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: A Letter-Writing Campaign to the Next Generation

Op-ed: A Letter-Writing Campaign to the Next Generation 

A night out at a Dallas bar left Donnie Pangburn sure that an understanding of the impact of HIV and AIDS hasn’t been passed down from one generation to the next.

Oped The Day Larry Kramer Dissed Me and My Math

Beware the Pitfalls of Estimating the Number of LGBT People

The author on a Williams Institute study of the size of the LGBT population explains why the numbers have set off such a firestorm.

Op-ed The Culture of Satanic Panic

Op-ed: The Culture of Satanic Panic 

The superstition that helped convict three innocent men in West Memphis is the same concept still used against LGBT people — a phenomenon called Satanic panic.

Oped Dont Be Fooled By a False Conversion

Op-ed: Don’t Be Fooled By a False Conversion

When religious magazine Sojourners refused an ad that promoted acceptance of LGBT congregants, did it send a signal that GLAAD couldn’t squelch simply by placing a new ad?

Oped The Tragic Consequence of Being an Anonymous Minority Statistic

Op-ed: The Tragic Consequences of Being an Anonymous Minority Statistic

Author Terry Angel Mason says it’s not only the black churches that are to blame for violence against LGBT people of color.

Op-ed 30 Years Later Fighting Your Molester

Op-ed: 30 Years Later, Fighting Your Molester

Advocate contributor Frank Spinelli talks about what it was like to bring to justice the Boy Scout leader who had abused him more than 30 years earlier.

Letting Go of Trans Privilege My Bathroom Transition

Op-ed: My Bathroom Transition, and Letting Go of Trans Privilege

There is one special right in the workplace so particular to Nick Krieger that he refers to it as trans privilege: his own private bathroom.

Op-ed: There Are Such Things as Fairies

Op-ed: There Are Such Things as Fairies

Someone had to believe marriage equality would happen with the same certainty that Dan Bucatinsky observed from his daughter about the Tooth Fairy.

Op-ed Rebuttal: The Last Word in Debate Series on Israel

Op-ed Rebuttal: The Last Word in Debate Series on Israel 

Lillian Faderman and Sherry Wolf have taken opposite sides in a debate about the responsibility of the LGBT community in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

Op-ed: What’s So Gay About Apartheid?

 Op-ed: What’s So Gay About Apartheid?

Author Sherry Wolf argues that Israel is on a campaign to whitewash its crimes against Palestinians with a marketing blitz to promote its pro-LGBT policies.

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