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Who was Harvey Milk?

Harvey Milk's legacy is honored every May 22 as Harvey Milk Day. Here's a little bit about exactly who the iconic advocate for LGBTQ+ rights was.

Inside the plan to double the number of LGBTQ+ members of Congress (exclusive)

Democratic U.S. Reps. Mark Takano and Ritchie Torres discuss their fundraising prowess in an exclusive interview with The Advocate.

Florida won't light bridges in rainbow colors for Pride Month this year

Florida Transportation Secretary James Perdue announced on social media that as part of the state’s “Freedom Summer,” all bridges will be lit in patriotic colors from May 27 to September 2, which means no rainbows for Pride.

From Meta to X, most major social media companies are failing LGBTQ+ users: GLAAD

Most of the top social media companies got an 'F' grade on GLAAD’s 2024 Social Media Safety Index. Of the major platforms, TikTok was the only one to pass with a dismal D+ grade.

Human Rights Campaign to spend $15 million to support Joe Biden's reelection campaign in key swing states

The LGBTQ+ civil rights organization announced significant commitment toward engaging voters who care about equal rights, voters the group calls "equality voters."

California political activist couple Peggy Moore and Hope Wood killed in car crash

They met while campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008, worked for numerous other candidates, and later founded a consulting firm.

Lily Gladstone & Quinn Shephard on Under the Bridge's intersections, queer relationship

Under the Bridge's queer creator Quinn Shephard and Lily Gladstone chat with The Advocate about the intersections of Gladstone's queer Indigenous character and her past with Riley Keough's Rebecca.

Even more salacious details emerge about the Zieglers' sex lives as they seek evidence be suppressed

A police report detailed Bridget Ziegler, co-founder of Moms For Liberty, giving her husband directions as he prowled Sarasota bars seeking threesome partners.

Molly Cook, Texas's first out LGBTQ+ state senator, is ready to make change (exclusive)

The emergency room nurse and grassroots organizer will advocate for both incremental and revolutionary change.

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.

NFL rejects Harrison Butker's transphobic, sexist graduation speech remarks

The league's chief diversity officer said Butker's views do not represent the organization.

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.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker goes on transphobic, sexist rant during graduation speech

The kicker spoke at Benedictine College and told women to stay in their place while calling LGBTQ+ people ‘deadly sins.’

Jonathan Groff thought coming out would make fame 'impossible.' Here's why he did anyway

The Broadway veteran thinks that "everyone that was closeted at some point" can relate to his latest role in Merrily We Roll Along.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month events could be targets of foreign terrorists, security officials warn

Federal law enforcement officials say that organizations like ISIS may be considering attacks on June’s Pride events.

Pro-Palestine protesters march outside GLAAD Media awards: ‘In honor of our Queer history’

Several famous drag queens protested one of the biggest LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations in the world over the weekend. Here's why.

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.

A mom's Mother's Day tribute to learn and grow alongside her transgender child

A mother's reflection on the transformative journey of challenges, acceptance, joys, and advocacy of raising a transgender child.

More Than 50 of Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Moms

Our community's out moms could use some more visibility — and a big thank you too.