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ICYMI: Some of Our Best Stories of 2014

ICYMI: Some of Our Best Stories of 2014


Check out our timeline of solid stories throughout 2014


Lincoln Kirstein: The Gay Monuments Man | February 21
The new film features a character based loosely on Kirstein -- but the real man merits a movie of his own.
By Trudy Ring

Why Television Is Outpacing Film in Diversity | March 10
Wilson Cruz, Paris Barclay, Outfest Fusion's Taj Paxton, and Anjelica Huston weigh in on the growing divide between television and film in featuring LGBT people, especially those of color.
By Daniel Reynolds

Fox's Newest Cop Comedy Is Quietly Breaking Ground | March 11
By nonchalantly making one of the show's main characters an older black man who also happens to be gay, Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine is showing prime-time television how to be funny -- without being homophobic.
By Sunnivie Brydum

Op-ed: The Lasting Impact of Out TV Teens on LGBT Youth | March 14
For one Advocate editor, seeing another a gay teen on TV in his youth for the first time wasn't just entertainment, it was a life-changing experience.
By Jase Peeples

Is Divergent Sci-Fi's First Successful Bisexual Allegory? | March 20
Theo James speaks withThe Advocateabout the need for greater diversity in Hollywood blockbusters and whyDivergentmay be the science fiction genre's first bisexual allegory.
By Jase Peeples

Clear as Mud: 7 Times Support Didn't Sound Supportive | April 1
For major companies claiming to support their LGBT customers, here's what not to do.
By Trudy Ring

Arizona Activist Found Guilty of 'Walking While Trans' | April 15
Arizona transgender student and sex worker advocate Monica Jones was found guilty last week of 'manifesting prostitution,' a broadly defined offense that activists say profiles transgender and low-income people of color.
By Sunnivie Brydum

I Hate Cheese, But I Went To France Anyway | April 18
A dedicated cheese hater went to France to sample the fromage.
By Michelle Garcia

Can the Trans and Drag Communities Work Together? | May 22
After a RuPaul's Drag Race season that caused strife between the transgender and drag communities, drag performer Courtney Act advocates for advancing the conversation.
By Daniel Reynolds

Joan Rivers on Glamour, Glitter, and Gays | May 22
The iconic comedian chats about her new animated superhero series, Fashionista & Glamour Girl, her irritation with closeted entertainers, and the superpowers of LGBT people.
By Jase Peeples

How Heartthrob Matt Bomer Gave an HIV-Positive Performance Unparalleled in Cinema History | May 31
He's one of cable TV's biggest stars, but when Matt Bomer traded in his White Collar to star in The Normal Heart, his stunning performance gained him even more fans.
By Diane Anderson-Minshall

SheWired Interviews The Fosters
10 Minutes with The Fosters' Sherri Saum: Lena and Jude, Teri Polo, and Sexy Scenes | May 16
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Phelan Breaks Ground As Trans Actor Playing Trans Teen on The Fosters | March 3
10 Minutes with The Fosters' Maia Mitchell on LGBT Fans, Foster Kids, and Rosie O'Donnell | June 13
10 Minutes with The Fosters' Teri Polo on LGBT Fans and Sexy Scenes with Sherri Saum | June 13
10 Minutes with The Fosters' Cierra Ramirez on LGBT Fans, Foster Kids & Guesting OnPretty Little Liars? | June 11
SheWired editor Tracy E. Gilchrist interviewed five of our favorites from the much-loved ABC Family series, The Fosters.

The Gay Fatherhood Series
Gay Fatherhood, Step 1: Stop Pretending You Don't Want to Be a Dad | June 9
Gay Fatherhood, Step 2: Learn the Birds and Bees | June 11
Gay Fatherhood, Step 3: Just Survive | June 13
Gay Fatherhood, Step 4: Accept the Imperfect | June 23
Our editorial director looks back on what he learned while enduring the ups and downs of the foster-adoption process that brought he and his husband twin girls.
By Lucas Grindley

40 Under 40: Emerging Voices | July & August
Every year, The Advocate honors 40 young movers, shakers, and tastemakers who are leading their LGBT peers. This year, honorees included Janet Mock, Laura Jane Grace, Tyler Oakley, and Nate Silver.

Op-ed: BSA, Why Make Us Eagles Just to Clip Our Wings? | August 8
In refusing to let them become leaders, the Boy Scouts of America are preventing gay fathers from guiding and sharing in important life moments with their sons.
By Daniel Reynolds

The World's Greatest, Gayest Insults | August 13
Here's evidence we might just cast shade the most effectively.
By Christopher Harrity

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner | August 11
An executive for the Baltimore Ravens invokes the tired 'hate the sin, love the sinner' philosophy, but is that truly Christlike? By Annie Hollenbeck

|Meet an Officer Who Transitioned at the CIA | August 14Not too long ago, openly LGBT people were denied federal security clearances. These days, the CIA has an extensive strategy in place to help trans employees confirm their gender expression.By Sunnivie Brydum

#27BiStories: A 4-Part Series
Why a Bisexual's Sexual Orientation Is Still Important Even If They're in a Relationship | August 25
Appearing Straight, Appearing Gay, and Other Misconceptions Bi People Face | August 26
When Did You Come Out? What Was the Response Like? | August 27
Tell Us Something We Don't Know | August 29
Bisexuality correspondent Eliel Cruz put together a four-part series where bisexual people and their partners talked about coming out, misconceptions, identities, and juggling the complexities of the many types of relationships people have.

Who is the most influential LGBT person working in mainstream media? We asked around and argued over it until we came up with a ranking of the top 50 names.
By Daniel Reynolds, Lucas Grindley, Michelle Garcia, and Lauren Jow
Op-ed: Finding Sympathy for the Most Hated Woman in America | September 26
Three people were arrested this week for attacking a male couple in Philadelphia, but it's the lone female suspect being burned at the stake.
By Neal Broverman

The Enduring Love and Exquisite Observations of Don Bachardy | September 29
On the occasion of the publication of his new monograph, Hollywood, we talk with Don Bachardy on the rigors of observing people and of the creation of self.
By Christopher Harrity

31 Days of PrEP | October
The Advocate explored the use of HIV medication, Truvada, as a preventative tool against HIV in a month-long series.

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History | October 8
The act of transitioning should not be a fireable offense.
By Dawn Ennis

Rock Legend Introduces Classic Gay Star to New Generation | October 9
Stewart Copeland's score brings new life to the silent film Ben-Hur and new audiences to gay star Ramon Novarro.
By Trudy Ring

TBT: They Died in the Closet | October 9
The stories of these closeted notables range from bittersweet to tragic, and some are just plain outrageous. Times have changed, we can agree, heading into National Coming Out Day on Saturday.
By Christopher Harrity

Op-ed: Ello, Is It a Gay Facebook You're Looking For? | October 16
Even though Ello excitement came and went, it's clear LGBTs are experiencing Facebook fatigue.
By Neal Broverman

 Michael Weinstein Gets Blamed for PrEP Myths | October 31
Michael Weinstein was a pioneer in fighting the stigma around HIV since the early 1980s. So why are people so upset with his activism these days?
By Michelle Garcia

Op-ed: Why We're Still Waiting for Gay Hollywood to Talk About PrEP | October 31
When will PrEP have its Magic Johnson moment?
By Diane Anderson-Minshall

Op-ed: It Is Time to End Bottom-Shaming| October 31
Why shaming bottoms allows HIV to keep spreading.
By Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

PHOTOS: Civil War LGBT -- and Feminist -- Heroes
| November 26
A photo exhibit celebrates those who crossed gender lines to serve in the Civil War.
By Trudy Ring

Op-ed: What If Stonewall Happened Now? | November 26
The catalyst and the heartache, as revisited with Ferguson on our TV screens.
By Michelle Garcia

The State of LGBT Equality in Africa | November 17
Homophobia thrives in most countries in Africa, making the continent an oppressive place to live for countless LGBT people.
By Thom Senzee

Why the Mississippi Marriage Win Is Our Most Important Yet | November 26
A federal judge overturned Mississippi's marriage ban this week, in a ruling heavily influenced by DOMA-busting lawyer Robbie Kaplan.
By Matt Baume

Antoinette Thornes Is a Trans Actress Who Rocks | November 30
The Thornes singer chats about her role as a woman with a secret in the family drama On a Stool at the End of the Bar.
By Brandon Voss

A Week in Puerto Rico: Turtle Babies, Bonfires, and Skinny-Dipping| December 22
The Caribbean isn't completely off-limits to LGBT travelers -- with warm beaches and 600 years of history, gay-friendly Puerto Rico is a little peace of paradise you don't have to feel guilty about visiting.
By Neal Broverman

The Religious People Who Give Us Hope for Religion | December 24
A tribute to inspiring religious folks who in 2014 gave us hope for the future of LGBT inclusion in religion.
By Stevie St. John

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