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: 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.

Op-ed: When Trans Men's Visibility Comes at the Cost of Self-Esteem

Op-ed: When Trans Men's Visibility Comes at the Cost of Self-Esteem

When Gay Star News published its list of '11 Insanely Hot Men You Will Not Believe Are Trans,' it perpetuated some of the most damaging social messages about trans men's bodies and appearances.

Op-ed: What Sex Really Means to the Queer Person With a Disability

Op-ed: What Sex Really Means When Queer and Disabled

This is no Harlequin romance novel, but it's powerful just the same.

Op-ed: Let These Men Remind You That HIV Is Still Real

Op-ed: Let These Men Remind You That HIV Is Still Real

The death of one friend and the suffering of another was a major wake-up call for this writer. It should be one for you too.

Op-ed: On World AIDS Day, Embracing Knowledge and Compassion

Op-ed: On World AIDS Day, Embracing Knowledge and Compassion

One young gay couple inspires David Furnish on World AIDS Day.

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