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.
EL TRANSFORMER • SMASHING MACHISMO WITH HIS SONG
WE LOVE FEEDBACK
SO MANY GOOD CHOICES
THANKS MOM AND DAD • PFLAG turns 45 and continues to prove that parental support is powerful.
THE QUEEREST GENERATION • Kids these days are less likely to identify as straight.
The Other Glass Ceiling • Less than half of LGBTQ workers are out at work.
Did You Know?
TAKE FIVE • With couture drag activist Juanita More.
XAN’S GUIDE TO PRIDE FLAGS
10 THINGS TO GET YOU THROUGH THIS ELECTION CYCLE
The Usual Suspects • Who gets overlooked when organizations pursue demographics they aren’t currently serving?
MAYBE BABY • Parenting isn’t only meant for cisgender people.
HOME MOVIES • At 15 years old, Ella Fields is becoming a globally recognized filmmaker focusing on gender and queer issues. Her parents couldn’t be prouder.
CRUISING IN CUBA • The search for sex and connection is different in Havana.
CHLOE’S PROBLEMS DOWN UNDER • How a bisexual koala in a tongue-in-cheek book is educating about STIs.
WHAT DO U.S. ADULTS FANTASIZE ABOUT?
PRIDE NEVER ENDS IN PALM SPRINGS • November weather is nearly 80 degrees, the festival is small-town friendly, and the pool parties are everlasting in this LGBTQ hot spot.
While You’re There • Drag brunch is fun, but Electricity might change how you look at love.
Vanity Purge • True confessions of a former gym bunny.
UPSIDE DOWN • This mixologist spends her downtime as an aerial acrobat.
THIS IS AMERICA • For the first time in U.S. history, a trans person is the lead Democratic candidate for governor.
10 TWO-SPIRIT OR LGBTQ NATIVE AMERICANS YOU SHOULD KNOW
FIRST NATION INDIVISABLE • Sharice Davids could be America’s first queer Native American in Congress.
ART WITH HEART • This out musician’s passion is matched by his undeniable talent.
STANDING IN THE LIGHT • America’s Got Talent’s trailblazing trans star, BRODY RAY is ready to bring his dreams to light with a new album.
ON THE SHELF
BIG SISTA • This rising entertainment mogul wants to normalize queer characters.
LAUGH FACTORY • Standup comedian Guy Branum on fat happiness, gay men, depression, and jokes about bottoming.
DANCE OF THE DEAD • The immortal bard meets the undead.
ALL AMERICAN • Taye Diggs takes center stage on a new theater-streaming platform.
DEADNAMED • THE WAY COPS IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS INVESTIGATE THE MURDERS OF TRANSGENDER WOMEN ADDS INSULT TO INJURY AND MAY BE DELAYING JUSTICE.
TWENTY YEARS LATER & WORLDS APART • Two decades after MATTHEW SHEPARD’s murder, LGBTQ youth are living in a very different world. For one, kids today can see themselves reflected back in movies, books, TV shows, and millions of YouTube videos. They are marching for their rights in between classes and even speaking in front of Congress. The legacy of that 20 year old hate crime (and the many before and since) still resonates in our communities, but the queer, bi, lesbian, gay, pan, trans, and fluid rising stars of today—many born after Shepard’s death—are too busy making the...