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 We'll End 'Conversion Therapy' in Four Years Flat

Op-ed: How We'll End 'Conversion Therapy' in Four Years Flat

Samantha Ames of the National Center for Lesbian Rights is determined to wipe 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs from the planet.

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Indeed Change Minds

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Change Minds

Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works.

Op-Ed: Gay Purple Heart Recipient Says 'Mission Not Accomplished'

Gay Purple Heart Recipient: 'Mission Not Accomplished'

While we remember our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day and celebrate a post-DADT world, we cannot grow complacent.

Op-ed: Why We're Going to Win Marriage in Ireland

Op-ed: Why We're Going to Win Marriage in Ireland

Christine Quinn, the former speaker of the New York City Council and current adviser to Gov. Cuomo, tells us why she's confident the nation of her grandparents will get equality right.

Op-ed: Pride Needs to Include More Than the Young and Cute

Op-ed: Pride Isn't Only for the Young and Cute

Imani Woody, the founder of an elder housing development in Washington, D.C., commends her city's Black Pride for finally including older LGBT people in its programming. But more must be done, she says.

Op-ed: Don't Let Harvey Milk Down

Op-ed: Don't Let Harvey Milk Down

On what would have been Milk's 85th birthday, Cleve Jones says the civil rights leader would want us to work harder for equality.

Op-ed: Ireland's Marriage Decision Will Reverberate Around the World

Ireland's Marriage Vote Will Echo Around the World

If Ireland denies marriage equality at the polls, it could harm LGBT people everywhere.

Op-ed: Dear Media and Fellow Trans Men, We Are More Than Our Bodies

Op-ed: Trans Men, We Are More Than Our Bodies

The U.S. Army’s first out trans soldier argues that media obsession with trans men’s medical histories and traditional masculinity detracts from what we need to discuss most.

Op-ed: Meeting Guys in the Stone Age Wasn't Easy

Op-ed: Meeting Guys in the Stone Age Wasn't Easy

A 50-something wants to remind youngsters how complicated it once was to find other gay men.

Op-ed: I'm a Trans Man Who Doesn't 'Pass' — And You Shouldn't Either

Op-ed: It's Time for Trans People to Stop 'Passing'

To paraphrase Janet Mock: Trans people aren't 'passing' as men or women. We're being.

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