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: Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm's Win

Op-ed: Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm's Win

Rahm Emanuel will lead the Second City for another four years, but both he and his opponent knew they needed LGBT voters to win.

Op-ed: How to Get By When Your Community Betrays You

Op-ed: How to Get By When Your Neighbors Betray You

When your neighbors snatch your rights away it takes an emotional toll, but this writer refuses to be defeated.

Op-ed: My Doctor Diagnosed Me as 'Homosexual'

Op-ed: My Doctor Diagnosed Me as 'Homosexual'

A California man is suing his doctor after she listed his sexual orientation as a chronic condition and refused to take it off his medical record.

Op-ed: Obama Must Stand Up for LGBT Jamaicans

Op-ed: Obama Must Stand Up for LGBT Jamaicans

As the president arrives in Jamaica for the Summit of the Americas, he must defend the basic rights of gender and sexual minorities.

Op-ed: Protecting LGBT Workers Means Protecting All Workers

Op-ed: Protecting LGBT Workers Means Protecting All Workers

As President Obama's executive order protecting LGBT workers takes effect today, his senior adviser Valerie Jarrett sees it as a civil rights milestone.

Op-ed: Can a Hate Crime Occur Within the LGBT Community?

Op-ed: Can a Hate Crime Come From Our Own Community?

A Mississippi bi-on-gay attack reminds us that internalized homophobia is not going away soon.

Op-ed: How I’m Helping the Chinese Gayby Boom

Op-ed: How I’m Helping the Chinese Gayby Boom

Americans aren't the only LGBT people fighting for their right to have a family.

Op-ed: Boy Scouts, Time for a New Lesson

Op-ed: Boy Scouts, Time for a New Lesson

As the story of Pascal Tessier shows us, the world is changing and the Boy Scouts of America are not keeping up.

Op-ed: How Business Can Be a Game Changer in Fight Against Bigoted Laws

Op-ed: How Business Can Lead the Fight Against Bigoted Laws

Advocacy groups can’t cede the argument on whether being LGBT is a sin, says the out cofounder of Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams.

Tim Cook's Apple and Mike Pence's Indiana: One's the Future, the Other the Past

Apple and Indiana: One's the Future, the Other the Past

Mike Pence is supposed to be a fiscally minded conservative, but he nearly screwed his state over royally. He should take some cues from Apple's out CEO.

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