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: This Is How My Life Improved After Trashing My Hookup Apps

Op-ed: How My Life Improved By Dumping My Hookup Apps

Imagine what you can do when you're not consumed by Grindr and Tinder every waking moment.

Op-ed: Trans Men Experience Far More Violence Than Most People Assume

Op-ed: Yes, Trans Men Experience Real Violence

Boys Do Cry: When we expand violence data beyond hate crimes, it's clear that trans men are targeted at comparable rates to trans women.

Op-ed: What the Ruby Rose Obsession Misses About Gender-Fluid Lives

Op-ed: The Ruby Rose Obsession And Gender-Fluidity

The next frontier is nonbinary genders so start getting with it, world.

Perez Hilton On the Gawker Scandal: 'Aspire Higher'

Perez Hilton on the Gawker Scandal: 'Aspire Higher'

Once the king of outing celebs, gay blogger Perez Hilton tells The Advocate he agrees that Gawker needed to pull its recent story outing a media executive.

Op-ed: When Homeless Trans Men Face Violence, There Are No Places to Turn

When Homeless Trans Men Facing Violence Have Nowhere to Turn

Boys Do Cry: Shelter, foster care, mental health, and legal systems keep letting men like me fall through the cracks.

Op-ed: The LGBT Movement Needs to Diversify or Die

Op-ed: The LGBT Movement Must Diversify or Die 

Journalist Ernest Owens says he and other LGBT people of color are tired of being invisible.

Op-ed: Why the Boy Scouts’ New Policy Still Discriminates

Op-ed: Why the Boy Scouts’ New Policy Still Discriminates

The Boy Scouts of America caves to so-called religious discrimination concerns with its latest half measure.

Op-ed: Violence Against Trans Men Will Lessen If We Address Trans Women's Oppression

Op-ed: How to Lessen Violence Against Trans Men

Boys Do Cry: Hatred and fear of transness and femininity undergird most gender-based violence, so protecting trans women will help protect us all.

Op-ed: Why Hollywood Can't Get With Butch Women

Op-ed: Why Hollywood Can't Get With Butch Women

As long as the entertainment industry cravenly appeals to straight men, less-than-feminine women will rarely see their stories on screen.

Op-ed: Breaking My Silence as a Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide

Breaking the Silence: A Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide

Boys Do Cry: An out trans Army sergeant shares his story of childhood pain so that others do not feel alone.

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