Read the latest news about gay people. The Advocate profiles the actors, politicians, public figures, athletes, musicians, filmmakers, activists, drag performers, celebrities, and more who are making contributions to the LGBT community. Since its inception, The Advocate has headlined gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and ally luminaries who are moving the cultural needle and starting conversations that push for equality. Hear the stories of gay people from local, national, and international stages. Be inspired by interviews and news of people like Tim Cook, Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, Sam Smith, Barney Frank, and other public figures.

"He was a touchstone to my own self-acceptance and authenticity."

May 23 2018 1:41 PM

The Advocate's Editor in Chief Lucas Grindley and Editorial Director Diane Anderson-Minshall announce this year's Champions of Pride and Hall of Fame honorees.

May 22 2018 5:38 PM

The founder of the first black gay disco in Los Angeles — which stayed open 42 years and led to a nonprofit clinic for people with HIV and more — is the kind of hero we need more of.

May 22 2018 3:59 AM

The bisexual Latina high school student used tragedy, rage, and knowledge as fuel, igniting a nation of kids (and adults) to push for stronger gun reform laws in America.

May 22 2018 3:56 AM

We recognize amazing LGBT leaders from across the country.

May 22 2018 3:55 AM

Ballroom icon and trans actress Cece Suazo proves not all heroes wear capes.

May 22 2018 3:53 AM