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: How 11 Years at The Advocate Silenced My Self-Hate

Op-ed: How 11 Years at The Advocate Silenced My Self-Hate

I don't know if I've changed The Advocate, but it certainly changed me.

Booing Jennicet Was Wrong, But Was What She Did Worse?

Jennicet's Kanye Moment: Should We Just Shake It Off?

The Advocate's news editor on the role of civility in the equality movement. 

Op-ed: If the LGBT Fight Seems Done, Look Outside Your Own Experience

Op-ed: If the LGBT Fight Seems Done, Look Outside Your Own Experience

A gay man who works with homeless LGBT youth explains why now is not the time for rest.

An Open Letter to Clarence Thomas From an Interracial Lesbian Couple

Interracial Lesbian Couple's Open Letter to Justice Thomas

This couple can't understand how Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, who's in an interracial marriage, can't sympathize with same-sex partners seeking marriage rights.

Op-ed: If Change Can Come to LGBT America, It Can Happen in the Middle East

Op-ed: If Change Can Come Here, It Can Happen in Middle East

The experiences of a gay man in Bahrain demonstrate that things are difficult but not hopeless for LGBT people in homophobic nations.

Op-ed: Why, No Matter What, I Still Can't Marry My Girlfriend

Op-ed: Why, No Matter What, I Still Can't Marry My Girlfriend

A disabled trans lesbian explains how the U.S.'s 'marriage penalty' on disability benefits prices out some of the most vulnerable LGBT people, despite Friday's ruling.

Editorial: Is The Advocate Still Relevant?

Editorial: Is The Advocate Still Relevant?

Our editorial board on the future of The Advocate in a post-marriage world.

Op-ed: The Marriage Ruling Sends a Clear Message to the World

Op-ed: The Marriage Ruling Is Message to the World

The global community was paying attention to our Supreme Court on Friday. This Australian believes the ruling should pressure the world, including his resistant home country, to embrace LGBT rights.

Op-ed: Witness to Stonewall History, 46 Years Later

Op-ed: Witness to Stonewall History, 46 Years Later

Go inside the impassioned hearing that led to the protection of New York's historic Stonewall Inn.

Op-ed: When Marriage Is a Possibility, So Is Love

Rallies Remind Us: When Marriage Is a Possibility, So Is Love

A gay Los Angeles resident reflects on the nation's, and his own, journey toward marriage equality.

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