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: Bridging the Gap Between Gay Pride and Black Lives

Op-ed: Bridging the Gap Between Gay Pride and Black Lives

This black lesbian argues that true dedication to listening — even when uncomfortable — can help make LGBT people more aware of their racial bias.

Op-ed: How We Can Address Homophobia at the Doctor's Office

Op-ed: How We Can Address Homophobia at the Doctor's Office

A new study suggests health care providers might show implicit and explicit bias against lesbian and gay patients. Data collection of patient sexual orientation and gender identity could provide a solution.

Op-ed: How Your Facebook Posts Are Changing the World

Op-ed: How Your Facebook Posts Are Changing the World

Social media can be more than cat memes; it can actually move the country in a more tolerant direction.

He Said, She Said: This Week On 'I Am Cait'

He Said, She Said: This Week On I Am Cait

In the first installment of The Advocate's new weekly series, our news editor and a trans man look at I Am Cait from their own, unique transgender perspectives.

Chad Griffin: We Must Fight for the National Equality Bill

Chad Griffin: We Must Fight for the National Equality Bill

The president of the Human Rights Campaign explains why a federal LGBT equality bill must pass Congress.

Op-ed: Why I Unfriended My Mother

Op-ed: Why I Unfriended My Mother

After years of trying to abide, this Advocate editor could no longer accept his right-wing mother's 'mild homophobia.'

Op-ed: What I Now Know About Asexuals

Op-ed: What I Now Know About Asexuals

We learn the most from listening to other people's stories.

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is Necessary for LGBTs — and All Women

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is Necessary for LGBTs — and All Women

James Esseks of the ACLU says the proposed Equality Act will usher in sweeping changes for almost all minorities.

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is the LGBT Rights Bill We Want and Need

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is the LGBT Bill We Want and Need

The executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality breaks down the history-making LGBT Equality Act that's being introduced in Congress.

Op-ed: This Is How My Life Improved After Trashing My Hookup Apps

Op-ed: How My Life Improved By Dumping My Hookup Apps

Imagine what you can do when you're not consumed by Grindr and Tinder every waking moment.

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