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.
A NOTE FROM OUR CEO
An Old Party That’s Anything But Grand
The Right is Waging War on Trans Youth • Across the nation, right-wing politicians are trying to restrict health care for trans minors, and they’re misleading the public in their effort.
Coining Queer History • Poet and activist Pauli Murray will be the first Black queer person to appear on U.S. currency.
Triumph and Tragedy • ACT UP’s Oral History Project celebrates a funding windfall while also mourning the sudden death of two of its members.
The Gay Gaze • Artist J.C. Leyendecker’s queer aesthetic shaped modern America.
DRIVING FORCE • Potential sponsors turned their backs on out motorsports contender Zach Herrin — until one of the most influential LGBTQ+ organizations took his phone call.
PASSAGES • For the following individuals, who spent their days advocating for others, their legacies will live on.
AROUND THE WORLD
Breaking (Down) the Rules • What to know about the FDA’s revelatory new policies on blood donation from gay and bi men.
THE IDEA OF LGBTQ+ REPUBLICANS IS ABOUT AS SERIOUS AS GEORGE SANTOS • The GOP decided long ago that scapegoating the community is more valuable than courting it. Will that ever change?
1973: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR THE LGBTQ+ MOVEMENT • Fifty years ago, queer activism blossomed and changed the course of history.
LAURA JANE GRACE’S REBEL YELL IS LOUD AS EVER • As she tours across the country this spring, the Against Me! founder is creating a space where trans punks can feel at home.
Sound Effects • Spotify is helping LGBTQ+ musicians get a foothold in a notoriously exclusive industry.
Real Talk • The pile-on was almost immediate for The Real Friends of WeHo. But was the queer hate for the gay reality show irrational or appropriate?
The Camera Doesn’t Lie • Queer relationships lost to time get new life in the documentary 100 Years of Men in Love.
The Whole World is Talking About Jamie • A new Mexican production proves a popular musical’s message is universal.
BIG GIRL PANTIES • How legendary drag performer Panti Bliss became an “accidental activist” and the reigning queen of Ireland.
7 Artists for a New Beginning This Spring • These queer artists are releasing new self-defining music, perfect for listening to during all your new beginnings.
High Octane Heroine • Zandara Kennedy is one of the few women and queer stunt performers in Hollywood. Now, she’s turning her attention to opening doors for other marginalized people in the entertainment industry.