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: 8 Things Women Partnered With Trans Men Know

8 Things Women Partnered With Trans Men Know 

Sometimes, we're just tired of explaining that no, we really aren't straight. Also, it's none of your business.

An Open Letter to HBO: Save Looking

An Open Letter to HBO: Save Looking

Without Looking, TV will return to featuring gay men as supporting foils for straight characters. 

Op-ed: How Bea Arthur and 'Maude' Changed My Life

Op-ed: How Bea Arthur and Maude Changed My Life

Now that Maude is available to all, a gay filmmaker explains why this feminist sitcom is a must-see.

Op-ed: A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Dolce & Gabbana

Op-ed: A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Dolce & Gabbana

Does this family look 'synthetic' to you?

Op-ed: Susan G. Komen Founder on Her Gay Son and Marriage Equality

Susan G. Komen Founder's Gay Son, Marriage Equality

Nancy G. Brinker supports conservative values — values she says are consistent with same-sex marriage.

Op-ed: Bathrooms Will Be the Next LGBT Rights Battleground

Op-ed: Bathrooms Are Next LGBT Rights Battleground

With marriage equality resolution approaching, let's turn our eyes to how public attitudes fueling antitrans 'bathroom bills' have serious implications for all LGBT people.

Op-ed: The Conservative War Against LGBTs Has A Terrifying Future

Op-ed: Conservatives Should Be Careful What They Wish For

Religious exemption laws and the dismissive attitude toward federal law are setting up seriously scary precedents.

Op-ed: Ignoring Trans Suicide Is Not 'Responsible Reporting'

Op-ed: Ignoring Trans Suicide Is Not 'Responsible'

Industry standards discourage journalists from reporting details on suicide, but silencing the final words of trans people is more likely to contribute to erasure than contagion.

Op-ed: Religions Must Open Their Doors to LGBT Members

Op-ed: Trailblazing Rabbi Says Religion Must Open Its Doors

A trailblazing female rabbi says that all faiths need to not just accept gays, they need to embrace them.

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