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: A Drag Queen Made Me a Better Gay Man

Op-ed: A Drag Queen Made Me a Better Gay Man

This young journalist was forced to confront his own internalized homophobia, thanks to a little help from 'Pepper.'

10 Gay Men in Their 30s Give Advice to Their 20-Something Selves

10 Gay Men Give Advice to Their 20-Something Selves

This is the first of a three-part series intended to address the topics of age, personal growth, and the awesomeness of wrinkles.

Out Ambassadors: Global Trade Agreement Will Lift Up LGBT Lives

Out Ambassadors: Global Trade Agreement Will Lift Up LGBT Lives

Eight of the nation's most powerful out leaders, including ambassadors and an envoy to the State Department, explain how proposed trade agreements will export our values of equality and tolerance.

Op-ed: The Real Gay Heroes Are Those Fighting For a Better Life

Op-ed: The Real Gay Heroes Are Those Fighting For a Better Life

A young woman helping LGBT people escape homophobic and transphobic countries says her idols are those she helps rescue.

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.

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