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: The Lambda Literary Awards Are as Essential as Ever

Op-ed: The Lambda Literary Awards Are as Essential as Ever

The executive director of the Lambda Literary Foundation counters an earlier op-ed, saying the awards and foundation are more crucial than ever in their 25th year.

Publisher Says the Lambda Literary Awards Are a Shambles

Op-ed: The Lambda Literary Awards Are a Shambles

Writer, editor, and publisher Steve Berman shines a light on problems bubbling under the surface of the Lambda Literary Awards.

We Wonder Whether Mitt Romney Can Dodge the Gay Question Yet Again During the Debates

Op-ed: Can Romney Dodge the Gay Question Again?

The Republican candidate for president wants to amend the U.S. Constitution, but you’d think that was no big deal by the way the media treats him.

A Student Talks About Her Life Among the 47 Percent

Op-ed: A Student Among the 47%

The former president of the College Democrats of America, and Democratic National Convention speaker takes umbrage at Mitt Romney's comments about nearly half of the country.

Brittany McMillan Shares a Personal Story of What Spirit Day Can Do About Suicide

Op-ed: What Spirit Day Can Do About Suicide

Brittany McMillan founded Spirit Day while still in high school, and she shares the message she hopes to send LGBT teenagers who feel marginalized.

Op-ed: What This Election Means For People with HIV

Op-ed: The Election And People with HIV

BiNet President Faith Cheltenham on Why She Celebrates Bisexual Pride Day

Op-ed: Why I Celebrate Bisexual Pride

Every September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also known as Bi Pride Day.  And every year on September 23, I do two things: First I wish my mother a happy birthday, and second I take a mome

Dan Choi on Why He Wants to Quit Fighting But Just Cannot

Op-ed: Why I Can't Stop Fighting

Lt. Dan Choi is on trial for how he protested the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and wishes for a day when he no longer needs to be political.

Why to Move Beyond DADT We Have to Repeal DOMA

Op-ed: To Move Beyond DADT, Then Repeal DOMA

The demise of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy a year ago has made it all the more clear how same-sex couples are treated by federal law.

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