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: To Sperm or Not to Sperm
October 31 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: To Sperm or Not to Sperm

Brian Andersen

How an average gay man made peace with his looks and embraced his basic appearance.

Op-ed: It Is Time to End Bottom-Shaming
October 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: It Is Time to End Bottom-Shaming

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Why shaming bottoms allows HIV to keep spreading.

Op-ed: Why Aren't More Trans Women in Paintings?
October 30 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Are Trans Women in Paintings?

Janet Bruesselbach

Discover how straight, cisgender painter Janet Bruesselbach plans to change the future of art history with her portrait series, Daughters of Mercury, featuring trans women as subjects.

Op-ed: My Parents Fought for Their Marriage Like I Fight for Mine
October 29 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Like My Parents, I'm Fighting for My Marriage

Sue Green

In 1967, one woman saw her parents' marriage become legal overnight.

Op-ed: The Road to Equality Must Be Journeyed Together
October 28 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Road to Equality Must Be Journeyed Together

Sandra Fluke

Enemies of LGBTQ equality tend to also fight racial and gender equality. Activist and California State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke says history tells us how everyone can work to be equal.

Op-ed: Every Athlete Deserves a Shot at Realizing the Olympic Dream
October 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Every Athlete Deserves a Shot at Realizing the Olympic Dream

Carrie Sheinberg

When it comes to the International Olympic Committee's handling of LGBT athletes, it's business as usual — which may be the problem in the first place.

Op-ed: Trans Men, Trans Women, and Surrendering the Sisterhood at Women's Colleges
October 27 2014 9:07 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Students Surrender 'Sisterhood' at Women's Colleges

Adrian Scott Duane

Women's colleges can have their cake and eat it too: Keep their vital 'sisterhood' and do right by trans women and trans men.

Op-ed: No, the South Isn't a 'New Frontier' for LGBT Rights
October 27 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: No, the South Isn't a 'New Frontier' for LGBT Rights

Sarah Young and Michael Hansen

Framing the South as a backward, dangerous place is not only wrong but also demeaning to the LGBT people who have lived and worked decades for equality there.

Excerpt: Sex, Objectification, STD Tests, and Writing a Trans 'Nonfiction Novel'
October 27 2014 6:00 AM ET

Sex, Objectification, and Writing Trans Nonfiction

Elliot Deline

Elliott Deline tells The Advocate his new book gets more 'autobiographical, and arguably more scandalous' than ever before, touching on his relationships to sex, alcohol, love, and being made a 'spectacle' as a trans person.

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters
October 27 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam could have been the first openly gay man on an NFL football roster. He’s not, and that sucks.

Op-ed: Dear Straight People
October 24 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Dear Straight People

Daniel Reynolds

Don't be fooled. Much has been made about race politics in Dear White People, but the film has a definite gay agenda.

Op-ed: There's No Christian Case for Raising Cash for Homophobes
October 24 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: No, You Shouldn't Raise $150K for Homophobes

Eliel Cruz

A board member for a pro-marriage equality group is raising money for an antigay couple — huh?

Op-ed: I Am a Straight, Female Sister of Perpetual Indulgence (And You Can Be, Too!)
October 24 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: I Am a Straight Sister of Perpetual Indulgence

Leigh Viticus

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence welcomes everyone who is willing into its fold, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

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