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.

The One Direction member hints he may not be totally straight.

November 04 2014 1:48 PM

A representative confirmed the engagement after the Will & Grace actor was spotted wearing a ring.

3:13 PM

Jennifer Hudson has joined forces with W Hotels and the Human Rights Campaign for a new initiative fighting for marriage equality across all 50 states.

October 22 2014 6:00 AM

Looking for costume ideas? Feast your eyes on the creative getups from last year's benefit for the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles.

October 20 2014 7:00 AM

With high-profile clients like the late Alexander McQueen and Amy Winehouse in his London tattoo parlor, Henry Hate inked over his Orange County roots.

October 17 2014 4:00 AM

The activism of Frank Kameny is brought to vivid life by a new book of his forthright, forward-thinking letters, proving the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.

October 15 2014 6:02 AM

Joan Rivers, Lady Gaga, and Benedict Cumberbatch have all made queer couples' weddings complete.

October 13 2014 6:03 AM

Take a look back at the notable LGBTs who came out of the closet this year.

October 10 2014 4:00 AM

The stories of these closeted notables range from bittersweet to tragic, and some are just plain outrageous. Times have changed, we can agree, heading into National Coming Out Day on Saturday.

October 09 2014 3:00 PM

PAWS/LA helps over 1,700 people debilitated by illness and age to keep their furry friends. Here are just a few.

October 03 2014 4:00 AM