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: Rage Against the Dying of the Light
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Jenn Dolari

After the vigils of Transgender Day of Remembrance end, we must keep our flames burning bright for all those we've lost to darkness.

The Year in Trans Voices
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

The Year in Trans Voices

Michelle Garcia

From dating to media to marriage equality, we break down some of the most pressing issues transgender people have addressed this year.

What Happened When a Father Asked the Internet to Help Him Talk to His Gay Son?
November 19 2014 4:06 PM ET

What Happened When a Father Asked the Internet to Help Him Talk to His Gay Son?

Jase Peeples

When one father, after borrowing his son's iPad, realized the 13-year-old might be gay, he reached out to the Internet for advice. Here's what happened.

Op-ed: HRC Report Shows Trans Equality Starts at the Water Cooler
November 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Equality Starts at the Water Cooler

Jeff Krehely

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign shows great progress in trans equality in corporate America. But there's still much work to be done.

Op-ed: How Leslie Feinberg Saved My Life
November 19 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Leslie Feinberg Saved My Life

Rebecca Juro

A trans writer expresses gratitude for the work of the late activist and author of Transgender Warriors.

Op-ed: Is 'Flamboyant' the New 'Ghetto'?
November 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Is 'Flamboyant' the New 'Ghetto'?

Tyler Curry

We should never allow anyone to criticize an LGBT person for being too much of anything.

Op-ed: Seeking Asylum, Finding Strength
November 18 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Seeking Asylum, Finding Strength

Lareto Mokube

One queer person shares his journey from being outed at school in South Africa to seeking asylum in New York City.

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV
November 17 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV

Mathew Rodriguez

An activist responds to the Star Trek actor's recent chastising of the gay community for "laziness" about HIV and criticism of PrEP as potentially increasing "recreational sex."

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp When Addressing Conversion Therapy
November 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp on Conversion Therapy

Samantha Ames

Last week the United Nations demanded to know how the United States could permit conversion therapy.

Op-ed: Giving LGBT Families in Mississippi a Legal Hand
November 17 2014 4:08 AM ET

Op-ed: Giving LGBT Families in Mississippi a Legal Hand

Denise Brogan-Kator

Even marriage equality will not end the struggles that numerous families face daily.

Op-ed: Why Won't U.S. Catholic Bishops Listen to Gay Laypeople?
November 14 2014 8:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Won't Catholic Bishops Listen to LGBT Laity?

Francis DeBernardo

Catholic leaders should talk about sexuality with those who aren't members of the clergy.

Op-ed: Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now
November 14 2014 7:01 AM ET

Op-ed: GOP Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Thom Senzee

I was waiting for so much doom and gloom after 2012, but all I got was a lousy Prius (and I still can't speak much Arabic).

Op-ed: The NFL’s Uphill Cultural Battle Starts With Its Subtle Bigotry
November 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: NFL Only Starting on Uphill Cultural Battle

Annie Hollenbeck

The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.

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