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 LGBT 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 Neal Broverman and Jase Peeples. When the experts weigh in on the latest developments in the LGBT rights movement, they do so at The Advocate.

Steve Balderson's latest film, El Ganzo, explores the love between a black man — who identified as gay — and a white woman. We need to stop being so hung up on sexual rigidity, Balderson says.

September 07 2016 6:15 AM

A person armed with a metal pipe attacked the S.F. LGBT Center last month. The center's executive director says it was an important reminder of all the work that remains.

September 06 2016 5:35 AM

When an Oregon bakery refused to make a wedding cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, it became a talking point for "religious freedom" proponents. The women say the ordeal has left them broke and scarred.

September 06 2016 5:04 AM

Just in time for Southern Decadence, historian Frank Perez tells us the tales of vibrant gay New Orleans.

September 02 2016 5:28 AM

If politics forces the closure of the Clinton Foundation, the flow of lifesaving HIV meds will abruptly end. 

September 02 2016 5:03 AM

Writer Amanda Kerri is less disturbed about a cisgender actor playing a transgender character and more upset by how over-the-top — and generally bad — cinematic portrayals of trans people are.

September 01 2016 3:20 PM
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