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 Queer Fashion Is Changing the World

Op-ed: How Queer Fashion Is Changing the World

As she preps for a queer fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum, the editor in chief of a style site for masc women and trans individuals says clothes can change society.

Op-ed: The Story Behind the First LGBT History Month

Op-ed: The Story Behind the First LGBT History Month

Four academic leaders describe how LGBT History Month was launched, amid stiff resistance, more than two decades ago.

Op-ed: The Real Ramifications of the Rentboy Raid

Op-ed: The Real Ramifications of the Rentboy Raid

Why the dissolution of Rentboy is more dangerous than the website ever was.

Mark Simpson On the Rise & Fall of Monosexuality

‘There is no middle ground – you are either het­ero­sexual or homosexual.’

Op-ed: It's Hard Out There for a Femme

Op-ed: It's Hard Out There for a Femme

The married couple known as Wegan explain why they created a "femme" dating site for lesbians.

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.

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