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 Big Bird Brought Out the Gay Closeted Romney Supporters

Op-ed: How Big Bird Brought Out the Closeted Romney Fans

The Big Bird meme was hilarious for a few moments — until a gay Twitter user was told to 'Grow up.'

Op-ed: Wait, I'm Doing a Musical?

Op-ed: Wait, I'm Doing a Musical?

Sacha Sacket never thought he'd do a musical, but when the opportunity to help bullied or depressed LGBT youth came along, he couldn't say no.

Op-ed: Can You Spare a Minute?

Op-ed: Can You Spare a Minute?

When it comes to honoring the life of the late Matthew Shepard or improving LGBT people's place in society, it's not always about money -- it's about time.

Op-ed: Coming Out as Gay And Undocumented

Op-ed: Coming Out as Gay And Undocumented

Nearly 10 years after coming to the U.S. as an undocumented child, and two years after coming out as gay to his family, Juan Pedro Garcia Machado is fighting for his rights on many fronts.

Op-ed: Fred Karger Says It's Time For NOM to Go Down

Op-ed: Fred Karger Says It's Time For NOM to Go Down

Gay activist, and recent Republican presidential hopeful Fred Karger says it's time take on the National Organization for Marriage

Op-ed: Actor-To-Actor: Take The Risk, Play It Gay

Op-ed: Actor Tells The Others to Take The Risk, Play It Gay

One young actor examines his burgeoning career and his pattern of gay roles.

Cancer Pink Clashes With the Rainbow Flag

Op-ed: When Cancer-Pink Clashes With the Rainbow

The founder of the National LGBT Cancer Network notes a new study that found LGBT breast cancer survivors are put off by the dominance of "cancer-pink" in advocacy and doctor's offices.

Op-ed: The Complicated Rights of Transgender Prisoners

Op-ed: The Complicated Rights of Transgender Prisoners

I think most people abhor crime and criminals, and are not interested in providing the gold standard of anything for jailed criminals.

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