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: We Can All Use A History Lesson
April 11 2014 4:01 AM ET

Op-ed: We Can All Use A History Lesson

Victor A. Salvo

History classes largely leave out some of the most significant contributions LGBT people have made over the centuries — so what are we doing about that?

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War
April 10 2014 11:35 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War

Rebecca Juro

Some might think the casual use of certain words relating to transgender women is harmless, but these words carry incredible weight.

Op-ed: Getting Youth to Tweet About HIV
April 10 2014 4:50 AM ET

Op-ed: Getting Youth to Tweet About HIV

Chris Richey

Thousands of young Americans are living with HIV, but their generation doesn't really talk about the epidemic. On this Youth AIDS Day, one organization takes the task to heart.

Op-ed: Tyler Oakley on Why Getting Older Is a Gift
April 09 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Tyler Oakley on Why Getting Older Is a Gift

Tyler Oakley

YouTube personality Tyler Oakley may bridle at getting a few wrinkles, but he knows some LGBT youth aren't so lucky.

A Transgender Blessing
April 09 2014 5:00 AM ET

A Transgender Blessing

Max Strassfeld

When Jewish tradition is steeped in gender roles, how does a transgender Jewish person mark their own gender confirmation procedures?

Op-ed: A Play to Clear Arizona's Name
April 08 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: A Play to Clear Arizona's Name

Michelle Garcia

Arizona has a troubled history when it comes to equality, but gay state senator Steve Gallardo is trying hard to change that.

Op-ed: Transgender Student, Softball Star
April 07 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transgender Student, Softball Star

Pat Cordova-Goff

When a transgender high school student made the varsity softball team, she didn't expect it would cause a media firestorm.

Op-ed: I Am Your Gay Immigrant Brother
April 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: I Am Your Gay Immigrant Brother

Ronnie Veliz

The failure to reform immigration affects us all as LGBT Americans.

Op-ed: Removing The Ego in The Fight Against HIV
April 04 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Removing The Ego in The Fight Against HIV

Tyler Curry

The fight against HIV requires a team effort, and it's important for individual activists to remember that.

Op-ed: Why LGBTs Should Care About MS
April 04 2014 5:27 AM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBTs Should Care About MS

Daniel Reynolds

A gay writer sets out to learn more about multiple sclerosis and discovers a cause worth fighting for.

Op-ed: Don't Be a Koch Sucker
April 03 2014 12:45 PM ET April 03 2014 8:45 PM ET

Op-ed: Don't Be a Koch Sucker

Neal Broverman

Many are up in arms over the Mozilla CEO's Prop. 8 donation, but what about the rich guys trying to steal elections to get richer and take away our rights on the sly?

April 03 2014 11:10 AM ET

Tom Daley: 'I'm a Gay Man Now'

The Olympic diver is no longer bisexual

Op-ed: Franklin Graham's Judgments Are Anything But Christian-Like
April 03 2014 7:05 AM ET

Op-ed: Franklin Graham's Judgments Aren't Christian

Brian Cockman

The son of Billy Graham unloaded a string of antigay ideas in a recent newspaper interview.

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