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: 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.

Op-ed: Walking My Dad Down the Aisle
November 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Walking My Dad Down the Aisle

Emma Meents

A young woman recounts the day her dads tied the knot.

Op-ed: Yes, We Can Still Make LGBT Allies With a Republican Majority
November 06 2014 5:11 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, LGBTs Can Still Find Allies With a GOP Majority

Chad Griffin

The election results may sting for some, but HRC president Chad Griffin says it's more important than ever to keep fighting on.

Op-ed: Rose McGowan on the Need for More Gay Male Feminists
November 05 2014 6:41 PM ET

Rose McGowan on Needing More Gay Male Feminists

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan asks why gay men can't be more helpful in the fight for gender equality.

Op-ed: Gay Rights Spread Slowly in Nepal, But Queer Women Suffer
November 05 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Rights Spread Slowly in Nepal, But Queer Women Suffer

Nicola Desouza

Lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender men are left behind in Nepal's fight for LGBT equality, but one group is working to close the gap.

Op-ed: Fighting for My Right to Fight - And Love
November 03 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Fighting for My Right to Fight — And Love

Josh Odom

A soldier turned MMA fighter shares the story of how he got married and then fell in love.

Op-ed: Tim Cook Came Out and Went Right Back to Work. That's How It Should Be
November 03 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Tim Cook's Example Means in Business

Gene Falk and Jonathan D. Lovitz

The leaders of a business organization for LGBT people say Tim Cook's coming-out is exactly the way coming out at work should be: no big deal.

Editor's Letter: Thinking Back vs. Backward Thinking
November 03 2014 3:00 AM ET

Editor's Letter: Thinking Back vs. Backward Thinking

Matthew Breen

Recent progress in marriage equality has been quick, but with starts and stops. And while a handful of states's officials balk at court rulings, they're being surpassed by the place they'd least expect.

Op-ed: Tim Cook and the Freedom to Work Without Fear
November 01 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Tim Cook and the Freedom to Work Without Fear

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

Tim Cook's words about discrimination highlight the need for stronger antidiscrimination laws, and not just for LGBT citizens.

Op-ed: Why We're Still Waiting for Gay Hollywood to Talk About PrEP
October 31 2014 4:44 PM ET

Still Waiting... for Gay Hollywood to Talk About PrEP

Diane Anderson-Minshall

When will PrEP have its Magic Johnson moment?

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