21 Top News Stories of the Year

21 Top News Stories of the Year

All things gay were central to the 24/7 news cycle in 2011, and almost daily mainstream America saw stories about marriage equality, bullied kids, a dancing trans man, and heroic gays. Here are a few news flashes that topped our gaydar this year.

Reinventing Adam Lambert

Reinventing Adam Lambert

American Idol’s most interesting graduate has a new album in the works, a new relationship, and a new attitude toward the media that prompted him to sing “Whataya Want From Me”

Our Heroes

Remembering Sept. 11: Our Heroes

We look back in time via The Advocate's special cover story after the tragedy on September 11, 2001.

The Cuomo Evolution

THE CUOMO EVOLUTION

New York governor Andrew Cuomo talks about the state’s recent marriage equality win, the personal reasons behind his leadership, and his commitment to keeping the momentum going.

See Gagas Self Portrait for Our Cover

See Gaga's Self-Portrait for Our Cover 

While on tour in Germany, Lady Gaga took her first magazine cover self-portrait for The Advocate’s August issue.

193 Reasons to Have Pride in 2011, Part Three

193 Reasons to Have Pride: Part 3

Including the people who finally care about bullying and straight dudes who are rooting for us.

193 Reasons to Have Pride in 2011 Part Two

193 Reason to Have Pride: Part Two

From Katy Perry's anti-bullying anthem to potential gay leaders in New York City and San Francisco, this past year has given us much to celebrate.

193 Reasons to Have Pride in 2011 Part One

193 Reasons to Have Pride: Part One

From hard-fought legal victories to powerful new allies in politics, from iconic entertainers to coming-out stories, this past year has given us much to celebrate.

Forty Under 40 Part Two

 Forty Under 40: Part Two

A writer, a world traveler, and even a state senator — The Advocate's Forty Under 40 honorees are much more than ahead of the curve, they're out, proud, and changing the world.

Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge

Forty Under 40:Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and his boyfriend, Freedom to Marry Political Director Sean Eldridge, are among the saluted on this year's list of forty LGBT leaders and newsmakers under the age of 40.

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