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: You Can't Cheer for Laverne and Boo Jennicet

Op-ed: You Can't Cheer for Laverne and Boo Jennicet

A transgender woman and undocumented immigrant called out the President in a room full of LGBT advocates. Guess who the crowd sided with?

Op-ed: Libertarians Have Long Led the Way on Marriage

Op-ed: Libertarians Have Long Led the Way on Marriage

Libertarian leader David Boaz says his party endorsed marriage equality — and full rights for gays and lesbians — way before Barack and Hillary.

Op-ed: I'm Gay, Not Trans, and That's OK

Op-ed: I'm Gay, Not Trans, and That's OK

People like Miley Cyrus and Jaden Smith are slowly showing the world that gender fluidity is not some hippie-dippie California concept.

Op-ed: Charleston Calls Us to Love Bravely

Op-ed: Charleston Calls Us to Love Bravely

Ensuring the safety of people of color — be they young black men, transgender women, or church families — requires all of us to act, says this out minister.

Op-ed: I Want My Divorce, Texas

Op-ed: I Want My Divorce, Texas

Robert Teir's troubled husband left one day and never came back. Two years later, Teir is fine with that — except for the fact that Texas won't grant him a divorce.

Op-ed: Hey, Rachel Dolezal, Alec Mapa Raising a Black Son Is Entirely 'Plausible'

Op-ed: Hey Rachel Dolezal, My Black Son Is Entirely 'Plausible'

Out actor Alec Mapa is an Asian man married to a white man with an adopted black son. Mapa has a problem with people — like Rachel Dolezal — who have a problem with that.

Op-ed: The Lead Plaintiff in the National Marriage Case Waits for an Answer

Op-ed: Why I'm Still Waiting Outside the Supreme Court

Jim Obergefell's quest to call his partner — who died in 2013 — his husband has taken him to the steps of the Supreme Court numerous times. Obergefell tells us what he's learned along the way.

Op-ed: Trans, Intersex Visibility and the Myth of Scarcity

Op-ed: Trans, Intersex Visibility and the Myth of Scarcity

Despite the media’s current obsession with Caitlyn Jenner, there are more stories to tell — and the space to tell them does in fact exist, says this intersex scholar.

Steps to Gay Fatherhood: The Panic Will Pass

Steps to Gay Fatherhood: The Panic Will Pass

Being a dad to twins could incite a panic, but not for the reasons you'd expect.

Op-ed: One Trans Man's Unexpected Journey Into Fatherhood

Op-ed: One Trans Man's Unexpected Journey Into Fatherhood

A trans father-to-be shares how he and his wife conceived their child with the help of IVF and a gay friend.

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