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The social media platform requires users to use a legal name, which has generated controversy among those who identify by drag or performer names.

September 16 2014 3:54 PM

Panic! at the Disco front man Brendon Urie on battling the Westboro Baptist Church and celebrating his sexual fluidity.

September 05 2014 11:05 AM

In a recent interview, out singer Sam Smith revealed he isn’t interested in becoming a spokesperson for the LGBT population.

September 04 2014 3:34 PM

Thanks to a sparkly new side business, YouTube personality Randy Rainbow has become a closer friend of Dorothy.

September 03 2014 1:10 PM

Welcome to an era when LGBT artists have throngs of fans, and no one bats an eye.

August 29 2014 8:00 AM

Even after cleaning up their street, a gay couple in Detroit say their local mailman won't include their home in his regular route.

August 27 2014 2:42 PM

Past honorees of The Advocate's '40 Under 40' continue to prove themselves as agents of change. Take a look at where they are now.

August 21 2014 9:30 AM

We look to many honorees for their opinions on news and culture as they happen, but whose opinions do they seek out?

August 21 2014 9:00 AM