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: Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits
August 27 2014 10:55 AM ET

Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam is gay. Gay people shower. It's that simple.

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond
August 26 2014 2:16 PM ET

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

Chase Strangio

On the road to full marriage equality, same-sex couples also have to fight for their right to grieve.

Op-ed: It's Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood
August 25 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: It's Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood

Zachary Beus and Oliver Apluche

The owners of Redline, a gay bar debuting in downtown Los Angeles this fall, explain why they're opening their business outside the gayborhood.

Op-ed: How One Formerly Ableist Lesbian Mother Opened Her Eyes
August 25 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How This Ableist Lesbian Mom Opened Her Eyes

Keston Ott-Dahl

What happens when a baby being carried by a surrogate is diagnosed with a disability? LGBT parents should think carefully about the answer.

Op-ed: We Need an ENDA Worth Fighting For
August 22 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Need an ENDA Worth Fighting For

Rea Carey

As members of Congress head back to their districts for summer recess, remind them why we need an ENDA with a fair religious exemption.

Op-ed: What's Missing From Recent Trans Marriage Victory Celebrations?
August 22 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What's Missing From Recent Trans Marriage Victories?

Ezra Young

Trans lawyer Ezra Young explains how despite recent wins for trans men Thomas Beatie and Buck Angel, long-term change will require a deeper look at underlying legal biases.

Op-ed: Sex Sells, Even in HIV Awareness
August 22 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Sex Sells, Even in HIV Awareness

Tyler Curry

There are plenty of sexy HIV-positive men. So why be afraid to show that in awareness campaigns?

Op-ed: In Mass. Politics, Love Now Dares to Speak Its Name
August 21 2014 5:33 AM ET

Op-ed: In One State's Politics, Love Dares Speak Its Name

Steve Kerrigan

An onstage kiss between the aspiring lieutenant governor of Massachusetts and his partner went unremarked on, demonstrating how far U.S. politics has come in a short period of time.

Op-ed: Dear Thought Catalog, I Am Not a 'Mentally Ill Gay'
August 19 2014 1:03 PM ET

Dear Thought Catalog, I Am Not a 'Mentally Ill Gay'

Parker Marie Molloy

Against my better judgment, I gave the purveyors of relevant thinking a second chance. Now, along with 50 others, I'm asking for my work to be permanently deleted from the site.

WATCH: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Growing Up Gay and Mormon
August 16 2014 1:26 PM ET

WATCH: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Growing Up Gay and Mormon

Jase Peeples

Out Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn opens up about being a gay person of faith in a new documentary about LGBT Mormons.

Op-ed: Judy Garland's Final Effort to Tell Her Own Story
August 14 2014 5:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Judy Garland's Final Effort to Tell Her Own Story

Randy L. Schmidt

In a look at Judy Garland's interviews, she emerges not as a figure of turmoil and tragedy, as one might expect.

Op-ed: Hillary Is Ready for Us
August 14 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hillary Is Ready for Us

Allida Black

The Hillary this writer met while she was still first lady has always stood by LGBT people.

Op-ed: What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OkCupid
August 13 2014 8:00 AM ET

What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OkCupid

Samantha Allen

Just a few basic tips.

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