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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.

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.

Modern feminism is no longer about achieving 'equality'

In her new book, Marcie Bianco makes a compelling call for a collective feminist mindset that leaves behind the idea of equality as the end goal.

4 quintessential queer movie podcasts

These fabulous film podcasts are anything but heteronormative — and ever so much fun.

Rapper Baby Tate's pansexual Sexploration

The musician's ambitious EP explores queer heartbreak and the joys of physical pleasure.

Living long & prospering: George Takei's inspiring love story

How the gay sci-fi icon and husband Brad survived the closet, the AIDS era, and internment to find happily ever after.

In 'May December,' Todd Haynes again delves into the dark complexities of being human

The filmmaker continues his career-long arc of investigating complicated women and cultural norms.

'Rustin' Writer Julian Breece On Bringing a Black Gay Hero to the Screen

The biopic of unsung civil rights leader Bayard Rustin starts streaming on Netflix today.

This HIV Ally Is Spicing Up Sexual Health

Pedro Coronado isn't afraid to add a little kink into conversations around sexual health.

5 Gloriously Gay Podcasts You Need to Listen To

Discover new and timeless queer podcasts that feed your soul, pique your curiosity, and tickle your funny bone.

Here Are Our 2024 Election Predictions. Will They Come True?

With a year to go, TheAdvocate editors consult their crystal balls.

Ramin Setoodeh is Creating Space for LGBTQ+ People in Media

The co-editor in chief of Variety says there’s "never been so many positive examples of queer representation in popular culture."

Move Over Barbie. It’s Hari’s World and We’re Just Living in It.

Transgender actress Hari Neff is breaking bounderies in Hollywood and beyond.

Matthew López Is Creating the Gay Romance Stories We Need Right Now

This year, the Tony Award-winning writer brought one of the most delicious gay movies ever, Red, White, & Royal Blue, to life.

Janelle Monáe Teaches Lessons of Pleasure, Creativity, and Self Love

The nonbinary musician and actor unapologetically centered queer Black femme sexuality in her 2023 album, Age of Pleasure.

Elliot Page Continues to Speak His Truth and Help Others

The actor, author, and filmmaker is living his best life — and creating huge amounts of visibility and space for trans people in Hollywood.

Nancy Pelosi's Possible House Successor Places His Gay Identity Front and Center

Calif. Sen. Scott Wiener, one of our Advocates of the Year, is a worthy heir to both Pelosi and another San Francisco icon, Harvey Milk.

13 Reasons' Tommy Dorfman Plots Second Act: Queer Media Mogul

Dorfman, one of our Advocates of the Year, launched and curated a space for and by LGBTQ+ creatives.

From 'Heather' to Harvey to Matthew Shepard, Lesléa Newman Chronicles Queer History

This author, and one of our Advocates of the Year, has been at the forefront of LGBTQ+ history for over 30 years.