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: That Time Audra McDonald Spent a Night on the Streets

Op-ed: That Time Audra McDonald Spent a Night on the Streets

Famed Broadway performer Audra McDonald wanted to understand how she could help homeless LGBT youth. So she went to live with them for a night.

Op-ed: Bad Work Conditions Hurt LGBT Employees Too

Op-ed: Bad Work Conditions Hurt LGBT Employees Too

No one should have to face physical or verbal abuse, especially when they're working to support their families and better themselves.

Op-ed: Love After Loss

Op-ed: Love After Loss

Nearly three years after the death of a close friend, a man finds peace with himself.

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers three resolutions to keep you healthy during the holidays.

Op-ed: Will the Next Defense Secretary Continue the Pentagon's Equality Expansion?

Dear Ash Carter: You Have Big Shoes To Fill

The next Defense secretary will likely have to carry the mantle of fully integrating all LGBT people into the military. Is Ash Carter game to do it?

Op-ed: Trans Glamour Versus Trans Activism

Op-ed: Trans Glamour Versus Trans Activism

A positive step in transgender visibility doesn't necessarily mean it's a step for transgender activism.

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

The art of Touko Laaksonen, or Tom of Finland, may have played a role in the recent passage of marriage equality in his Nordic motherland.

Op-ed: K-12 Teachers, Let's Step Up for Our Trans Students

Op-ed: K-12 Teachers, Let's Step Up for Our Trans Students

A teacher reminds his fellow educators: We're here to develop empathetic citizens. So why continue to bar trans students from their gender-affirming bathrooms?

Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Does Belong on the Basketball Court

Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Belongs on the Basketball Court

Some say sports isn't political, but one athlete argues the opposite.

Op-ed: When Teaching Means Going Back Into The Closet

Op-ed: When Teaching Means Going Back Into The Closet

A new initiative by Teach for America strives to give educators the resources to break down the closet door.

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