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: Love, Marriage, and Retirement
March 31 2014 5:25 AM ET

Op-ed: Love, Marriage, and Retirement

David Rae

Another benefit to marriage equality? Tools to help make retirement planning a bit easier.

Op-ed: Getting Health Insurance Makes a Difference to LGBT Equality
March 28 2014 3:41 PM ET

Op-ed: Getting Health Insurance Matters to Equality

La’Tasha Mayes

Affordable health care and coverage are LGBT equality issues, says the executive director of New Voices Pittsburgh after a White House visit.

March 27 2014 9:51 AM ET

My Phone Sex Change: Why Dating With a High Voice Is Tough

his wasn’t the first time someone mistook me for a woman over the phone.

Op-ed: 26 And In A Coma
March 26 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 26 and In a Coma

Brian Addison

As one writer has experienced with the drug-related fall of a friend, we should never be too scared to help loved ones when they slip up.

Op-ed: Investing In Equality
March 25 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Investing In Equality

Charlie Rounds

Have you ever wondered whether your investments are also good for LGBT equality? One new option works to ensure just that.

March 21 2014 9:24 AM ET

When Black Lesbians Are Killed by Black Men

Why do we still have so much violence directed at queer women of color?

Op-ed: RIP Gay Clubs and Their Affirming Debauchery
March 20 2014 1:06 AM ET

Op-ed: RIP Gay Clubs and Their Affirming Debauchery

Neal Broverman

Dance palaces for us are shuttering from Moscow to Vegas, and it's not just bad House music we're losing.

WATCH: 17-Year-Old Japanese Student Comes Out During Speech Contest
March 18 2014 1:50 PM ET

WATCH: 17-Year-Old Japanese Student Comes Out During Speech Contest

Jase Peeples

At an English speech contest in Sapporo, Japan, a brave student delivers an inspiring oration on LGBT rights and comes out as gay.

March 18 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: LA PRIDE Makes a Transgender First

E. Jaye Johnson

Los Angeles's pride festival announces that they're putting transgender people first.

Op-ed: The Policies Keeping Trans People From Military Service
March 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Policies Keeping Trans People From Military Service

Autumn Sandeen

Only policy stands between transgender people and the military service some seek.

Op-Ed: The Lasting Impact of Out TV Teens on LGBT Youth
March 14 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Lasting Impact of Out TV Teens on LGBT Youth

Jase Peeples

For one Advocate editor, seeing another a gay teen on TV in his youth for the first time wasn’t just entertainment, it was a life-changing experience.

Op-ed: No One Is Invincible
March 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: No One Is Invincible

Andrew Cray

One young man who's in a bout with cancer explains why no one should scoff at affordable health care.

Op-ed: NOM Can’t Shut Me Down
March 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: NOM Can’t Shut Me Down

Fred Karger

Political adviser and activist Fred Karger is the thorn in NOM's side, and he doesn't care if the group doesn't like it.

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