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Getting Ellen to Talk Was No Easy Feat in 1997

In her new memoir, Judy Wieder -- The Advocate's first female editor in chief -- recounts the drama involving Ellen's big coming-out announcement. Read an exclusive excerpt from Wieder's book, Random Events Tend to Cluster, below.

George Michael: All the Way Out

In his first-ever exclusive interview with the gay press, one of music's most elusive artists tells all at last.

Gore Vidal in The Advocate

The Advocate's cover story for October 31, 1995

Liz Smith Tells on Herself

With the recent announcement that Liz Smith has been let go from her gossip gig at the New York Post, The Advocate takes a look back at its December 5, 2000, cover interview with New York's original gossip queen.

The real Rosie

365 days of amazing challenges and feisty decisions turned America's sweetheart into the fighter she's always been--and The Advocate's leading lady for 2002

Person of the Year: Melissa Etheridge

The Advocate's Person of the Year on 1995's battles, triumphs, and controversies


Rock's great dyke hope