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: Why We Need an All-Women SCOTUS

Op-ed: Why We Need More Women on SCOTUS

Is it any coincidence the three female Supreme Court justices all ruled for marriage equality? Not at all, says the head of the National LGBTQ Task Force.

Op-ed: Will GOP Candidates Sign NOM’s 2016 Hate Pledge?

Will GOP Candidates Sign NOM’s 2016 Hate Pledge?

The antigay National Organization for Marriage held much sway over the 2012 election. Fred Karger, an out GOP presidential candidate from that year, wonders if NOM will exert the same influence in 2016.

Op-ed: Church Burnings and Southern Resistance — Is It 1963 Again?

Op-ed: Church Burnings and Southern Resistance — Is It 1963 Again?

This lesbian minister laments how disconnected the equality efforts for different groups — for blacks, women, and gays — currently feels.

WATCH: The Surprising Way GOP Candidates Define 'Discrimination'

WATCH: How Do GOP Candidates Define 'Discrimination?'

Republican presidential candidates draw a line between racism (which is bad) and homophobia (which is perhaps just fine).

Op-ed: What Happened When President Obama Met Two Trans Service Members

Op-ed: When President Obama Met Two Trans Service Members

Laila Villanueva and her fiancé, Logan Ireland, are both transgender Americans currently serving in the U.S. military. At last month's White House Pride Reception, they made history.

Op-ed: How 11 Years at The Advocate Silenced My Self-Hate

Op-ed: How 11 Years at The Advocate Silenced My Self-Hate

I don't know if I've changed The Advocate, but it certainly changed me.

Booing Jennicet Was Wrong, But Was What She Did Worse?

Jennicet's Kanye Moment: Should We Just Shake It Off?

The Advocate's news editor on the role of civility in the equality movement. 

Op-ed: If the LGBT Fight Seems Done, Look Outside Your Own Experience

Op-ed: If the LGBT Fight Seems Done, Look Outside Your Own Experience

A gay man who works with homeless LGBT youth explains why now is not the time for rest.

An Open Letter to Clarence Thomas From an Interracial Lesbian Couple

Interracial Lesbian Couple's Open Letter to Justice Thomas

This couple can't understand how Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, who's in an interracial marriage, can't sympathize with same-sex partners seeking marriage rights.

Op-ed: If Change Can Come to LGBT America, It Can Happen in the Middle East

Op-ed: If Change Can Come Here, It Can Happen in Middle East

The experiences of a gay man in Bahrain demonstrate that things are difficult but not hopeless for LGBT people in homophobic nations.

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