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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: When Opposites No Longer Attract
May 15 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When Opposites No Longer Attract

Michael Testa

For some, coming out also means enduring a divorce.

Op-ed: What's in a Name: Intersex and Identity
May 14 2014 4:51 AM ET

Op-ed: What's in a Name: Intersex and Identity

Hida Viloria

Is intersex an identity or a diagnosis?

Op-ed: When Companies Pretend to Be LGBT-Supportive
May 14 2014 4:39 AM ET

Op-ed: When Companies Pretend to Be LGBT-Supportive

Lorri L. Jean

Los Angeles leader Lorri L. Jean takes the sultan of Brunei to task but urges us to remember there are plenty of other companies out there that have lackluster records on LGBT rights.

Op-ed: What Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joe Putignano, and Maybe Your Boyfriend Have in Common
May 14 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joe Putignano, and Maybe Your Boyfriend Have in Common

Diane Anderson-Minshall

My mom was a drug addict and so was this Cirque du Soleil star, but like most Americans they — and many LGBT addicts — don't fit our idea of what an "addict" is.

Op-ed: In Defense of 'Faking It'
May 13 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: In Defense of Faking It

Kevin OKeeffe

MTV’s newest teen-targeted show could be seen as problematic, but that’s a surface-level reading at best.

Op-ed: Uh-Uh, Not So Fast, 'Faking It'
May 13 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Uh-Uh, Not So Fast, Faking It

Michelle Garcia

This show aims high for a post-gay message but falls short of really delivering it.

Op-ed: Why Virginia Is the Next Stop on the Road to Marriage Equality
May 13 2014 4:13 AM ET

Op-ed: Virginia Is Next on the Road to Marriage Equality

James Esseks

Attorneys will argue in court Tuesday that Virginia must establish marriage equality. Here are the couples who are showing the state why its laws must change.

Op-ed: I'm Tired Of Waiting For My Rights, So I'm Running For Congress
May 12 2014 11:55 AM ET

Op-ed: Tired Of Waiting, So I'm Running For Congress

Theo Milonopoulos

A scholar says it's time for his days of only studying politics to meet some action. And he has big plans.

Op-ed: NYC Pride Harmful to Bisexuals
May 12 2014 4:23 AM ET

Op-ed: NYC Pride Harmful to Bisexuals

Faith Cheltenham

Though bisexual people make up half of the LGBT population, they're still told they're not enough to honor at pride festivals.

Op-ed: When Your Boss Stones People to Death, Find a New Gig
May 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When Your Boss Stones People to Death, Find a New Gig

Neal Broverman

The head of the Sultan of Brunei's hotel company places money above human decency. It's an anti-lesson for all of us.

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?

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