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.
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The VP’s LGBTQ+ Pride Reception • Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
Putin’s New Neighbor • In one of the most combustible — and homophobic — areas of the planet, an out politician ascends to power.
Homophobia for the Win? • Will Ron DeSantis’s anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric actually be a winning strategy in securing the GOP nomination?
Sly Fox • Fox News quietly puts out a retraction amid accusations of false news.
Another Mess at CNN • The missteps continue to pile up at the venerable news network, this time involving their coverage of trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Remembering Two Icons Of Queer Life
Roe’s Death Is Swiftly Setting Back LGBTQ+ Rights • The devastating Supreme Court abortion ruling is already being utilized by the Right.
GOOD MORNING, GIO • As the new co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend, Gio Benitez is serving up a slice of queer life to the mainstream.
The Storytellers • To avoid making their own news, high-profile writers, editors, and anchors often lived in the closet. Modern journalists now prove how retrograde that thinking is.
Know Your (Queer) History
Everybody’s Room • Through censorship, AIDS, recessions, the internet, and COVID, this 50-year-old LGBTQ+ bookstore has remained a beloved center of queer life.
Ladies’ Night • Author Krista Burton celebrated the end of the pandemic with an epic cross-country journey to some of America’s last lesbian bars.
Sacred Spaces • Moby Dyke author Krista Burton on what LGBTQ+ establishments mean to the community and her.
A Tragedy Forgotten, Now Finally Mourned • A homophobic society erased the 32 arson victims of New Orleans’s Up Stairs Lounge. Fifty years later, the city, and the world, are different.
Holocaust in New Orleans • Read The Advocate’s original coverage of the Up Stairs Lounge fire from July 18, 1973. “Gay Pride Day: Triumph & Tragedy” ran on that issue’s cover.
The Glorious History of Gay Bob • If Ken would have met this anatomically correct, disco-era doll back in the day — things may have turned out very differently.
Triggered • Alabama politicians lose their minds over a lecture on queer history.
Gays & Old Hollywood: A Love Affair • Queer characters have been around since the birth of Hollywood — you just had to know where to look.
Learning Queerstory • Here are just a few of our favorite titles from the past year that focus on LGBTQ+ history — and these history books are anything but boring.
Forever Yours in the Fight • A look back on some of The Advocate’s most iconic covers over the years.
Urge to Merge • In Drive-Away Dolls, stars Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan embark on a wild road trip in a quest to find the perfect lesbian bar.
Jaboukie Comes Out of the Music Closet • The comedian has been making music for years, but is now releasing his debut album, All who can’t hear must feel.
The Wife Stuff • Raven-Symoné and wife Miranda Maday discuss their serendipitous new podcast.
HOT & HEAVY • A sexy new video by musician Magnus Riise, costarring...