Read the latest news about gay people. The Advocate profiles the actors, politicians, public figures, athletes, musicians, filmmakers, activists, drag performers, celebrities, and more who are making contributions to the LGBT community. Since its inception, The Advocate has headlined gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and ally luminaries who are moving the cultural needle and starting conversations that push for equality. Hear the stories of gay people from local, national, and international stages. Be inspired by interviews and news of people like Tim Cook, Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, Sam Smith, Barney Frank, and other public figures.

Meet the overachievers who are not only raking in the dough but, in many cases, giving much of it away to worthy causes.

February 12 2015 4:00 AM

The next time someone asks what the difference is between blackface and drag, here's what you can tell them.

February 04 2015 7:15 AM

Find out if you're more Rock Hudson than Richard Simmons.

February 04 2015 6:30 AM

Rod McKuen's recent passing revives memories of teenage angst — and first love.

January 30 2015 11:11 AM

Greg Berlanti, the out superproducer and cocreator of CW’s hit shows Arrow and The Flash, aims for a new era of diversity in DC Entertainment’s TV universe.

January 28 2015 7:00 AM

The iconic actor talks about his new film Match, the joys of sex, and why he's honored to to be misidentified as a gay man.

January 23 2015 8:00 AM

Mina Gerges's restaging of pop diva photos is more than the sincerest form of flattery, it's fanboy art.

January 22 2015 11:12 AM

Walter Naegle remembers the legacy of his late partner, the civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

January 19 2015 10:00 AM

Check out photographs of the black gay civil rights leader throughout his lifetime.

January 19 2015 8:00 AM

This 1987 essay by Bayard Rustin reveals a personal account of MLK's feelings toward gay people.

January 19 2015 5:00 AM