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.
Where Are We Chris Geidner

Where Are We Chris Geidner

Chris Geidner tracks the progress of LGBT equality and calls into question the suggestion that we should stop giving donations to Democrats until ENDA is passed and the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed.

Looking to Maine

Looking to Maine

Silence from Obama and a surprise appearance by Maggie Gallagher near a rally in D.C.ā€™s Dupont Circle exacerbated what was already a depressing moment for gay rights this week.

Progress in the Midwest

Progress in the Midwest

A city native and strong supporter of Kalamazoo's effort to keep an anti-discrimination law reflects on a hard-won campaign.

Maine's Not Wrong, It's America

Maine's Not Wrong, It's America

COMMENTARY: Charles Karel Bouley says no civil right should be left up to the masses -- because people often don't do the right thing in the privacy of the anonymous voting booth.

What Marriage in Maine Meant for Me

What Marriage in Maine Meant for Me

Dana Hernandez is a straight white married mother of two young children. But in campaigning for No on 1 and reporting Election Night outcomes for Advocate.com, defeat hit her like a ton of bricks.

NO on 1 Leader: We Will Win

NO on 1 Leader: We Will Win

The leader of the campaign to keep same-sex marriage legal in Maine believes the people of his state will vote on the side of fairness.

Joe Solmonese We Have Work to Do

Joe Solmonese We Have Work to Do

After over a decade, we now have a powerful tool to secure a civil right: the right to be safe. It is a start. But our time to celebrate is short, because we have work to do.

Ready for Another March?

Ready for Another March?

COMMENTARY: Taking to the streets ā€” and to the World Wide Web ā€” is the only way get this White House to move on gay issues, columnist Michelangelo Signorile says. So it could be time to plan another march on Washington.

Govt Run Healthcare Isn't the Answer

Govt Run Healthcare Isn't the Answer

Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., and GOProud's Christopher R. Barron say that the inefficiencies of the Ryan White CARE Act suggest that a government-run program is not the key to quality health care.

The Lady Gaga Channel

The Lady Gaga Channel

How can the pop singer be everywhere at once? Searching for answers to TV's most challenging mysteries.

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