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: Let’s Cure Cancer, Not Homosexuality

Op-ed: Let’s Cure Cancer, Not Homosexuality

It's 2014. When will Americans get over conversion therapy?

Editor's Letter: Why #DayInLGBT Matters If You Are 'LGBT'

Editor's Letter: Why #DayInLGBT Matters to LGBTs

If we do this right, today can help us learn more about what it means to be LGBT.

Op-ed: Undocumented, Queer, and Bullied

Op-ed: Undocumented, Queer, and Bullied

Imagine living in a world where every single part of your identity is constantly under attack.

Op-ed: Privilege and Advocacy

Op-ed: Privilege and Advocacy

Learning about the true depth of one's own privilege.

Op-ed: Azealia Banks Needs to Stop Using Homophobic Slurs

Op-ed: Azealia Banks Needs to Stop Using Homophobic Slurs

The young bisexual rapper is defending her use of a slur that she has no business using.

Op-ed: Federal Equality, Nothing More, Nothing Less

Op-ed: Federal Equality, Nothing More, Nothing Less

As the next session of Congress begins, Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin explains why LGBT activists are gearing up to support a new piece of legislation.

Op-ed: Helping to Heal Religiously Created Wounds in the Jewish World

Op-ed: Healing Religious Wounds in the Jewish World

While being raised Jewish, no one told this rabbi she could never be a rabbi — and it made all the difference.

Op-ed: The Real Reason Rob Portman Won’t Run for President

Op-ed: The Real Reason Rob Portman Won’t Run

It's tough out there for a nerd.

Op-ed: Whose Job Is It to Make Colleges More Trans-Inclusive?

Op-ed: Whose Job Is It to Make Colleges More Trans-Inclusive?

Administrators tacitly assume trans students will do the legwork. Trans students demand that uninformed administrators know how to operate without institutional protocols in place. If the two don't talk, one thing is guaranteed: Trans students lose out.

Op-ed: Honoring Our Street-Tough and Soulful Fallen Friend

Op-ed: Honoring Our Street-Tough and Soulful Fallen Friend

One man who was able to buck the homeless system remembers an inspiring friend who wasn't so fortunate.

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