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: Dating With Autism

Op-ed: Would You Pass This Autistic Woman's Dating Test?

Sometimes dating can be tough with autism, but it helps weed out the wrong people.

Op-ed: My Son Changed My Life, in More Ways Than One

Op-ed: My Son Changed My Life, in More Ways Than One

One mother went from worrying about her son being out to traveling around the world to teach about LGBT rights.

Op-ed: My Home Is Alive With 'The Sounds of Sodomy?'

Op-ed: My Home Is Alive With 'The Sounds of Sodomy?'

A gay dad's response to an absurd campaign.

Op-ed: It's Time for Trans Lives to Truly Matter to Us All

Op-ed: It's Time for Trans Lives to Truly Matter to Us All

How many trans women have to die before people start doing something — or even caring?

Op-ed: The Gay Rights Movement, Gay Bars, and the Church

Op-ed: The Gay Rights Movement, Gay Bars, and the Church

All of the hypocrisy that led me to finally leave the Catholic Church.

Op-ed: For Us, Being 'Out' About My Boyfriend's Trans Status Is Love

Op-ed: Being 'Out' About My Boyfriend's Trans Status Is Love

I'm a queer cis lady in love with a trans man. We may look straight, but we're not — and neither of us is interested in seeming that way.

Op-ed: What Gay Couples Must Know About Social Security

Op-ed: What Gay Couples Must Know About Social Security

Same-sex married couples now have a few more options on how to take their Social Security benefits.

Op-ed: Let's Change Tired Old Standards of Beauty

Op-ed: Let's Change Tired Old Standards of Beauty

No matter how many times you tell the woman you love she's beautiful, the message has already been blurred so many times that the words might not get through.

Op-ed: Don't Count Your Justices Until They've Ruled

Op-ed: Don't Count Your Justices Until They've Ruled

Some might be ready to rest on their laurels with a Supreme Court hearing this spring concerning marriage equality, but now is not the time to quit.

Op-ed: Weddings Are About Love, Not Cautious Marketing

Op-ed: Weddings Are About Love, Not Cautious Marketing

Two wedding photographers noticed an absence of LGBT-friendly messaging at a wedding expo. Here's why that's harmful.

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