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 LGBT 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 Neal Broverman and Jase Peeples. When the experts weigh in on the latest developments in the LGBT rights movement, they do so at The Advocate.

If Ireland denies marriage equality at the polls, it could harm LGBT people everywhere.

May 21 2015 1:21 PM

The U.S. Army’s first out trans soldier argues that media obsession with trans men’s medical histories and traditional masculinity detracts from what we need to discuss most.

May 21 2015 4:00 AM

A 50-something wants to remind youngsters how complicated it once was to find other gay men.

7:00 AM

To paraphrase Janet Mock: Trans people aren't 'passing' as men or women. We're being.

6:00 AM

A blood policy based on behavior, not identity, is needed.

May 19 2015 12:11 PM

The long arc of gay history means there will be wins — like the story of Victorian-era cross-dressers Fanny and Stella — and losses, like Russia's growing intolerance.

May 19 2015 8:30 AM

The government is helping to fund 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs for disabled LGBT adults, and it must stop.

May 18 2015 7:00 AM
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