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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: LGBT Families Will Make the World a Better Place
October 15 2014 3:30 AM ET

Op-ed: LGBT Families Will Make the World a Better Place

Nancy Mezey

The value of LGBT households to society cannot be underestimated, says author Nancy Mezey, Ph.D., who shares excerpts from her book LGBT Families.

Op-ed: A Small Step for the Vatican, a Giant Leap for Gays
October 14 2014 12:22 PM ET

Op-ed: A Small Step for the Vatican, a Giant Leap for Gays

Francis DeBernardo

Here's why one Catholic LGBT group says the recent Vatican document is a small but monumental step forward for the slowly evolving church.

Op-ed: Why You Should Help Me Get LGBT People Out of Detention
October 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Help Me Get LGBT People Out of Detention

Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa

The stories of his LGBT friends motivate Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa to work as an activist for ending detentions and deportations.

Op-ed: Yes, the Philly Attack Was a Hate Crime
October 13 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, the Philly Attack Was a Hate Crime

Brian Sims

We must fight for fully inclusive hate-crimes laws in Pennsylvania and beyond, says Rep. Brian Sims.

Op-ed: We Need Every Tool to End HIV
October 13 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Need Every Tool to End HIV

Matthew Murguia

HIV-negative gay men have a responsibility to use every tool at their disposal, including PrEP, to stay negative.

Op-ed: Why the Task Force Still Owes Bisexuals an Apology
October 13 2014 3:00 AM ET October 13 2014 7:21 PM ET

Op-ed: Why the Task Force Still Owes Bisexuals an Apology

Eliel Cruz

Publishing a post objecting to the word bisexual was the wrong move on Celebrate Bisexuality Day — and it seems the Task Force agrees, apologizing and removing the post.

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!
October 12 2014 2:22 PM ET

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!

Annie Hollenbeck

The former Olympian talks about boyfriend twin confusion in an article celebrating National Coming Out Day.

Op-ed: Falling For Your Closeted Best Friend
October 10 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Falling For Your Closeted Best Friend

Jase Peeples

What do you do when the first person you fall for is your closeted best friend?

Op-ed: Push Back On School Pushout of LGBT Youth
October 10 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Push Back On School Pushout of LGBT Youth

Abram Bolanos

LGBT young people are being targeted and pushed out of schools. It is time to push back.

Op-ed: Being Out — Really, Really Out — Is Still LGBT Theater's Most Powerful Tool
October 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Being Out — Really, Really Out — Is Still Our Most Powerful Tool

Abe Rybeck

Making space for LGBT people to simultaneously embrace their race, class, and culture might not be lucrative — but experience shows it makes positive change, says one Boston queer theater veteran.

Op-ed: Where Coming Out Is Dangerous
October 10 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Coming Out Is Dangerous

Boris Dittrich

This National Coming Out Day on Saturday, celebrate your identity, but also remember the LGBTs around the world who must still hide behind the closet door.

Op-ed: What's Your Story?
October 09 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What's Your Story?

Nikki Levy

We all have a story to tell, whether we know it or not.

Op-ed: Remembering Tyler by Building a Kinder World
October 09 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Remembering Tyler by Building a Kinder World

James Clementi

What Tyler Clementi and those like him could have used are more Upstanders.

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