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.

Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Tom Daley, Ian McKellen and more tweet in celebration of marriage equality's arrival in Ireland.

May 23 2015 3:49 PM

YouTube changed a lot of things, including how people tell the world they're LGBT.

May 22 2015 5:00 AM

An Ohio bartender found herself in hot water after 'joking around' turned into a viral sensation.

May 19 2015 3:06 PM

A new Reuters poll shows promising GOP support for the nuptials of loved ones marrying a same-sex partner.

May 18 2015 6:53 PM

The Rev. Ann Kansfield will be the New York City Fire Department’s first openly gay and first female chaplain.

May 13 2015 5:30 AM

From Masters of Sex to Mom, the single Spy star loves playing dowdy prudes and chic vixens. In real life, playing house with a gay friend might be just her style.

May 13 2015 4:00 AM

James Dean became one of the most iconic actors of modern times. Roy Schatt's legendary photos of him at the Actors Studio in the '50s reveal why.

May 12 2015 6:00 AM