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: An HIV Guidebook for the Newly Diagnosed Is Long Overdue

Op-ed: Finally, an HIV Guidebook for the Newly Diagnosed

Discovering he was HIV-positive was terrifying to this writer, but he says it no longer has to be that way.

Op-ed: You Can't Handle the Truth About Trans People

Op-ed: You Can't Handle the Truth About Trans People

The only truths that seep into the media about trans people are the ones the general public wanted to see and hear in the first place, says this trans advocate.

 Editor's Letter: The Antigay Backlash Is Under Way

Editor's Letter: The Antigay Backlash Is Under Way

Thanks to Indiana, we can be sure LGBT rights will be a major issue in next year's presidential contest.

Op-ed: What Really Happens at GSAs

Op-ed: What Really Happens at GSAs

An out high school student explains why GSAs are indispensable and explains what happens when LGBT students and their straight supporters join forces.

Op-ed: The Wild Hypocrisy of the Antigay Procreation Argument

Op-ed: The Hypocrisy of the Antigay Procreation Argument

Those fighting same-sex couples' access to marriage claim the institution exists only to support procreation — even though the government actively encourages couples past child-rearing age to wed.

Op-ed: Coming Out to a Cuban Mother Is Its Own Special Hell

Op-ed: Coming Out to a Cuban Mother Is Its Own Special Hell

When bad machismo happens to good moms.

Op-ed: The Dire State of Louisiana LGBTs

Op-ed: The Dire State of Louisiana LGBTs

Conservatives in Louisiana like to say religion is under attack there. No, it's LGBT people who are fighting for their existence in the Bayou State.

Chad Griffin: San Antonio Mayor Needs to Protect Her LGBT Constituents

Op-ed: LGBT San Antonio Deserves Mayor's Protection

LGBT people are in the fight of their lives in Texas, but San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says that’s all just a waste of time.

Op-ed: From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero

Op-ed: From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero

In creating a lifesaving resource for LGBT asylum-seekers, a young woman makes peace with her years in the closet.

Op-ed: 5 Reasons Men's Health Needs a Trans Man On The Cover

Op-ed: Why Men's Health Needs a Trans Man On The Cover

Men's Health could make history, and change lives, if it puts Aydian Dowling on the cover as the 'Ultimate Guy.'

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