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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 My Mother Has Taught Me
May 11 2014 6:43 AM ET

Op-ed: What My Mother Has Taught Me

Vicente Garcia

One man's mother gave the example that he needed to feel safe and understand others.

Op-ed: What My Transgender Child Taught Me About Motherhood
May 11 2014 6:32 AM ET

Op-ed: What My Trans Child Taught Me About Motherhood

Tanya Shapiro

One mother learns the value in listening to her son.

Op-ed: HIV Can Still Land You In Jail
May 09 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: HIV Can Still Land You In Jail

Catherine Hanssens

What can be done to stop misinformation in the form of criminal law?

Beware of the Tatt-oops
May 09 2014 4:00 AM ET

Beware of the Tatt-oops

Bryan Van Gorder

It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.

WATCH: Meet NYC's Queer Arab-American Family
May 08 2014 3:24 PM ET

WATCH: Meet NYC's Queer Arab-American Family

Sunnivie Brydum

Frustrated with the lack of social opportunities for his fellow LGBT Arab-Americans, Bashar Makhay founded his own real-life social network to foster community.

Op-ed: What the Internet and 'Ghostbusters II' Have in Common
May 07 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Ghostbusters And The Internet Both Share

Michelle Garcia

Anger is one hell of a beast.

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress
May 06 2014 11:20 AM ET

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress

Riki Wilchins

When gender isn't only about pants and dresses.

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Game
May 06 2014 11:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Game

Kimberly Huggins

An abrupt ejection from a basketball game in Florida illustrates the extreme ignorance that has stuck around about HIV.

Op-ed: The Fox News That I Know
May 06 2014 12:50 AM ET

Op-ed: The Fox News That I Know

Ellen Ratner

A lesbian Fox News contributor defends her network and bosses as allegations of homophobia by the news outlet gain traction.

May 02 2014 11:43 AM ET

Why Steve Austin's Comments Made a Gay Pro Wrestling Fan Proud

A gay professional wrestling fan explains why he's always been drawn to the spectacle—but can finally be proud of his obsession

Editor's Letter: June/August Issue
May 01 2014 5:00 AM ET

Editor's Letter: Straight People Changed Mozilla

Matthew Breen

The Mozilla debacle is a milestone for the LGBT movement to remember.

Op-ed: My Two Dads
April 30 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Two Dads

Evan Arnold-Gordon

College student Evan Arnold-Gordon knows having a unique parenting set-up isn't necessarily easy, but he wouldn't trade it for anything.

Op-ed: The Unlimited-Starbucks Budget
April 29 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Unlimited-Starbucks Budget

David Rae

Reaching financial independence shouldn't mean having to skip your favorite Starbucks drink.

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