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: Latinos Need to Fight 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Op-ed: Latinos Need to Fight 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Luis Torres of the League of United Latin American Citizens says Indiana's antigay legislation is as insidious as Arizona's anti-Latino bill.

Op-ed: A Letter to My Daughter’s Transgender Elders

Op-ed: A Letter to My Daughter’s Transgender Elders

This proud mom feels forever indebted to the trans trailblazers who paved the way for her daughter.

Op-ed: I'm Not 'Synthetic,' I'm Lucky

Op-ed: I'm Not 'Synthetic,' I'm Lucky

Brittany Burges is the daughter of four people — two gay men and two lesbians. She explains why the words of Dolce & Gabbana continue to sting.

Op-ed: Why This Drag Queen Won't Boycott Indiana

Op-ed: Why This Drag Queen Won't Boycott Indiana

Indiana needs our boots, not our backs, says this drag queen who frequents the state.

Frankie Grande: Smoking 'Ain't Cute,' Guys

Frankie Grande: Smoking 'Ain't Cute,' Guys

Reality and Broadway star Frankie Grande is the son of a pulmonologist and says smoking and cancer ain't cute.

Op-ed: Simply Being Gay Shouldn't Guarantee LGBT Vote

Op-ed: Simply Being Gay Shouldn't Guarantee LGBT Vote

Responding to his opponent's recent Advocate op-ed urging voters to keep a San Diego city council seat LGBT, a straight politician argues that simply being gay shouldn't guarantee LGBT votes.

Op-ed: Alabama Has Failed Its Gay Citizens Spectacularly

Op-ed: Alabama Has Failed Its Gay Citizens Spectacularly

It's been a roller coaster of victory and defeat for the distressed same-sex couples of Alabama.

Op-ed: 'Religious Discrimination' Laws Have Nothing to Do With Religion

Op-ed: 'Religious Discrimination' Laws Aren't About Religion

Julian Bond was at the forefront of the civil rights battles of the mid-20th century. He says the 'religious discrimination' bills now cropping up all over the nation are a return to the institutional intolerance of those days.

Op-ed: Angelina Jolie's Choice Bolsters the Trans Argument

Op-ed: Angelina Jolie's Choice Bolsters the Trans Argument

Your body is not your gender, as the movie star has demonstrated.

Op-ed: Why These Methodist Ministers Support Marriage Equality

Op-ed: Why These Methodist Ministers Support Marriage Equality

Married Methodist pastors Tom and Jan Harry discuss their daughter's coming-out, her wedding, and why her marriage deserves respect.

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