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The Advocate is the world's leading source of LGBT news and politics. Discover the most recent articles published in the print issue, which is the oldest and largest gay magazine in the United States. Sort through The Advocate print issue archives to find articles written by the founders of the modern-day LGBT rights movement like Vito Russo and Gore Vidal. Find out about the historic magazine that was inspired by a police raid of a Los Angeles gay bar and has grown to become a prominent voice for topics related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies.
Number Crunch: Queer Art

Number Crunch: Queer Art

It not a recent phenomenon that gay people have found themselves at the fore of artistic expression. From Michelangelo and Da Vinci onward, we’ve been on the cutting edge since long before we even had a name for ourselves.

Mickalene Thomas Proves Black Is Beautiful

Mickalene Thomas Proves Black Is Beautiful

The superstar lesbian artist’s new book of large-format photo portraits blends classical and ’70s inspirations.

Three New Films Capture LGBT Life in the Middle East

Three New Films Capture LGBT Life in the Middle East

These documentaries reveal precarious, uncertain, and inscrutable queer existence in Syria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

Op-ed: How San Francisco Is Beating HIV

How San Francisco Is Beating HIV

After a frustrating, decades-long stagnation in rates of HIV transmission, there’s a breakthrough in San Francisco. With information and strategy we can overpower HIV.

Rebuilding Our City — the LGBT Heroes of Katrina

Rebuilding Our City — the LGBT Heroes of Katrina

In our 2005 cover story, The Advocate followed survivors of Hurricane Katrina fighting to keep the legendary gay mecca of New Orleans alive. Read the inspiring stories of resilience below.

The Forgotten Lesbian Film Classic That Deserves a Second Look

The Forgotten Lesbian Classic That Needs a Second Look

The Killing of Sister George is a rare and unflinching glimpse into real-life late-1960s lesbianism, and it deserves reputation rehabilitation.

Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art

Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art

A queer sensibility can be found in London’s National Portrait Gallery. You just need to know where — and how — to look.

Changing the T for LGBs

Changing the T for LGBs

The nationwide discussion surrounding trans visibility is essential for other queer people, too.

How LGBT Liberation Connects to the Oldest Profession

How LGBT Liberation Connects to the Oldest Profession

Rather than ignore the centuries-long relationship between sex work and queer liberation, we should embrace it, writes editor at large Diane Anderson-Minshall.

What Trans Movement?

What Trans Movement?

Caitlyn Jenner’s story is an important one. But stories like hers alone cannot sustain a movement of racially and culturally diverse trans men and women seeking community and visibility.

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