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: The Meaning of Leelah Alcorn's Death

Op-ed: The Meaning of Leelah Alcorn's Death

A transgender teenager took her life last week after being subjected to transphobic abuse from her family. Her death, however, has reminded many that LGBT youth need our help.

Op-ed: Trans Men's Voices Belong in the Trans Youth Suicide Conversation

Op-ed: Trans Men's Voices Belong in the Suicide Conversation

Within certain trans spaces, trans men have long been silenced — but this needs to end in the face of the ongoing trans suicide crisis.

Op-ed: Finding the Sacred in the Profane

Op-ed: Finding the Sacred in the Profane

A meditation on incarnation and the beauty of queer bodies on the 12th day of Christmas.

7 Reasons To Be Hopeful in 2015

7 Reasons To Be Hopeful in 2015

While the world offers many examples of persecution and injustice, there are reasons to expect the next generation will be better off, and the next, and the next.

Op-ed: We Need to Protect Our Trans Children

Op-ed: We Need to Protect Our Trans Children

In the wake of trans teen Leelah Alcorn's suicide, a trans advocate calls for adults to actively show trans youth they are accepted at home and beyond.

Op-ed: The Year of Hardware, Emojis, and Cake

Op-ed: The Year of Hardware, Emojis, and Cake

For us at The Advocate, it's been a pretty nice year.

Editor's Letter: To Be Intersectional or Illegitimate

Editor's Letter: To Be Intersectional or Illegitimate

Will our advocacy be real and encompass all people who face marginalization and oppression?

The 6 Resolutions All Gay Men Should Make

The 6 Resolutions All Gay Men Should Make

Break out the bubbly and light up the sparklers, because it's time to ring in the New Year.

Op-ed: 2015 Is for Bigger and Bolder Action for LGBT Equality

Op-ed: 2015 Is for Bigger and Bolder Action for LGBT Equality

It's time to kick things up a notch.

Op-ed: What This 150-Year-Old Paper Taught Me About Marriage Equality

Op-ed: What This 150-Year-Old Paper Taught Me About Marriage Equality

Even our oldest ancestors are often proof that love finds a way to overcome the greatest of obstacles.

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