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.

When the organization Planting Peace learned the hateful Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket the funeral of Robin Williams, the put a plan of their own into action.

August 16 2014 4:39 PM

Celebrities combined their star power for a good cause that prepares and trains young adults on how to become LGBT allies.

August 12 2014 5:00 AM

Comedian and LGBT ally Robin Williams was found dead in his home Monday morning.

August 11 2014 7:11 PM

Daniel Radcliffe talks about his latest role in the romantic comedy What If, the evolution of LGBT inclusion in entertainment, and getting naked on film once again.

August 08 2014 8:01 AM

The vice mayor of Richmond, Calif. fields weekly verbal attacks due to her sexual orientation and race, but carries on in public service.

August 07 2014 4:00 PM

Greg Louganis, Peter Paige, Wilson Cruz, Tuc Watkins, Blake McIver and more shine a spotlight on the joys as well at the challenges that come with aging in the LGBT community.

July 31 2014 7:00 AM

In a recent interview, the True Blood star talked fangs, blood, and her sexuality.

July 31 2014 5:27 AM

The Networkers: Where Hollywood falters, YouTube stars like Tyler Oakley excel at introducing America to a world where being LGBT is just part of your story.

July 30 2014 8:00 AM

The Networkers: Meet Bria Kam & Chrissy Chambers and Will Shepherd & R.J. Aguiar, two same-sex couples using social media to show America what our love looks like.

July 28 2014 10:00 AM