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: Jared Polis Explains the 'Marriage-juana' Agenda

Op-ed: Jared Polis on the 'Marriage-juana' Platform

Congressman Jared Polis says ‘the two most successful social policy movements in the U.S.’ — marriage equality and marijuana reform — have more in common than first meets the eye.

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Response to White House support of a conversion therapy ban has erased the trans girl who inspired the proposed law.

Op-Ed: How Day of Silence Turns Oppression Into Empowerment

How Day of Silence Turns Oppression Into Empowerment

The country's beleaguered LGBT students still need Day of Silence, explains GLSEN's Camille Beredjick.

Op-ed: Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve

Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson explains why there's no one better to represent us at the high court than his friend Mary Bonauto.

Op-ed: My Gay Mormon Life Is Not 'Counterfeit'

Op-ed: My Gay Mormon Life Is Not 'Counterfeit'

The Mormon Church’s language is ignorant and dangerous.

Op-ed: The Problem With Schlumpy Men Playing Trans Women

Op-ed: The Problem With Schlumpy Men Playing Trans Women

Hey, Hollywood, Laverne Cox is not the only beautiful transgender actress alive.

Op-ed: A Letter to Heather and Her Two Mommies From Their Creator

Dear Heather and Her Two Mommies, From Their Creator

Back in 1989 an LGBT-themed children's book titled Heather Has Two Mommies incited condemnation from conservatives — and adoration from LGBT families. With her book being reissued, author Lesléa Newman has some words for her most famous character.

Op-ed: The Pink Mob Strikes Again

Op-ed: The Pink Mob Strikes Again

Here's the case that our social media frenzy played into the hands of equality opponents.

Op-ed: Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm's Win

Op-ed: Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm's Win

Rahm Emanuel will lead the Second City for another four years, but both he and his opponent knew they needed LGBT voters to win.

Op-ed: How to Get By When Your Community Betrays You

Op-ed: How to Get By When Your Neighbors Betray You

When your neighbors snatch your rights away it takes an emotional toll, but this writer refuses to be defeated.

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