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Meet 'The Advocates' of 2024

The Advocates is our annual feature celebrating 10 artists, activists, advocates, and allies who are dedicated to making the world a better place for all.

Westminster Kennel Club's Don Sturz on why dogs are a gay's best friend

The prestigious organization's first out gay president discusses his love of dogs, the truth behind Best in Show, and the cruelty of Kristi Noem.

The Advocates 2024: Actress and ally Busy Philipps

The outspoken star has been supporting the LGBTQ+ communty years before her own child came out.

The Advocates 2024: Ally and activist Willie Nelson

The country legend has always stood up for what he believes in, and his recent queer-themed cowboy duet with Orville Peck proves it.

The Advocates 2024: Drag king Mark Anthony

The U.K. performer is creating visibility and inclusivity for fellow cabaret artists who don't necessarily fit the mainstream mold.

The Advocates 2024: Poet and activist Dr. Cheryl Clarke

The lesbian poet, essayist, scholar, and educator's career and activism have been going strong for over four decades.

The Advocates 2024: Admiral Rachel Levine

The first out transgender federal official continues to firmly stand her ground despite relentless far-right attacks.

The Advocates 2024: Artist & activist Grag Queen

The singer, drag artist, and host of Drag Race Brasil is also fighting to end conversion therapy.

The Advocates 2024: Dallas Pride's Sherrell Cross

The first Black woman to head the Texas LGBTQ+ organization is letting other marginalized folks know that they "also have a seat at this table.”

The Advocates 2024: LGBTQ+ ally Jean Smart

In her life and work, the Emmy-winning Hacks star has always used her platform to push the needle forward for LGBTQ+ people.

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.