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.
Editor's Letter: June/August Issue
May 01 2014 5:00 AM ET

Editor's Letter: Straight People Changed Mozilla

Matthew Breen

The Mozilla debacle is a milestone for the LGBT movement to remember.

Op-ed: My Two Dads
April 30 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Two Dads

Evan Arnold-Gordon

College student Evan Arnold-Gordon knows having a unique parenting set-up isn't necessarily easy, but he wouldn't trade it for anything.

Op-ed: The Unlimited-Starbucks Budget
April 29 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Unlimited-Starbucks Budget

David Rae

Reaching financial independence shouldn't mean having to skip your favorite Starbucks drink.

Op-ed: Why I Take PrEP
April 28 2014 7:33 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Take PrEP

Antonio David Garcia

No one should be shamed out of taking PrEP.

April 25 2014 12:10 PM ET

The Heroes Lost to AIDS Can Be Seen—If You Squint

Living in remarkable times

Op-ed: The Accidental Activist in You and Me
April 25 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Accidental Activist in You and Me

Kristen Becker

Kristen Becker never thought her comedy career would lead to a fight for equality in the Deep South.

Op-ed: Gay Men of Hollywood, Just as Bad as Straight Ones
April 25 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Men of Hollywood, Just as Bad as Straight Ones

Neal Broverman

Any culture of using young men is inexcusable.

Op-ed: Chad Griffin on Controversial Marriage Equality Book
April 23 2014 7:49 PM ET

Op-ed: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Chad Griffin

HRC executive director Chad Griffin on the controversial book Forcing the Spring, which documents the fight for marriage equality.

Op-ed: The High Stakes of Bad History
April 23 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The High Stakes of Bad History

Kevin Jennings

A book chronicling the movement toward marriage equality seems to be rewriting history.

Op-ed: Moss Hart and Posthumous Closeting
April 23 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Moss Hart and Posthumous Closeting

Robert Hofler

Writer and director Moss Hart may have made slight nods to his possible bisexuality or homosexuality, but attempts to honor his life and work have ignored that part of his life.

Op-ed: More Equal, Still Unprotected
April 22 2014 11:32 AM ET

Op-ed: More Equal, Still Unprotected

Jarrod Scarbrough

One activist wants to understand why President Obama has yet to sign an executive order barring LGBT discrimination from federal contractors.

Op-ed: Who Is Sticking Up for Southern LGBT Families?
April 22 2014 7:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Who Will Stick Up for Southern LGBT Families?

Gabriel Blau

More U.S. LGBT families live in the South than any other region. So why are they so vulnerable to discrimination and violence?

'Gay Parenting' Is Just Parenting
April 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

'Gay Parenting' Is Just Parenting

Frank Lowe

One of the things that drives me crazy is the distinction we gay people insist on having. Lighten up, everybody — no need to make everything about you. Especially when it comes to raising a child.

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