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.
Channel surfin'

Channel surfin'

The sun is shining, the birds are singing. Who cares. There’s too much good stuff on TV.

The girls of summer

The girls of summer

Logo brings skin and surf to your summer in the all-lesbian reality series Curl Girls.

Cover me

Cover me

A lesbian veteran wins a GLAAD award for her gay play set in wartime—and who praises her in print? The Army.

Soldiers of peace

Soldiers of peace

For antiwar queer youths, the conflict in Iraq is another familiar form of American oppression.

Frank Kameny talks

Frank Kameny talks

Andrew Noyes sits down with the veteran gay rights activist and discovers he’s just as unapologetically outspoken today as he was when he coined the phrase “Gay is good” 40 years ago.

In love and war

In love and war

Commentary 988 2007-07-03 2007-06-15 In love and war By Alec Mapa Photo of Gage, Alec, and Luke by Jamison Herbert. Iwas a performer at Colt Studio Group&#

Like Father, Like Son

Like father, like son

Retired Coast Guard officer Bill Shipley served and lived for decades in the closet before coming out—then he found out his son was gay.

A call to arms

A call to arms

Marine veteran Jeff Key survived deployment in Iraq. Now he’s a man with a new mission: ending America’s addiction to war.

Coming out in the line of fire

Coming out in the line of fire

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” presumes that battle units would collapse if gay soldiers were allowed to come out. Maybe someone should tell the Pentagon—they’re already out, and it’s only made their units stronger.

Left behind

Left behind

For gay soldiers fighting in Iraq, getting information to their partners back home is its own kind of battle. Bernice Yeung finds out what it’s like to be a world away without military support.

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