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: Teaching Kids About Gender Shouldn't Be Controversial

Op-ed: Don't Opt Out of Teaching Kids About Gender

All parents have a responsibility to teach their children tolerance and respect, instead of hiding from the world's diversity.

Holding Out for a Hero

Holding Out for a Hero

Though pigeonholed as cowards, out gay men may have been battle-tested in ways others can’t imagine.

Op-ed: How a Gay Baptist Preacher in Kentucky Took His Marriage Fight to SCOTUS

A Gay Baptist Rev. Takes His Marriage Fight to SCOTUS

It's been a long journey of resistance and struggle for Rev. Maurice Blanchard and his husband.

Op-ed: It's Time for Successful Gays to Raise Up the Next Generation

Op-ed: It's Time for Successful Gays to Raise Up the Next Generation

Mentoring young LGBT people is a way to share knowledge and uplift future generations.

Op-ed: We're Still Too Shy When Talking About HIV

Op-ed: We're Still Too Shy When Talking About HIV

We’re still too reluctant to start vital conversations.

Gay Men Can’t Take Criticism

Gay Men Can’t Take Criticism

A lot of us like to dish it out, but we can’t always take it.

Op-ed: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

Op-ed: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

How California's marriage equality case can (and should) sink L.A.’s 'condoms in porn' law.

Op-ed: 'All Lives Matter' But We Must Prioritize Trans Women of Color

 'All Lives Matter' But We Must Prioritize Trans Women of Color

White activists need to help stop the 'genocide of trans women of color.' First step: listen.

Op-ed: Empire's Queer Family of Color Is the Real 'New Normal'

Op-ed: Empire's Queer Family of Color Is the Real 'New Normal'

It's not just up to Hollywood to show LGBT parents exist — it's up to us, too.

Op-ed: John Kerry Needs to Do the Right Thing in Egypt

Op-ed: John Kerry Needs to Do the Right Thing in Egypt

Promoting an economic summit in a nation jailing LGBT people is not living up to the self-stated ideals of the State Department.

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