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: The NFL’s Uphill Cultural Battle Starts With Its Subtle Bigotry
November 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: NFL Only Starting on Uphill Cultural Battle

Annie Hollenbeck

The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good
November 13 2014 6:33 AM ET

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good

Sari Reisner Sc.D.

There may be more access to health care for transgender people, but it doesn't mean things are better.

Op-ed: 'Big Gay Love' Advice for Asians in America
November 12 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 'Big Gay Love' Advice for Asians in America

Ringo Le

The director of Big Gay Love shares the struggles of being an Asian man in the American gay community.

Op-ed: You May Not Realize It, But Your Right to Vote Is Being Suppressed
November 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, Your Vote Is Being Suppressed

Skylar Baker-Jordan

LGBT voters of all races, genders, and economic levels are meeting more roadblocks to vote than anyone would have imagined in 2014.

Op-ed: Pedro Zamora, Twenty Years Later
November 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Pedro Zamora, 20 Years Later

Eric Ciasullo

Twenty years after his death, HIV and AIDS activist Pedro Zamora's legacy remains crucial in the the fight against the virus.

Op-ed: Why An Ad Featuring A Transgender Woman Means So Much
November 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why An Ad Featuring A Trans Woman Means So Much

Jennifer Barge

A new national CDC campaign features a transgender woman as its spokesperson for the first time ever.

Op-ed: Queer Bodies Deserve Sharpe Suits Too
November 10 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Something Borrowed, Something Butch

Leon Wu

Trans designer Leon Wu's latest project is an effort to address the lack of suitable styles for genderqueer, butch, and transgender customers.

Op-ed: 6 Gay Cliches That Are Totally True
November 10 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 6 Gay Clichés That Are Totally True

Tyler Curry

Tyler Curry says being a gay man is a lot more complex than our stereotypes might let on ... sort of.

Op-ed: Why We're Telling the U.N. That Conversion Therapy Is Torture
November 10 2014 5:16 AM ET

Op-ed: Why The U.N. Must Consider The Cruelty Behind Ex-Gay Therapy

Samantha Ames

Conversion therapy isn't just snake oil. It's poison.

Op-ed: Dear 'Anonymous' Wellesley Trans Man, Excluding Trans Women Isn't Really About 'Safety'
November 10 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Excluding Trans Women at Wellesley Isn't About 'Safety'

Tim Chevalier

A trans male Wellesley alum breaks down why the claim that keeping trans women out of colleges is really rooted in "purity" myths and misogyny.

Latvia's Foreign Minister Comes Out
November 07 2014 8:46 PM ET

Latvia's Foreign Minister Comes Out

Thom Senzee

Perhaps inspired by Apple CEO Tim Cook's coming out, the Baltic state's top diplomat tweets that he's '#ProudToBeGay.'

November 07 2014 8:54 AM ET

Latvia's Foreign Minister Tweets: 'I Am Gay'

In a country where LGBT rights have far to go, a key government figure publicly embraces his sexual orientation.

Op-ed: Why Are The Advocate's Commenters So Transphobic?
November 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Are The Advocate's Commenters So Transphobic?

Autumn Sandeen

Antitrans vitriol posted in response to The Advocate's coverage of transgender issues is symptomatic of broader divisions in the LGBT population.

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