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 19 Best Advocate Op-eds on HIV in 2014

The 19 Best Advocate Op-eds on HIV in 2014

Slut-shaming, forced jailing, Vladimir Putin, and PrEP are just a few of the topics our op-eds hit this year when it comes to HIV.

Op-ed: The Gift of Adoption

Op-ed: The Gift of Adoption

Adoption is a process that is still inaccessible to many, leaving countless children without families.

6 Ways Same-Sex Married Couples Can Prepare for Tax Time

6 Ways Same-Sex Married Couples Can Prepare for Tax Time

This is the first year that some same-sex couples will be able to file federal taxes jointly. Here are a few ways to make sure you keep your fair share.

Book Excerpt: Richard Blanco's First 'San Giving'

My First 'San Giving'

The first out inaugural poet shares a childhood memory of a Thanksgiving Day with a Cuban twist in his new memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos.

Op-ed: Why I Started a Transgender Support Line

Op-ed: Why I Started a Transgender Support Line

A large proportion of transgender people have attempted suicide. Here's one attempt to stop it.

Op-ed: Finding 'Queer' Through Leslie Feinberg's 'Stone Butch Blues'

Op-ed: Finding 'Queer' Through Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues

Memoirist Daisy Hernández, in tribute to the late author and activist Leslie Feinberg, recalls the words and places that Feinberg's classic novel evokes for her.

Op-ed: What If Stonewall Happened Now?

Op-ed: What If Stonewall Happened Now?

The catalyst and the heartache, as revisited with Ferguson on our TV screens.

Op-ed: The Decade Masturbation Burst Out of the Closet Before I Did

Op-ed: Masturbation Burst Out of the Closet Before I Did

Before masturbation was heralded as safe sex, it was an embarrassing experiment of trial-and-error.

Op-ed: It's Not a Gay Wedding or Straight Wedding — It's Just a Wedding

Op-ed: It's Not a Gay or Straight Wedding — It's Just a Wedding

A discriminatory Bay Area photography shop that won't shoot any couples in order to avoid photographing same-sex couples is getting left behind by its industry.

Op-ed: Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations

Op-ed: Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations

A trip to central Africa and the passing of a mentor were enough to make one writer realize that being closeted wasn't worth it.

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