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: The Long, Powerful History Between Labor and LGBT Activists
September 22 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Labor Rights Are LGBT Rights

Jerame Davis

It is time to renew the historical (and oft-forgotten) relationship between the LGBT and labor movements.

Op-ed: They're Trans, They're Hispanic, and They've Changed This World
September 22 2014 4:09 AM ET

Op-ed: They're Trans, Hispanic, and Changed This World

Ezra Young

Sylvia Rivera. Diego Sanchez. Pat Cordova-Goff. Carmen Carrera. The list goes on and on...

Op-ed: Are Gays Better With Money?
September 20 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Are Gays Better With Money?

David Rae

It’s been reported that LGBT people earn more and have less debt than the general population, but does that mean we are actually better with money?

Op-ed: Gay Voice Is Ruining Lives
September 19 2014 6:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Voice Is Ruining Lives

Neal Broverman

Does the world despise our voices, or is it just us?

Op-ed: These Lesbians Will Break Your Heart
September 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: These Lesbians Will Break Your Heart

Michelle Cheever

While Ilene Chaiken's earlier series depicted the lives of lesbians in glamorous L.A., her latest project is her realest yet.

Op-ed: Gay People Raising Kids Has Shifted From Downfall to Salvation
September 19 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay People Raising Kids No Longer a Legal Target

James Esseks

In less than a decade, our families have gone from a tactic to block marriage equality to one of the best arguments for legal relationship recognition.

Op-ed: Objectivity Is a Privilege
September 18 2014 6:00 AM ET September 18 2014 12:10 PM ET

Op-ed: Objectivity Is a Privilege

Sunnivie Brydum

Objectivity is a luxury of those who don't have to fight to be seen and heard. And as queer people, we often can't afford to be impartial.

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes
September 18 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes

Hida Viloria

The scientific authorities have said multiple times that intersex women don't have an advantage in athletics. So won't the sporting authorities just let them play?

Op-ed: Access to Justice in Jamaica Is Sparse for LGBT Citizens
September 17 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Justice in Jamaica Is Sparse If You're LGBT

Angeline Jackson

The threats of violence that preceded withdrawal of a lawsuit demanding equality from Jamaica's Supreme Court underscore the plight of LGBT people in the island nation.

Op-ed: The Trouble With 'Teen Wolf'
September 17 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Trouble With Teen Wolf

Jase Peeples

Weak references to LGBT characters and storylines on TV aren't enough for millennial viewers.

Op-ed: What Aging With HIV Can Look Like
September 17 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Aging With HIV Can Look Like

Carl Sciortino and Lisa Krinksy LICSW

Soon half of all people with HIV in America will be over the age of 50.

Op-ed: Has the LGBT Glass Ceiling Been Shattered in the Communications Field?
September 16 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Has the LGBT Glass Ceiling Been Shattered in PR?

David Landis

Does being LGBT hold communications professionals back from big success?

Op-ed: Why We Continue to AIDS Walk
September 15 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why We Still Must AIDS Walk

Craig R. Miller

In the fight against HIV and AIDS, the LGBT community must continue to march forward.

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