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: Thank God and Well Done, Mr. President

Op-ed: Thank God and Well Done, Mr. President

The senior minister for First Congregational Church of Los Angeles says it doesn’t make sense for the Religious Right to oppose marriage equality.

Documentary Filmmaker Says Frank Schubert Can’t See the Pain He Causes

Op-ed: Frank Schubert Can’t See the Pain He Causes

The documentary filmmaker who observed the PR guru’s antigay strategy in action in Maine says a new makeover of his public image is just another tactic.

Zach Wahls Says a Secret Boy Scouts Committee Will Not Stop Us

Op-ed: A Secret Committee Will Not Stop Us

Activist and Eagle Scout Zach Wahls says that what an anonymous group decides can’t stop him and others from making the Boy Scouts more inclusive.

Future Mom Talks About the Many Legal Hurdles to Being an LGBT Family

Op-ed: The Many Legal Hurdles to Being an LGBT Family

The Family Equality Council’s director for public policy explains all the steps her family has had to go through to ensure the law can’t ever tear them apart.

Jonathan Vincent of Fenway Says HIV Is Personal But Is Also a Global Challenge

Op-ed: HIV Is Personal But It’s a Global Challenge

The Fenway Health Institute's Jonathan Vincent says the upcoming International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., is a chance for the global village to make the personal connections it needs to succeed.

Former Mormon Bishop Says Queer Eye Changed His Mind on LGBT Equality

Op-ed: Queer Eye for the Mormon Bishop Guy

A former Mormon bishop says it was the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy crew that changed his mind, adding one more "make better" they didn't know about.

Neil Giuliano Says We Should Celebrate Our Independence with Pride

Op-ed: Celebrate Your Independence with Pride

On reflection, former Tempe, Arizona mayor Neil Giuliano realizes that Pride season and Independence Day have something in common.

Concrete Hero Participants Say Anyone Can Be a Hero for the Community

Op-ed: Anyone Can Be a Hero for the Community

This Sunday in Los Angeles will be quite special as Concrete Hero — The Ultimate Urban Obstacle Challenge — debuts at L.A. LIVE. But one team member explains why it's especially meaningful for him.

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