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.
WHAT I’M DIGGING NOW
CON TRI BUT ORS
BECAUSE I AM • This queer woman of color isn’t letting an invisible disability slow her down, even on days it does.
Is Punk the New F-Word? • The word has been used to bully gay black boys for decades.
Removing Regret to Rediscover My Pride • Since I quit drinking, my life turned upright. But not for the reasons you think.
READING RAINBOW • Great LGBT books made just for kids.
THE POWER OF SOUND • This out podcast pioneer wants you to open your ears—and your mind—to the power of storytelling.
FINDING PRIDE IN SERBIA • Increasing LGBT visibility in Eastern Europe is a slow-moving process, but it’s picking up steam in Belgrade.
NO MORE DYKES DEFERRED • A word queer women have been reclaiming for years is still under assault.
IS “Dyke Still ” Relevant Today?
MUSLIM PRIDE • LGBT Muslims and their allies come together in celebration.
GENDER IN THE NEWSROOM • This New York union is pushing for gender expression protections in newsrooms, so journalists better represent who they report on.
Safer Sex Imagery In The Time of AIDS • An exhibit reveals the rich history of LGBT safer sex materials—many explicit—created in the ‘80s and ‘90s as a response to the epidemic.
I AM , I SAID • The only thing standing between you and knowledge is fear.
SEX ED YOU WON’T GET IN SCHOOL • This web comic provides gender-neutral and body-positive sex ed for all.
QUEER & COMMITTED • WHY WILL SOME GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN REMAIN LOCKED UP EVEN AFTER SERVING THEIR TIME?
Daring to be DIFFERENT • 13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman says he found success by being true to himself.
11 THINGS TO GET YOU THROUGH
CHAMPIONS OF PRIDE
LEADING A REVOLUTION • Bisexual, Latina high school student Emma Gonzalez used tragedy, rage, and knowledge as fuel, igniting a nation of kids (and adults) to push for stronger gun reform laws in America.
OUR DISCO QUEEN • The founder of the first black, gay disco in Los Angeles—which stayed open 42 years and led to a nonprofit clinic for people with HIV and more—is the kind of hero we need more of.
STRIKE A POSE • Ballroom icon and trans actress Cece Suazo proves not all heroes wear capes.
THE BOYS ARE BACK
GAME OVER, MAN • Steve Howey,the Shameless star who “came out,” hopes to end stigma—and toxic masculinity—by playing gay and speaking out.
COCKTAILS AND CHEMISTRY • Genderqueer author M. Ullrich explores women’s spaces—and offline romance —innovelslike Love at Last Call.
BOYS IN TROUBLE • Award-winning choreographer Sean Dorsey’s latest dance centers around trans, queer, non-binary, and non-white perspectives on masculinity.
VOGUE • Ryan Murphy’s latest series reveals the colorful and heartbreaking lives in ballroom culture in ‘80s New York.
TO SIR, WITH LOVE • Sir Ian McKellen is playing the part of a lifetime: his own.
ON THE SHELF
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