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: Will Obama's State of the Union Address Include Full Equality?

Op-ed: Will Obama's SOTU Address Include Full Equality?

President Obama has an opportunity to do something bold for LGBT Americans. Will it happen?

Op-ed: Bayard Rustin Was My Love, My Leader

Op-ed: Bayard Rustin Was My Love, My Leader

Walter Naegle remembers the legacy of his late partner, the civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

Op-ed: 'Looking' at HIV Testing in 2015

Op-ed: Looking at HIV Testing in 2015

An HIV test on last night's episode of HBO's Looking is a timely reminder for viewers to have one of their own.

Op-ed: Remembering Stonewall Veteran Danny Garvin

Op-ed: Remembering Stonewall Veteran Danny Garvin

A historian of LGBT history remembers a man who lived a full, fascinating, inspiring life.

Op-ed: An Open Letter to My HIV

Op-ed: An Open Letter to My HIV

One man checks in with the virus in his body — and thanks it.

Op-ed: How Discrimination Affects Our Health

Op-ed: How Discrimination Affects Our Health

Plenty of LGBT progress has been made over the years, but health care is one area that still hits many of us hard.

Op-ed: Why It's Awesome to Be White in America

Op-ed: Why It’s Awesome to Be White in America

Didn’t we end racism when Barack Obama was elected? No? (Tyler Curry takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the state of race inequality.)

Op-ed: Why 'Looking' Is Now a Show Worth Watching

Op-ed: Why Looking Is Now a Show Worth Watching

Contrasting with the sleepy start of its first season, the HBO drama kicks off season 2 with sex, scandal, and issues that strike at the heart of what it means to be queer in America.

Op-ed: When Parents Are the Enemy

Op-ed: When Parents Are the Enemy

Suicide, reparative therapy, and the epidemic of LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Op-ed: I’m Sorry, But Your Husband IS Gay

Op-ed: I’m Sorry, But Your Husband Is Gay

One gay man who spent time researching the lives of gay Mormons already knows what TLC's upcoming show is all about.

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