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 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’s So Gay About Apartheid?

 Op-ed: What’s So Gay About Apartheid?

Author Sherry Wolf argues that Israel is on a campaign to whitewash its crimes against Palestinians with a marketing blitz to promote its pro-LGBT policies.

Op-ed: Why Struggle Can Be Useful

Op-ed: What It Means to Struggle for Your Dreams

As a precursor to the riots in England, the country had lost hold of its dreams. And Harjeet Johal shares the value of struggling to attain them.

Op-ed: One Final Status Update

Op-ed: One Final Status Update

Right before he hanged himself, my friend Arron typed a final status update on Facebook.

Op-ed: Don’t Waste Your Money on Money Wasters

 Op-ed: Don’t Waste Your Money on Money-Wasters

Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas lists the gay rights organizations that he thinks make a difference — and those that don’t.

Op-ed: If You Take Down Israel, What Else Goes With It?

Op-ed: If You Take Down Israel, What Else Goes With It?

Our community should celebrate Israel — a country whose laws are more favorable to LGBT people than those of the United States — and stop sympathizing with its opponents.

Op-ed: NPR Should Apologize for Parroting “Ex-Gay” Propaganda

The founder of the gay rights group that recently put “reparative therapy” in the headlines with its hidden-camera investigation of Marcus Bachmann's clinics calls on NPR to apologize for a story it did reacting to the controversy.

Op-ed: Diagnosing Fear of HIV

Op-ed: Diagnosing Fear of HIV

No matter how manageable HIV is now, if David Michael Conner had to choose his diagnosis, he’d pick multiple sclerosis and lose the ability to walk.

Op-Ed: Where to Find The Gay Gospels

Op-ed: Where to Find "The Gay Gospels"

A new book by Christian gay activist Keith Sharpe makes a religious argument against the Bible’s clobber verses — which have become a litmus test for the religious right’s evaluation of politicians.

OP-ED: Larry Kramer Says He's Being Tarred For Something I Did Not Say

OP-ED: Larry Kramer Says "I’m Being Tarred for Something I Did Not Say"

The famed author and veteran gay activist responds to criticism created by his skeptical reaction to gay marriage, at least as it was printed in The New York Times.

OP-ED: What It Will Be Like On The Day After DADT Expires

 OP-ED: What It Will Be Like on the Day After DADT Expires

A gay airman explains how he knows it gets better for troops who come out.

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