Commentary

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: How 'The Danish Girl' Helped Me Discover Myself

Op-ed: How The Danish Girl Helped Me Discover Myself

The author of the book upon which the new Eddie Redmayne film is based reflects on how uncovering trans pioneer Lili Elbe's story helped him define his own art.

Op-ed: We Still Need Full Equality for LGBT Families

Op-ed: We Still Need Full Equality for LGBT Families

The National Center for Lesbian Rights says parental recognition for LGBT people is murky at best — horribly unfair at worst.

Op-ed: Jazz Jennings Is TV's Unsung Trans Heroine

Op-ed: Jazz Jennings Is TV's Unsung Trans Heroine

Caitlyn gets all the attention and publicity, but TLC reality star Jazz Jennings may be doing even more for visibility.

He Said, She Said: Getting Candid With Cait

He Said, She Said: Telling Cait, 'Don't Be a Stupid' Woman

Jenny Boylan goes from being friend and adviser to making some very candid comments, in a downright tough talk with Cait.

Op-ed: Whither Gay Provincetown?

Op-ed: Whither Gay Provincetown?

Provincetown, Mass., has long been 'our' place. Those days may be numbered, if the latest Carnival is any indication.

Op-ed: We Just Saw a Turning Point for Global LGBT Rights

Op-ed: We Just Saw a Turning Point for Global LGBT Rights

It's apparent attitudes are changing when nations like Turkey, Jordan, and Georgia are paying attention to LGBT issues.

Op-ed: Michael Sam Helps Therapy Come Out of the Closet

Michael Sam Helps Therapy Come Out of the Closet

The out football player is leaving the sport, citing mental health concerns. Sam deserves support, not snickers.

Op-ed: How San Francisco Is Beating HIV

How San Francisco Is Beating HIV

After a frustrating, decades-long stagnation in rates of HIV transmission, there’s a breakthrough in San Francisco. With information and strategy we can overpower HIV.

Op-ed: What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied at School

Op-ed: What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied at School

Just in time for back to school, this attorney, parent, and advocate wants to arm you and your loved ones with a legal guide to fighting for your children's right to be safe at school.

Op-ed: An LGBT Perspective on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Op-ed: An LGBT Perspective on the Iran Nuclear Deal

An out West Hollywood councilman says Congress needs to reject the deal with Iran, saying the nation's abysmal human rights record speaks volumes.

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