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: What Really Happens at GSAs

Op-ed: What Really Happens at GSAs

An out high school student explains why GSAs are indispensable and explains what happens when LGBT students and their straight supporters join forces.

Op-ed: The Wild Hypocrisy of the Antigay Procreation Argument

Op-ed: The Hypocrisy of the Antigay Procreation Argument

Those fighting same-sex couples' access to marriage claim the institution exists only to support procreation — even though the government actively encourages couples past child-rearing age to wed.

Op-ed: Coming Out to a Cuban Mother Is Its Own Special Hell

Op-ed: Coming Out to a Cuban Mother Is Its Own Special Hell

When bad machismo happens to good moms.

Op-ed: The Dire State of Louisiana LGBTs

Op-ed: The Dire State of Louisiana LGBTs

Conservatives in Louisiana like to say religion is under attack there. No, it's LGBT people who are fighting for their existence in the Bayou State.

Chad Griffin: San Antonio Mayor Needs to Protect Her LGBT Constituents

Op-ed: LGBT San Antonio Deserves Mayor's Protection

LGBT people are in the fight of their lives in Texas, but San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says that’s all just a waste of time.

Op-ed: From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero

Op-ed: From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero

In creating a lifesaving resource for LGBT asylum-seekers, a young woman makes peace with her years in the closet.

Op-ed: 5 Reasons Men's Health Needs a Trans Man On The Cover

Op-ed: Why Men's Health Needs a Trans Man On The Cover

Men's Health could make history, and change lives, if it puts Aydian Dowling on the cover as the 'Ultimate Guy.'

Op-ed: When Right vs. Left Becomes Right vs. Wrong

Op-ed: When Right vs. Left Becomes Right vs. Wrong

Reformed Republican Jimmy LaSalvia is not forgiving the owners of the Out NYC Hotel, who recently hosted an event for Ted Cruz.

Op-ed: Help Decide the Future of the LGBT Movement

Op-ed: Help Decide the Future of the LGBT Movement

Organizations like PFLAG, National Black Justice Coalition, and the National LGBTQ Task Force need your help to figure out what's next in the fight for equality.

Op-ed: Violence Against Trans Women Never Takes a Vacation

Op-ed: Anti-Trans Violence Never Takes a Vacation

While we were sleeping, one trans woman died by suicide and two survived police brutality. Are you — am I — truly awake enough yet to this reality?

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