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 The Legacy of the Bush War on Iraqi Gays

Op-ed: The Legacy of the Bush War on Iraqi Gays

Even with the end of the war in Iraq, there is no relief for gay Iraqis who live in a desperate reality being documented by a publication called Gay Middle East.

Oped Bridging Our Differences Peacefully

Op-ed: Bridging Our Differences Peacefully

The nonviolence movement can count on retiring bishop V. Gene Robinson as a future leader.

Oped The Buffalo Stance

Op-ed: The Buffalo Stance

When it comes to same-sex marriage, Buffalo truly is the “City of Good Neighbors,” writes on Buffalo native.

Advice When Your Holidate Seems Like a Keeper

Advice: When Your Holidate Seems Like a Keeper

Question: I really hate being single at this time of year — going to the office party alone, doing all these Christmas-y things by my lonesome.

Oped What Makes Him Gay

Op-ed: What Makes Him Gay?

Society’s double standard says that a straight woman who kisses another woman is part of the continuum of her sexuality; but if a straight guy messes around with a man, it’s cause for hasty label-making.

Op-ed: Prop. 8 Hearing Puts Hate (and Incompetence) on Trial

One of America’s preeminent LGBT rights attorneys gives us a spirited rundown of Prop. 8 supporters' feckless arguments at yesterday's Ninth Circuit hearing.

Oped A Changed US State Department

Op-ed: A Changed U.S. State Department 

The United States is a latecomer to international efforts to address anti-LGBT abuses — and the need for our voice has never been more acute, writes Michael Guest, a gay former U.S. ambassador.

Oped Reemerging from the Ruin of Fire Island

Op-ed: Re-emerging from the Ruin of Fire Island

An aggressive and destructive fire last month brings to light how important a club, a neutral-ground nexus, is to any gay community. As one local put it, “Fire Island needs a dance floor.”

Oped Choice for Military Chaplains Not at Odds with Equality

Op-ed: Choice for Military Chaplains Not at Odds With Equality

It’s not religious conservatives who face discrimination, it’s progressives who support same-sex marriage, argues the president of Interfaith Alliance, the Reverend Dr. C. Welton Gaddy.

Advice When Parents Exclude Your Partner on the Holiday Card

Advice: When Parents Exclude Your Partner in Holiday Cards

Question: I’ve been in a relationship and living with my girlfriend for 18 months now.

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