Yezmin Villarreal

Yezmin Villarreal is the news editor for The Advocate. She likes to write about the intersection of politics and entertainment. Her work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mic, LA Weekly, Out Magazine and The Fader.

Survivors speak out. 

April 21 2017 5:12 PM

Putin and Chechen authorities say gay men have not been tortured and killed, but journalists in Russia are sticking to their reports.

April 20 2017 4:49 PM

This Advocate editor experienced an epiphany after she sheared off her locks.

April 20 2017 5:25 AM

A group is hoping to start a "rainbow railroad" from Chechnya to Canada. 

April 18 2017 4:32 PM

The Trump administration should raise the issue directly with Russia, the former vice president says.

April 14 2017 6:07 PM

The Kremlin says there's nothing to see in Chechyna, but journalists in the region disagree. 

April 14 2017 2:58 PM

Rep. Larry Pittman made the comment in an online debate over his anti–marriage equality bill.

April 13 2017 6:47 PM