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: Taking the Bible Literally Helped Take Shira Banki's Life

Op-ed: Taking the Bible Literally Helped Take Teen's Life

The death of an innocent teenager at Jerusalem Pride can be traced back to 'bibliolatry.'

Op-ed: Are Millennials More Racist Than Antigay?

Op-ed: Are Millennials More Racist Than Antigay?

For this Caucasian writer, coming out was a breeze. Dating a black guy — that was a different story.

Op-ed: Think NOM Is Dead? Think Again

Op-ed: Think NOM Is Dead? Think Again

We might not see much of the antigay menace anymore — that’s because it's gone global.

Op-ed: Why the Equality Act Is So Important

Op-ed: Why the Equality Act Is So Important

A lawyer working for transgender employees says that the proposed Equality Act remains very necessary, even with growing LGBT protections.

Op-ed: Let's Take the Terror Out of Transitioning in School

Op-ed: Let's Take the Terror Out of Transitioning in School

Schools shouldn't be afraid to look for help when it comes to accommodating trans students. LGBT advocacy and rights groups are here to help, writes HRC's Ellen Kahn.

Op-ed: Hillary Will Be the Equality Act's Heroine

Op-ed: Hillary Will Be the Equality Act's Heroine

The presidential candidate could be the deciding factor in the Equality Act's success in a conservative-dominated Congress.

He Said, She Said: Privilege Check On I Am Cait

He Said, She Said: Privilege Check On I Am Cait

This week, the former Olympic hero struggles with her masculine-sounding voice, makes new friends and reveals more about her conservative political worldview.

Op-ed: Out of a Day of Horror in Israel, Hope for Meaningful Change

Attacks by ultra-Orthodox Jewish men left six gay Pride marchers injured and a Palestinian child dead, but it may provoke change across the Holy Land.

Op-ed: Why This Trans Woman Doesn't Want to Ban Drag, But Say 'Thank You'

Op-ed: Don't Ban Drag, Say 'Thank You' Instead

The controversial decision to exclude drag performers from a pride festival in Scotland raised not only eyebrows but also the ire of a transgender writer who credits drag with inspiring her transition.

Op-ed: Dear Cardinal Raymond Burke, I Am Your Gay Blood

An Open Letter to Antigay Cardinal From Your Gay Relative

Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke's first cousin twice removed is gay. And he has a message for the antigay clergyman.

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