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.
THE MONTH’S BEST LETTER TO THE EDITOR
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR? • IF SO, PODCAST IS BRINGING ‘EM BACK.
10 THINGS TO GET YOU THROUGH
The Perfect Day • This poz guy is all for love and marriage, but weddings are hell.
FAMILY TIES • Some of Hollywood’s most successful LGBTs are also the hippest parents in town. In honor of Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin (who announced they were using a surrogate earlier this year), we’re highlighting some of Hollywood’s queerest and coolest ‘rents.
Nope, There’s No Blood Test
NO CAKE FOR US • Whether they intended to or not, the justices sent same-sex couples a message about who is welcome.
SHADES OF BLUE • Seeking LGBT equality on the police force.
Not Another Brick in the Wall • Helping teachers better understand the struggles of LGBT youth.
IS YALE QUEERER? • THE # OF HARVARD OR YALE FRESHMEN WHO IDENTIFY AS…
A QUEER DISCOVERY • Who knew a piece of lesbian history was hiding in storage?
BI PEOPLE AT RISK
CHAZ’S SECOND ACT • Finally comfortable in his own skin, Chaz Bono is showing off his acting muscles.
LEADER OF THE BAND • Ocean Park Standoff’s out cofounder continues her family’s musical legacy.
PUMPING IRON • Trans gender bodybuilders are the focus of the fascinating new doc, Man Made.
MATERIAL GIRL • This once-bullied transgender pop princess gets what she wants—and she wants it all!
What’s Up Doc • Four nonfiction films examine important queer issues
REALITY BITES • Comic Janeane Garofalo has been in over 50 films. Her latest, The Happys, reminds us that she’s still able to play against type.
ON THE SHELF
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS. • You don’t want to miss this film festival.
SHE WRITES THE SONGS • Anessa Marie went from sleeping in Central Park to composing musical theater in the city that doesn’t sleep.
HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE • A legendary LGBT activist reflects on his legacy, the resistance, and why he refuses to be lauded as though his work is done.
ESCAPE FROM GOD’S PROMISE
MOVE OVER, KYLIE • This out Hawaiian teen has a global following and flourishing makeup line.
The End of the World as We Know It • Are LGBT people going to be left in the dust during a global crisis?
WE RE TAKING AMERICA BACK
MAHALO FOR YOUR KOKUA* • KIM COCO IWAMOTO might just be Hawaii’s next lieutenant governor.
Trenton Tosses Anti-Gay Rep
PINK IS THE PRIMARY COLOR • According to the Democratic National Committee, primary wins across the United States have set up LGBT candidates to face off against Republican contenders this November. Here are some of the highlights:
FISTS OF IRON • The first out gay man elected to Pennsylvania’s state legislature is not only fighting for equality, but also common sense.
TRUE COLORS • The city of Palm Springs is a prime example of what real representation looks like.
The Great Salt Lake
THE NEW MAVERICK • Will free-thinking congresswoman KYRSTEN SINEMA be America’s first bisexual senator?
NATIVE SON • What the primary victory of ZACH WAHLS, the outspoken son of...