Advocate.com - Gay News | The Advocate | The World's Leading Source for LGBT News and Entertainment http://www.advocate.com/rss.xml en Why the Best New Film About Lesbians Can't Quite be Called a Lesbian Film http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/11/21/love-millennial-style <!--paging_filter--><p>There’s a message in <em>Life Partners,</em> a movie about young women’s relationships. But not hearing the message loud and clear may be the whole point.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/11/21/love-millennial-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film Current Issue Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:53:08 +0000 Diane Anderson-Minshall 456442 at http://www.advocate.com Lesbian Couple Worries Antigay Slur on Google Maps is a Hate Crime http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/11/22/lesbian-couple-worries-antigay-slur-google-maps-hate-crime <!--paging_filter--><p>The major search engine's mapping program had changed their street name to something much more homophobic. That has the couple and their kids worried.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/11/22/lesbian-couple-worries-antigay-slur-google-maps-hate-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Crime Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:47:54 +0000 Diane Anderson-Minshall 466018 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: One Queer Immigrant that Obama's Plan Could Help http://www.advocate.com/immigration/2014/11/22/watch-one-queer-immigrant-obamas-plan-could-help <!--paging_filter--><p>As part of GLAAD's new video series, Claire Pires interviews Yenny Quispe, a queer Latina immigrant from Peru.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/immigration/2014/11/22/watch-one-queer-immigrant-obamas-plan-could-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration Women Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:42:51 +0000 Diane Anderson-Minshall 466000 at http://www.advocate.com Is Winnie the Pooh Transgender or Intersex? http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/11/22/winnie-pooh-transgender-or-intersex <!--paging_filter--><p>One town in Poland seems to think so — and they are not happy about it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/11/22/winnie-pooh-transgender-or-intersex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:18:43 +0000 Diane Anderson-Minshall 465983 at http://www.advocate.com PHOTOS: Jesus Days http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/photography/2014/11/22/photos-jesus-days <!--paging_filter--><p>Greg Reynolds's photos have a quiet tension. As if something is just about to happen. And then it did.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/photography/2014/11/22/photos-jesus-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Photography Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:00:42 +0000 Christopher Harrity 464541 at http://www.advocate.com In Gambia, Being LGBT Now Means Torture, Life in Jail http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/11/21/gambia-being-lgbt-now-means-torture-life-jail <!--paging_filter--><p>The west African nation has been cracking down on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people — and will now throw away the key for those convicted of "aggravated homosexuality."</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/11/21/gambia-being-lgbt-now-means-torture-life-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:36:02 +0000 Thom Senzee 465674 at http://www.advocate.com Hot Sheet: November 21, 2014 http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/hot-sheet/2014/11/21/hot-sheet-november-21-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Cher, Wonder Woman, Alvin Ailey, Mary J. Blige, and the penultimate chapter of the <em>Hunger Games </em>saga, <em>Mockingjay — Part 1.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/hot-sheet/2014/11/21/hot-sheet-november-21-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film Geek television Theater Hot Sheet Books Dance Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:20:29 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 464900 at http://www.advocate.com Supreme Court Now Has 5 Chances to Rule on Marriage Bans http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/11/21/supreme-court-now-has-5-chances-rule-marriage-bans <!--paging_filter--><p>Attorneys for the same-sex couples hoping to overturn Louisiana's ban on marriage equality have petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case, even before a lower court rules.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/11/21/supreme-court-now-has-5-chances-rule-marriage-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Louisiana U.S. Supreme Court Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:01:10 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 465654 at http://www.advocate.com CBS Network's 'Home for the Holidays' Special Will Feature First Gay Couple http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2014/11/21/cbs-networks-home-holidays-special-will-feature-first-gay-c <!--paging_filter--><p>The annual holiday special will include a family with same-sex parents for the first time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2014/11/21/cbs-networks-home-holidays-special-will-feature-first-gay-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music television Arts & Entertainment Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:45:53 +0000 Jase Peeples 465653 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Obama’s Order Ices Out Some LGBTQ Immigrants http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/11/21/op-ed-obama%E2%80%99s-order-ices-out-some-lgbtq-immigrants <!--paging_filter--><p>The executive order will help many immigrants on the path to citizenship, but it leaves behind others who have experienced violence, discrimination, and isolation, says Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/11/21/op-ed-obama%E2%80%99s-order-ices-out-some-lgbtq-immigrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration Commentary Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:52:07 +0000 Isa Noyola and Valeria De La Luz 465620 at http://www.advocate.com Photogs Shut Down Wedding Business After Turning Away Gay Couple http://www.advocate.com/business/2014/11/21/photogs-shut-down-wedding-business-after-turning-away-gay-couple <!--paging_filter--><p>A Bay Area photography shop will stop working on all weddings after refusing to work with a gay couple on their big day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/business/2014/11/21/photogs-shut-down-wedding-business-after-turning-away-gay-couple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality California Business Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:16:47 +0000 Michelle Garcia 465275 at http://www.advocate.com 6 Bad Signs of a Good Relationship http://www.advocate.com/health/love-and-sex/2014/11/21/6-bad-signs-good-relationship <!--paging_filter--><p>Not everything about being in a great relationship is 'good.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/health/love-and-sex/2014/11/21/6-bad-signs-good-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Love and Sex Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:00:54 +0000 Tyler Curry 464918 at http://www.advocate.com It Gets Worse: Russia's Kremlin Targets LGBT Youth Support http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/11/21/it-gets-worse-russias-kremlin-targets-lgbt-youth-support <!--paging_filter--><p>Youth face losing their last online refuge to express what it's like to be LGBT in Vladimir Putin's Russia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/11/21/it-gets-worse-russias-kremlin-targets-lgbt-youth-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Russia World Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:05:57 +0000 Thom Senzee 465268 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: England Needs a Separation of Church and State http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/11/21/op-ed-england-needs-separation-church-and-state <!--paging_filter--><p>The Church of England has used its position as a state-endorsed institution of religion to promote an agenda of prejudice. So why do the U.K.'s residents stand for it?</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/11/21/op-ed-england-needs-separation-church-and-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Marriage Equality United Kingdom Commentary Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:54 +0000 Callum Hunter 462985 at http://www.advocate.com Kansas Gov.: State Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/11/20/kansas-gov-state-wont-recognize-same-sex-marriages <!--paging_filter--><p>As same-sex couples wed in about a quarter of the state's counties, Gov. Sam Brownback is determined to block marriage equality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/11/20/kansas-gov-state-wont-recognize-same-sex-marriages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:37:08 +0000 Trudy Ring 465344 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2014/11/20/watch-country-singer-billy-gilman-comes-out-gay <!--paging_filter--><p>'I felt it was time for me to be honest and to be truthful,' Gilman says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2014/11/20/watch-country-singer-billy-gilman-comes-out-gay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coming Out Music People Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:54:05 +0000 Jase Peeples 465326 at http://www.advocate.com LGBT Rights Opponents Pray for Arkansas to Uphold State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/11/20/lgbt-rights-opponents-pray-arkansas-uphold-states-same-sex-marriage-ban <!--paging_filter--><p>As marriage equality cases move forward in Arkansas, some pray for the state's ban on same-sex marriage to be upheld.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/11/20/lgbt-rights-opponents-pray-arkansas-uphold-states-same-sex-marriage-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Marriage Equality Arkansas Family Research Council Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:16:12 +0000 Stevie St. John 465251 at http://www.advocate.com Mike Nichols, Director of 'Birdcage' and 'Angels,' Dead at 83 http://www.advocate.com/obituaries/2014/11/20/mike-nichols-director-birdcage-and-angels-dead-83 <!--paging_filter--><p>The respected director's work included some gay-themed and gay-beloved projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/obituaries/2014/11/20/mike-nichols-director-birdcage-and-angels-dead-83" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film television Theater Obituaries Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:18:39 +0000 Trudy Ring 465276 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Yes, Trans Women Are Harassed Daily http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/11/20/watch-yes-trans-women-are-harassed-daily <!--paging_filter--><p>Even for those who survive, antitrans harassment is a harrowing daily occurrence for many transgender people, especially trans women of color.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/11/20/watch-yes-trans-women-are-harassed-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Crime Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:39:26 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 465271 at http://www.advocate.com PHOTOS: Montana's Same-Sex Marriages http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/11/20/photos-montanas-same-sex-marriages <!--paging_filter--><p>Same-sex couples won the right to marry starting Wednesday in Big Sky Country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/11/20/photos-montanas-same-sex-marriages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:38:36 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 465270 at http://www.advocate.com 90,000-Plus and Counting: Petition to Cancel Duggars' Show Gains Momentum http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2014/11/20/90000-plus-and-counting-petition-cancel-duggars-show-gains-momentum <!--paging_filter--><p>Signatures have increased hourly after publicity about the petition to cancel <em>19 Kids and Counting</em> because of the Duggars’ anti-LGBT stances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2014/11/20/90000-plus-and-counting-petition-cancel-duggars-show-gains-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> television Media Transgender Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:37:18 +0000 Dawn Ennis 465250 at http://www.advocate.com Sean Hayes Is a Married Man http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/people/2014/11/20/sean-hayes-married-man <!--paging_filter--><p>The <i>Will &amp; Grace</i> star and his longtime boyfriend have announced that they tied the knot last week in a secret ceremony.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/people/2014/11/20/sean-hayes-married-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Sean Hayes People Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:56:49 +0000 Matthew Breen 465232 at http://www.advocate.com John Cameron Mitchell Will Be Broadway's Next Hedwig http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/theater/2014/11/20/john-cameron-mitchell-will-be-broadways-next-hedwig <!--paging_filter--><p>The Tony-winning musical's creator and original star now has 'much larger pumps to fill' in <em>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</em>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/theater/2014/11/20/john-cameron-mitchell-will-be-broadways-next-hedwig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theater Arts & Entertainment Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:49:09 +0000 Brandon Voss 465231 at http://www.advocate.com Country Music Star Ty Herndon Comes Out as Gay http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2014/11/20/country-music-star-ty-herndon-comes-out-gay <!--paging_filter--><p>“Today I get to tell the world that I’m an out, proud, and happy gay man,” says Ty Herndon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2014/11/20/country-music-star-ty-herndon-comes-out-gay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coming Out Music People Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:21:08 +0000 Jase Peeples 465214 at http://www.advocate.com Marriage Equality Comes to South Carolina http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/11/20/marriage-equality-comes-south-carolina <!--paging_filter--><p>With the Supreme Court's refusal to delay a pro-equality decision, South Carolina officially becomes the 35th state to embrace marriage equality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/11/20/marriage-equality-comes-south-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality South Carolina Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:34:05 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 465197 at http://www.advocate.com