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Justice in Jamaica Is Sparse If You're LGBT

Angeline Jackson

The threats of violence that preceded withdrawal of a lawsuit demanding equality from Jamaica's Supreme Court underscore the plight of LGBT people in the island nation.

Op-ed: The Trouble With 'Teen Wolf'
September 17 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Trouble With Teen Wolf

Jase Peeples

Weak references to LGBT characters and storylines on TV aren't enough for millennial viewers.

Op-ed: What Aging With HIV Can Look Like
September 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Aging With HIV Can Look Like

Carl Sciortino and Lisa Krinksy LICSW

Soon half of all people with HIV in America will be over the age of 50.

Op-ed: Has the LGBT Glass Ceiling Been Shattered in the Communications Field?
September 16 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Has the LGBT Glass Ceiling Been Shattered in PR?

David Landis

Does being LGBT hold communications professionals back from big success?

Op-ed: Why We Continue to AIDS Walk
September 15 2014 10:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why We Still Must AIDS Walk

Craig R. Miller

In the fight against HIV and AIDS, the LGBT community must continue to march forward.

Op-ed: My Dad and I Helped Each Other Come Out
September 15 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Dad and I Helped Each Other Come Out

Rosalee Eichstedt

In this family, one coming-out led to another.

Q&A With @GayAtHomeDad
September 12 2014 8:57 AM ET

Q&A With @GayAtHomeDad

Frank Lowe

From @GayAtHomeDad on Twitter, here are a select few questions he was asked, ranging from major age differences in dating to what kind of underwear he prefers.

Op-ed: My Gay Suburbia Sucks
September 12 2014 8:48 AM ET

Op-ed: My Gay Suburbia Sucks

Frank Lowe

Rural Connecticut has turned out to be Stepford for this gay dad.

What Makes a Film 'Gay'?
September 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

What Makes a Film 'Gay'?

Craig Johnson

The director of The Skeleton Twins makes a case for the place of gay films in the modern age.

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It
September 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It

Sam Marchiano

At the end of the day, the NFL is a business, and it's not being run fairly.

Op-ed: Some Advice for Chad Griffin
September 11 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Some Advice for Chad Griffin

Donna Rose

In 2007 Donna Rose left HRC due to its its support of a noninclusive ENDA. Today, she sees Chad Griffin's recent speech as step in the right direction toward trans equality.

Op-ed: The Very Personal Side of Challenging Marriage Laws
September 10 2014 6:20 AM ET

A Very Personal Side of Challenging Marriage Laws

James Esseks

Some of the people who are making marriage a reality through legal challenges are doing so by sharing their toughest moments with the world.

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