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Troy Perry

Troy Perry Jr founded the Metropolitan Community Church, a Christian denomination church with a special affirming ministry to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Los Angeles. Read more about the story regarding Troy Perry's history in the gay rights movement and his work as a gay religious leader and activist, which he detailed in his autobiography, The Lord is My Shepherd and He Knows I'm Gay. Find out about Perry and other LGBT leaders who are helping to enact change in the United States.

Out performers such as Drew Droege, Sean Maher, Ross Mathews, and Bruce Vilanch were joined by allies such as attorney Gloria Allred, GCB star Mark Deklin, and Traci Lords in celebrating The Advocate's 45th anniversary.

April 11 2012 7:10 PM

Any celebration of the The Advocate's founding in 1967 must honor the heroes for LGBT rights that we've covered for 45 years. With one honoree named per year, the list will be announced in parts and culminate in an event in Los Angeles this month.

March 21 2012 2:00 AM

A contributor reflects on meeting his hero Troy Perry.

December 21 2011 4:00 AM

A surprise performance of 'Born This Way' took place on the south lawn of City Hall.

June 03 2011 5:45 PM

A reflection on protest and parades in Los Angeles.

May 11 2010 5:00 AM

Speakers for the October 11 National Equality March on Washington were announced on Thursday.

September 30 2009 5:15 PM