The Advocate has been the definitive news source for America’s LGBT community since 1967. Every issue, The Advocate keeps you involved and informed on everything that’s important to you in LGBT news, politics, culture and entertainment. You’ll enjoy our intriguing interviews with important gay and lesbian newsmakers, plus you'll enrich your life with our regular coverage of gay travel, finance, fitness, and style. Now available with the cool convenience of digital delivery. Now expanded with exclusive video and slide show in every issue.
10 GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
BORN IN THE USA • Threatened with deportation and the removal of his infant, one gay man fought for three years to keep his baby and his legal status.
WICKED WINDFALL • A queer teen activist turned a high profile Republican congressman’s vitriol into fundraising gold.
ENBYS IN RED • Virgin cruises ditches conformity
REMEMBERING THOSE WE’VE LOST
THE TRANS AMERICANS MOST RECENTLY LOST TO VIOLENCE • The epidemic of fatal violence against this population continues.
RIOT GRRRL • Director Clea DuVall on High School, Tegan and Sara, and being queer in the ’90s.
UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP • The new owner of Funny or Die is infusing LGBTQ+ and Latinx flavors into comedy.
3 TIPS FOR A BETTER YOU • Gay tarot card reader, energy healer, and astrologer Chris Corsini — who you probably know as the musical artist MDL CHLD — offers suggestions on how to step into your own in 2023.
CAVETOWN’S SPECIAL CONNECTION • The Cambridge-based bedroom pop artist can’t wait to connect with fans on tour with their new album this fall.
THE 12 BEST QUEER SONGS OF 2022 • They made our playlists, and lives, gayer and greater this past year.
THE STORIES WE TELL • Queer stories that you can cozy up to this winter.
Things You Should Know About Kapaemahu • The book Kapaemahu by teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu is the first-ever picture book in both English and olelo niihau, a native Hawaiian language.
The Well of Loneliness • The first Americans with MPX want you to understand the pain and stigma attached to it..
HIV ADVOCATES OF THE OUT100 • In honor of World AIDS Day on December 1, we look at the HIV activists honored in Out’s prestigious Out100 list.
Not that INNOCENT • What We Do in the Shadows’ queer breakout star Harvey Guillén is proving that big, brown, and queer is also sexy as hell.
The Most Powerful Lesbian in America • As the voice of the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre is helping her boss change the America we live in. That’s why she’s emblematic of everything the Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the world fear the most.
The Black Queen Is Back • He’s opened for Cher, had his own line of heels, and was named one of the most successful dance artists of all time, but his next act is just beginning.
The Grandmother of the Trans Legal Rights Movement • Lawyer Phyllis Frye is more than just the first out trans judge.
12 More People of the year • Best of lists are inherently flawed, thanks in part to every person’s natural myopia. Our choices, individually, are often best viewed through a lens which only we can hold up. Still, coming up with The Advocate’s annual list of People of The Year is always a fun endeavor. So many fascinating, impactful, or influential people (both LGBTQ+ and straight) that it’s not always easy narrowing down those who have impacted the world we all live in. Here are our choices for 2022’s People of the Year.
PARTY ON • There’s something about a Virgin cruise that makes you never want to leave the ship — even at the ports of call.
A Man’s World No More • Pushing...