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: How An Imaginary Gun Saved My Life

Op-Ed: How an Imaginary Gun Saved My Life 

GOProud's executive director, Jimmy LaSalvia, says he was violently attacked for being gay and that the experience has only strengthened his pro-gun beliefs.

OP-ED: Is It A Choice? A Scientist's View

OP-ED: Is It A Choice? A Scientist's View

When Tim Pawlenty said the science was "in dispute” about whether being gay is genetic, that sure came as surprise to molecular biologist Dean Hamer.

In His Own Words: How I Went Undercover at Bachmann's Clinic

In His Own Words: How I Went Undercover at Bachmann's Clinic

In His Own Words: How I Went Undercover at Bachmann's Clinic

NOM in New York All Hat and No Cattle

NOM in New York: All Hat and No Cattle

COMMENTARY: The National Organization for Marriage's leaders are crying over defeat in New York. Did they expect to lose this battle?

In Obama’s White House, Process is Progress

In Obama’s White House, Process Is Progress

COMMENTARY: At Wednesday’s reception for Pride Month, I had a chance to ask President Obama a question, so I chose one on which he could act: “Do you support the Respect for Marriage Act?"

Say My Name: LGBT Health Starts to Count

Say My Name: LGBT Health Starts to Count

COMMENTARY: While people cheer over marriage equality in New York, I have watched a much quieter victory unfold.

Love and Exile

Love and Exile

Attorney Lavi Soloway, cofounder of Stop the Deportations and Immigration Equality, reflects on the continued struggles of binational gay couples — including those whose only option to stay together is to leave the United States.

How the Battle for NY Marriage Equality Was Won

How the Battle for NY Marriage Equality Was Won

COMMENTARY: Richard Socarides provides an insider's view on the clandestine strategy sessions that helped bring about New York's recent victory.

Reflecting on Marriage Milestones

Reflecting on Marriage Milestones

While overjoyed by the landmark victory in New York, one former Advocate editor in chief reminds us of the fight for equal rights in his state of North Carolina, where a nasty battle over whether to outlaw marriage equality looms.

Should Gay Grooms Or Lesbian Brides Dress Like Twins

Should Gay Grooms Or Lesbian Brides Dress Like Twins?

COMMENTARY: As gay New Yorkers may soon exercise their right to marry, Mr. Manners explains how to avoid a fashion faux pas at your nuptials

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