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 Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Adults Lifted http://www.advocate.com/boy-scouts-america/2015/07/27/boy-scouts-ban-gay-adults-lifted <!--paging_filter--><p>The group's national executive board ratified the move today, effective immediately.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/boy-scouts-america/2015/07/27/boy-scouts-ban-gay-adults-lifted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boy Scouts of America Breaking Youth Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:07:49 +0000 Trudy Ring 541481 at http://www.advocate.com Even the Rehearsal Footage From Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour Is Spellbinding http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/07/27/even-rehearsal-footage-madonnas-rebel-heart-tour-spellbinding <!--paging_filter--><p>The queen just may outdo herself — again — with her new concert tour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/07/27/even-rehearsal-footage-madonnas-rebel-heart-tour-spellbinding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Madonna Music Arts & Entertainment Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:57:45 +0000 Gina Vivinetto 541301 at http://www.advocate.com Reno Mayor Apologizes After Flying Rainbow Flag Over City Hall http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/07/27/reno-mayor-apologizes-after-flying-rainbow-flag-over-city-hall <!--paging_filter--><p>Reno citizens grew concerned when an LGBT pride flag replaced the Stars and Stripes flying over this city of 236,000.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/07/27/reno-mayor-apologizes-after-flying-rainbow-flag-over-city-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nevada Politics Pride Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:38:12 +0000 Raffy Ermac 541326 at http://www.advocate.com Franklin Graham: Obama Promoting 'Immorality' by Supporting LGBT Rights in Kenya http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/07/27/franklin-graham-obama-promoting-immorality-supporting-lgbt-rights-kenya <!--paging_filter--><p>The president is advocating for 'the gay &amp; lesbian agenda,' Graham writes on Facebook.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/07/27/franklin-graham-obama-promoting-immorality-supporting-lgbt-rights-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Barack Obama Christianity World Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:27:34 +0000 Trudy Ring 541316 at http://www.advocate.com Satanic Statue Unveiled in Detroit As Christians Protest http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/07/27/satanic-statue-unveiled-detroit-christians-protest <!--paging_filter--><p>Satanists unveiled a statue of Baphomet in a secret ceremony, despite Christian protests.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/07/27/satanic-statue-unveiled-detroit-christians-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Breaking Christianity Detroit Michigan Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:06:17 +0000 Bil Browning 541261 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: How We Can Address Homophobia at the Doctor's Office http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/27/op-ed-how-we-can-address-homophobia-doctors-office <!--paging_filter--><p>A new study suggests health care providers might show implicit and explicit bias against lesbian and gay patients. Data collection of patient sexual orientation and gender identity could provide a solution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/27/op-ed-how-we-can-address-homophobia-doctors-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Health Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:00:05 +0000 Harvey Makadon MD 540861 at http://www.advocate.com These Are the Trans Women Killed So Far in the U.S. in 2015 http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/27/these-are-trans-women-killed-so-far-us-2015 <!--paging_filter--><p>This year has already demonstrated why activists continue to decry an 'epidemic' of fatal violence directed at transgender women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/27/these-are-trans-women-killed-so-far-us-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African-Americans Violence Transgender Crime Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:00:52 +0000 Mitch Kellaway and Sunnivie Brydum 540791 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: How Your Facebook Posts Are Changing the World http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/27/op-ed-how-your-facebook-posts-are-changing-world <!--paging_filter--><p>Social media can be more than cat memes; it can actually move the country in a more tolerant direction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/27/op-ed-how-your-facebook-posts-are-changing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Media Commentary Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 Christopher Dale 540871 at http://www.advocate.com He Said, She Said: This Week On 'I Am Cait' http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/24/he-said-she-said-week-i-am-cait <!--paging_filter--><p>In the first installment of <em>The Advocate's </em>new weekly series, our news editor and a trans man look at<em> I Am Cait</em> from their own, unique transgender perspectives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/24/he-said-she-said-week-i-am-cait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Media Transgender Commentary Arts & Entertainment Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:23:23 +0000 Scott Turner Schofield and Dawn Ennis 540856 at http://www.advocate.com Italian Pol: Gays Should Change Gender if They Want to Wed http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/07/26/italian-pol-gays-should-change-gender-if-they-want-wed <!--paging_filter--><p>Representative Paola Binetti has a sick solution to her country's debate over same-sex marriage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/07/26/italian-pol-gays-should-change-gender-if-they-want-wed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality World Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:57:06 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 541186 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: 'Playing Gay' Doc Shows How TV Helped Win Marriage Equality http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2015/07/26/watch-playing-gay-doc-shows-how-tv-helped-win-marriage-equa <!--paging_filter--><p>A new documentary is raising funds to chronicle decades of LGBT characters that helped shaped America's hearts and minds.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2015/07/26/watch-playing-gay-doc-shows-how-tv-helped-win-marriage-equa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> television Arts & Entertainment Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:34:45 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 541181 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Funny or Die's Lesson in Transgender Terminology http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/26/watch-funny-or-dies-lesson-transgender-terminology <!--paging_filter--><p>A clueless cisgender couple gets schooled by a 'grammarian extraordinaire' in this funny clip.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/26/watch-funny-or-dies-lesson-transgender-terminology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Comedy Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:00:23 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 541121 at http://www.advocate.com Artist Spotlight: Dustin Papow http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/07/26/artist-spotlight-dustin-papow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Peacocks, wolves and naked men — oh my!</span></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/Dustin-Papow-x400.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=93036">Dustin-Papow-x400.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Arts & Entertainment Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:00:05 +0000 Yannick Delva 541021 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Obama Advocates for LGBT Equality in Kenya http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/07/25/watch-obama-advocates-lgbt-equality-kenya <!--paging_filter--><p>The U.S. president cited to his own country's history of institutionalized racism as a lesson in acceptance of other minority groups.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/07/25/watch-obama-advocates-lgbt-equality-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama World Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:37:54 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 541116 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Ted Cruz Calls Congressional Hearing to Shame 'Supreme Court Activism' http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/07/25/watch-ted-cruz-calls-congressional-hearing-shame-supreme-court-activism <!--paging_filter--><p>The Texas Senator and GOP presidential hopeful was all doom-and-gloom at his sparsely attended congressional hearing about the dangers of 'judicial tyranny.'</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/07/25/watch-ted-cruz-calls-congressional-hearing-shame-supreme-court-activism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Election Ted Cruz U.S. Supreme Court Politics Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 541106 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Black Preacher Denounces Antigay Church Leaders in Fiery Sermon http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/07/25/watch-black-preacher-denounces-antigay-church-leaders-fiery-sermon <!--paging_filter--><p>Pastor E. Dewey Smith says homophobic leaders are doing to LGBT people 'what the slave master did to us.'</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/07/25/watch-black-preacher-denounces-antigay-church-leaders-fiery-sermon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion African-Americans Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 541101 at http://www.advocate.com Lutheran Bishop Comes Out at Youth Conference http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/07/25/lutheran-bishop-comes-out-youth-conference <!--paging_filter--><p>After decades in the closet, Bishop Kevin Kanouse came out in an emotional sermon to hundreds of young people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/religion/2015/07/25/lutheran-bishop-comes-out-youth-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 541096 at http://www.advocate.com VIDEO: Extremists Attack, Pepper-Spray Gays Holding Hands in Kiev http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/07/24/video-extremists-attack-pepper-spray-gays-holding-hands-kiev <!--paging_filter--><p>A social experiment by gay rights activists in Ukraine comes to a disappointing conclusion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/07/24/video-extremists-attack-pepper-spray-gays-holding-hands-kiev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ukraine World Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:46:53 +0000 Neal Broverman 541011 at http://www.advocate.com Right-Wing Sen. Jim Inhofe Wonders Which Bathroom Trans Troops Will Use http://www.advocate.com/military/2015/07/24/right-wing-sen-jim-inhofe-wonders-which-bathroom-trans-troops-will-use <!--paging_filter--><p>Conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe expressed confusion about which bathroom transgender troops would use once the ban is lifted against transgender Americans serving openly in the military.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/military/2015/07/24/right-wing-sen-jim-inhofe-wonders-which-bathroom-trans-troops-will-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Transgender Military Ban Military Transgender Politics Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:44:02 +0000 Nicholas Cimarusti 541006 at http://www.advocate.com Texas Supreme Court Throws Out Houston's LGBT Protections http://www.advocate.com/texas/2015/07/24/texas-supreme-court-throws-out-houstons-lgbt-protections <!--paging_filter--><p>The ruling comes three months after a judge ruled that opponents of Houston's controversial non-discrimination ordinance failed to force a repeal referendum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/texas/2015/07/24/texas-supreme-court-throws-out-houstons-lgbt-protections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Houston Texas Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:27:11 +0000 Dawn Ennis 540996 at http://www.advocate.com 7 Things List: July 24, 2015 http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/7-things/2015/07/24/7-things-list-july-24-2015 <!--paging_filter--><p>Our entertainment and events highlights this week include dinosaurs in heels, staying up with Miss Jackson, and a very hard Jake Gyllenhaal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/7-things/2015/07/24/7-things-list-july-24-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 7 Things Arts & Entertainment Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:02:00 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 540891 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Debunking Right-Wing Opposition to the Equality Act http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/07/24/watch-debunking-right-wing-opposition-equality-act <!--paging_filter--><p>If passed, the Equality Act would patch a 50-year-old hole in the Civil Rights Act that allows discrimination against LGBT Americans. Naturally, the right wing is in a tizzy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/07/24/watch-debunking-right-wing-opposition-equality-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workplace Politics Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:49:09 +0000 Matt Baume 540826 at http://www.advocate.com Indiana Clerk, Fired for Refusing Same-Sex Marriage License, Claims Biblical Defense http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/07/24/indiana-clerk-fired-refusing-same-sex-marriage-license-claims-biblical- <!--paging_filter--><p>Linda Summers, who was terminated last December for refusing to do her job, is now suing in federal court claiming 'religious discrimination.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/07/24/indiana-clerk-fired-refusing-same-sex-marriage-license-claims-biblical-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Marriage Equality Breaking Christianity Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:40:02 +0000 Bil Browning 540876 at http://www.advocate.com Chad Griffin: We Must Fight for the National Equality Bill http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/24/chad-griffin-we-must-fight-national-equality-bill <!--paging_filter--><p>The president of the Human Rights Campaign explains why a federal LGBT equality bill must pass Congress.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/24/chad-griffin-we-must-fight-national-equality-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Politics Commentary Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:13:00 +0000 Chad Griffin 540771 at http://www.advocate.com 'Mom, I'm Trans': How Our Coming-Out Experiences Compare to Caitlyn Jenner's http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/24/mom-im-trans-how-our-coming-out-experiences-compare-caitlyn-jenners <!--paging_filter--><p>When Caitlyn Jenner came face-to-face with her mother for the first time, it brought back memories for many transgender people about their coming-out experiences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/24/mom-im-trans-how-our-coming-out-experiences-compare-caitlyn-jenners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> television Media Transgender Arts & Entertainment Families Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:10:56 +0000 Dawn Ennis 540851 at http://www.advocate.com