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 WATCH: Indiana Town Postpones LGBT Rights Vote Over Confusion http://www.advocate.com/indiana/2015/08/04/watch-indiana-town-postpones-lgbt-rights-vote-over-confusion <!--paging_filter--><p>'Confusion' and 'misunderstanding' are causing Goshen city officials to hold off on voting on LGBT protections.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #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/indiana/2015/08/04/watch-indiana-town-postpones-lgbt-rights-vote-over-confusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indiana Politics Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:12:58 +0000 Raffy Ermac 543236 at http://www.advocate.com Santorum Campaign Low on Funds, Losing Staffers http://www.advocate.com/politics/election/2015/08/04/santorum-campaign-low-funds-losing-staffers <!--paging_filter--><p>The antigay former senator's days in the presidential race may be numbered.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-2-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #2 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> fb-share </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/election/2015/08/04/santorum-campaign-low-funds-losing-staffers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election Republican Party Rick Santorum Politicians Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:03:24 +0000 Trudy Ring 543441 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Trump-less GOP Forum Serves as Debate Preview http://www.advocate.com/politics/election/2015/08/04/watch-trump-less-gop-forum-serves-debate-preview <!--paging_filter--><p>Rachel Maddow breaks down the Voters First Forum event, seen as a peaceful precursor to the much-anticipated Republican presidential debate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #1 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tw-line </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-2-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #2 - Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> fb-share </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/election/2015/08/04/watch-trump-less-gop-forum-serves-debate-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election Politicians Politics Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:36:17 +0000 Neal Broverman 543356 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: 'Stonewall' Movie Drops First Trailer http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2015/08/04/watch-stonewall-movie-drops-first-trailer <!--paging_filter--><p>Roland Emmerich's film about the LGBT riots in New York has debuted its trailer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2015/08/04/watch-stonewall-movie-drops-first-trailer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film Stonewall Arts & Entertainment Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:53:59 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 543226 at http://www.advocate.com First Gay Couple to Wed at West Point Turns Tables on Antigay Attacker http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/08/04/first-gay-couple-wed-west-point-turns-tables-antigay-attacker <!--paging_filter--><p>Daniel and Larry Lennox-Choate used their military training to defend themselves against an assailant in New York City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/crime/2015/08/04/first-gay-couple-wed-west-point-turns-tables-antigay-attacker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking New York Military Crime Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:06:12 +0000 Daniel Reynolds 543191 at http://www.advocate.com Americans for Equal Rights Is Shutting Down http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/08/04/americans-equal-rights-shutting-down <!--paging_filter--><p>The American Foundation for Equal Rights, the lead group that fought to overturn California's Proposition 8, has announced that it's closing down following the marriage equality victory at the Supreme Court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/08/04/americans-equal-rights-shutting-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Breaking California U.S. Supreme Court Virginia Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:14:00 +0000 Bil Browning 543181 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Are Millennials More Racist Than Antigay? http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/04/op-ed-are-millennials-more-racist-antigay <!--paging_filter--><p>For this Caucasian writer, coming out was a breeze. Dating a black guy — that was a different story.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/04/op-ed-are-millennials-more-racist-antigay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African-Americans Commentary Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:15:00 +0000 Jeffrey Hartinger 542366 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Think NOM Is Dead? Think Again http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/04/op-ed-think-nom-dead-think-again <!--paging_filter--><p>We might not see much of the antigay menace anymore — that’s because it's gone global.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/04/op-ed-think-nom-dead-think-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Commentary Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Patrick Smith 542386 at http://www.advocate.com What Would Maura On Transparent Think of Caitlyn Jenner? http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/08/04/what-would-maura-transparent-think-caitlyn-jenner <!--paging_filter--><p>When award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor met television critics Monday, he was asked what his character on <em>Transparent</em> would think about the transformation of Caitlyn Jenner.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/08/04/what-would-maura-transparent-think-caitlyn-jenner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking television Media Transgender Arts & Entertainment Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Dawn Ennis 543171 at http://www.advocate.com PHOTOS: Vancouver Shares the Spirit http://www.advocate.com/pride/2015/08/04/photos-vancouver-shares-spirit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our neighbors to the north put on a great show and a fun parade.</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/vancouver_leadx400.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=39827">vancouver_leadx400.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Slideshow Pride Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:30:18 +0000 Christopher Harrity 542491 at http://www.advocate.com PHOTOS: Amsterdam Canal Pride http://www.advocate.com/pride/2015/08/04/photos-amsterdam-canal-pride <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Folks come from all over the world to celebrate Pride in Amsterdam, possibly the definitive Pride event of the year.</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/AMS-PRIDE-002-x400.jpeg" type="image/jpeg; length=141249">AMS-PRIDE-002-x400.jpeg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Slideshow Pride Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:33 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 542676 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Why the Equality Act Is So Important http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/04/op-ed-why-equality-act-so-important <!--paging_filter--><p>A lawyer working for transgender employees says that the proposed Equality Act remains very necessary, even with growing LGBT protections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/04/op-ed-why-equality-act-so-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workplace Transgender Commentary Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Jillian Weiss 542396 at http://www.advocate.com Houston Mayor Sued Over LGBT Rights Law — Again http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/08/03/houston-mayor-sued-over-lgbt-rights-law-again <!--paging_filter--><p>A suit filed by conservative pastors accuses Mayor Annise Parker of interfering with citizens' right to vote.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #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/2015/08/03/houston-mayor-sued-over-lgbt-rights-law-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Annise Parker Houston Texas Politics Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:10:02 +0000 Trudy Ring 543161 at http://www.advocate.com Trans and Other Marchers Block Seattle Street, Protesting Immigration Policies http://www.advocate.com/immigration/2015/08/03/trans-and-other-marchers-block-seattle-street-protesting-immigration-policies <!--paging_filter--><p>Government contracts with private prisons provide an incentive to round up immigrants, they say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/immigration/2015/08/03/trans-and-other-marchers-block-seattle-street-protesting-immigration-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Immigration Transgender Politics Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:49:10 +0000 Trudy Ring 542961 at http://www.advocate.com First African-American Gay Superhero Joins Arrow Cast http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/geek/2015/08/03/first-african-american-gay-superhero-joins-arrow-cast <!--paging_filter--><p>The popular CW series that follows DC’s Green Arrow has cast Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #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/geek/2015/08/03/first-african-american-gay-superhero-joins-arrow-cast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geek television Arts & Entertainment Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:43:43 +0000 Dennis Hinzmann 542956 at http://www.advocate.com Teen Killed at Jerusalem Pride Remembered as Believer in Equality and Tolerance http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/08/03/teen-killed-jerusalem-pride-remembered-believer-equality-and-tolerance <!--paging_filter--><p>Shira Banki joined in the parade to 'support her friends and everyone else's right to live as they please,' her parents said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #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/2015/08/03/teen-killed-jerusalem-pride-remembered-believer-equality-and-tolerance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Hate Crimes Israel Violence World Pride Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:15:58 +0000 Trudy Ring 542671 at http://www.advocate.com Trailblazing Publication Provides Schools With Guidance to Ensure Secure Environments for Transgender Students http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/08/03/trailblazing-publication-provides-schools-guidance-ensure-secure-environments <!--paging_filter--><p>Providing safe and supportive places of learning for transgender students from kindergarten through high school is the goal of this new teaching tool.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/08/03/trailblazing-publication-provides-schools-guidance-ensure-secure-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Education Transgender Families Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:37:50 +0000 Majick Tadepa 542606 at http://www.advocate.com Antigay Texas Attorney General Surrenders After Indictment http://www.advocate.com/politics/politicians/2015/08/03/antigay-texas-attorney-general-surrenders-after-indictment <!--paging_filter--><p>Some are feeling a sense of schadenfreude after antigay AG Ken Paxton was indicted for fraud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/politicians/2015/08/03/antigay-texas-attorney-general-surrenders-after-indictment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Politicians Politics Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:44:19 +0000 Neal Broverman 542481 at http://www.advocate.com Dallas Texas Hosts Wedding Expo Specifically for the LGBT Community http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/08/03/dallas-texas-hosts-wedding-expo-sepcifically-lgbt-community <!--paging_filter--><p>The Texas wedding circuit just got a little gayer, thanks to the <em>Dallas Voice</em>'s new event, the Wedding Party and Expo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/08/03/dallas-texas-hosts-wedding-expo-sepcifically-lgbt-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality Breaking Texas The Wedding Channel Women Business Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:40:10 +0000 Raffy Ermac 542476 at http://www.advocate.com Thousands Rally in Israel Over Pride Parade Stabbings http://www.advocate.com/israel/2015/08/03/thousands-rally-israel-over-pride-parade-stabbings <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Israelis demonstrated across the country in response to last week's pride parade attack that left one dead and five others wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/israel/2015/08/03/thousands-rally-israel-over-pride-parade-stabbings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Hate Crimes Israel World Pride Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:43:09 +0000 Bil Browning 542451 at http://www.advocate.com Lesbian Couple Allegedly Beaten After Kissing Outside Six Flags in Mass. http://www.advocate.com/violence/2015/08/03/lesbian-couple-allegedly-beaten-after-kissing-outside-six-flags-mass <!--paging_filter--><p>The young couple say a woman, joined by a friend, yelled homophobic slurs before punching and kicking one victim to the ground and pulling out a knife.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/violence/2015/08/03/lesbian-couple-allegedly-beaten-after-kissing-outside-six-flags-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breaking Massachusetts Rhode Island Women Crime Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:57:38 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 542446 at http://www.advocate.com 60 Homoerotic Album Covers http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2015/08/03/60-homoerotic-album-covers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>From the blatant to the latent, which of these homoerotic gems grabbed your attention?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>From the blatant to the latent, which of these homoerotic gems grabbed your attention?</p> <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/Albums-x400.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=117285">Albums-x400.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Music Slideshow Arts & Entertainment Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Gina Vivinetto 541776 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Let's Take the Terror Out of Transitioning in School http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/03/op-ed-lets-take-terror-out-transitioning-school <!--paging_filter--><p>Schools shouldn't be afraid to look for help when it comes to accommodating trans students. LGBT advocacy and rights groups are here to help, writes HRC's Ellen Kahn.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #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/commentary/2015/08/03/op-ed-lets-take-terror-out-transitioning-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Commentary Youth Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:30:00 +0000 Ellen Kahn 542291 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Hillary Will Be the Equality Act's Heroine http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/08/03/op-ed-hillary-will-be-equality-acts-heroine <!--paging_filter--><p>The presidential candidate could be the deciding factor in the Equality Act's success in a conservative-dominated Congress.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-social-meta-tag-1-name"> <div class="field-label">Social Meta Tag #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/commentary/2015/08/03/op-ed-hillary-will-be-equality-acts-heroine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election Workplace Politics Commentary Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 +0000 Bruce Cohen 542296 at http://www.advocate.com Greetings From the Post-SCOTUS World of Good Manners http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2015/08/03/greetings-post-scotus-world-good-manners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Design With Heart makes clever cards for a new, legally recognized world of love and friendship.</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/grommet_leadx400.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=18105">grommet_leadx400.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Marriage Equality Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:15:00 +0000 Christopher Harrity 541366 at http://www.advocate.com