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.
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

Michael Lucas on The Silliness of Weinergate

The Silliness of Weinergate

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says sex scandals like Anthony Weiner’s are ridiculous, but it’s the politicians’ own reactions that are even more problematic

Patrick Leahy Wants to Keep Refugees Safe And Here

Patrick Leahy Wants to Keep Refugees Safe – And Here

COMMENTARY: The legal director for Immigration Equality explains why a minor change to a 1996 law was a major blow to LGBT people seeking asylum in the U.S, and why Sen. Patrick Leahy could change all that.

Entertainment Matters More Than You Think 2

Entertainment Matters More Than You Think

COMMENTARY: This publication is called The Advocate. What does that mean? And who are our real advocates?

Entertainment Matters More Than You Think - corrupted version

Entertainment Matters More Than You Think

COMMENTARY: This publication is called The Advocate. What does that mean? And who are our real advocates?

HRC Backs Obama for 2012

HRC Backs Obama for 2012

COMMENTARY: As the presidential election cycle ramps up, Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese says there's only one clear choice for the LGBT vote.

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