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The Advocate is the world's leading source of LGBT news and politics. Discover the most recent articles published in the print issue, which is the oldest and largest gay magazine in the United States. Sort through The Advocate print issue archives to find articles written by the founders of the modern-day LGBT rights movement like Vito Russo and Gore Vidal. Find out about the historic magazine that was inspired by a police raid of a Los Angeles gay bar and has grown to become a prominent voice for topics related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies.

The Advocates 2024: Taiwanese trailblazer Nymphia Wind

The Drag Race season 16 winner broke new ground as the show's first East Asian winner, and her home country couldn't be prouder.

Our Lady J's Return to Music

The multi-talented writer, director, and musician is back with her first song in a decade.

How 'SVU' led Mariska Hargitay to stand up for sexual assault survivors

"I stay motivated because an extraordinary amount of work remains to be done," Hargitay says.

Cyndi Lauper is our Advocate of the year: 'Hon, I'm a family member'

The legendary icon continues to use her voice to create beautiful music and stand up for equality for all.

Miss Bouvèé has something to say about Florida's drag bans

This drag performer reflects on the lasting impact the state's anti-drag bans have had a year after they were put into motion.

Stream on AdvocateChannel: Marti Cummings reigns supreme in ‘Queen of New York’ doc

Step into the fantastical realm of NYC politics as drag queen Marti Cummings, the regal subject of the documentary Queen of New York, fearlessly challenges conventions to try to become both the city's first drag queen and nonbinary council member.

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.

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.

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.

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.

12 LGBTQ+ Hollywood power players

In our latest print issue, we celebrate just some of the amazing LGBTQ+ talents who are taking over the entertainment industry.

3 books to read before the November elections

These political reads examine the current state of facism, religion, transphobia, and more in the U.S.

We kiki with Jake Shears about Cabaret, Tammy Faye, Elton, and more

The queer cultural icon and former Scissor Sisters front man is now taking over Broadway and beyond.

The strength of queer couples, from the Griners to the Takeis

In the new Advocate Channel program, Cover to Cover, Stephen Walker goes behind the scenes of The Advocate, Out, and Plus.

Meet the first trans musher in the Iditarod race

Relive Apayauq's epic journey across the tundra.

Love, LGBTQ+ Style

Two couples who found bliss together share their epic love stories.

On Valentine's Day, let these famous queer couples' love stories inspire you

For Valentine's Day, we're celebrating 5 of our favorite LGBTQ+ couples.

Jared Polis on being a dad, husband — and America's first out gay governor

The Colorado leader opens up about maintaining an idyllic home life in increasingly uncertain times.