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 Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Over Law http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/03/26/audra-mcdonald-rips-indiana-governor-over-law <!--paging_filter--><p>The Broadway singer and actress tweeted her disgust with the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/03/26/audra-mcdonald-rips-indiana-governor-over-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadway Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Politics People Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:27:42 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 503351 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: StoryCorps Founder Discuss Gay Dad in Inspiring TED Talk http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/people/2015/03/26/watch-storycorps-founder-discuss-gay-dad-inspiring-ted-talk <!--paging_filter--><p>Dave Isay won the $1 million TED Prize for a speech that included his gay father and his participation in the Stonewall uprising.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/people/2015/03/26/watch-storycorps-founder-discuss-gay-dad-inspiring-ted-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coming Out People Families Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:11:56 +0000 Neal Broverman 503321 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: These Gay Prospective Dads Sing 'Dear Future Baby' And It's Too Cute http://www.advocate.com/families/2015/03/26/watch-these-gay-prospective-dads-sing-dear-future-baby-and-its-too-cute <!--paging_filter--><p>A Minneapolis couple channels Meghan Trainor and sing their hearts out on the web, hopeful that one day they will become fathers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/families/2015/03/26/watch-these-gay-prospective-dads-sing-dear-future-baby-and-its-too-cute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adoption Families Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:02:49 +0000 Raffy Ermac 503296 at http://www.advocate.com Immediate Examples of Backlash to Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' http://www.advocate.com/indiana/2015/03/26/immediate-examples-backlash-indianas-religious-freedom <!--paging_filter--><p>Major businesses and sports organizations are reconsidering their investments in Indiana after the governor signed a so-called license to discriminate bill into law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/indiana/2015/03/26/immediate-examples-backlash-indianas-religious-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indiana Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:52:10 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 503306 at http://www.advocate.com Gov. Mike Pence Just Gave Indiana a 'License to Discriminate' http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/03/26/gov-mike-pence-just-gave-indiana-license-discriminate <!--paging_filter--><p>The governor signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act at a private ceremony this morning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/03/26/gov-mike-pence-just-gave-indiana-license-discriminate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indiana Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:10:33 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 503271 at http://www.advocate.com TCM Film Festival: A Starry Treat for LGBT Fans http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2015/03/26/tcm-film-festival-starry-treat-lgbt-fans <!--paging_filter--><p>This year's edition of the classic movie event offers Shirley MacLaine discussing&nbsp;<em>The Children's Hour, </em>a rarely seen Tennessee Williams project, big splashy musicals, and much more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2015/03/26/tcm-film-festival-starry-treat-lgbt-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film Arts & Entertainment Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:12 +0000 Trudy Ring 503066 at http://www.advocate.com 12 Celebrities Who Said the F Word http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/people/2015/03/26/12-celebrities-who-said-f-word <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>When stars say an antigay slurs, it makes news and has an impact. Read about the past incidents, fallouts, and whether or not they apologized for the act.</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/Celebrities-F-Word-400x300.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=104901">Celebrities-F-Word-400x300.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> People Arts & Entertainment Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:39 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 503126 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Only Prayer Can Stop Gay Destruction of Marriage, Says Pat Robertson http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2015/03/26/watch-only-prayer-can-stop-gay-destruction-marriage-says-pat-robertson <!--paging_filter--><p>'Let the Lord take care of it because there isn't a whole lot else you can do,' says the antigay televangelist.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2015/03/26/watch-only-prayer-can-stop-gay-destruction-marriage-says-pat-robertson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Marriage Equality Pat Robertson The 700 Club Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 Trudy Ring 503246 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/03/26/op-ed-if-bindercon-was-just-white-cisgender-women-it-wouldnt-work <!--paging_filter--><p>Mitt Romney's comment about 'binders full of women' spurred the creation of BinderCon, a symposium for female writers that works hard to include LGBT participants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/03/26/op-ed-if-bindercon-was-just-white-cisgender-women-it-wouldnt-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Commentary Women Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:37 +0000 Lux Alptraum 503061 at http://www.advocate.com #TBT: The Massive, Masculine Art of Robert Riggs http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/2015/03/26/tbt-massive-masculine-art-robert-riggs <!--paging_filter--><p>Riggs's dark art specialized in muscular, imposing men in homosocial environments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/2015/03/26/tbt-massive-masculine-art-robert-riggs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:00:11 +0000 Christopher Harrity 502176 at http://www.advocate.com California AG Seeks to Quash 'Death to Gays' Proposal http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/03/25/california-ag-seeks-quash-death-gays-proposal <!--paging_filter--><p>Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking court action to keep the proposed ballot measure from going any further.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/03/25/california-ag-seeks-quash-death-gays-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Politics Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:43:42 +0000 Trudy Ring 503226 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: SXSW Attendee Says He Was Assaulted, Called Gay Slur http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/03/25/watch-sxsw-attendee-says-he-was-assaulted-called-gay-slur <!--paging_filter--><p>He says a bouncer at the W Hotel yelled a gay slur and assaulted him in front of friends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/03/25/watch-sxsw-attendee-says-he-was-assaulted-called-gay-slur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Business Travel Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:30:06 +0000 Raffy Ermac 503091 at http://www.advocate.com Michigan Woman Sues Planet Fitness Over Trans-Inclusive Locker Room http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/03/25/michigan-woman-sues-planet-fitness-over-trans-inclusive-locker-room <!--paging_filter--><p>Yvette Cormier claims she suffered emotional damage after sharing a gym locker room with a trans woman who entered briefly to hang up her coat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/03/25/michigan-woman-sues-planet-fitness-over-trans-inclusive-locker-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Michigan Transgender Sports Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:12:00 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 503116 at http://www.advocate.com Alabama Bill Seeks License to Discriminate in Adoption Services http://www.advocate.com/families/2015/03/25/alabama-bill-seeks-license-discriminate-adoption-services <!--paging_filter--><p>The measure would let faith-based agencies, even those that receive public funds, turn away same-sex couples or others who offend the agency's religious beliefs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/families/2015/03/25/alabama-bill-seeks-license-discriminate-adoption-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adoption Politics Families Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:43:53 +0000 Trudy Ring 503206 at http://www.advocate.com 18 Heartwarming Fan Responses to Los Tigres del Norte's Gay Corrido http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/03/24/18-heartwarming-fan-responses-los-tigres-del-nortes-gay-corrido <!--paging_filter--><p>Fans were surprised and ecstatic to hear Los Tigres del Norte perform a gay love song, and they showed their appreciation on social media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/03/24/18-heartwarming-fan-responses-los-tigres-del-nortes-gay-corrido" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Arts & Entertainment Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:12:15 +0000 Yezmin Villarreal 502961 at http://www.advocate.com Kentucky's Transphobic Legislation Dies After 'Last Ditch Effort' http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/03/25/kentuckys-transphobic-legislation-dies-after-last-ditch-effort <!--paging_filter--><p>Kentucky's so-called 'Bathroom Bully Bill' died in the House, despite a last-minute scramble to tack it onto unrelated legislation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/03/25/kentuckys-transphobic-legislation-dies-after-last-ditch-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Kentucky Transgender Politics Youth Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:53 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 503086 at http://www.advocate.com Antigay Group's Ad Tells Supreme Court: Marriage 'God's Alone to Decide' http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2015/03/25/antigay-groups-ad-tells-supreme-court-marriage-gods-alone-decide <!--paging_filter--><p>The American Family Association takes out a full-page ad in <em>The Washington Post</em> to oppose marriage equality — and it's illustrated with a painting by gay artist Michelangelo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2015/03/25/antigay-groups-ad-tells-supreme-court-marriage-gods-alone-decide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Marriage Equality American Family Association Media Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:02:45 +0000 Dawn Ennis 503096 at http://www.advocate.com George Takei Joins Gamers in Shunning Indiana http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/03/25/george-takei-joins-gamers-shunning-indiana <!--paging_filter--><p>When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signs a turn-away-the-gays bill, he may have to deal with the revenge of the nerds — and the exodus of their money.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/03/25/george-takei-joins-gamers-shunning-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geek George Takei Indiana Politics Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:48:32 +0000 Matt Baume 503101 at http://www.advocate.com Eagle Scout Starts Petition to Keep Gay Twin in Scouting http://www.advocate.com/boy-scouts-america/2015/03/25/eagle-scout-starts-petition-keep-gay-twin-scouting <!--paging_filter--><p>August Easton-Calabria is fighting to end the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay adult leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/boy-scouts-america/2015/03/25/eagle-scout-starts-petition-keep-gay-twin-scouting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boy Scouts of America Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:20:07 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 503106 at http://www.advocate.com HBO Cancels Looking, Planning TV Movie http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2015/03/25/hbo-cancels-looking-planning-tv-movie <!--paging_filter--><p>A passionate audience and critical acclaim were not enough to save the show about urban gay life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2015/03/25/hbo-cancels-looking-planning-tv-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> television Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:58:31 +0000 Neal Broverman 503081 at http://www.advocate.com 12 Celebrities Who Lovingly Embrace Their LGBT Children http://www.advocate.com/families/2015/03/25/12-celebrities-who-lovingly-embrace-their-lgbt-children <!--paging_filter--><p>The parents every queer kid has dreamed of.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/families/2015/03/25/12-celebrities-who-lovingly-embrace-their-lgbt-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People Arts & Entertainment Families Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:24:11 +0000 Erin Wilson 502066 at http://www.advocate.com 6 Questions With the Original Goth Girl, Ally Sheedy http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2015/03/25/6-questions-original-goth-girl-ally-sheedy <!--paging_filter--><p>As <em>The Breakfast Club</em> returns to theaters after 30 years, the movie's breakout star, Ally Sheedy, spoke to us about the teen classic and how it gave her cred with her genderqueer daughter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2015/03/25/6-questions-original-goth-girl-ally-sheedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film People Women Families Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:00:29 +0000 Neal Broverman 502936 at http://www.advocate.com 18 Stars Who Prove Queer People Can Rock http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/03/25/18-stars-who-prove-queer-people-can-rock <!--paging_filter--><p>Think LGBT pop stars make only dance music? Think again!</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/03/25/18-stars-who-prove-queer-people-can-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bisexuality Music Arts & Entertainment Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:33 +0000 Gina Vivinetto 502741 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Why the Parents of a Texas Gay Man Support Marriage Equality http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/03/25/op-ed-why-parents-texas-gay-man-support-marriage-equality <!--paging_filter--><p>Don and Gena Rogers tell the story of their son's coming-out and the path to acceptance that led them to join a PFLAG legal brief in support of equality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/03/25/op-ed-why-parents-texas-gay-man-support-marriage-equality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality PFLAG U.S. Supreme Court Commentary Families Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:30:10 +0000 Don Rogers 502941 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Why Most Trans People Think Insurance Is a Dirty Word http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/03/25/op-ed-why-most-trans-people-think-insurance-dirty-word <!--paging_filter--><p>Getting insurance coverage for transition-related expenses remains woefully byzantine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/03/25/op-ed-why-most-trans-people-think-insurance-dirty-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Commentary Health Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:00:39 +0000 Riki Wilchins 501716 at http://www.advocate.com