Troy Perry
Troy Perry Jr founded the Metropolitan Community Church, a Christian denomination church with a special affirming ministry to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Los Angeles. Read more about the story regarding Troy Perry's history in the gay rights movement and his work as a gay religious leader and activist, which he detailed in his autobiography, The Lord is My Shepherd and He Knows I'm Gay. Find out about Perry and other LGBT leaders who are helping to enact change in the United States.
Op-ed: The Religious Folks Are With Us
July 02 2013 4:10 AM ET

Op-ed: The Religious Folks Are With Us

Alan Van Capelle

Why faith communities are one of the most important groups to win over when it comes to winning marriage equality.

Op-ed: 10 Pro-LGBT Christian Women You Should Know
March 19 2013 4:06 AM ET

Op-ed: 10 Pro-LGBT Religious Women You Should Know

Joseph Ward

As the new pope is celebrated today, it's worth noting that not everyone who wears the cloth is antigay. This being Women's History Month, here are 10 LGBT and allied women who are looking out for all of us.

United Church of Canada Elects First Openly Gay Moderator
August 17 2012 1:22 PM ET

United Church of Canada Elects First Openly Gay Moderator

Sunnivie Brydum

Canada's largest Protestant church elects gay Rev. Gary Paterson for top spot.

Episcopalians Provisionally Approve Marriage Rites and Transgender Rights
July 09 2012 5:03 PM ET

Episcopalians Provisionally OK Marriage Rites, Transgender Rights

Trudy Ring

Approved by various Episcopal bodies at the church's General Convention, both measures require further action.

WATCH Celebrities Wish The Advocate Happy 45th Anniversary
April 11 2012 7:10 PM ET

WATCH: Celebrities Wish Happy 45th Anniversary

Advocate.com Editors

Out performers such as Drew Droege, Sean Maher, Ross Mathews, and Bruce Vilanch were joined by allies such as attorney Gloria Allred, GCB star Mark Deklin, and Traci Lords in celebrating The Advocate's 45th anniversary.

Hall of Fame Part Three
March 21 2012 2:00 AM ET

Part 3: Our Hall of Fame

Advocate Contributors

Any celebration of the The Advocate's founding in 1967 must honor the heroes for LGBT rights that we've covered for 45 years. With one honoree named per year, the list will be announced in parts and culminate in an event in Los Angeles this month.

Oped Meet My Hero of the Gay Rights Movement
December 21 2011 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Meet My Hero of the Gay Rights Movement

Advocate Contributors

A contributor reflects on meeting his hero Troy Perry.

Born This Way Flash Mob at LA City Hall
June 03 2011 5:45 PM ET

"Born This Way" Flash Mob at L.A. City Hall

Neal Broverman

A surprise performance of 'Born This Way' took place on the south lawn of City Hall.

Pride of the West
May 11 2010 5:00 AM ET

Pride of the West

Advocate Contributors

A reflection on protest and parades in Los Angeles.

Speakers Announced for National Equality March
September 30 2009 5:15 PM ET

Speakers Announced for National Equality March

Christopher Mangum

Speakers for the October 11 National Equality March on Washington were announced on Thursday.

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