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: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Response to White House support of a conversion therapy ban has erased the trans girl who inspired the proposed law.

Op-ed: Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve

Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson explains why there's no one better to represent us at the high court than his friend Mary Bonauto.

Op-ed: My Gay Mormon Life Is Not 'Counterfeit'

Op-ed: My Gay Mormon Life Is Not 'Counterfeit'

The Mormon Church’s language is ignorant and dangerous.

Op-ed: The Problem With Schlumpy Men Playing Trans Women

Op-ed: The Problem With Schlumpy Men Playing Trans Women

Hey, Hollywood, Laverne Cox is not the only beautiful transgender actress alive.

Op-ed: A Letter to Heather and Her Two Mommies From Their Creator

Dear Heather and Her Two Mommies, From Their Creator

Back in 1989 an LGBT-themed children's book titled Heather Has Two Mommies incited condemnation from conservatives — and adoration from LGBT families. With her book being reissued, author Lesléa Newman has some words for her most famous character.

Op-ed: The Pink Mob Strikes Again

Op-ed: The Pink Mob Strikes Again

Here's the case that our social media frenzy played into the hands of equality opponents.

Op-ed: Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm's Win

Op-ed: Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm's Win

Rahm Emanuel will lead the Second City for another four years, but both he and his opponent knew they needed LGBT voters to win.

Op-ed: How to Get By When Your Community Betrays You

Op-ed: How to Get By When Your Neighbors Betray You

When your neighbors snatch your rights away it takes an emotional toll, but this writer refuses to be defeated.

Op-ed: My Doctor Diagnosed Me as 'Homosexual'

Op-ed: My Doctor Diagnosed Me as 'Homosexual'

A California man is suing his doctor after she listed his sexual orientation as a chronic condition and refused to take it off his medical record.

Op-ed: Obama Must Stand Up for LGBT Jamaicans

Op-ed: Obama Must Stand Up for LGBT Jamaicans

As the president arrives in Jamaica for the Summit of the Americas, he must defend the basic rights of gender and sexual minorities.

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