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.
The Right Hook

The Right Hook

Considering her woeful lack of experience with gay issues, what can we really expect from Sarah Palin?

The World as It Should Be

The World as It Should Be

Michelle Obama states her case for why an Obama presidency would make for an LGBT-friendlier America.

Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits

What’s a little make-believe romance between acquaintances?

Losing Dorothy Parker

Losing Dorothy Parker

Writer and composer Joel Derfner realizes his childhood dream of acceptance has arrived -- at a cost.

Minority Report

Minority Report

By reframing marriage equality as a civil right, two African-American governors have become leading voices for gay rights.

Get Out of the Rabbithole

Get Out of the Rabbit Hole

As the Internet continues to suck us into a virtual reality, gay culture in the real world is slipping away.

The Avoidable Death of Thomas Disch

The Avoidable Death of Thomas Disch

On July 4, 2008, the out science fiction writer shot himself in his New York apartment. Could gay marriage have saved him?

Madonnas Latest Reinvention

Madonna's Latest Reinvention

With rumors swirling that Madge has bedded a married Yankee, the public gets back the Madonna it loves best: brazen, sexual, and exciting.

Gay Marriage Isn't Racist

Gay Marriage Isn't Racist

Jasmyne Cannick may not admit it, but marriage equality benefits all gays and lesbians -- not just the white ones 

Queer Commencement

Queer Commencement

Author and performance artist Tim Miller spends a lot of his time touring universities teaching students about performance art. In this essay he imagines the graduation speech he might one day give at the fictitious Queer U.

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