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: Married Couples, Healthy Lives
May 17 2014 4:19 AM ET

Op-ed: An Unexpected Benefit of A Decade of Marriage Equality

Kenneth Mayer And Steven Safren

One unexpected benefit of a decade of marriage equality? Improved health.

Op-ed: Equality at Home and Abroad
May 16 2014 5:10 AM ET

Op-ed: Equality at Home and Abroad

Ty Cobb

If the events of the last year clearly display, LGBT rights is a global issue, and not just a Western one.

Op-ed: Fueling the Frontlines for LGBT Rights
May 16 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Fueling the Frontlines for LGBT Rights

J. Bob Alotta

Here's one way to help LGBT people in oppressive nations fight back.

Op-ed: The Stoning Problem Isn't Just in Brunei
May 16 2014 4:27 AM ET

Op-ed: The Stoning Problem Isn't Just in Brunei

Josh Merritt

When stoning gets discussed as a viable punishment in Smalltown, USA.

Op-ed: Fox News, Michael Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia
May 15 2014 4:26 AM ET

Op-ed: Fox, Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia

Luke Brinker

Reaction to Michael Sam's celebratory kiss after being drafted Saturday is a clear display of the true meaning of homophobia — fear.

Op-ed: Why Days of Our Lives' Will & Sonny Might Be the Most Important Couple on TV
May 15 2014 4:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Will & Sonny Might Be TV's Most Important Couple

Jeremy Helligar

The most stable couple on daytime television just happens to be gay.

Op-ed: When Opposites No Longer Attract
May 15 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When Opposites No Longer Attract

Michael Testa

For some, coming out also means enduring a divorce.

Op-ed: What's in a Name: Intersex and Identity
May 14 2014 4:51 AM ET

Op-ed: What's in a Name: Intersex and Identity

Hida Viloria

Is intersex an identity or a diagnosis?

Op-ed: When Companies Pretend to Be LGBT-Supportive
May 14 2014 4:39 AM ET

Op-ed: When Companies Pretend to Be LGBT-Supportive

Lorri L. Jean

Los Angeles leader Lorri L. Jean takes the sultan of Brunei to task but urges us to remember there are plenty of other companies out there that have lackluster records on LGBT rights.

Op-ed: What Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joe Putignano, and Maybe Your Boyfriend Have in Common
May 14 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joe Putignano, and Maybe Your Boyfriend Have in Common

Diane Anderson-Minshall

My mom was a drug addict and so was this Cirque du Soleil star, but like most Americans they — and many LGBT addicts — don't fit our idea of what an "addict" is.

Op-ed: In Defense of 'Faking It'
May 13 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: In Defense of Faking It

Kevin OKeeffe

MTV’s newest teen-targeted show could be seen as problematic, but that’s a surface-level reading at best.

Op-ed: Uh-Uh, Not So Fast, 'Faking It'
May 13 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Uh-Uh, Not So Fast, Faking It

Michelle Garcia

This show aims high for a post-gay message but falls short of really delivering it.

Op-ed: Why Virginia Is the Next Stop on the Road to Marriage Equality
May 13 2014 4:13 AM ET

Op-ed: Virginia Is Next on the Road to Marriage Equality

James Esseks

Attorneys will argue in court Tuesday that Virginia must establish marriage equality. Here are the couples who are showing the state why its laws must change.

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