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.
Media Still Wrong on Hate Crimes

Media Still Wrong on Hate Crimes

Faulty reporting and sensationalist talking heads dishonor the legacy of the fallen while making it harder for fair legislation to pass.

Oedipus Wrecks

Oedipus Wrecks

When his mom started dating women, writer Brett Berk was amused. But now she's gayer than he is -- and he's confused.

Bullied to Death

Bullied to Death

The executive directors of the Trevor Project and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network team up to address harassment and suicide prevention in schools -- and pay tribute to Carl Hoover-Walker and Jaheem Herrera.

I'm Gay and Iraqi: Please Help Me!

I'm Gay and Iraqi: Please Help Me!

The situation for gay Iraqis has never been more dire: With reports of torture, "anal gluing," and murder coming out of the Middle East, is the U.S. surge to blame for this sudden explosion of antigay violence?

Laws Can Only Go So Far

Laws Can Only Go So Far

Iowa's supreme court decision was a major victory for marriage equality. But it will take more than mere legal decisions for gays to win social approval.

Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter

Advocate editor in chief Jon Barrett wants you to know that he's gay.

God Hates Censorship

God Hates Censorship

When U.K. officials barred the Reverend Fred Phelps from entering the country, they didn't just give the infamous bigot undue attention, they violated one of the most important principles of freedom.

In the Corner Office of Our Nation's Schools

In the Corner Office of Our Nation's Schools

A visit with Secretary Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education gives a glimmer of hope to those fighting to keep LGBT kids safe in schools.

Mr. President, Here’s Another Thing to Change

Mr. President, Here's Another Thing to Change

Journalist and mom Katia Hetter hates that her partner has to pay taxes on her health care benefits. Could that change under Obama?

Of Pastors and Politicians

Of Pastors and Politicians

Portland mayor Sam Adams and Colorado evangelist Ted Haggard both got caught with their pants down, but these men's improprieties have less to do with sex than with the unrealistic standards we set for our role models.

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