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.
WEST HOLLYWOOD HORROR STORY • Ed Buck is convicted for contributing to the deaths of two Black men. Did white privilege allow his abuse to continue years after officials knew of his depravity?
A HOME ON THE RANGE • Nestled in a mountain valley in Colorado, a group of queer trans anarchists built a community that protects and inspires some of society’s most vulnerable — each other.
THE KILLINGS CONTINUE
FEAR IN AFGHANISTAN • The situation in Afghanistan is stark for LGBTQ+ people.
OUT OF OUR BEDROOMS • Arrests at an adult bookstore show anti-sodomy laws are still being used 18 years after the Supreme Court declared them unconstitutional.
LGBTQ’s Have More Student Loans
LGBTQ+ ARTISTS WHO ROCKED SUMMER • Musicians from across the world gathered (live!) in Chicago to embrace the Lollapalooza stage.
Out, Damned Spot • How this trans man and author learned to embrace his acne.
LAST OF THE GREAT LESBIAN BARS • Blush & Blu owner Jody Bouffard is keeping one of the 21 remaining lesbian bars in the United States alive.
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND • LGBTQ+ activists expect Kathy Hochul to be a strong advocate as the Empire State’s governor.
FAREWELL TO LGBTQ+ LIVES • From ambassadors to beloved stars of the American theater, we say goodbye.
When Mom Is Your Copilot • New Mexico state rep. Roger Montoya has survived homophobia, the AIDS epidemic, stigma, and sex-shaming — only to triumph as one of our most inspiring Latinx leaders.
HERE’S TO 40 YEARS OF GAY SEX • Dr. Charles Silverstein, the co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex, is still spreading the word at 86.
COLMAN'S TURN • Performer COLMAN DOMINGO has been a successful working actor for 30 years, but America may finally be ready to see him as the star he’s always been.
A (Morning)Star Is Born • MorningStar Angeline is bringing a queer Indigenous voice to Amazon.
Food for Thought • In filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari’s rich world, food can signal acceptance.
INNOVATORS IN FILM & TV • PLUS: THE BIPOC QUEERS TAKING THE LEAD
CARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS IS NO HACK • The Emmy-nominated nonbinary actor is making history and changing Hollywood.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION • Hightown’s Monica Raymund goes behind the camera as a director to bring even more realism to her queer lead character.
PANDORA’S BOX TO POSE • A timeline of groundbreaking LGBTQ+ visibility in film and TV.
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT • Kelly Clarkson steps in as the heir apparent to Oprah, Rosie, and Ellen.
DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING • Two giants of modern dance, both Black gay men, are the subjects of new documentaries.
QUEER FEAR • The essential LGBTQ+ horror movies.
MIGHTY MERCADO • HOLLYWOOD NEWCOMER JILLIAN MERCADO IS QUEER, AFRO-LATINX, DISABLED — AND KICKING ASS.
THE APOCALYPSE IS A DRAG • QUEER LATINX ACTOR AND DRAG KING VICO ORITZ IS TAKING ON THE BINARY AND OH, YEAH, THE ZOMBIE UPRISING.
GOTTA HAVE LAITH • AFTER SHAKING UP THE FASHION WORLD, TRANS MODEL, SINGER, AND ACTIVIST LAITH ASHLEY IS NOW TAKING ON HOLLYWOOD
THE QUEER FALL CONTENT WE CRAVE • New releases include...