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 A Christmas Remembrance

Op-ed: A Christmas Remembrance

A man remembers his late partner — a police officer who died on Christmas — while still fighting for the same rights that a straight spouse of a fallen officer would have had.

Oped One Pivotal Year for a Soldier Seeking Equality

Op-ed: One Pivotal Year for a Soldier Seeking Equality

Capt. Stephen Hill, one of several gay service members suing the government over spousal benefits, reflects on today, which is one year after President Obama signed “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal.

Advice Holiday Party Overhaul on a Budget

 Advice: Holiday Party Overhaul — on a Budget

With so many ways to throw a potluck (and so many ways to screw it up), event planner Brian Worley lists his five favorite party themes.

Oped Meet My Hero of the Gay Rights Movement

Op-ed: Meet My Hero of the Gay Rights Movement

A contributor reflects on meeting his hero Troy Perry.

Oped Man Seeking Woman to Have a Baby

Op-ed: Man Seeking Woman to Have a Baby

When one gay man told his friends he wanted to find a woman to have a baby, he wasn’t exactly met with hugs and congratulations.

Advice When Merry Christmas Means Bless Your Heart

Advice: When 'Merry Christmas' Means 'Bless Your Heart'

Question: Since you write so often about the fact that “language matters,” I’m curious whether it’s OK to wish friends and colleagues a “Merry Christmas.” When some people say it, I sometim

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.

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