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.
Call Me by Your Mom • How one dad is leaning into a new path when it comes to traditional parenting roles.
Why We Must Be PrEP-ared! • The worldwide pandemic is foremost in most people’s thoughts as HIV and AIDS still rage on.
THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE • The Ford and Mellon Foundations invest in queer disabled cultural creatives.
All About That Ace • One in 10 LGBTQ+ young people ages 13 to 24 identify as asexual or on the ace spectrum.
HER TIME TO SHYNE • Introducing the first queer Iranian-American elected to political office.
IN MEMORIAM: FOUR QUEER PIONEERS • The end of 2020 saw the loss of four important voices: writers Deb Price and Kim Chernin, photographer-filmmaker-archivist Lenn Keller, and deacon and HIV activist Ken Jones.
10 THINGS TO LIGHT UP 2021
SUPREME THREAT • Justices Thomas and Alito want marriage equality overturned. Even if that doesn’t happen, we’ll still have to fight off efforts to chip away at it.
THE MAIN INGREDIENT IS LOVE • Even through dark times, Chef Gabriele Bertaccini is inspiring the masses with his resilience, positivity — and amazing cuisine.
Pappardelle with Slow-Cooked Ragù
POLY IN A PANDEMIC • When March 2020 hit, I had to find new ways to be polyamorous.
COME FLY WITH ME, COME FLY AWAY • The Amazing Race winners Will Jardell and James Wallington talk about their strategy, their wedding plans, and their dreams of traveling — with fans.
STAR-CROSSED LOVERS • COLIN FIRTH AND STANLEY TUCCI TALK DEALING WITH DEMENTIA IN SUPERNOVA AND GAY CASTING DEBATES IN HOLLYWOOD.
THE LINGUISTIC EXPLORER • Dr. K. David Harrison is working to bring greater awareness to LGBTQ+ explorers while also seeking to preserve endangered languages in isolated areas.
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR HIKING • The first gay woman to complete the Seven Summits, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, is also amplifying awareness about sexual abuse. Now, Selena Gomez is set to play her on the big screen.
CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN • Cason Crane, the first out gay person to climb the Seven Summits, talks surmounting mountains and homophobia.
BEST IN SNOW • Josh White and his rainbow-dyed poodle, Snow, traveled with Pride internationally in Prime Video’s The Pack.
GOODBYE, JAN MORRIS, EXPLORER OF REALMS • The trans pioneer was the first journalist to climb Mount Everest.
QUEERING THE GREAT OUTDOORS • A diverse group of nontraditional outdoors enthusiasts are employing social media to connect and explore nature.
THE TROUBLE WITH TRAVEL • Many Americans, like this writer, have embraced road trips and the great outdoors during the pandemic. But when is it OK to post about it?
ADVENTURING FROM HOME • It’s tough to get away with ongoing lockdowns, but some classic games like Dungeons & Dragons are helping people to imagine new worlds.
SCENIC BEAUTY • Capturing men in a natural state.
7 QUEER ARTISTS WHO’LL ROCK YOU IN 2021 • Brash, innovative, and queer, these musicians are creating the soundtrack of the future.
IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE • Writer Abigail Shrier pits lesbians against trans and nonbinary folks in her dangerous book.