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Cover Stories

Tom Daley Dives Deep on Olympic Gold, Knitting, and Being a Dad

For The Advocate's May/June cover story, the world-class diver discusses using his platform to fight for LGBTQ+ athletes and the joy of raising a son with his husband, Dustin Lance Black. 

Matthew Shepard's Children

A new generation fights for our rights 20 years after one of the nation's most infamous antigay hate crimes.

The LGBT Heroes of 9/11

We look back in time via The Advocate's special cover story after the tragedy on September 11, 2001.

Why the Gay and Bi Men of 'Boys in the Band' Still Matter

Nine out actors join together for an incredible, all-queer revival of The Boys In the Band. We spoke to all of them about why Boys remains as powerful and topical a half century later.

Olympic Contender Gus Kenworthy Heads to Korea Out and Free

Gus Kenworthy is inverting gay stereotypes on the slopes. And the world can't stop watching.

All the Times Star Trek Made History

The Star Trek canon has been breaking ground for over half a century.

Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz Go Where None Have Gone Before

The out actors make history playing the first queer couple in Star Trek's TV universe, becoming the heroes we've all longed for.

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.

The Advocate Interview: Hillary Clinton

“I’m grateful to all of the advocates and families and friends who never stopped insisting that what’s right is right.” 

Bloody But Unbowed, LGBT Orlando Tries to Carry On

Victims and hostages speak out after the deadliest mass shooting in American and LGBT history claimed 49 lives at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

The Advocate's Person of the Year: Vladimir Putin

Driving the governmental, religious, and popular disdain for gays and lesbians, the Russian president became the single greatest threat to LGBTs in the world in 2014.

Cover Story Interview With Gossip Front Woman Beth Ditto

Gossip front woman Beth Ditto capped off an amazing year with her very revealing memoir, Coal to Diamonds.

The Truth About Pink

With her sixth studio album flying off shelves, the top pop artist of the last decade talks about marriage, music, motherhood, Occupy Wall Street, and her sexual orientation.

The Meaning of Frank Ocean

When the up-and-coming musician came out, he drew praise from celebrities and his hip-hop collaborators, and revived the question of whether gays have a place in the industry.

IN OBAMA WE TRUST

For the first time in decades, The Advocate has a candidate it can endorse for president. That candidate is Barack Obama.

Bloc Partys Kele Okereke Is Just Getting Started

In an Advocate cover interview, Okereke sets the record straight, so to speak.

The Real Meaning of Santorum

Social conservatives are searching for a hero, and Rick Santorum's antigay views have helped him claim the mantle of religious freedom fighter.