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 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.

Op-ed: Why Struggle Can Be Useful

Op-ed: What It Means to Struggle for Your Dreams

As a precursor to the riots in England, the country had lost hold of its dreams. And Harjeet Johal shares the value of struggling to attain them.

Op-ed: One Final Status Update

Op-ed: One Final Status Update

Right before he hanged himself, my friend Arron typed a final status update on Facebook.

Op-ed: Don’t Waste Your Money on Money Wasters

 Op-ed: Don’t Waste Your Money on Money-Wasters

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas lists the gay rights organizations that he thinks make a difference — and those that don’t.

Op-ed: If You Take Down Israel, What Else Goes With It?

Op-ed: If You Take Down Israel, What Else Goes With It?

Our community should celebrate Israel — a country whose laws are more favorable to LGBT people than those of the United States — and stop sympathizing with its opponents.

Op-ed: NPR Should Apologize for Parroting “Ex-Gay” Propaganda

The founder of the gay rights group that recently put “reparative therapy” in the headlines with its hidden-camera investigation of Marcus Bachmann's clinics calls on NPR to apologize for a story it did reacting to the controversy.

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