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 Ethics Complaint Filed Against Texas AG Over Stance on Marriage Licenses http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/03/ethics-complaint-filed-against-texas-ag-over-stance-marriage-l <!--paging_filter--><p>The state's first openly gay legislator filed the complaint with the State Bar of Texas, saying Attorney General Ken Paxton is encouraging county clerks to defy the law by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/03/ethics-complaint-filed-against-texas-ag-over-stance-marriage-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Texas Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:05:11 +0000 Trudy Ring 536166 at http://www.advocate.com Marriage Equality Supporter Featured in Mormon Anti-Marriage Equality Post http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/03/marriage-equality-supporter-featured-mormon-anti-marriage-equa <!--paging_filter--><p>Sylvia Cabus, a pro-equality Mormon, felt compelled to speak out after her family's picture was used.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/03/marriage-equality-supporter-featured-mormon-anti-marriage-equa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Marriage Equality Mormon Church U.S. Supreme Court Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:20:25 +0000 Trudy Ring 536161 at http://www.advocate.com Mormon Church Makes First Donation to LGBT Group http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2015/07/03/mormon-church-makes-first-donation-lgbt-group <!--paging_filter--><p>Its financial contribution to a Salt Lake City program for homeless LGBT youth is believed to be its first ever to an LGBT organization.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2015/07/03/mormon-church-makes-first-donation-lgbt-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Mormon Church Utah Youth Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:11:34 +0000 Trudy Ring 536151 at http://www.advocate.com 7 Things List: July 3, 2015 http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/7-things/2015/07/03/7-things-list-july-3-2015 <!--paging_filter--><p>Our entertainment and events highlights this week include the life of Amy Winehouse, Demi Lovato's swim in same-sex waters, and geekdom's high holy event: Comic-Con International.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/7-things/2015/07/03/7-things-list-july-3-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 7 Things Arts & Entertainment Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 535541 at http://www.advocate.com Mom of Trans Teen Pushes for Resources That Could Have Saved Her Son http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/07/03/mom-trans-teen-pushes-resources-could-have-saved-her-son <!--paging_filter--><p>A family friend who helped the Prescotts through their darkest hour with the death of 14-year-old Kyler has started a new family advocacy organization.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/07/03/mom-trans-teen-pushes-resources-could-have-saved-her-son" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Families Youth Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:00:34 +0000 Thom Senzee 534851 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Church Burnings and Southern Resistance — Is It 1963 Again? http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/03/op-ed-church-burnings-and-southern-resistance-it-1963-again <!--paging_filter--><p>This lesbian minister laments how disconnected the equality efforts for different groups — for blacks, women, and gays — currently feels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/03/op-ed-church-burnings-and-southern-resistance-it-1963-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Politics Commentary Crime Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:29 +0000 Reverend Irene Monroe 535546 at http://www.advocate.com Remembering Jess Shipps http://www.advocate.com/obituaries/2015/07/03/remembering-jess-shipps <!--paging_filter--><p>Friends remember U.S. Air Force veteran Jess Shipps, best known to friends as 'Jessie' the 'Lumberchick.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/obituaries/2015/07/03/remembering-jess-shipps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Military Ban Transgender Obituaries Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 536116 at http://www.advocate.com Ted Cruz and the Fallout for Fire Island http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/07/03/ted-cruz-and-fallout-fire-island <!--paging_filter--><p>The fallout from the Ted Cruz dinner, hosted by a pair of gay real estate magnates, washes onshore at the Fire Island Pines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/07/03/ted-cruz-and-fallout-fire-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election Ted Cruz Politics Travel Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:00:06 +0000 Chadwick Moore 532581 at http://www.advocate.com PHOTOS: Best of Pride http://www.advocate.com/pride/2015/07/03/photos-best-pride <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>In our photos from June, these are people from all over the country who made Pride count.</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/BestofPride-001X400.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=38761">BestofPride-001X400.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Slideshow Photography Pride Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:00:56 +0000 Yannick Delva 535771 at http://www.advocate.com Kentucky County Clerk Sued Over Denial of Marriage Licenses http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/02/kentucky-county-clerk-sued-over-denial-marriage-licenses <!--paging_filter--><p>Two same-sex and two opposite-sex couples filed the suit Thursday against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who had ceased issuing marriage licenses. Meanwhile, a Tennessee county sees an exodus of officials opposed to marriage equality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/02/kentucky-county-clerk-sued-over-denial-marriage-licenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Alabama Kentucky Tennessee Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:02:11 +0000 Trudy Ring 536131 at http://www.advocate.com Oregon Teacher of the Year Gets Settlement in Antigay Harassment Case http://www.advocate.com/education/2015/07/02/oregon-teacher-year-gets-settlement-antigay-harassment-case <!--paging_filter--><p>The first openly gay person to be named the state's Teacher of the Year said he was harassed by supervisors and colleagues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/education/2015/07/02/oregon-teacher-year-gets-settlement-antigay-harassment-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Oregon Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:56:06 +0000 Trudy Ring 536101 at http://www.advocate.com Mozambique Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relationships http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/07/02/mozambique-decriminalizes-same-sex-relationships <!--paging_filter--><p>The African country overturned a 19th-century law forbidding 'vices against nature.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/07/02/mozambique-decriminalizes-same-sex-relationships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Crime Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:33:12 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 536091 at http://www.advocate.com Navy, Marines Take Step Toward Open Trans Service http://www.advocate.com/transgender-military-ban/2015/07/02/navy-marines-take-step-toward-open-trans-service <!--paging_filter--><p>Effective immediately, decisions about discharging transgender Marines and members of the Navy must be approved by Pentagon officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/transgender-military-ban/2015/07/02/navy-marines-take-step-toward-open-trans-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Military Ban Military Transgender Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:21:58 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 536081 at http://www.advocate.com Episcopal Church to Allow Same-Sex Marriages http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2015/07/02/episcopal-church-allow-same-sex-marriages <!--paging_filter--><p>While some Episcopal churches had blessed same-sex unions, this move makes the full marriage rite available to same-sex couples throughout the denomination.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2015/07/02/episcopal-church-allow-same-sex-marriages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Marriage Equality Episcopal Church Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:12:12 +0000 Trudy Ring 535906 at http://www.advocate.com Yet Another Court Tells Bobby Jindal to Issue Marriage Licenses http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/02/bobby-jindal-trying-delay-marriage-louisiana-yet-again <!--paging_filter--><p>The state of Louisiana was among the last holdouts on recognizing the Supreme Court's ruling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/02/bobby-jindal-trying-delay-marriage-louisiana-yet-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Election Louisiana Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:54:29 +0000 Lucas Grindley 536071 at http://www.advocate.com Why Does Vogue Think Bisexuality Is a Phase? http://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2015/07/02/why-does-vogue-think-bisexuality-phase <!--paging_filter--><p>In a profile of bisexual model Cara Delevingne, a <em>Vogue</em> writer suggests she should just 'trust a man.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2015/07/02/why-does-vogue-think-bisexuality-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bisexuality Media Women Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:42:02 +0000 Eliel Cruz 532851 at http://www.advocate.com Moroccan Mob Brutally Beats Alleged Trans Woman as Bystanders Watch http://www.advocate.com/violence/2015/07/02/moroccan-mob-brutally-beats-alleged-trans-woman-bystanders-watch <!--paging_filter--><p>The victim, who has not been publicly identified, may nonetheless face jail time for homosexuality, which is illegal in Morocco.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/violence/2015/07/02/moroccan-mob-brutally-beats-alleged-trans-woman-bystanders-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate Crimes World Transgender Crime Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:10:08 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 535761 at http://www.advocate.com Coming Out of the Closet in Front of the Cast of Mamma Mia http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/07/02/coming-out-closet-front-cast-mamma-mia <!--paging_filter--><p>Teachers, management, and even his friends coached Raymond avoid seeming too gay. But Judith Light (Angela from <em>Who's the Boss</em>) had different advice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/07/02/coming-out-closet-front-cast-mamma-mia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coming Out Theater Arts & Entertainment Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:41:00 +0000 Matt Baume 535576 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Rachel Maddow Smacks Down States Resisting Marriage Equality http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/02/watch-rachel-maddow-smacks-down-states-resisting-marriage-equa <!--paging_filter--><p>Rachel Maddow breaks down the state of equality for the leaders and county clerks in southern states still resisting the inevitable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/07/02/watch-rachel-maddow-smacks-down-states-resisting-marriage-equa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Alabama Louisiana Mississippi Rachel Maddow Texas U.S. Supreme Court Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:32:00 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 535786 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: The Surprising Way GOP Candidates Define 'Discrimination' http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/02/watch-surprising-way-gop-candidates-define-discrimination <!--paging_filter--><p>Republican presidential candidates draw a line between racism (which is bad) and homophobia (which is perhaps just fine).</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/02/watch-surprising-way-gop-candidates-define-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Election Politics Commentary Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:25:10 +0000 Matt Baume 535571 at http://www.advocate.com The Marriage Equality Photo Seen Round the World http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2015/07/02/marriage-equality-photo-seen-round-world <!--paging_filter--><p>Meet the couple featured in a photo that has becoming iconic of Decision Day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2015/07/02/marriage-equality-photo-seen-round-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Media Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:57:00 +0000 Ross von Metzke 535766 at http://www.advocate.com Out Photographer Slammed for Gay Iwo Jima Re-Creation http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/photography/2015/07/02/out-photographer-slammed-gay-iwo-jima-re-creation <!--paging_filter--><p>Photographer Ed Freeman posted his gay re-creation of the iconic shot in the wake of last week's marriage equality victory — but soon saw vicious backlash on social media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/photography/2015/07/02/out-photographer-slammed-gay-iwo-jima-re-creation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Media Military Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:43:06 +0000 Bil Browning 535586 at http://www.advocate.com New Orleans Man Who Kidnapped Trans Woman Granted 'Rare' Minimum Sentence http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/07/02/new-orleans-man-who-kidnapped-trans-woman-granted-rare-minimum-sentence <!--paging_filter--><p>After assault and attempted rape charges were dropped, a judge chose to be unusually lenient, citing the attacker's age.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/07/02/new-orleans-man-who-kidnapped-trans-woman-granted-rare-minimum-sentence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Louisiana New Orleans Transgender Crime Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:39:44 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 535581 at http://www.advocate.com The World Is Finally Ready For the Lost Recordings of 1970s Gay Rockers Smokey http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/07/02/world-finally-ready-lost-recordings-1970s-gay-rockers-smokey <!--paging_filter--><p>It may have taken 40 years, but John Condon's music has finally found its audience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/07/02/world-finally-ready-lost-recordings-1970s-gay-rockers-smokey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Arts & Entertainment Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Gina Vivinetto 533991 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: What Happened When President Obama Met Two Trans Service Members http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/02/op-ed-what-happened-when-president-obama-met-two-trans-service-members <!--paging_filter--><p>Laila Villanueva and her fiancé, Logan Ireland, are both transgender Americans currently serving in the U.S. military. At last month's White House Pride Reception, they made history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/02/op-ed-what-happened-when-president-obama-met-two-trans-service-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Transgender Military Ban Military Commentary Pride Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000 US Army CPL Laila Villanueva 535266 at http://www.advocate.com