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.
Oped Digital Ways of Preventing HIV Are the Best Medicine

 Op-ed: Digital Ways of Preventing HIV

Why are we so fixated on finding a medical solution when, as social networks revolutionize sex in our community, gay men are successfully using new technology to combat HIV?

Oped The Big Queer Bus Pulls into Focus on the Family

Op-ed: The Big Queer Bus Pulls into Focus on the Family 

Post-James Dobson, Focus on the Family is meeting with groups that don’t share their viewpoints.

Oped Fighting Back This Tax Day

 Op-ed: Fighting Back This Tax Day


The head of the Log Cabin Republicans highlights members of his party in Congress who are pushing for the Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act, which would remove the tax penalty on companies that provide benefits for domestic partners.

Oped Why Marriage Matters to Our Kids

 Op-ed: Why Marriage Matters to Our Kids

The news that Brad and Angelina are finally engaged is a reminder that many same-sex couples with children are asked when they’re getting married and don’t get answers.

Op-ed: The Reminder of Tax Day

 Op-ed: The Reminder of Tax Day

On Tax Day, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese is reminded of the attacks that LGBT feel on their dignity as American taxpayers.

Oped Why I Proposed Marriage Equality in Brazil

 Op-ed: Why I Proposed Marriage Equality in Brazil

Jean Wyllis, a gay member of the Brazilian parliament, introduces Equal Rights With Equal Names, a campaign to change the culture and pass marriage equality at the federal level.

Oped Conversion Therapy Found Me My First Boyfriend

Op-ed: Conversion Therapy Found Me My First Boyfriend 

An attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center shares his own story of surviving conversion therapy and exposes its dangers during a series of community meetings.

Oped Santorum Exit is Good for Gays and Republicans

Op-ed: Santorum’s Exit is Good for Gays – and Republicans
 

With Rick Santorum back in Pennsylvania, the future is brighter for the GOP up and down the ticket, says the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans.

Advice Should I Come Out at Work as Tattooed

Advice: Should I Come Out at Work as Tattooed? 

Question: Over the years I've gotten a number of tattoos, and they’ve really become a part of my identity.

Oped The Importance of Marriage Equality to Trans Community

Op-ed: The Importance of Marriage Equality to Trans Community

Some transgender people are frustrated by the significant resources that our organizations devote to marriage equality efforts, but there’s reason to believe it will make a difference.

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