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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: England Needs a Separation of Church and State

Op-ed: England Needs a Separation of Church and State

The Church of England has used its position as a state-endorsed institution of religion to promote an agenda of prejudice. So why do the U.K.'s residents stand for it?

WATCH: Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay

Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay

'I felt it was time for me to be honest and to be truthful,' Gilman says.

Country Music Star Ty Herndon Comes Out as Gay

Country Music Star Ty Herndon Comes Out as Gay

“Today I get to tell the world that I’m an out, proud, and happy gay man,” says Ty Herndon.

Op-ed: Why We Still Need Trans Day of Remembrance

Op-ed: Why We Still Need TDOR

The Transgender Day of Remembrance's founder, Gwendolyn Ann Smith, reflects on the history and changes the day has seen over the past 15 years.

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

After the vigils of Transgender Day of Remembrance end, we must keep our flames burning bright for all those we've lost to darkness.

The Year in Trans Voices

The Year in Trans Voices

From dating to media to marriage equality, we break down some of the most pressing issues transgender people have addressed this year.

What Happened When a Father Asked the Internet to Help Him Talk to His Gay Son?

What Happened When a Father Asked the Internet to Help Him Talk to His Gay Son?

When one father, after borrowing his son's iPad, realized the 13-year-old might be gay, he reached out to the Internet for advice. Here's what happened.

Op-ed: HRC Report Shows Trans Equality Starts at the Water Cooler

Op-ed: Trans Equality Starts at the Water Cooler

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign shows great progress in trans equality in corporate America. But there's still much work to be done.

Op-ed: How Leslie Feinberg Saved My Life

Op-ed: How Leslie Feinberg Saved My Life

A trans writer expresses gratitude for the work of the late activist and author of Transgender Warriors.

Op-ed: Is 'Flamboyant' the New 'Ghetto'?

Op-ed: Is 'Flamboyant' the New 'Ghetto'?

We should never allow anyone to criticize an LGBT person for being too much of anything.

Op-ed: Seeking Asylum, Finding Strength

Op-ed: Seeking Asylum, Finding Strength

One queer person shares his journey from being outed at school in South Africa to seeking asylum in New York City.

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV

An activist responds to the Star Trek actor's recent chastising of the gay community for "laziness" about HIV and criticism of PrEP as potentially increasing "recreational sex."

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp When Addressing Conversion Therapy

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp on Conversion Therapy

Last week the United Nations demanded to know how the United States could permit conversion therapy.

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