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Bright Light Bright Light's new music is pure queer joy

How a cat helped the Welsh dance-pop star's mental health — and return with his most joyful album yet.

How Wayne Brady found the courage to come out: 'I finally dealt with all those demons'

The Emmy-winning star of The Wiz opens up about how family support and finding self-love allowed him to come out as pansexual at 50.

From player to broadcaster, meet the queer Black soccer pro breaking down the Washington Spirit

Former NWSL Washington Spirit player Gaby Vincent tells The Advocate about her "full circle moment" becoming a broadcaster for the team.

The queerest education in America: How LGBTQ+ kids thrive at this Indiana school

In South Bend, River Montessori High School is supporting its students to be their true selves. Here's a look inside its affirming walls.

This queer author is teaching kids to be kind: 'There is nothing political about kindness'

Jackson Cooper tells The Advocate about his new book, A Kids Book About Kindness, and its universal message everyone needs to hear.

Watch Sherry Cola passionately defend LGBTQ+ youth: 'Queerness is such a superpower' (exclusive)

The Joy Ride and Good Trouble star got emotional while talking to The Advocate about coming out and the new GLAAD campaign #ProtectThisKid.

Karine Jean-Pierre on being a Black lesbian working for the White House: 'It matters' (exclusive)

President Biden's spokesperson spoke exclusively to The Advocate about her role and the administration’s LGBTQ+ advocacy in the current political climate.

Nico Tortorella was changed by fatherhood. His new album is all about it (exclusive)

Nico Tortorella told The Advocate how fatherhood inspired him to break his hiatus and release a new album of his own.

5 questions for the 4 new queens of 'We're Here'

Season 4 stars Jaida Essence Hall, Sasha Velour, Priyanka, and Latrice Royale talk about what life is really like for LGBTQ+ folks in small town America — and why it's important to keep fighting extremist opposition.

Single lesbians are avoided by straight women, but not straight men. Here's why.

A lesbian's relationship status changes things, according to new research.

This gay man had to flee Ghana after a violent attack. He’s finally been granted asylum

"What I really want the world to know is that [queer Ghanaians] have no life, they have no voice,” Mr. B, who was recently granted asylum, told The Advocate.


British gay man ‘tortured’ in Qatar is almost out of HIV medicine, family says (exclusive)

Manuel Guerrero, 44, is banned from leaving the country and is about to run out of antiretroviral medication, his brother Enrique tells The Advocate.

Giselle Byrd is taking center stage — and helping others do the same

The activist and educator is creating space for other queer and trans people of color in the theater world.

The North Face faces conservative boycott for sponsoring a queer summer camp (exclusive)

LGBTQ+ summer camp Brave Trails gave The Advocate its response to the backlash, maintaining that "the negative words from these hate groups won't stop the important work we do."

Morgxn is proudly queering Southern music - here's how

The nonbinary singer tells us why he ditched L.A. for a very different life in Tennessee.

The Advocate's Jake Shears cover: Go behind the scenes

On Advocate Channel's new program, Cover to Cover, host Stephen Walker shows the making of The Advocate's Entertainment issue.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

When even blue states aren't safe from anti-LGBTQ+ laws, this queer mayor is protecting her city

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, the first woman and first out gay mayor of Vermont's largest city, tells The Advocate about how blue states must be proactive instead of reactive in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

Trans Latina woman fighting to shut down ICE facilities honored with human rights award

Arely Westley, this year's recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, tells The Advocate about this "crucial moment" in time for queer and immigrant communities.