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: What Gay Couples Must Know About Social Security

Op-ed: What Gay Couples Must Know About Social Security

Same-sex married couples now have a few more options on how to take their Social Security benefits.

Op-ed: Let's Change Tired Old Standards of Beauty

Op-ed: Let's Change Tired Old Standards of Beauty

No matter how many times you tell the woman you love she's beautiful, the message has already been blurred so many times that the words might not get through.

Op-ed: Don't Count Your Justices Until They've Ruled

Op-ed: Don't Count Your Justices Until They've Ruled

Some might be ready to rest on their laurels with a Supreme Court hearing this spring concerning marriage equality, but now is not the time to quit.

Op-ed: Weddings Are About Love, Not Cautious Marketing

Op-ed: Weddings Are About Love, Not Cautious Marketing

Two wedding photographers noticed an absence of LGBT-friendly messaging at a wedding expo. Here's why that's harmful.

Op-ed: 'Empire' Keeps Getting Gayer — But Pop Stars Always Have Been Queer
February 11 2015 5:07 PM ET

Op-ed: Empire Gets Gayer, But Pop Stars Were Always Queer

The hit show challenges hip-hop’s gay haters, but pop stars are actually revered for being gay, bisexual, or androgynous.

Op-ed: Science Holds the Key to Transgender Equality

Op-ed: Science Holds the Key to Transgender Equality

The researchers behind a groundbreaking new study on trans youth says data can help dismantle societal discrimination.

Op-ed: Finally, Some Reliable Research on Trans Kids Like Mine

Op-ed: Finally, Some Reliable Research on Trans Kids Like Mine

My child is a member of the first generation of kids allowed to live transgender lives from a very young age. Until now, we parents have been making it up as we go along.

Op-ed: A Gay Man’s Voice in the Eating Disorder Conversation

Op-ed: A Gay Man’s Voice in the Eating Disorder Conversation

Eating disorders are prevalent among gay, bisexual, and transgender men, but it isn't always easy to find help.

Op-ed: One Year After Sochi, the Silence Is Deafening

Op-ed: One Year After Sochi, the Silence Is Deafening

Was the global outrage at Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law just a flash in the pan?

Op-ed: Sticks And Stones? Not So Much

Op-ed: Sticks And Stones? Not So Much

When childhood bullying still hurts as an adult.

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