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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: 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.

May 20 2014 11:04 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Am a Truvada Whore

I've been taking PrEP for over six months, and have urged many friends to follow suit—sadly too late for some.

Op-ed: Facing Fear at Height of The AIDS Crisis
May 20 2014 5:37 AM ET

Op-ed: Facing Fear at Height of The AIDS Crisis

Dustin Thompson

In the 1980s a gay Southern teenager had few resources to help him understand anything about his sexuality. Now he's helping those who were once in his shoes.

Op-ed: Fear and Scolding in Las Vegas
May 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Fear and Scolding in Las Vegas

Caitlyn Caruso

In Las Vegas, high school students are being taught to 'choose purity' instead of how to protect themselves against STIs and pregnancy.

Op-ed: Married Couples, Healthy Lives
May 17 2014 4:19 AM ET

Op-ed: An Unexpected Benefit of A Decade of Marriage Equality

Kenneth Mayer And Steven Safren

One unexpected benefit of a decade of marriage equality? Improved health.

Op-ed: Equality at Home and Abroad
May 16 2014 5:10 AM ET

Op-ed: Equality at Home and Abroad

Ty Cobb

If the events of the last year clearly display, LGBT rights is a global issue, and not just a Western one.

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