Advocate.com - Gay News | The Advocate | The World's Leading Source for LGBT News and Entertainment http://www.advocate.com/rss.xml en WATCH: This Woman Wants to Be Minnesota's First Trans Member of Congress http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/10/02/watch-woman-wants-be-minnesotas-first-trans-member-congress <!--paging_filter--><p>Paula Overby, born and raised farming in Minnesota's 2nd District, says it's time for her state's representation to get back to its roots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/10/02/watch-woman-wants-be-minnesotas-first-trans-member-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Minnesota Transgender Politics Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:30:17 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 445079 at http://www.advocate.com Everything You Need to Know So Far About Marriage Equality in Utah http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/10/02/everything-you-need-know-so-far-about-marriage-equality-utah <!--paging_filter--><p>Update: The Supreme Court will announce whether it will hear Utah's marriage equality case any day now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/10/02/everything-you-need-know-so-far-about-marriage-equality-utah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality U.S. Supreme Court Utah Politics Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:00:46 +0000 Matt Baume 445236 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/10/02/op-ed-why-our-next-attorney-general-should-be-lgbt <!--paging_filter--><p>This isn't about symbolism or filling a quota. It's about enduring justice for all Americans, says the president of HRC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/10/02/op-ed-why-our-next-attorney-general-should-be-lgbt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Human Rights Campaign Politics Commentary Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:00:38 +0000 Chad Griffin 445572 at http://www.advocate.com Has PrEP Been Proven Effective? http://www.advocate.com/31-days-prep/2014/10/02/has-prep-been-proven-effective <!--paging_filter--><p>This month we'll look at one myth a day about PrEP — and tell you why it doesn't hold up. Here's number 2.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/31-days-prep/2014/10/02/has-prep-been-proven-effective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 31 Days of PrEP Truth About PrEP Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie Peoples 445590 at http://www.advocate.com TBT: Greetings, Gents http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/photography/2014/10/02/tbt-greetings-gents <!--paging_filter--><p>The gentlemen at In Your Own Words slightly bend images from the past for charming greeting cards today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/photography/2014/10/02/tbt-greetings-gents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Love and Sex Photography Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:00:34 +0000 Christopher Harrity 445187 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: What I Learned Protesting in Ferguson http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/10/02/op-ed-what-i-learned-protesting-ferguson <!--paging_filter--><p>Every minority group in America is fighting some sort of war, be it social, economic, or political. Imagine what an army of minorities could do if we fought together.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/10/02/op-ed-what-i-learned-protesting-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Crime Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:00:04 +0000 Will Walters 445573 at http://www.advocate.com Suit Seeks Equity in Social Security Survivor Benefits http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/10/02/suit-seeks-equity-social-security-survivor-benefits <!--paging_filter--><p>Attorneys for Deborah Tevyaw say the Social Security Administration has wrongly denied survivor benefits to her and others who have been in same-sex marriages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/10/02/suit-seeks-equity-social-security-survivor-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Trudy Ring 445624 at http://www.advocate.com Myth or Truth? PrEP Makes Gay Men Stop Using Condoms http://www.advocate.com/31-days-prep/2014/10/01/myth-or-truth-prep-makes-gay-men-stop-using-condoms <!--paging_filter--><p>This month we'll look at one myth a day about PrEP — and tell you why it doesn't hold up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/31-days-prep/2014/10/01/myth-or-truth-prep-makes-gay-men-stop-using-condoms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 31 Days of PrEP Truth About PrEP Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:47:11 +0000 Katie Peoples 445571 at http://www.advocate.com Facebook Apologizes for 'Real Name' Policy http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2014/10/01/facebook-apologizes-real-name-policy <!--paging_filter--><p>The social media giant clarified its policy today, saying it has always been intended to encourage users to appear under their 'authentic name.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2014/10/01/facebook-apologizes-real-name-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Business Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:10:08 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 445518 at http://www.advocate.com Holder's Final Vow to Supreme Court: Uphold Marriage Equality http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/10/01/holders-final-vow-supreme-court-uphold-marriage-equality <!--paging_filter--><p>Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says that he expects the Department of Justice to stand behind gay and lesbian couples seeking the freedom to marry before the Supreme Court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/10/01/holders-final-vow-supreme-court-uphold-marriage-equality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:00 +0000 Matt Baume 445366 at http://www.advocate.com Right-Wingers Claim Gay Republicans Are 'Wrong,' 'Terrible Role Models' http://www.advocate.com/politics/election/2014/10/01/right-wingers-claim-gay-republicans-are-wrong-terrible-role-models <!--paging_filter--><p>Two gay candidates for the U.S. House and a gay-friendly nominee for the Senate are 'wrong on critical, foundational issues,' say the archconservative organizations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/election/2014/10/01/right-wingers-claim-gay-republicans-are-wrong-terrible-role-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election Family Research Council Focus on The Family National Organization for Marriage Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Trudy Ring 445500 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Ariz. High School Throws Out Ballots for Lesbian Homecoming Couple http://www.advocate.com/youth/2014/10/01/watch-ariz-high-school-throws-out-ballots-lesbian-homecoming-couple <!--paging_filter--><p>Administrators say students are only allowed to nominate one male student and one female student to the homecoming court at Willow Canyon High School in Surprise, Ariz.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/youth/2014/10/01/watch-ariz-high-school-throws-out-ballots-lesbian-homecoming-couple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Women Youth Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:40:08 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 445416 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Carmen Carrera and Geena Rocero Want You to Be 'Gender Proud' http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/10/01/watch-carmen-carrera-and-geena-rocero-want-you-be-gender-proud <!--paging_filter--><p>A new PSA draws attention to a truly global issue: strict requirements for updating one's legal identification.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/10/01/watch-carmen-carrera-and-geena-rocero-want-you-be-gender-proud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Transgender Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:15:33 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 445433 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Think Before You Tweet 'Homophobe' http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/10/01/op-ed-think-you-tweet-homophobe <!--paging_filter--><p>Reality TV isn't always what it appears to be, says a gay former cast member from MTV's <em>The Real World.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/10/01/op-ed-think-you-tweet-homophobe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Commentary Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:44 +0000 Karamo Brown 444766 at http://www.advocate.com The New 'Republicans Are People Too' Twitter Campaign Is An Epic Fail http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/10/01/new-republicans-are-people-too-twitter-campaign-epic-fail <!--paging_filter--><p>The GOP needs a new social media expert because its new Twitter campaign isn't going so well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/10/01/new-republicans-are-people-too-twitter-campaign-epic-fail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Comedy Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:00:53 +0000 Jami Smith 445134 at http://www.advocate.com GLAAD Issues Record Number of 'Excellent' Ratings for TV Networks http://www.advocate.com/tv/2014/10/01/glaad-issues-record-number-excellent-ratings-tv-networks <!--paging_filter--><p>GLAAD's annual Network Responsibility Index report tracked the 15 largest television networks to map the quantity, quality, and diversity of images of LGBT people on TV. Find out how each stacked up here.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/tv/2014/10/01/glaad-issues-record-number-excellent-ratings-tv-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> TV Arts & Entertainment Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 445152 at http://www.advocate.com Book Claims Comedian Andy Kaufman Still Lives, Possibly Bisexual http://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2014/10/01/book-claims-comedian-andy-kaufman-still-lives-possibly-bisexual <!--paging_filter--><p>The soon-to-be-released book says the comedian might still be alive, having crafted an elaborate hoax — or that he may have died of AIDS complications.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2014/10/01/book-claims-comedian-andy-kaufman-still-lives-possibly-bisexual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bisexuality Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eliel Cruz 445153 at http://www.advocate.com 5 Times the U.N. Resolved, Then Failed, to End Homophobia Worldwide http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/10/01/5-times-un-resolved-then-failed-end-homophobia-worldwide <!--paging_filter--><p>As the United Nations Human Rights Council last week passed another resolution condemning discrimination against LGBT people, it's time to ask whether past efforts have made a difference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/10/01/5-times-un-resolved-then-failed-end-homophobia-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Nations World Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:00:46 +0000 Thom Senzee 444749 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: What Barney Frank Still Gets Wrong on ENDA http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/10/01/op-ed-what-barney-frank-still-gets-wrong-enda <!--paging_filter--><p>Former congressman Barney Frank is sticking by the decision to exclude transgender workers from protection under ENDA in 2007. Here's why that's still problematic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/10/01/op-ed-what-barney-frank-still-gets-wrong-enda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barney Frank ENDA Transgender Commentary Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:00:59 +0000 Parker Marie Molloy 445186 at http://www.advocate.com Read This Mich. Democrat's Epic Response to Antigay Group's 'Pile of Excrement' http://www.advocate.com/politics/2014/09/30/read-mich-democrats-epic-response-antigay-groups-pile-excrement <!--paging_filter--><p>'The Homosexual Lobby has already dug their fabulously manicured claws into me,' Josh Derke wrote in response to an antigay group's 'Michigan Family Values Survey.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2014/09/30/read-mich-democrats-epic-response-antigay-groups-pile-excrement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Michigan Politicians Politics Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:38:45 +0000 Sunnivie Brydum 445133 at http://www.advocate.com STUDY: Number of Married Same-Sex Couples Up by 50 Percent in Three Years http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/09/30/study-number-married-same-sex-couples-50-percent-three-years <!--paging_filter--><p>By the end of 2013, there were an estimated 130,000 married same-sex couples in the U.S., a 50 percent increase from three years earlier, says a new Williams Institute study.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/09/30/study-number-married-same-sex-couples-50-percent-three-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Williams Institute Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:58:16 +0000 Trudy Ring 445115 at http://www.advocate.com Outrage After Major Minn. Paper Sells Transphobic Coalition Full-Page Ad http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/09/30/outrage-after-major-minn-paper-sells-transphobic-coalition-full-page <!--paging_filter--><p>The state's largest newspaper faces pushback from readers disgusted by a hateful ad paid for by a known antitrans hate group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/09/30/outrage-after-major-minn-paper-sells-transphobic-coalition-full-page" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Transgender Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:30:57 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 445081 at http://www.advocate.com Bible-Quoting Man Shoots Gay Couple With BB Gun Outside Popular Minneapolis Gay Bar http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/09/30/bible-quoting-man-shoots-gay-couple-bb-gun-outside-popular-minneapolis-gay-bar <!--paging_filter--><p>A 43-year-old Minneapolis man could face up to seven years in prison for shooting two gay men in the leg with a BB gun following a homophobic tirade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/09/30/bible-quoting-man-shoots-gay-couple-bb-gun-outside-popular-minneapolis-gay-bar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Minneapolis Minnesota Crime Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Parker Marie Molloy 445080 at http://www.advocate.com Transgender College Student Attacked in Possible Hate Crime http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/09/30/transgender-college-student-attacked-possible-hate-crime <!--paging_filter--><p>The 20-year-old suspect claims the attack on a transgender SUNY Geneseo student was the result of 'drunken stupidness,' but some are pushing the local district attorney to pursue hate crime charges.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/09/30/transgender-college-student-attacked-possible-hate-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> hate crimes Transgender Crime Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 Parker Marie Molloy 445029 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Antigay Baker Cries to Values Voters Summit Over Lawsuit http://www.advocate.com/oregon/2014/09/30/watch-antigay-baker-cries-values-voters-summit-over-lawsuit <!--paging_filter--><p>Melissa Klein denied a lesbian couple a wedding cake in February 2013 and is now crying about the discrimination lawsuit lodged by the state of Oregon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/oregon/2014/09/30/watch-antigay-baker-cries-values-voters-summit-over-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> antigay Oregon Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:58:29 +0000 Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez 445030 at http://www.advocate.com