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.
In Defense of Charles Djou

In Defense of Charles Djou

COMMENTARY: GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia says the labeling of newly elected Hawaii congressman Charles Djou as antigay is unfounded and just anther example of liberal bloggers attacking Republican politicians.

Michael Lucas on Russias Struggle to Demonstrate Pride

Michael Lucas on Russia's Pride Struggle

COMMENTARY: Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas explains why Russia does not tolerate demonstrations of gay pride.

Making Homophobia a Thing of the Past

Making Homophobia a Thing of the Past

COMMENTARY: On the International Day Against Homophobia, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland says discrimination based on sexual orientation should be consigned to the pages of history.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

COMMENTARY: George Rekers, an influential peddler of antigay propaganda who has remained largely out of the public eye until this week, is now the poster boy for the harm caused by repression.

Ex Gay Movement Equals Genocide

“Ex-Gay” Movement = Genocide?

“Ex-gay” survivor and Advocate contributor Jallen Rix talks about a new study that compares the actions of the reparative therapy movement to genocide.

Lambda Legal Arizona Law Hurts Us All

Lambda Legal: Arizona Law Hurts Us All

COMMENTARY: The Arizona immigration law is still alive and well...  and dangerous, and Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson and Francisco Dueñas says gays and lesbians need to join the fight.

Town Hall Turns on HRC

HRC in Hot Seat at Town Hall

Advocate correspondent Jason Bellini (pictured) heads to Washington for Michaelangelo Signorile's town hall meeting of LGBT leaders, which quickly became a “gay-on-gay blame game” over "don't ask, don't tell" and ENDA.

Michael Lucas Throw Israel Under the Bus

Lucas: Don't Throw Israel Under the Bus

Michael Lucas says President Barack Obama should think twice before his administration makes a move to alienate Israel, a friend to the United States and a friend to LGBTs.

Ticked-Off Actor

Ticked-Off Actor

Willam Belli, one of the stars of Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives, writes an open letter to “Tran Coulter,” his catchall name for trans activists and commentators who have publicly derided the film.

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Visiting The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

A recent Frontline report highlighted the culture of the Afghan dancing boys —bacha bazi — who dance for and possibly sleeping with older men. Journalist Michael Luongo remembers his brush with the bacha bazi in 2004.

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