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: Why Hollywood Can't Get With Butch Women

Op-ed: Why Hollywood Can't Get With Butch Women

As long as the entertainment industry cravenly appeals to straight men, less-than-feminine women will rarely see their stories on screen.

Op-ed: Breaking My Silence as a Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide

Breaking the Silence: A Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide

Boys Do Cry: An out trans Army sergeant shares his story of childhood pain so that others do not feel alone.

Op-ed: What I Learned Meeting the Heroes of the Marriage Movement

What I Learned Meeting the Marriage Movement's Heroes

Now that we've won marriage equality across the country, it's time to tackle the next important question: Who gets the credit?

Op-ed: How LGBT Communities Can Better Listen to Trans Male Violence Survivors

Op-ed: How To Really Listen to Trans Male Violence Survivors

Boys Do Cry: Trans men not feeling able to talk about experiences of transphobia contributes to a terrifying mental health crisis.

Op-ed: Thank You, Mormon Church

Op-ed: Thank You, Mormon Church

The president of the Utah Pride Center says we should be greeting the Mormon Church's slow embrace of LGBT people with appreciation, not scorn.

Op-ed: Why Do Transmasculine People Tend to Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Op-ed: Transmasculine People And Abusive Relationships

Boys Do Cry: One survivor's story helps illuminate the unique pressures that often keep transmasculine people quiet about intimate partner violence.

How LGBT Liberation Connects to the Oldest Profession

How LGBT Liberation Connects to the Oldest Profession

Rather than ignore the centuries-long relationship between sex work and queer liberation, we should embrace it, writes editor at large Diane Anderson-Minshall.

Op-ed: The Latest Made-Up Phenomenon Is the 'Straight Homo'

Op-ed: The Latest Made-Up Phenomenon Is the 'Straight Homo'

If heterosexual celebrities want to cater to gay audiences to boost their bottom line, so be it. But let's not pretend it's more than it is.

Op-ed: San Francisco's Hateful Bishop Is Dead Wrong About Trans People

Op-ed: S.F.'s Hateful Bishop Is Dead Wrong About Trans People

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone denies the existence of transgender people. Maybe he should actually meet a trans person before making up his mind.

Op-ed: Learning to Love My Trans Male Body After Years of Violence

Op-ed: Learning to Love My Trans Male Body After Years of Violence

Boys Do Cry: So many trans men respond to intolerance with self-hatred and silence. This one learned how to be kind to himself.

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