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.
Steps to Gay Fatherhood: The Panic Will Pass

Steps to Gay Fatherhood: The Panic Will Pass

Being a dad to twins could incite a panic, but not for the reasons you'd expect.

Op-ed: One Trans Man's Unexpected Journey Into Fatherhood

Op-ed: One Trans Man's Unexpected Journey Into Fatherhood

A trans father-to-be shares how he and his wife conceived their child with the help of IVF and a gay friend.

Op-ed: Living the (Gay) Life in North Carolina

Op-ed: Living the (Gay) Life in North Carolina

Eight years ago, former Advocate editor in chief Bruce C. Steele moved from California to North Carolina. His adopted home still struggles with equality, but he's adjusted to life among the "mushy middle."

Op-ed: A Gay Man's Best Friend Is His Sister

Op-ed: A Gay Man's Best Friend Is His Sister

Michael Willer was nurtured by his sisters Now, he's planning to show his appreciation with the ultimate gift.

Op-ed: What Does a Pope Know About Marriage?

Op-ed: What Does a Pope Know About Marriage?

This gay Catholic really wants to like Pope Francis, but the pontiff isn't making it easy.

Op-ed: God Loves His (Or Her) Trans Children

Op-ed: God Loves Hir Trans Children

This straight, cisgender minister wants transgender people to know that they'll always be welcomed in her church.

Op-ed: I'm Not Butch and Rachel Dolezal Is Not Black

Op-ed: I'm Not Butch and Rachel Dolezal Is Not Black

African-American lesbian Femi Redwood says Dolezal can't know what it's like to be black, just like Redwood can't know what it's like to be butch.

Op-ed: Why Bush, Rubio Can’t Quit the Radical Right

Op-ed: Why Bush, Rubio Can’t Quit the Radical Right

The deputy director of Equality Florida says that GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will screw over LGBT people in America if elected, just as they did in Florida.

Op-ed: How the Gay Games Went Wrong

Op-ed: How the Gay Games Went Wrong

The daughter of the Gay Games' founder says the international sporting event is being diluted because of a merger with the OutGames.

Op-ed: How I Finally Left My Abusive Boyfriend

Op-ed: How I Finally Left My Abusive Boyfriend

After leaving his violent partner, this man realized what made him stay for so long.

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