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: 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.

Editor's Letter: To Be Intersectional or Illegitimate

Editor's Letter: To Be Intersectional or Illegitimate

Will our advocacy be real and encompass all people who face marginalization and oppression?

The 6 Resolutions All Gay Men Should Make

The 6 Resolutions All Gay Men Should Make

Break out the bubbly and light up the sparklers, because it's time to ring in the New Year.

Op-ed: 2015 Is for Bigger and Bolder Action for LGBT Equality

Op-ed: 2015 Is for Bigger and Bolder Action for LGBT Equality

It's time to kick things up a notch.

Op-ed: What This 150-Year-Old Paper Taught Me About Marriage Equality

Op-ed: What This 150-Year-Old Paper Taught Me About Marriage Equality

Even our oldest ancestors are often proof that love finds a way to overcome the greatest of obstacles.

Op-ed: Global LGBT Rights a Patchwork of Equality and Persecution

Op-ed: Global LGBT Rights a Patchwork of Equality and Persecution

This year saw some steps forward on global LGBT human rights, but many victories came in the form of harm reduction rather than 'clean' wins.

Op-ed: We Queer Folk Have Always Been Both Black And Blue

Op-ed: We Queer Folk Have Always Been Both Black And Blue

The LGBT movement and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement have more commonalities than some would like to think.

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