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.

Trans Lobby Day 2008

Trans activist Melissa Sklarz reflects on lobby days past and the trans community's new message to the Senate on ENDA: just wait!

Is There Such a Thing as Bad Press?

Is There Such a Thing as Bad Press?

He's having a baby, and the media is begging for input from the LGBT community. Will we miss this opportunity?

Liberals and Their Invisible Homophobia

Liberals and Their Invisible Homophobia

It's not just homophobia from conservatives we have to worry about. Liberals can be just as baldly antigay -- often without reproach.

Madge-ical Moments

Madge-ical Moments

As Madonna prepares to release her new CD, Hard Candy, four Advocate staffers share how they became enthralled with the icon and what she's meant to them ever since.

No Turkey-Basters Involved

No Turkey-Basters Involved

In their latest step toward conception, writer Maggie Quale and her partner visit the bank (not Wells Fargo). After the insemination, there's nothing to do but think positive.

A Semidefense of Matt Foreman

A Semidefense of Matt Foreman

As a signatory of the "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage" document, Nation editor Richard Kim finds fault with Jamie Kirchick's assessment of the Task Force's outgoing leader.

A Gay Teen's 'Bad Blood'

A Gay Teen's "Bad Blood"

On February 12 a gay eighth-grade student in Oxnard, Calif.. lay in a pool of his own blood in his school's computer lab as his attacker, a classmate, ran out of the room and off campus. John Ireland explores the undeniable feeling that Lawrence King took the bullet for every gay teenager.

Matt Foreman's Questionable Legacy

Matt Foreman's Questionable Legacy

The outgoing head of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force mixed liberal activism with gay rights -- but to what end?

Daddy Drama

Daddy Drama

In Maggie Quale's latest column on her journey to parenthood, she and her partner ponder potential paternal problems.

Katharine Jefferts Schori for President

Katharine Jefferts Schori for President

She's among our most committed allies in the battle for LGBT inclusion and equality -- and she happens to wear a clerical collar.

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