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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.
New Rules Old Institutions

 New Rules, Old Institutions

The all-female Spelman College, one of the premier historically black colleges in the U.S., has been a part of gay history since its establishment in 1881. Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, who were believed to be longtime partners, established the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, which eventually evolved into Spelman. A century later the college became the first historically black school to offer a women’s studies major, and in 1983 it became the first such institution with an LGBT center.

Let the Games Commence

 Let the Games Commence

 Since the first gay games in 1982, athletes and sports lovers have flocked to destinations around the world for the big event, bringing an influx of cash from spectators, athletes, and sponsors. However the financial hangovers from the games in New York in 1994, Amsterdam in 1998, and Sydney, Australia, in 2002 have taken some of the shine off the organization’s reputation in recent years.

Equal Opportunity Education

Getting LGBT history into California’s schools won’t be easy, but a gay politician says it’s a matter of life and death.

Dance Hall Diva

Dance Hall  

Read about and watch a promo for the Lifetime hit Drop Dead Diva's "gay prom" episode inspired by Constance McMillen and featuring guest appearances by Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, and Wanda Sykes.

I Advocate Glenne McElhinney

I Advocate...Glenne McElhinney

Here's what Glenne McElhinney, project director for Impact Stories and the filmmaker behind On These Shoulders We Stand, is passionate about this month.

Nepal Constitution Aims High

Nepal Constitution Aims High

A draft constitution for Nepal would enshrine LGBT rights advances as breathtaking as the heights of Mount Everest if lawmakers are willing to adopt the document.

Desert Escape

Desert Escape

America’s sunniest city has plenty to do outside and plenty of ways to unwind when that’s done.

Marylands Re Commitment Problem

Maryland's (Re) Commitment Problem

Following setbacks for marriage equality and transgender rights legislation in the Maryland legislature, stunned advocates regroup and grapple with immediate questions of trust.

The Odds

The Odds

Los Angeles radio talk-show host John Phillips handicaps some of the potential GOP candidates in the 2012 presidential race.

The Benefits Battle

The Benefits Battle

As the demise of “don’t ask, don’t tell” proceeds, the administration and Pentagon have some explaining to do about how to bring equality to gay military spouses.

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