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.
OUT IN THE COLD • LGBTQ+ athletes prepare to push boundaries at this year’s Winter Olympics, amid boycotts against host country China.
RAINBOW RESCUE • The international Rainbow Railroad has helped more than 100 queer Afghans escape the country.
BE PREP-ARED • The telemedicine company MISTR is working to eliminate the barriers people have in accessing HIV prevention meds.
WORDS MATTER • It Gets Better’s new video series explores how LGBTQ+ people identify with certain labels and what those labels mean to them.
JEOPARDY! GIANT • Amy Schneider says giving positive visibility to transgender people has been the most rewarding aspect of her record-setting run on the beloved quiz show.
WIGSTOCK • An initiative providing free hairpieces is helping Black trans women feel more secure and confident.
10 QUEER THINGS TO BRIGHTEN WINTER DAYS
QUEEN OF DRIVE-THROUGH • Queer Fast Foodies star Kristen Kish on eating at Arby’s, going off the rails, and elevating Mickey D’s fish sandwich.
FAREWELL TO GIANTS • Honoring LGBTQ+ activists, writers, and artists we’ve recently lost.
THE DEADLIEST YEAR FOR TRANS AMERICANS • Fatal violence against transgender Americans set a record in 2021.
Housing Crash • In Atlanta, federal funds to help people with HIV find affordable housing go unspent.
FAHRENHEIT 2022 • Republicans launch their latest culture war with LGBTQ+ and POC youth caught in the crossfire.
LGBTQ+ Books Bigots Want Banned
END ABORTION FIRST, THEN MARRIAGE EQUALITY? • The assault on abortion rights could set up attacks on much more.
The Mirror Has New Faces • Asian-American social media stars — many of whom are LGBTQ+ — are changing the once-homogenous beauty industry, as well as the young people who look to it for validation.
Love Song • How Mary Lambert and fiancé Dr. Wyatt Hermansen found harmony together.
Every Body Say Love • Mary Lambert on what self-love means to her today.
TO ALL THE GAY MEN I’VE LOVED BEFORE • Gay men are disproportionately represented among my friends. They’ve enriched my life more than I can say.
MS. DEMURE • This drag artist has made a name for herself — and space for queer audiences — with her 20-plus year variety show.
THE GREATEST (AND FURRIEST) LOVE OF ALL • Some animal enthusiasts discuss the special bond that exists between LGBTQ+ folks and their nonhuman loved ones.
ON NORMALIZING POLYAMORY • A pandemic and the series The Great spurred one writer and his partner to consider a new path.
LONG-HAUL LESBIAN LOVE • Stonewall veteran Jay Toole thought she found love as a teenager living in Washington Square Park. It turns out she was right.
LOVE IN THE TIME OF POLITICS • Illinois’s first out state senator and his partner find that shared commitments to justice and each other keep their relationship healthy amid the demands of their work.
ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND SWORD FIGHTS • Adventure, dueling, dice rolls, and kisses await you in the Thirsty Sword Lesbians game!
A MOTHER’S LOVE • Pop icon Belinda Carlisle and her son, James Duke Mason, discuss familial love and what it means to...