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: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

Op-ed: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

How California's marriage equality case can (and should) sink L.A.’s 'condoms in porn' law.

Op-ed: 'All Lives Matter' But We Must Prioritize Trans Women of Color

 'All Lives Matter' But We Must Prioritize Trans Women of Color

White activists need to help stop the 'genocide of trans women of color.' First step: listen.

Op-ed: Empire's Queer Family of Color Is the Real 'New Normal'

Op-ed: Empire's Queer Family of Color Is the Real 'New Normal'

It's not just up to Hollywood to show LGBT parents exist — it's up to us, too.

Op-ed: John Kerry Needs to Do the Right Thing in Egypt

Op-ed: John Kerry Needs to Do the Right Thing in Egypt

Promoting an economic summit in a nation jailing LGBT people is not living up to the self-stated ideals of the State Department.

RFK's Daughter on Why NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Remains a Disgrace

Op-ed: All the Ways NYC's St. Patrick's Parade Is a Disgrace

Banning LGBT groups at New York City's holiday parade creates ripples of hate that spread far beyond the five boroughs.

Op-ed: HIV-Positive LGBT Women Are Discounted, Miscounted, and Uncounted

Op-ed: HIV-Positive Women: Discounted, Uncounted

A decade after the first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, men remain the face of the disease.

Editor's Letter: On Remembering What's Important

Editor's Letter: On Remembering What's Important

As Larry Kramer and Andrew Holleran discuss why they write, I'm prompted to think about why I do — and why I have to get the idea down as soon as I'm able.

Op-ed: Alzheimer's Disease Doesn't Discriminate

Op-ed: Alzheimer's Disease Doesn't Discriminate

Who will take care of you in your old age?

Op-ed: Russell Tovey, Sexism, and Imaginary Masculinity

Op-ed: Russell Tovey, Sexism, and Imaginary Masculinity

Is masculinity innate, or is it just an act?

Op-ed: How We're Asking the Supreme Court to End Bi Erasure

How We're Asking the Supreme Court to End Bi Erasure

A bisexual person is permitted in all states to marry someone of the opposite sex but is still forbidden in 14 states to marry someone of the same sex.

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