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: Being Out — Really, Really Out — Is Still LGBT Theater's Most Powerful Tool
October 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Being Out — Really, Really Out — Is Still Our Most Powerful Tool

Abe Rybeck

Making space for LGBT people to simultaneously embrace their race, class, and culture might not be lucrative — but experience shows it makes positive change, says one Boston queer theater veteran.

Op-ed: Where Coming Out Is Dangerous
October 10 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Coming Out Is Dangerous

Boris Dittrich

This National Coming Out Day on Saturday, celebrate your identity, but also remember the LGBTs around the world who must still hide behind the closet door.

Op-ed: What's Your Story?
October 09 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What's Your Story?

Nikki Levy

We all have a story to tell, whether we know it or not.

Op-ed: Remembering Tyler by Building a Kinder World
October 09 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Remembering Tyler by Building a Kinder World

James Clementi

What Tyler Clementi and those like him could have used are more Upstanders.

Op-ed: Why This Major Organization Is Changing Its Name
October 08 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why This Major Organization Is Changing Its Name

Rea Carey

Being your authentic self is a revolutionary act for millions of LBGTQ people. Here's why one major organization is going to do the same.

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History
October 08 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History

Dawn Ennis

The act of transitioning should not be a fireable offense.

Op-ed: Put Away the Pitchforks And Let's Talk About PrEP
October 07 2014 6:00 AM ET

Put Away the Pitchforks And Let’s Talk About PrEP

Lucas Grindley

In partnership between HIV Plus magazine and The Advocate, this series is a response to conversation about PrEP that's been derailed by slut-shaming.

Op-ed: A Victory But Not Justice for All
October 07 2014 4:10 AM ET

Op-ed: HRC's Chad Griffin Says Delaying Justice Is 'Maddening'

Chad Griffin

HRC president Chad Griffin toasts the states that extend the right to marry to all couples, but acknowledges many couples still seek equal justice.

Op-ed: Sexual Education in America Is Failing Us
October 03 2014 6:56 PM ET

Op-ed: Sexual Education in America Is Failing Us

Justin Forest

Why our deeply rooted hangups about sex are not helping the cause of LGBT equality — or kids' self-image.

Op-ed: If Goodell Leaves NFL, Should Condoleezza Rice Fill His Shoes?
October 03 2014 10:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Condi for Commissioner?

Annie Hollenbeck

Condi (or a few other women) might be the right person for the NFL job.

Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT
October 02 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT

Chad Griffin

This isn't about symbolism or filling a quota. It's about enduring justice for all Americans, says the president of HRC.

Op-ed: What I Learned Protesting in Ferguson
October 02 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What I Learned Protesting in Ferguson

Will Walters

Every minority group in America is fighting some sort of war, be it social, economic, or political. Imagine what an army of minorities could do if we fought together.

Op-ed: Think Before You Tweet 'Homophobe'
October 01 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Think Before You Tweet 'Homophobe'

Karamo Brown

Reality TV isn't always what it appears to be, says a gay former cast member from MTV's The Real World.

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