Advocate.com - Gay News | The Advocate | The World's Leading Source for LGBT News and Entertainment http://www.advocate.com/rss.xml en Supreme Court Rebuffs Florida — Marriages to Begin http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/12/19/supreme-court-rebuffs-florida-marriages-begin <!--paging_filter--><p>It's more bad news for antigay Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, as the nation's highest court rejects her request to delay marriage equality in the Sunshine State after January 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/12/19/supreme-court-rebuffs-florida-marriages-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Florida Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:20:26 +0000 Matt Baume 476776 at http://www.advocate.com Lesbian Basketballers Sue Pepperdine for Discrimination http://www.advocate.com/sports/2014/12/19/lesbian-basketballers-sue-pepperdine-discrimination <!--paging_filter--><p>Two women say their coach and others harassed them and wanted them off the team at the Christian university.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/sports/2014/12/19/lesbian-basketballers-sue-pepperdine-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:11:14 +0000 Annie Hollenbeck 476718 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Laverne Cox Caught in Middle of Screaming Match on 'The View' http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2014/12/19/watch-laverne-cox-caught-middle-screaming-match-view <!--paging_filter--><p>Cox managed to resolve the dust-up between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell by making a point with which all could agree.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2014/12/19/watch-laverne-cox-caught-middle-screaming-match-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> television Media Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:40 +0000 Dawn Ennis 476753 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Partner of Sydney Siege Hero Tori Johnson Remembers His 'Soulmate' http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/12/19/watch-partner-sydney-siege-hero-tori-johnson-remembers-his-soulmate <!--paging_filter--><p>Australians and the world are hearing from the long-term partner of Tori Johnson, being called a hero of Tuesday's café hostage situation in Sydney, and in the process learning that some heroes are gay.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/12/19/watch-partner-sydney-siege-hero-tori-johnson-remembers-his-soulmate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia World Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:34:29 +0000 Thom Senzee 476735 at http://www.advocate.com Ireland Will Ask Its Voters for Marriage in May http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/12/19/ireland-will-ask-its-voters-marriage-may <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland appears poised to follow Scotland and may soon become the 18th country to legalize marriage for same-sex couples.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/12/19/ireland-will-ask-its-voters-marriage-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Ireland World Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:02:05 +0000 Thom Senzee 476497 at http://www.advocate.com Va. LGBT Community Responds to 'Ex-Gay' Billboard: 'We Are All Born to Love' http://www.advocate.com/ex-gay-therapy/2014/12/19/va-lgbt-community-responds-ex-gay-billboard-we-are-all-born-love <!--paging_filter--><p>The latest development stemming from a Richmond billboard that proclaimed 'no one is born gay' has a much more accepting message.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/ex-gay-therapy/2014/12/19/va-lgbt-community-responds-ex-gay-billboard-we-are-all-born-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ex-gay Therapy Virginia Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:01:34 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 476679 at http://www.advocate.com Hot Sheet: 'Vicious' Claws Are Coming to Town http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/hot-sheet/2014/12/19/hot-sheet-vicious-claws-are-coming-town <!--paging_filter--><p>Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include the <em>Vicious</em> side of Ian McKellen, Nicki Minaj, Idina Menzel, and a trip <em>Into the Woods</em> with Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/hot-sheet/2014/12/19/hot-sheet-vicious-claws-are-coming-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film Music television Theater Hot Sheet Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:54:08 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 475996 at http://www.advocate.com Holidays That POP: Delta Work's Guide to Party Guest Stardom http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/12/19/holidays-pop-delta-works-guide-party-guest-stardom <!--paging_filter--><p>Make your holiday season pop with tips, tricks and tidings from acclaimed contributors in <em>The Advocate</em>'s Holidays that POP series.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/12/19/holidays-pop-delta-works-guide-party-guest-stardom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas Holiday Gifts for Everyone Comedy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:39:55 +0000 Advocate Contributor 470312 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/12/19/op-ed-how-tom-saved-finland <!--paging_filter--><p>The art of Touko Laaksonen, or Tom of Finland, may have played a role in the recent passage of marriage equality in his Nordic motherland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/12/19/op-ed-how-tom-saved-finland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality World Art Commentary Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:24 +0000 Jukka Kurttila 475956 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: K-12 Teachers, Let's Step Up for Our Trans Students http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/12/19/op-ed-k-12-teachers-lets-step-our-trans-students <!--paging_filter--><p>A teacher reminds his fellow educators: We're here to develop empathetic citizens. So why continue to bar trans students from their gender-affirming bathrooms?</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/12/19/op-ed-k-12-teachers-lets-step-our-trans-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Transgender Commentary Youth Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:59 +0000 A. William Walker 474793 at http://www.advocate.com Emily Blunt: 'I Want to Be a Gay Icon' http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/12/19/emily-blunt-i-want-be-gay-icon <!--paging_filter--><p>The award-winning actress talks about her unique experience filming <em>Into the Woods,</em> why she believes same-sex couples make perfect parents, and her desire to hang out in more gay clubs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/12/19/emily-blunt-i-want-be-gay-icon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film Arts & Entertainment Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:00:42 +0000 Jase Peeples 476430 at http://www.advocate.com Venezuelan LGBT Advocate Murdered in Caracas http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/12/19/venezuelan-lgbt-advocate-murdered-caracas <!--paging_filter--><p>Givineth Soto was a psychologist, LGBT advocate, mother, and wife. Her widow won't be recognized as such by the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/12/19/venezuelan-lgbt-advocate-murdered-caracas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:00:24 +0000 Thom Senzee 476261 at http://www.advocate.com 14 Great Gifts for the Ultimate Geek http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/holiday-gifts-everyone/2014/12/19/14-great-gifts-ultimate-geek <!--paging_filter--><p>These are the gifts a total dork like me wants to get this month. Hint, hint, Santa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/holiday-gifts-everyone/2014/12/19/14-great-gifts-ultimate-geek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geek Holiday Gifts for Everyone Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Diane Anderson-Minshall 475840 at http://www.advocate.com Leaked 'The Interview' Scene Puts James Franco in Bed With Kim Jong-Un http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/12/18/leaked-interview-scene-puts-james-franco-bed-kim-jong-un <!--paging_filter--><p>James Franco finds a way to end up in bed with a guy — that guy being Kim Jong-Un.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/12/18/leaked-interview-scene-puts-james-franco-bed-kim-jong-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film James Franco World Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:57:09 +0000 Advocate Contributors 476379 at http://www.advocate.com #TBT: Stephen Colbert Meets the Inventor of Gaydar http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/12/18/tbt-stephen-colbert-meets-inventor-gaydar <!--paging_filter--><p>Before there was Grindr, gay men had find each other with Gaydar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/12/18/tbt-stephen-colbert-meets-inventor-gaydar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Stephen Colbert Comedy Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:46:54 +0000 Jami Smith 476226 at http://www.advocate.com Holder Announces Equal Justice for Transgender Workers http://www.advocate.com/2014/12/18/holder-announces-equal-justice-transgender-workers <!--paging_filter--><p>The attorney general says the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination based on gender identity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/2014/12/18/holder-announces-equal-justice-transgender-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Transgender Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:40:10 +0000 Dawn Ennis 476325 at http://www.advocate.com Supreme Court Inches Closer to Marriage Decision http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/12/18/supreme-court-inches-closer-marriage-decision <!--paging_filter--><p>In January, the justices will weigh whether to take up the Louisiana case, but Idaho's governor says his state offers the best vehicle for a marriage equality decision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/12/18/supreme-court-inches-closer-marriage-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Idaho Kentucky Louisiana Michigan Ohio Tennessee U.S. Supreme Court Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:35:25 +0000 Trudy Ring 476322 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: 'Duck Dynasty' Son 'Trying to Figure Out' If Being Gay Is a Choice http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2014/12/18/watch-duck-dynasty-son-trying-figure-out-if-being-gay-choice <!--paging_filter--><p>Willie Robertson says he's not sure if people are born gay, but he loves them just the same — proven by the fact that he works alongside gay people who produce his family's reality show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2014/12/18/watch-duck-dynasty-son-trying-figure-out-if-being-gay-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion television Arts & Entertainment Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:49:20 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 476299 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Gays Don't Reproduce, Will Die Out, Says Pat Robertson http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/12/18/watch-gays-dont-reproduce-will-die-out-says-pat-robertson <!--paging_filter--><p>It raises the question of why he's so worried we might achieve equality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/12/18/watch-gays-dont-reproduce-will-die-out-says-pat-robertson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Pat Robertson Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:09:05 +0000 Trudy Ring 476281 at http://www.advocate.com LGBT Students at Hogwarts? 'But of Course,' Says J.K. Rowling http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2014/12/18/lgbt-students-hogwarts-course-says-jk-rowling <!--paging_filter--><p>And Harry Potter taught us that 'no one should live in a closet,' the author says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2014/12/18/lgbt-students-hogwarts-course-says-jk-rowling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Books Arts & Entertainment Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:29:43 +0000 Trudy Ring 476279 at http://www.advocate.com Methodist Church That Fired Gay Choir Director Is Closing http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/12/18/methodist-church-fired-gay-choir-director-closing <!--paging_filter--><p>First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, Ind., will shutter at year end, having lost much of its membership after its gay choir director was dismissed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/12/18/methodist-church-fired-gay-choir-director-closing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion United Methodist Church Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:42:49 +0000 Stevie St. John 476093 at http://www.advocate.com Laverne Cox Joins Leading Trans Women Activists on Fashion Magazine Cover http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/12/18/laverne-cox-joins-leading-trans-women-activists-fashion-magazine-cov <!--paging_filter--><p>The "world's first transversal magazine" broke ground by featuring 14 leading trans activists on the cover to commemorate the publication's fifth anniversary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/12/18/laverne-cox-joins-leading-trans-women-activists-fashion-magazine-cov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fashion Transgender Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:40:39 +0000 Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez 476208 at http://www.advocate.com New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/12/18/new-york-drops-medicaids-ban-trans-health-care <!--paging_filter--><p>The good news keeps coming for New York's trans citizens seeking healthcare related to gender transition, even as advocates say some work still needs to be done.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/12/18/new-york-drops-medicaids-ban-trans-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New York City Transgender Health Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:00:47 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 475902 at http://www.advocate.com When It Comes to Kissing Guys, Bill Hader Doesn't Hold Back http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/12/18/when-it-comes-kissing-guys-bill-hader-doesnt-hold-back <!--paging_filter--><p><em>The Skeleton Twins</em> isn't necessarily a gay film, but it's got one of the clearest gay characters of 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/12/18/when-it-comes-kissing-guys-bill-hader-doesnt-hold-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film People Comedy Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:04 +0000 Michelle Garcia 475653 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Does Belong on the Basketball Court http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/12/18/op-ed-why-i-cant-breathe-does-belong-basketball-court <!--paging_filter--><p>Some say sports isn't political, but one athlete argues the opposite.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/12/18/op-ed-why-i-cant-breathe-does-belong-basketball-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Sports Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:48 +0000 Paulo Senra 475483 at http://www.advocate.com