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: Helping LGBT Families in Mississippi, Alabama, and Other Southern States
June 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Helping Families from Mississippi to Alabama

Denise Brogan-Kator and Tatiana Quiroga

Southern states have the highest proportion of LGBT couples with families, but the fewest legal protections in the country.

Op-ed: Why 'Bi' Is So Tough to Say
June 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why 'Bi' Is So Tough to Say

Eliel Cruz

Eliel Cruz thought that figuring out his sexual orientation would make life easier, but that was not necessarily the case.

Op-ed: Yeah, Pope Francis, Who Are You to Judge?
June 10 2014 6:40 AM ET

Op-ed: Yeah, Pope Francis, Who Are You to Judge?

Michelle Garcia

The Vatican has a real problem with staying out of people's bedrooms.

Gay Fatherhood, Step 1: Stop Pretending You Don't Want to Be a Dad
June 09 2014 8:15 AM ET

Gay Fatherhood, Step 1: Stop Pretending You Don't Want to Be a Dad

Lucas Grindley

It took our editorial director years to start a family — because society told him to stop trying.

Op-ed: Why Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Makes Me Cry
June 09 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Makes Me Cry

John Paul Brammer

One song rising on the charts right now captures an aspect of gay life that anyone can relate to.

Op-ed: Why LGBTQ Literature Matters
June 09 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBTQ Literature Matters

Brenda Knight

Because #LGBTQ shouldn't just be a marketing segment.

Op-ed: The Virtual Closet
June 06 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: The Virtual Closet

Abdi Nazemian

What your headless torso really says about you.

Op-ed: What We’ve Failed to Remember With the T Word
June 06 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What We’ve Failed to Remember With the T Word

Cyd Zeigler

The T word issue puts gay men into Animal Farm territory.

Op-ed: Gore Vidal's Lasting Legacy
June 05 2014 8:01 AM ET

Op-ed: Gore Vidal's Lasting Legacy

Nicholas Wrathall

The director of a documentary about gay literary icon Gore Vidal says the author's legacy has inspired others, whether they know it or not.

Op-ed: The Gay Truth About Ronald Reagan
June 05 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Gay Truth About Ronald Reagan

James Duke Mason

Ronald Reagan failed to successfully combat the AIDS crisis, but does that make him antigay?

Bisexual Viral Video Star Thanks Supportive Family, Friends in GLAAD Op-ed
June 03 2014 1:38 PM ET

Bisexual Viral Video Star Thanks Supportive Family, Friends in GLAAD Op-ed

Eliel Cruz

Jacob Rudolph says he 'hit the jackpot' with his affirming, accepting parents, but the bisexual teen is dedicated to making it better for other LGBT youth who aren't so fortunate.

Op-ed: LGBTs, Know Your Worth
June 02 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: LGBTs, Know Your Worth

Chris Classen

LGBT Americans are estimated to spend at least $860 billion in 2014, so why aren't more businesses actively courting consumers?

Op-ed: My Kid's First Dress
May 30 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Kid's First Dress

Yuvi Zalkow

A dad realizes he supports his kid's exploration of gender identity more than he expected.

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