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Too many LGBTQ+ TV characters disappeared this year because their series was canceled: report

There were only 468 LGBTQ+ characters in the 2023-2024 television season, and a significant chunk of them won't be returning.

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.

Here are the LGBTQ+ candidates to watch on Super Tuesday

LGBTQ+ candidates are running to make history in California, Texas, North Carolina, and elsewhere.

Sam Altman on AI, queerness, and being grateful for the journey he’s on (exclusive)

In an interview with The Advocate, the “it” CEO of the global business world opens up about being an AI revolutionary, his journey as a gay man, and his hopes for the future.

Watch the 10 LGBTQ-inclusive Super Bowl ads everybody’s talking about

While this year saw more LGBTQ-inclusive ads than last year, much of the community was underrepresented in the year’s biggest advertising television event.

Two LGBTQ+ women may soon be confirmed as lifetime judges: 'It's crucial right now'

If Judges Nicole Berner and Melissa DuBose are confirmed to the federal bench, President Joe Biden would tie a record of appointing 11 openly LGBTQ+ lifetime judges.

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."

Newark Street Renamed to Honor Sakia Gunn, Lesbian Teen Killed in Hate Crime

Gunn was stabbed to death in 2003 after telling a man who was harassing her that she was a lesbian.

LGBTQ+ Representation Increases in Movies, But More Can Be Done: GLAAD

GLAAD's Studio Responsibility Index finds increased LGBTQ+ representation but a need for improvement in several areas.

Which Democratic U.S. Senators Have the Gayest and Least Gay Staffs?

Democratic senators have released their annual survey of staff diversity, and LGBTQ+ representation has risen.

Republicans Go Nuts Over 'Barbie' Film's Trans Inclusion and Alleged Communism

Far-right politicians and pundits don't like seeing trans actress Hari Nef in the movie, and Ted Cruz thinks an image of a map is Chinese Communist Party propaganda.

'Why Do You Have to Say They're Gay?'

Some readers wonder why it's important to cover LGBTQ+ athletes, politicians, and other public figures. Our social media manager explains The Advocate's policy.

Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey Win Big for 'The Last of Us' at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Three awards went to HBO's The Last of Us series.

Pedro Pascal is the Ally of the Moment: Photos

The outspoken ally of the transgender community specifically and the LGBTQ+ community broadly is having a banner year.

How Gay Are MTV’s Best Kiss Nominees This Year?

See who got nods and who got snubbed.

Nebraska Lawmakers Take Fight Against Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation Nationwide

Three legislators opposing an anti-trans bill have started a political action committee to support pro-equality candidates around the U.S.

Florida's First Gay Latino Lawmaker, Carlos Guillermo Smith, Announces State Senate Run

Smith previously served in the state's house of representatives before losing his election in 2022.

U.S. Reaches All-Time High in Out Elected Officials, and They're Ready to Fight Back

“Not only are more LGBTQ+ people serving in office than ever before, they are more unified, determined and diverse than ever,” says a new report from the LGBTQ+ Victory Institute.

New Doc Chronicles the Inspiring Story of Gay Politician Malcolm Kenyatta

Al Roker executive produced Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn, a film that examines Malcolm Kenyatta's political rise.