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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.
Lost in Transition: Renee Richards

Lost in Transition: Renée Richards

A new film provides a riveting look at Renée Richards, an older woman still struggling to cope with a life of contradictions and personal conflict.

Just Another Statistic

Just Another Statistic?

A California murder reminds us 70% of LGBT homicide victims are people of color.

State of Affairs

State of Affairs

With Circumstance, her Sundance award-winning debut feature, Maryam Keshavarz exposes a suspense-filled love story between two Iranian girls that culminates in unexpected ways.

About the Cover Artist

The Back Story on the Cover Artist

John MacConnell, who created the stunning image of Governor Cuomo on our cover, feels deeply rooted in the LGBT community. Not only was he at the legendary Stonewall Inn when the announcement came in that the state of New York had voted in marriage equality, he just happened to be front and center in a photograph of celebrants that appeared on one of the most iconic newspaper covers documenting the historic event. Along with the news, it was an image that went around the world.In addition to designing covers and appearing on them, MacConnell does freelance drawing, painting, and digital art. He’s also a professor at Long Island University teaching illustration and design, and he works full-time for Harlem United, a nonprofit providing HIV prevention, housing, and care services for homeless New Yorkers.The artist says he was ecstatic to be asked to work on our cover. “This is an important issue of The Advocate, and I feel so fortunate that I’m able to be a part of this incredible moment in history.”Take a peek at some of MacConnell's work in the following pages.

Francos Artist Pal Takes Leap Inot Soaps

Soap Dish

In venues from soap operas to major museums, conceptual artist Kalup Linzy is making a name for himself, even without the aid of collaborator James Franco.

On Being Gay by the Strait

On Being Gay by the Strait

The sun shines bright on this 90-mile stretch of Mediterranean seaside villages that has been—for nearly three millennia—the summer playground for Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Moors, and Spaniards. Here come the gays.

A Financial Plus for Parents With College Bound Kids

A Financial Plus for Parents With College-Bound Kids 

In a curious twist, being “single” may ease some of the pain of paying for college.

What to Do When an Ex Trashes You Online

What to Do When an Ex Trashes You Online 

What can you do if an ex trashes you (by name — with photos!) on his or her blog?

Teen Fights Bullies Like a Washington Lobbyist

Teen Fights Bullies Like a Washington Lobbyist 

A teenage lobbyist fights for gay youth in D.C. and wins over a few friends in high places.

Is the Catholic Church a Self-Contradiction on Adoption

Is the Catholic Church a Self-Contradiction on Adoption? 

How can the Catholic Church say it’s protecting children while throwing out hundreds of adoption and foster care cases?

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