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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: Looking Beyond Marriage to the Next Fight

Op-ed: Looking Beyond Marriage to the Next Fight

Trans activist Tiq Milan is ecstatic his gay and bi friends can now wed throughout the country, but he's also anxious for the next LGBT battle to take center stage.

Op-ed: Marriage Is Law, But Equality Is Far From a 'Lived Reality'

Op-ed: Equality Is Still Far From a 'Lived Reality'

The first openly gay man elected to the New York State Assembly wants to remind people that "law" and "life" are two different things.

WATCH: How They'll Explain the Marriage Ruling in the Future

WATCH: How They'll Explain the Marriage Ruling in the Future

A wife and mother creatively imagines a day when our kids’ kids will learn about today in history class.

Op-ed: The Scouts Made Me, Now They Have to Do Right by Me

Op-ed: The Scouts Made Me, Now They Have to Do Right by Me

This Eagle Scout loves the BSA organization, save for that insidious ban on adult gay leaders.

Op-ed: I Stand With Obama Heckler Jennicet Gutierrez

Op-ed: I Stand With Obama Heckler Jennicet Gutierrez

There once was a time when disruption was seen as revolutionary — like in the ACT UP days — but now many LGBT people think we should play nice. Jennicet Gutierrez and this writer are not those people.

Op-ed: We Have to Ensure Trans People Are Respected When They Die

Op-ed: We Have to Ensure Trans People Are Respected When They Die

California's lesbian Assembly speaker, Toni Atkins, tells us why she was compelled to author the Respect After Death Act.

Op-ed: Oregon Senator's Plan for Full LGBT Equality Is Not the Right Path

Op-ed: Senator's Plan for Full LGBT Equality Is Wrong Path

The co-directors of GetEQUAL take umbrage with Jeff Merkley's plan to end LGBT discrimination in housing and employment.

Op-ed: You Can't Cheer for Laverne and Boo Jennicet

Op-ed: You Can't Cheer for Laverne and Boo Jennicet

A transgender woman and undocumented immigrant called out the President in a room full of LGBT advocates. Guess who the crowd sided with?

Op-ed: Libertarians Have Long Led the Way on Marriage

Op-ed: Libertarians Have Long Led the Way on Marriage

Libertarian leader David Boaz says his party endorsed marriage equality — and full rights for gays and lesbians — way before Barack and Hillary.

Op-ed: I'm Gay, Not Trans, and That's OK

Op-ed: I'm Gay, Not Trans, and That's OK

People like Miley Cyrus and Jaden Smith are slowly showing the world that gender fluidity is not some hippie-dippie California concept.

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