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.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
IN HIS DEFENSE
10 THINGS TO MAKE YOU SMILE
VARSITY VOGUE • The nation’s first official college ballroom house is shaking up Boston.
CAN THESE QUEER KIDS SAVE THE PLANET? • Two prominent youth climate activists see the intersections between queerness and climate change..
A GAY JEWISH BULLFIGHTER FROM BROOKLYN? • World-famous matador Sidney Franklin long hid a secret from the American public.
My Heart Still Beats for Pedro • In the pantheon of LGBTQ heroes, Pedro Zamora’s memory is painted at the front line.
SLINGING DRINKS IN THE WILD WEST • Mixologist LEO ROBITSCHEK created cocktails at NYC’s hallowed Eleven Madison Park. Now he’s taken his skills to LA’s NoMad Hotel.
MINDING THE GAP • What happens when queer and trans people share their mental health stories?
LAUGHING TO AMERICA • Lesbian Nigerian-British comic Gina Yashere is speaking truths and proving Black women can get laughs—and bring in the bucks.
TO SER, WITH LOVE • Nonbinary actor Ser Anzoategui beautifully brings to life an old-school butch lesbian.
AGE OF AQUARIA • A docuseries reveals the international drag superstar behind the scenes.
PERFECT LITTLE LIARS • The Perfectionists creator I. Marlene King and star Sasha Pieterse on how the show ups the mystery and queer quotient of Pretty Little Liars.
INDECENT PROPOSAL • Author James Polchin’s breathtaking new social crime hybrid rewrites history, righting queer wrongs by cops, journalists, and the American public.
Top This • The world may love him now, but Jonathan Van Ness reveals in his new memoir that being embraced for his fabulousness wasn’t always a given.
SHIFTING PAGES • Andrea Lawlor’s novel combines pansexual smut with gender theory and the queer ‘90s.
BODY OF EVIDENCE • Author Julietta Singh evocatively recalls her experiences as a brown, queer woman in her most transparent work to date.
ON THE SHELF
OUR NEW FAVORITE LGBTQ ICONS • From ballsy bisexual broads and nonbinary femme fashion icons to gay business leaders and funny lesbian moms, let us introduce you to a handful of the most astonishing creatives and leaders who are (or should be) recognized as icons and innovators. May they influence the world to see LGBTQ people in new ways and lead other generations to greatness.
BROOKE CANDY • She’s the queer, feminist, sex-positive artist we’ve been waiting for.
TALON JAMES MAXWELL • This Texas makeup artist and emerging influencer shows us how to sparkle.
ALLEN YOUNG • He’s not just a sexy senior.
MARINAOMI • Bisexual, Asian-American graphic novelist MariNaomi is making space in the industry for cartoonists who are queer, disabled, or of color.
SARO • This queer, biracial singer is Morrissey for the modern era.
EUGENE LEE YANG • This YouTube sensation embraces gender fluidity as a gay man.
JONATHAN LOVITZ • He’s expanding what it means for the LGBTQ community to invest in ourselves.
LEE DANIELS • Still tackling racism in Hollywood, he’s also mentoring young queer artists along the way.
ALI STROKER • The...