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: Couples Invite Harm When They Don't Talk About HIV
October 23 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Couples Invite Harm When They Don't Talk About HIV

Rob Stephenson

Targeting same-sex couples could be the missing link in ending the spread of HIV in the U.S.

Op-ed: Divided We Fall
October 23 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Divided We Fall

Dave Stalling

Finding common ground with a gun-loving guy in a pickup truck at 3 in the morning.

Op-ed: How Transparent Tried and Failed to Represent Trans Men
October 22 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transparent Tries, But Fails to Represent Trans Men

Cael Keegan

Transparent is both groundbreaking and problematic. But not for the reasons you've heard.

Op-ed: Calling Bisexuality a Phase Is Hurtful
October 22 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Calling Bisexuality a Phase Is Hurtful

Amy Leibowitz

Author Amy Leibowitz says celebrities who publicly claim bisexuality should be careful about calling it a phase.

Op-ed: We Must End PrEP Segregation
October 22 2014 7:05 AM ET

Op-ed: We Must End PrEP Segregation

Mathew Rodriguez

Gay and bi men of color must be given every option to help end an epidemic that affects us all.

Op-ed: 22 Reasons Queer History Is Important
October 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 22 Reasons Queer History Is Important

Sarah Prager

Here are just a few of the reasons we need LGBT history taught in our schools and remembered in our daily lives.

Op-ed: Be a Lady, Not a Tramp
October 21 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: At Disney, Be a Lady, Not a Tramp

Levi Chambers

Gay Days Disneyland is no place to be supercalifragilisticexpialislutty.

Op-ed: How the Voices of Children Have Helped Turn the Tide on Marriage Equality
October 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Children Turned the Tide on Marriage Equality

Gabriel Blau

Millions of children across the country helped make marriage equality a reality in so many homes.

Op-ed: How 'The Way He Looks' Will Open Your Eyes
October 20 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How The Way He Looks Will Open Your Eyes

Matt Kane of GLAAD

Brazil's Oscar entry represents something we need to see a lot more of on TV and film — a differently abled character who transcends the stereotype of 'the gay guy.'

Op-ed: A Health Haven for Trans Women in Upstate New York
October 20 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: A Haven for Trans Health in Upstate New York

Maureen Kelly

One transgender health program in Ithaca, N.Y., ensures that rural New Yorkers don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for simple care.

Op-ed: Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Cancer
October 17 2014 6:22 AM ET

Op-ed: Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Cancer

Judy Fabjance

Second City’s Judy Fabjance shares her story of fighting breast cancer... twice.

Op-ed: LGBT Americans Celebrate, But Atrocities Abroad Escalate
October 17 2014 5:20 AM ET

U.S. LGBTs Celebrate, But Atrocities Abroad Escalate

Ty Cobb

On the eve of the international day of solidarity with LGBT Egyptians, be mindful of how our brothers and sisters abroad still need our support.

Op-ed: After 25 Years, Mapplethorpe's Photos Still Crack the Bullwhip
October 17 2014 4:19 AM ET

Op-ed: After 25 Years, Mapplethorpe's Photos Still Crack the Bullwhip

Nathan Smith

It's been a quarter-century since Robert Mapplethorpe’s most notorious exhibition, The Perfect Moment, but his homoerotic photographs, called 'obscene' at the time, are as politically charged as ever.

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