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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: What Would Harvey Milk Think?
May 29 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Would Harvey Milk Think?

Evan Low

Gay politician Evan Low knows how far we've come since the days of Harvey Milk's trailblazing activism, but he wonders what Milk would think of our progress.

Op-ed: More Than Just Another Rich Kid of Beverly Hills
May 29 2014 5:32 AM ET

Op-ed: More Than Just Another Rich Kid of Beverly Hills

E.J. Johnson

E.J. Johnson grew up in a happy home where his family accepted him for who he is. But he knows that if he grew up elsewhere, he might not have been as lucky.

Op-ed: This T-Word Fight Is About Respect
May 28 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: This T-Word Fight Is About Respect

Rebecca Juro

The fight over the use of a transgender slur is becoming a divisive topic — at what cost?

Op-ed: Remember, There Are Transgender People Lost Serving in Silence
May 26 2014 4:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Remember Trans People Lost Serving in Silence

Michael Silverman

The executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has an important reminder for Memorial Day.

Op-ed: Pam Anderson Inspired Me to Come Out About Being Sexually Assaulted
May 23 2014 6:49 AM ET

Op-ed: Pam Anderson Inspired Me to Come Out About Being Sexually Assaulted

Derrick Clifton

Pam Anderson revealed that she found it difficult to trust other humans after enduring years of sexual abuse. That's the case for many.

Op-ed: The X-Men Saved My Life
May 23 2014 5:33 AM ET

Op-ed: The X-Men Saved My Life

Brian Andersen

One writer discovered the X-Men universe on one of the darkest days of his life.

Op-ed: Who Do You Wear to a Stoning?
May 23 2014 4:20 AM ET

Op-ed: Who Do You Wear to a Stoning?

Antonio David Garcia

No, the Beverly Hills Hotel isn't the only big business owned by someone antigay, but one activist says that by condemning it, it could be the last.

Op-ed: Maine Report Lifts Veil on NOM’s Illegal Fundraising Scheme
May 22 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Maine Report Lifts Veil on NOM’s Illegal Fundraising Scheme

Darrin Hurwitz

The National Organization for Marriage has been losing at the ballot box, in courthouses, and in public opinion, but now the group's shady practices provide another hurdle.

Op-ed: Is Megyn Kelly Helping Homophobes?
May 22 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Is Megyn Kelly Helping Homophobes?

Luke Brinker

Though Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has been deemed a voice of reason on the network, she's also giving a platform to professional anti-LGBT activists.

Op-ed: Remembering Pioneering Trans Writer, Activist, Matt Kailey
May 21 2014 12:10 PM ET

Op-ed: Remembering Pioneering Trans Writer, Activist, Matt Kailey

Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Colorado-based transgender journalist Matt Kailey passed away over the weekend, but his influence is remembered by those he worked with.

Op-ed: Two Moms, Two Kids, Lots of Coming Out
May 21 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Two Moms, Two Kids, Lots of Coming Out

Lilly Rivera

One couple wonders how many other families spend so much time making sense of who they are to others.

Op-ed: Why I Love X-Men Movies So Much
May 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Love X-Men Movies So Much

Charles “Zan” Christensen

One writer owes the X-Men for helping him gather the strength to come out.

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