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: 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.

Op-ed: Not a Straight White Man in Hollywood? Well, Good Luck

Op-ed: Not a Straight White Man? Good Luck in Hollywood

Chris Rock keenly addressed many of the racial hangups the entertainment history has held on to for years. Comedian and actor Jason Stuart says the same issues apply to LGBT roles and actors.

Op-ed: The Meaning of Leelah Alcorn's Death

Op-ed: The Meaning of Leelah Alcorn's Death

A transgender teenager took her life last week after being subjected to transphobic abuse from her family. Her death, however, has reminded many that LGBT youth need our help.

Op-ed: Trans Men's Voices Belong in the Trans Youth Suicide Conversation

Op-ed: Trans Men's Voices Belong in the Suicide Conversation

Within certain trans spaces, trans men have long been silenced — but this needs to end in the face of the ongoing trans suicide crisis.

Op-ed: Finding the Sacred in the Profane

Op-ed: Finding the Sacred in the Profane

A meditation on incarnation and the beauty of queer bodies on the 12th day of Christmas.

7 Reasons To Be Hopeful in 2015

7 Reasons To Be Hopeful in 2015

While the world offers many examples of persecution and injustice, there are reasons to expect the next generation will be better off, and the next, and the next.

Op-ed: We Need to Protect Our Trans Children

Op-ed: We Need to Protect Our Trans Children

In the wake of trans teen Leelah Alcorn's suicide, a trans advocate calls for adults to actively show trans youth they are accepted at home and beyond.

Op-ed: The Year of Hardware, Emojis, and Cake

Op-ed: The Year of Hardware, Emojis, and Cake

For us at The Advocate, it's been a pretty nice year.

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