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.
ACTIVISM IN THE AGE OF BIDEN • Now that there are allies in the White House, LGBTQ+ activists will adjust their tactics but promise they won’t let up.
FAREWELL TO ARTISTS AND ACTVISTS • These LGBTQ+ people enriched lives and led the way for others.
U=U Is Good For Your Health • People living with HIV are growing more comfortable discussing undetectability with their health professionals.
THE COOKING GENE • Chef Michael Twitty brings his whole self to books like the forthcoming Kosher Soul.
KING OF QUEENS • Rock god and LGBTQ+ icon ADAM LAMBERT discusses music, makeup, queer history, and his move into the nonprofit arena.
Champions of Pride • There are amazing LGBTQ+ people improving visibility and fighting for the rights of our community in every state across the country, even if they don’t get national attention. To address that inequity, The Advocate profiles LGBTQ+ activists, artists, politicians, and everyday people who are making a difference for the rest of us. Meet our 100+ Champions of Pride.
CALLEN-LORDE • Callen-Lorde provides affirming and supportive healthcare to LGBTQ+ communities and people living with HIV/AIDS, regardless of ability to pay. We are proudly welcoming patients at our new Brooklyn location for in-person and virtual care! Learn more at callen-lorde.org/brooklyn
LEAP OF FAITH • Star NIECY NASH risked it all by marrying the woman she loves and telling the world about it.
A LESBIAN GAZE • PHOTOGRAPHER JOAN E. BIREN (JEB) CAPTURED LESBIANS IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT WITH HER BREAKTHROUGH WORK IN THE ’70S.
A LESBIAN HAPPY ENDING • For actress Shalita Grant and MMA champ Jessica Aguilar, love couldn’t have come at a better time.
SCRAPPY LITTLE SOMEBODY • Special’s Ryan O’Connell continues to be hilarious while leading the way of representation for queer and disabled folks.
DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA’S SALON SECRETS • The Rent alumna and LGBTQ+ icon talks queering the movie musical with In the Heights.1
This Charming Film • Gay director Stephen Kijak captures the sexual and gender fluidity of the ‘80s in his ode to the Smiths.
STILL WE PERSISTED • The history of a movement gets its proper due in Sarah Schulman’s latest book.
AURAL ENJOYMENT • Women are taking over the streaming universe with some of the hottest podcasts of 2021.
SEX WORK IS WORK!
8 THINGS FOR YOUR SUMMER OF LOVE
LGBTQS AND ABCS • Why one queer mom (and former lawyer) took matters into her own hands when it came to diversity in children’s books.
A Very Queer Crime Indeed • Alan Cumming and Adam Goldman team up with Audible to bring you the ultimate queer action-comedy podcast, Hot White Heist.
CITIZEN JOURNALIST MONICA ROBERTS • THE CREATOR OF THE BLOG TRANSGRIOT WAS WRITING ABOUT AND CELEBRATING BLACK TRANS LIVES BEFORE ANY OTHER MEDIA OUTLET.
PRIDE 2021 MARCHES ON • EVENT PRODUCER JEFF CONSOLETTI SHARES PRIDE PREDICTIONS AND LESSONS ABOUT GATHERING TOGETHER FOLLOWING A PANDEMIC YEAR.
FLORIDA’S MVP • INDELIBLE ACTIVIST NADINE SMITH HELPED CREATE THE BLUEPRINT OF MODERN QUEER LIFE.