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: When Hollywood Helps — And We Don’t

Op-ed: When Hollywood Helps — And We Don’t

In a sense, Hollywood's portrayals of LGBT people help us gain equality, but what doesn't help are the attitudes of some people within the community.

Op-ed: Are You a Public Servant? Then Serve the Public

Op-ed: Are You a Public Servant? Then Serve the Public

Why 'religious liberty' laws protecting public employees from accommodating LGBT people are truly problematic.

Op-ed: Why You Can Trust Openly LGBT Journalists

Op-ed: Why You Can Trust Openly LGBT Journalists

You give us your time, we'll give you the truth.

Op-ed: When Being a Trans Ally Is as Simple as Asking a Question

Op-ed: Being a Trans Ally Can Start With a Simple Question

The promised study of allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military seemed stalled for a while, but one gay man asked a simple question to help move things along.

Op-ed: Yes, It Matters When We Say 'Gay'

Yes, It Matters When We Say 'Gay'

What it means when we identify someone as gay — and when they identify themselves as such.

Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Once interns move their way up the ladder to become executive directors, who steps in to follow?

Op-ed: When Border Control Controlled My Marriage

Op-ed: When Border Control Controlled My Marriage

A lesbian couple struggled for years to stay together, when the laws only worked to keep them apart.

Op-ed: Cocktails and a Letter From Mom

Op-ed: Cocktails and a Letter From Mom

One man tried to hide his life from his parents, until he just couldn't hide anymore.

Op-ed: When Womanhood Comes at a Deadly Price

Op-ed: When Womanhood Comes at a Deadly Price

The death of one transgender woman is a jarring example of how health care is still out of reach for many.

Op-ed: Madonna Still Has a Message — Are You Listening?

Op-ed: Madonna Still Has a Message — Are You Listening?

Even if the vehicle changes, Madonna has always had something to say. Here's why she's just as relevant now as she was when she was 'Like a Virgin.'

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