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.
Guy Padgett

Guy Padgett

In 2004 the city council of Casper, Wyo.—Matthew Shepard’s hometown—unanimously elected their first openly gay mayor.

Speaking truth to power

Speaking truth to power

Although the Democratic forum on LGBT issues in August was about the presidential candidates, it was panelist Jonathan Capehart, the gay Washington Post editorial writer, who arguably emerged as the winner. Andrew Noyes finds out what makes this journalist tick.

Doctor, doctor: David Ho

Doctor, doctor: David Ho

David Ho developed HIV cocktail therapy, which was introduced in the mid 1990s and has since made AIDS a chronic but manageable illness for many. Now he’s focused on finding a vaccine. One-on-one with an AIDS pioneer.

Welcome to the party

Welcome to the party

On our 40th birthday we’re making you a promise: For you and for The Advocate, the best is yet to come.

Drawing on life

Drawing on life

For New Yorker Cartoonist William Haefeli life really is a laughing matter.

Future speak

Future speak

Some of our favorite thinkers look ahead and tell us what tomorrow may bring.

40 heroes

40 heroes

We have a winner...and it's Ellen! Thousands of you ranked your top 40 favorites for our first Greatest Gay Heroes list. Controversial? Outrageous? Fascinating? All of the above.

A call to duty

A call to duty

A lesbian Navy captain recalls how the events of 9/11 forever changed the way she serves her country.

Why the Bailey controversy won't die soon

Why the Bailey controversy won't die soon

To focus on the overzealous response of some trans activists is to miss the bigger picture -- that transsexuals are fed up with non-trans "experts" claiming to know us better than we do

Rosario Dawson

Big Gay Following: Rosario Dawson

Edgy as ever in the new NC-17–rated rape thriller Descent, Rent's Rosario Dawson details her own queer-soaked vie bohème.

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