Advocate.com - Gay News | The Advocate | The World's Leading Source for LGBT News and Entertainment http://www.advocate.com/rss.xml en http://www.advocate.com/sites/advocate.com/files/2015/03/Advocate_Logo.png Advocate.com http://www.advocate.com Spain Is Winning the Gay Tourist Dollar War http://www.advocate.com/travel/2015/09/01/spain-winning-gay-tourist-dollar-war <!--paging_filter--><p>The Iberian nation beats out France and U.K. as Europe's biggest draw for LGB travelers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/travel/2015/09/01/spain-winning-gay-tourist-dollar-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Travel Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:31:12 +0000 Neal Broverman 553676 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: After Four Pride Flag Thefts, Texas Church Puts Up Fifth One http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/09/01/watch-after-four-pride-flag-thefts-texas-church-puts-fifth-one <!--paging_filter--><p>A Unitarian congregation near Austin remains defiantly welcoming.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/09/01/watch-after-four-pride-flag-thefts-texas-church-puts-fifth-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Texas Unitarian Church Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:47:00 +0000 Trudy Ring 553261 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Fire Destroys Famed LGBT Hotspot in New Orleans http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/09/01/watch-fire-destroys-famed-lgbt-hotspot-new-orleans <!--paging_filter--><p>Flames from the fire that burned down the popular gay club in the city's Seventh Ward could be seen for miles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/09/01/watch-fire-destroys-famed-lgbt-hotspot-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Louisiana New Orleans Crime Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:38:29 +0000 Raffy Ermac 553266 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Kentucky Courthouse Showdown Between Demonstrators For and Against Antigay Clerk http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/09/01/watch-kentucky-courthouse-showdown-between-demonstrators-and-against-an <!--paging_filter--><p>As marriage equality opponents rallied in support of defiant county clerk Kim Davis, protesters chanted outside the courthouse where two gay couples were turned away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/09/01/watch-kentucky-courthouse-showdown-between-demonstrators-and-against-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Breaking Kentucky Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:16:53 +0000 Dawn Ennis 553156 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: That Other Defiant Kentucky Clerk Named Davis Invokes 'Higher Power' http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/09/01/watch-other-defiant-kentucky-clerk-named-davis-invokes-higher-power <!--paging_filter--><p>Casey Davis isn't related to the clerk who is making headlines in another county, but like Kim Davis, he is standing firm in his defiance of Kentucky's governor and the courts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/09/01/watch-other-defiant-kentucky-clerk-named-davis-invokes-higher-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Breaking Kentucky Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:50:48 +0000 Dawn Ennis 553121 at http://www.advocate.com BREAKING: KY Clerk Continues to Deny Same-Sex Couples Licenses After Supreme Court Ruling http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/09/01/breaking-ky-clerk-continues-deny-same-sex-couples-licenses-after-suprem <!--paging_filter--><p>Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has defied yesterday's Supreme Court ruling by refusing two same-sex couples marriage licenses this morning, citing 'God's authority.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/09/01/breaking-ky-clerk-continues-deny-same-sex-couples-licenses-after-suprem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Breaking Kentucky Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:46:27 +0000 Bil Browning 553116 at http://www.advocate.com Freeheld: Love In the Time of Cancer http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2015/09/01/freeheld-love-time-cancer <!--paging_filter--><p>Ellen Page and Julianne Moore make <em>Freeheld</em> more than just a true story about a dying lesbian detective, her mechanic girlfriend, and the legal battle that changed New Jersey. It’s a surprisingly tender love story.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2015/09/01/freeheld-love-time-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:30:00 +0000 Diane Anderson-Minshall 551226 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: It's Hard Out There for a Femme http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/09/01/op-ed-its-hard-out-there-femme <!--paging_filter--><p>The married couple known as Wegan explain why they created a "femme" dating site for lesbians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/09/01/op-ed-its-hard-out-there-femme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Women Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:45:00 +0000 Megan Evans and Whitney Kay Bacon 552861 at http://www.advocate.com 14 Ex-Ex-Gays Paving the Way Forward http://www.advocate.com/commentary/coming-out/2015/09/01/14-ex-ex-gays-paving-way-forward <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>These gay, lesbian, and bisexual people once renounced their queerness but then realized sexuality isn't something you just slough off.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-thumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.advocate.com/sites/all/modules/modules-contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.advocate.com/sites/advocate.com/files/exgayx400_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=34560">exgayx400.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Religion Coming Out Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:15:00 +0000 Leslie Dobbins 552681 at http://www.advocate.com From Showgirl to CEO: Trans Businesswoman Angelica Ross Tells All http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/current-issue/2015/09/01/showgirl-ceo-trans-businesswoman-angelica-ross-tells-all <!--paging_filter--><p>The former lounge singer tells <em>The Advocate</em> how she survived sex work and a suicide attempt, found spirituality, and made peace with her mom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/current-issue/2015/09/01/showgirl-ceo-trans-businesswoman-angelica-ross-tells-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Current Issue Transgender Business Print Issue Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:45:00 +0000 Dawn Ennis 542311 at http://www.advocate.com Why Are We Gay? http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/current-issue/2015/09/01/why-are-we-gay <!--paging_filter--><p>Centuries of studies have tried to examine the value of homosexuality to human beings as a species.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/current-issue/2015/09/01/why-are-we-gay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Current Issue Print Issue Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:15:00 +0000 Brenden Shucart 552671 at http://www.advocate.com Relive the 2015 VMAs Red Carpet http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/09/01/relive-2015-vmas-red-carpet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The stars showed up and showed off at Sunday night's VMA ceremony in Los Angeles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Downtown Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater was packed with celebrities as they came out in full force for Sunday night's Video Music Awards, hosted by MTV.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-thumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.advocate.com/sites/all/modules/modules-contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.advocate.com/sites/advocate.com/files/Miley-400x300_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=57950">Miley-400x300.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/09/01/relive-2015-vmas-red-carpet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Entertainment Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:45:00 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 552911 at http://www.advocate.com Supreme Court: Kentucky Clerk Must Issue Marriage Licenses http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/08/31/supreme-court-kentucky-clerk-must-issue-marriage-licenses <!--paging_filter--><p>The court today turned down Kim Davis's appeal, meaning she must issue licenses to all eligible couples beginning Tuesday or face penalties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/08/31/supreme-court-kentucky-clerk-must-issue-marriage-licenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Marriage Equality Breaking Kentucky U.S. Supreme Court Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:09:53 +0000 Trudy Ring 553101 at http://www.advocate.com 5 Photos of Ian McKellen at Manchester Pride to Make You Proud http://www.advocate.com/pride/2015/08/31/5-photos-ian-mckellen-manchester-pride-make-you-proud <!--paging_filter--><p>The elegant LGBT icon stole the show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/pride/2015/08/31/5-photos-ian-mckellen-manchester-pride-make-you-proud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ian McKellen Pride Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:09:00 +0000 Alexander Cheves 553086 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: How 'The Danish Girl' Helped Me Discover Myself http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/31/op-ed-how-danish-girl-helped-me-discover-myself <!--paging_filter--><p>The author of the book upon which the new Eddie Redmayne film is based reflects on how uncovering trans pioneer Lili Elbe's story helped him define his own art.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/31/op-ed-how-danish-girl-helped-me-discover-myself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Commentary Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 David Ebershoff 552651 at http://www.advocate.com Black Trans Woman Ashley Diamond Released from Prison After 3 Years http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/08/31/black-trans-woman-ashley-diamond-released-prison-after-3-years <!--paging_filter--><p>After serving more than three years in a men's prison, where she reported repeated rapes, the black trans woman was released to family members in Georgia today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/08/31/black-trans-woman-ashley-diamond-released-prison-after-3-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Georgia Violence Transgender Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:53:04 +0000 Dawn Ennis 553081 at http://www.advocate.com STUDY: One-Third of Israelis Are Bisexual http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/08/31/study-one-third-israelis-are-bisexual <!--paging_filter--><p>New research suggests there are 10 times as many bisexuals in Israel as gays and lesbians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/08/31/study-one-third-israelis-are-bisexual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bisexuality Breaking Israel World Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:04:58 +0000 Eliel Cruz 552881 at http://www.advocate.com Colorado Springs Grindr Hookup Ends in Murder http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/08/31/colorado-springs-grindr-hookup-ends-murder <!--paging_filter--><p>Fernando Rosales is facing a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing Sean Crescentini after the two men reportedly met through Grindr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/08/31/colorado-springs-grindr-hookup-ends-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colorado Crime Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:50:27 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 552901 at http://www.advocate.com Oliver Sacks, Famed Gay Neurologist and Author, Dies at 82 http://www.advocate.com/obituaries/2015/08/31/oliver-sacks-famed-gay-neurologist-and-author-dies-82 <!--paging_filter--><p>Sacks wrote about his patients in books such as <em>Awakenings</em> and his life, including his sexuality, in the memoir <em>On the Move.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/obituaries/2015/08/31/oliver-sacks-famed-gay-neurologist-and-author-dies-82" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obituaries Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:38:55 +0000 Trudy Ring 552886 at http://www.advocate.com Ellen DeGeneres Launches New GapKids Clothes That Challenge Gender Stereotypes http://www.advocate.com/ellen-degeneres/2015/08/31/ellen-degeneres-launches-new-gapkids-clothes-challenge-gender-stereotypes <!--paging_filter--><p>Ellen DeGeneres' new offering at GapKids features clothes for 'every girl.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/ellen-degeneres/2015/08/31/ellen-degeneres-launches-new-gapkids-clothes-challenge-gender-stereotypes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Ellen DeGeneres Fashion Families Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:13:11 +0000 Bil Browning 552836 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Miley Cyrus Closes VMAs with LGBT Youth and Drag Queens http://www.advocate.com/miley-cyrus/2015/08/31/watch-miley-cyrus-closes-vmas-lgbt-youth-and-drag-queens <!--paging_filter--><p>Miley Cyrus's closing number at the MTV Video Music Awards was a queer extravaganza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/miley-cyrus/2015/08/31/watch-miley-cyrus-closes-vmas-lgbt-youth-and-drag-queens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Miley Cyrus Music Arts & Entertainment Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:48:09 +0000 Bil Browning 552831 at http://www.advocate.com Blame It on the Queers! http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/05/21/blame-it-queers <!--paging_filter--><p>Doomsayers and the things that definitely happened because of LGBTs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/05/21/blame-it-queers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Current Issue Politics Print Issue Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:54 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 501282 at http://www.advocate.com 5 HIV-Positive Men Give Advice to Their Former Selves http://www.advocate.com/health/hiv-aids/2015/08/31/5-hiv-positive-men-give-advice-their-former-selves <!--paging_filter--><p>Here are words of wisdom on surviving and thriving for those newly diagnosed with HIV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/health/hiv-aids/2015/08/31/5-hiv-positive-men-give-advice-their-former-selves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tyler Curry HIV & AIDS Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:15:00 +0000 Tyler Curry 551921 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: We Still Need Full Equality for LGBT Families http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/31/op-ed-we-still-need-full-equality-lgbt-families <!--paging_filter--><p>The National Center for Lesbian Rights says parental recognition for LGBT people is murky at best — horribly unfair at worst.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/31/op-ed-we-still-need-full-equality-lgbt-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Families Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Cathy Sakimura 552586 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Jazz Jennings Is TV's Unsung Trans Heroine http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/31/op-ed-jazz-jennings-tvs-unsung-trans-heroine <!--paging_filter--><p>Caitlyn gets all the attention and publicity, but TLC reality star Jazz Jennings may be doing even more for visibility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/31/op-ed-jazz-jennings-tvs-unsung-trans-heroine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> television Transgender Commentary Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:30:00 +0000 Nick Adams 552596 at http://www.advocate.com