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.
Op-ed: Hey New York, Protect My Trans Son

Op-ed: Hey New York, Protect My Trans Son

I have two sons: one trans, one not. New York's Senate needs to pass legislation so I can stop watching one of them live a life that's any less than he deserves.

A Look at the Face of HIV and AIDS: Then and Now

The Face of HIV and AIDS: Then and Now

As today is National HIV and AIDS Longterm Survivors' Awareness Day, and the 34th anniversary of the first diagnosis, it's a perfect time to give thanks for all the advances we've witnessed since 1981.

Op-ed: The True Hurdles to Open Transgender Military Service

Op-ed: The True Hurdles to Open Trans Military Service

Why is no one discussing or addressing the very real complications that surround open transgender service?

Op-ed: Why Is There an Epidemic of Pregnancy Among Queer Youth?

Op-ed: Why Is There a Pregnancy Epidemic Among Queer Youth?

A dearth of information on LGBT health is translating into a shocking number of pregnancies among sexual minority youth.

Op-ed: Trans Is Beautiful, Even Without Annie Leibovitz

Op-ed: Trans Is Beautiful, Even Without Vanity Fair

Many embraced Caitlyn Jenner because she personifies the female beauty ideal. What if she wasn't so glamorous?

Op-ed: How Some Cheese and Dough Is Saving Young LGBT Lives

Op-ed: How Some Cheese and Dough Is Saving Young LGBT Lives

A new youth group out of Washington State hopes to bring its message of acceptance and inclusion — served with a slice of pizza — to schools nationwide.

Why TV News Ignores Transgender Murder Victims

Understanding the Media Bias Against LGBT People

A journalist who's covered stories from Rock Hudson's AIDS diagnosis to the Boston Marathon bombing reveals why the media obsesses over the murders of rich Caucasians and largely ignores violence against trans women.

Op-ed: For Gays, Life in Lawrence, Kan., Keeps Getting Worse

Op-ed: For Gays, Life in Lawrence, Kan., Keeps Getting Worse

This man found Lawrence, a college town in Kansas, a liberal refuge in his youth. Somehow, things have changed.

Op-ed: Why This Is the Year for Marriage in Australia

Op-ed: Why This Is the Year for Marriage in Australia

The nation has struggled with marriage equality for over a decade, but thanks to pro-LGBT campaigns and a little push from a faraway friend, change is coming.

Op-ed: A 13-Year-Old, the Minnesota Governor, and LGBT Rights

A 13-Year-Old, the Minnesota Governor, and LGBT Rights

Thirteen-year-old Emma Meents recently met with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to shoot the breeze about her gay dads, marriage equality, and Pride parades.

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