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.
A Year of Thinking Gay

A Year of Thinking Gay

A flurry of personal appearances and professional obligations causes one man to hit his gay threshold.

Gay Days Disney Celebration: Part Celebration, Part Fiasco

Gay Days at Disneyland: Part Celebration, Part Fiasco

For 11 years, gays and lesbians wearing red shirts have descended on Disneyland for Gay Days, an event that forces mainstream Americans to deal with us face to face. And while just-married same-sex couples urging park visitors to vote no on Prop. 8 put a positive political face on the weekend's festivities, the event too often showed the gay community at its worst: drunk, sometimes naked, and acting completely inappropriate for the families looking on.

No Country for Black Men

No Country for Black Men

John McCain may put his country first, but has America earned that honor?

The Right Hook

The Right Hook

Considering her woeful lack of experience with gay issues, what can we really expect from Sarah Palin?

The World as It Should Be

The World as It Should Be

Michelle Obama states her case for why an Obama presidency would make for an LGBT-friendlier America.

Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits

What’s a little make-believe romance between acquaintances?

Losing Dorothy Parker

Losing Dorothy Parker

Writer and composer Joel Derfner realizes his childhood dream of acceptance has arrived -- at a cost.

Minority Report

Minority Report

By reframing marriage equality as a civil right, two African-American governors have become leading voices for gay rights.

Get Out of the Rabbithole

Get Out of the Rabbit Hole

As the Internet continues to suck us into a virtual reality, gay culture in the real world is slipping away.

The Avoidable Death of Thomas Disch

The Avoidable Death of Thomas Disch

On July 4, 2008, the out science fiction writer shot himself in his New York apartment. Could gay marriage have saved him?

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