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: Is 'Flamboyant' the New 'Ghetto'?
November 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Is 'Flamboyant' the New 'Ghetto'?

Tyler Curry

We should never allow anyone to criticize an LGBT person for being too much of anything.

Op-ed: Seeking Asylum, Finding Strength
November 18 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Seeking Asylum, Finding Strength

Lareto Mokube

One queer person shares his journey from being outed at school in South Africa to seeking asylum in New York City.

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV
November 17 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV

Mathew Rodriguez

An activist responds to the Star Trek actor's recent chastising of the gay community for "laziness" about HIV and criticism of PrEP as potentially increasing "recreational sex."

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp When Addressing Conversion Therapy
November 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp on Conversion Therapy

Samantha Ames

Last week the United Nations demanded to know how the United States could permit conversion therapy.

Op-ed: Giving LGBT Families in Mississippi a Legal Hand
November 17 2014 4:08 AM ET

Op-ed: Giving LGBT Families in Mississippi a Legal Hand

Denise Brogan-Kator

Even marriage equality will not end the struggles that numerous families face daily.

Op-ed: Why Won't U.S. Catholic Bishops Listen to Gay Laypeople?
November 14 2014 8:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Won't Catholic Bishops Listen to LGBT Laity?

Francis DeBernardo

Catholic leaders should talk about sexuality with those who aren't members of the clergy.

Op-ed: Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now
November 14 2014 7:01 AM ET

Op-ed: GOP Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Thom Senzee

I was waiting for so much doom and gloom after 2012, but all I got was a lousy Prius (and I still can't speak much Arabic).

Op-ed: The NFL’s Uphill Cultural Battle Starts With Its Subtle Bigotry
November 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: NFL Only Starting on Uphill Cultural Battle

Annie Hollenbeck

The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good
November 13 2014 6:33 AM ET

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good

Sari Reisner Sc.D.

There may be more access to health care for transgender people, but it doesn't mean things are better.

Op-ed: 'Big Gay Love' Advice for Asians in America
November 12 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 'Big Gay Love' Advice for Asians in America

Ringo Le

The director of Big Gay Love shares the struggles of being an Asian man in the American gay community.

Op-ed: You May Not Realize It, But Your Right to Vote Is Being Suppressed
November 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, Your Vote Is Being Suppressed

Skylar Baker-Jordan

LGBT voters of all races, genders, and economic levels are meeting more roadblocks to vote than anyone would have imagined in 2014.

Op-ed: Pedro Zamora, Twenty Years Later
November 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Pedro Zamora, 20 Years Later

Eric Ciasullo

Twenty years after his death, HIV and AIDS activist Pedro Zamora's legacy remains crucial in the the fight against the virus.

Op-ed: Why An Ad Featuring A Transgender Woman Means So Much
November 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why An Ad Featuring A Trans Woman Means So Much

Jennifer Barge

A new national CDC campaign features a transgender woman as its spokesperson for the first time ever.

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