Advocate.com - Gay News | The Advocate | The World's Leading Source for LGBT News and Entertainment http://www.advocate.com/rss.xml en I'm From Driftwood Presents: 'You're Bisexual? Then Why Not Choose To Be Normal?' http://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2014/09/15/im-driftwood-presents-youre-bisexual-then-why-not-choose-be-normal <!--paging_filter--><p>A video from the LGBT story archive <em>I'm From Driftwood</em> asks, 'what's normal anyway?'</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2014/09/15/im-driftwood-presents-youre-bisexual-then-why-not-choose-be-normal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bisexuality Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:41 +0000 Eliel Cruz 439232 at http://www.advocate.com Dustin Lance Black's Newest Play Shows Us LGBT Life in Russia http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/theater/2014/09/15/dustin-lance-blacks-newest-play-shows-us-lgbt-life-russia <!--paging_filter--><p>We mustn't 'forget about our brothers and sisters abroad,' says Black.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/theater/2014/09/15/dustin-lance-blacks-newest-play-shows-us-lgbt-life-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> dustin lance black Russia Theater Politics Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:45:38 +0000 Trudy Ring 439254 at http://www.advocate.com 'Skeleton Twins' Scares Up Impressive Box Office Haul http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/09/15/skeleton-twins-scares-impressive-box-office-haul <!--paging_filter--><p>The film by out director Craig Johnson made a powerful debut with its limited release this weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/09/15/skeleton-twins-scares-impressive-box-office-haul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> film Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:10:41 +0000 Jase Peeples 439251 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Gay Vlogger Tyler Oakley Talks Education With Michelle Obama http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2014/09/15/watch-gay-vlogger-tyler-oakley-talks-education-michelle-obama <!--paging_filter--><p>The two reveal some things about their college experiences while encouraging young people to seek higher education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2014/09/15/watch-gay-vlogger-tyler-oakley-talks-education-michelle-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Michelle Obama Media Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:37:59 +0000 Trudy Ring 439214 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: 3 Arrested In Brutal Attack on Gay Activist In Belgrade http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/09/15/watch-3-arrested-brutal-attack-gay-activist-belgrade <!--paging_filter--><p>A German activist attending a gay rights conference in the Serbian capital of Belgrade was attacked by xenophobic and possibly homophobic men over the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/09/15/watch-3-arrested-brutal-attack-gay-activist-belgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:17:42 +0000 Thom Senzee 439196 at http://www.advocate.com Gay Photographer Blinded with Gasoline in U.K. Hate Crime http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/09/15/gay-photographer-blinded-gasoline-uk-hate-crime <!--paging_filter--><p>Homophobia is alive and well even in relatively liberal countries, as a young gay man discovered last week in Wales when an attacker threw an antigay slur and gasoline at the man, blinding him in one eye.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/09/15/gay-photographer-blinded-gasoline-uk-hate-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> U.K. World Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:26:44 +0000 Thom Senzee 438930 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Supreme Court Could Get Over a Dozen Marriage Petitions http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/09/15/watch-supreme-court-could-get-over-dozen-marriage-petitions <!--paging_filter--><p>With just two weeks before the Supreme Court is set to decide which marriage cases to take, lower courts could still disrupt the schedule with last-minute rulings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2014/09/15/watch-supreme-court-could-get-over-dozen-marriage-petitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marriage Equality U.S. Supreme Court Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:35 +0000 Matt Baume 439044 at http://www.advocate.com LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner http://www.advocate.com/sports/2014/09/15/lsu-fraternity-faces-heat-crass-michael-sam-banner <!--paging_filter--><p>Officials from Louisiana State University will meet with the fraternity after displaying several crude banners over the years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/sports/2014/09/15/lsu-fraternity-faces-heat-crass-michael-sam-banner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> College Louisiana Sports Youth Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:47:14 +0000 Annie Hollenbeck 437242 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: Why We Continue to AIDS Walk http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/09/15/op-ed-why-we-continue-aids-walk <!--paging_filter--><p>In the fight against HIV and AIDS, the LGBT community must continue to march forward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/09/15/op-ed-why-we-continue-aids-walk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HIV Commentary Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:12 +0000 Craig R. Miller 437582 at http://www.advocate.com Op-ed: My Dad and I Helped Each Other Come Out http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/09/15/op-ed-my-dad-and-i-helped-each-other-come-out <!--paging_filter--><p>In this family, one coming-out led to another.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/09/15/op-ed-my-dad-and-i-helped-each-other-come-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bisexuality Commentary Parenting Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:59 +0000 Rosalee Eichstedt 437262 at http://www.advocate.com An Afternoon in WeHo With a Gay Russian Teen Seeking Asylum http://www.advocate.com/youth/2014/09/15/afternoon-weho-gay-russian-teen-seeking-asylum <!--paging_filter--><p>Danny Fisk details his 'transformative' encounter with Vlad Slavskiy, an 18-year-old Russian LGBT activist participating in NYC's Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/youth/2014/09/15/afternoon-weho-gay-russian-teen-seeking-asylum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equality Russia Arts & Entertainment Youth Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Advocate Contributor 438881 at http://www.advocate.com 'Orange is the New Black' Meets 'The Golden Girls' in This Brilliant Mashup http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/09/15/orange-new-black-meets-golden-girls-brilliant-mashup <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's the <em>Orange is the New Black</em> intro if you took out Regina Spektor and added <em>The Golden Girls</em> theme song. Thank you, Internet!</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/09/15/orange-new-black-meets-golden-girls-brilliant-mashup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orange is the New Black television Comedy Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:15:36 +0000 Jami Smith 438931 at http://www.advocate.com LGBT People Are Driving an Upheaval in Video Games http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/geek/2014/09/15/lgbt-people-are-driving-upheaval-video-games <!--paging_filter--><p>From players to developers, LGBT people are upending what it means to be a gamer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/geek/2014/09/15/lgbt-people-are-driving-upheaval-video-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geek Arts & Entertainment Youth Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:45 +0000 Matt Baume 436875 at http://www.advocate.com PHOTOS: Cast of 'Kinky Boots' National Tour http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/theater/2014/09/15/photos-cast-kinky-boots-national-tour <!--paging_filter--><p>Meet the fresh faces strutting their stuff across the country in the Tony-winning musical.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/theater/2014/09/15/photos-cast-kinky-boots-national-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theater Arts & Entertainment Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:30:48 +0000 Brandon Voss 438814 at http://www.advocate.com PHOTOS: Gay Warriors http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/photography/2014/09/15/photos-gay-warriors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A personal and triumphant look at the out and proud military families serving our country in the wake of the repeal of DADT.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-thumbnail"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.advocate.com/sites/all/modules/modules-contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.advocate.com/sites/advocate.com/files/gaywarriors7x400.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=41212">gaywarriors7x400.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Current Issue Art Politics Photography Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:00:33 +0000 Advocate.com Editors 426067 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: N.Y. Radio Hosts Fired for Transphobic Rant Are Back on the Air http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/09/14/watch-ny-radio-hosts-fired-transphobic-rant-are-back-air <!--paging_filter--><p>Months after referring to trans people as 'nut jobs' on-air, two controversial N.Y. hosts return to radio.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/09/14/watch-ny-radio-hosts-fired-transphobic-rant-are-back-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:20:34 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 438101 at http://www.advocate.com EXCLUSIVE: Annie Lennox: 'Nostalgia' Preview http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2014/09/14/exclusive-annie-lennox-nostalgia-preview <!--paging_filter--><p>Annie Lennox takes fans behind the scenes for a preview of her new album&nbsp;<em>Nostalgia</em>&nbsp;in this exclusive trailer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/music/2014/09/14/exclusive-annie-lennox-nostalgia-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:35:45 +0000 Jase Peeples 438797 at http://www.advocate.com STUDY: Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/09/14/study-blocking-puberty-beneficial-transgender-youth <!--paging_filter--><p>New research finds that trans youth who delay puberty's effects before planning their transition are happy and well-functioning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/09/14/study-blocking-puberty-beneficial-transgender-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transgender Health Youth Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:04 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 438120 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: The 'Apparently' Kid Tells Ellen His New Favorite Word http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/09/14/watch-apparently-kid-tells-ellen-his-new-favorite-word <!--paging_filter--><p>This is apparently the cutest thing you'll see all day. Seriously.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/comedy/2014/09/14/watch-apparently-kid-tells-ellen-his-new-favorite-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ellen DeGeneres Comedy Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jami Smith 438361 at http://www.advocate.com Confessions of a Gay Dad: The Pressure to Have Two Kids http://www.advocate.com/parenting/2014/09/14/confessions-gay-dad-pressure-have-two-kids <!--paging_filter--><p>Adding to your family is a big step — but that doesn't stop everyone from asking when you're going to have another child.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/parenting/2014/09/14/confessions-gay-dad-pressure-have-two-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Parenting Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Frank Lowe 438474 at http://www.advocate.com Duke University Makes Applications More Welcoming for LGBT Hopefuls http://www.advocate.com/education/2014/09/13/duke-university-makes-applications-more-welcoming-lgbt-hopefuls <!--paging_filter--><p>In an optional, open-ended short essay, applicants to Duke can now describe their sexual orientation and gender identity in their own words.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/education/2014/09/13/duke-university-makes-applications-more-welcoming-lgbt-hopefuls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Transgender Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:00:54 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 438066 at http://www.advocate.com WATCH: Meet Trailblazing Two-Spirit Performer ICEIS Rain http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/09/13/watch-meet-trailblazing-two-spirit-performer-iceis-rain <!--paging_filter--><p>This week, the aboriginal music world is celebrating ICEIS Rain: a female singer who is <em>also</em> businessman Massey Whiteknife, a two-spirit gay man.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/09/13/watch-meet-trailblazing-two-spirit-performer-iceis-rain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Transgender Arts & Entertainment Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:00:14 +0000 Mitch Kellaway 438044 at http://www.advocate.com Drag Beauties of 'Pageant' to Get Cast Album http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/theater/2014/09/13/drag-beauties-pageant-get-cast-album <!--paging_filter--><p>The campy off-Broadway musical, which features men as female pageant hopefuls, will receive the first official recording in the show's 23-year history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/theater/2014/09/13/drag-beauties-pageant-get-cast-album" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theater Arts & Entertainment Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brandon Voss 438062 at http://www.advocate.com Study: Religions' Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians Increases http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/09/13/study-religions-acceptance-gays-and-lesbians-increases <!--paging_filter--><p>While news stories often note churches' increasing openness to gays and lesbians, a Duke University study offers numbers to confirm that trend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2014/09/13/study-religions-acceptance-gays-and-lesbians-increases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Trudy Ring 438119 at http://www.advocate.com Artist Spotlight: Dean Cornwell http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/artist-spotlight/2014/09/13/artist-spotlight-dean-cornwell <!--paging_filter--><p>This important American illustrator peopled his artwork and murals with heroic examples of fit, muscular men.</p> <p><a href="http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/art/artist-spotlight/2014/09/13/artist-spotlight-dean-cornwell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Artist Spotlight Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:00:38 +0000 Christopher Harrity 437952 at http://www.advocate.com