LGBTQ

Niko Santos, Jake Choi and Vincent Rodriguez III. Three Asian men in black and white and red and brown clothing pose in front of orange and brown background and grey text that spells "THE ADVOCATE"

3 Rising Asian-American Actors Cover The Advocate

Jake Choi, Vincent Rodriguez III and Nico Santos talk about being young, queer and Asian-American in Hollywood.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Two Black men in black tuxedos and white shirts smile at the camera

Who Should Replace Kevin Hart as Oscars Host?

The comedian dropped out after people criticized him for homophobic tweets.

Photo of man holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride  in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico on November 1, 2018.

LGBTQ Group That Split From the Migrant Caravan Has Arrived at the U.S. Border

As members of a persecuted class, most plan to seek asylum in the United States as early as this week. In a press conference they claimed to have faced discrimination within the caravan.

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Illustrated Guide Offers Resources for LGBTQ Muslim Youth

The Muslim Youth Leadership Council at Advocates for Youth developed “I’m Muslim and I Might Not Be Straight” for LGBTQ peers who don’t see themselves reflected in the broader LGBTQ community. 

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How I Survived 'Ex-Gay' Conversion Therapy

At age 17, Darren Calhoun was manipulated into conversion therapy by a pastor. Here, he reflects on his path from confused teen to advocate for the hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people in the United States who are subjected to the same treatment.

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What You Need to Know About the LGBTQ Discrimination Case Currently Before the Supreme Court

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission addresses the question of whether a creative business can refuse to serve LGBTQ customers on religious grounds.

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WATCH: Transgender People Share Their Stories for World AIDS Day

“We are living in a world where if you do contract HIV, it’s a chronic but treatable disease, not a death sentence—unless you are a poor, transgender person of color.”

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Judge Says Trump Administration Can't Stop Funding Surgeries for Transgender Service Members

A second federal judge blocked Trump’s transgender military ban.

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[VIDEO] New Yorkers Push Back Against Trump's Tweeted Ban on Trans People in the Military

Colorlines’ Tiye Rose captured a Times Square protest against Trump’s attempt to ban transgender people from military service. 

Karyna Jaramillo, a transgender activist from Cuernavaca, México, who fights for immigrant and LGBTQ communities in Maricopa County, Arizona.

[VIDEO] This Trans Latina Immigrant Activist Won't Let Her Identity Stop Her From Protecting Her Community

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Karyna Jaramillo struts her truth—even if law enforcement refuses to acknowledge it.

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How the Super Bowl Became a Battle for America's Soul

The subtle—and not-so subtle—roles race, xenophobia and Islamophobia played in Super Bowl LI.

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SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Where He Stands on Civil Rights, Reproductive Justice, the Environment and More

Human Rights Campaign: “We cannot afford a justice who will roll back our rights, or who will be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s unconstitutional actions.”

Sexual assault survivor Amita Swadhin testifies against Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation on January 11, 2017.

Hear From the Sexual Assault Survivor Who Testified Against Jeff Sessions

Amita Swadhin: “I agreed to testify because it’s really important for there to be public record that there was resistance to his nomination both from the grassroots along with our allies who are elected officials.”

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This Video Breaks Down The 'Bigotry of Trump's Cabinet'

ThinkProgress explores what some of the president-elect’s administration picks think about race, sexuality and religion.

Black man holds sign that reads: "Glory to God, you need Jesus."

STUDY: Americans Apparently Dislike Muslims Even More Than They Dislike Atheists

“Even the generally tolerant millennials exhibit relatively strong anti-Muslim sentiments.”

Gizzle in white collared shirt with white undershirt and brown sunglasses against white background with blue-and-black logos

After Writing Rap Hits, Can This Queer Female MC Break Into the Mainstream?

Pitchfork profiled Gizzle, a rapper and songwriter who has co-authored verses for rap superstars like Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign, as she makes a play for stardom. 

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First Openly Gay World Boxing Title Contender Dedicates Fight to Pulse Orlando Victims

Orlando Cruz, who lives in Puerto Rico, lost four friends in the nightclub massacre.

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Omar Mateen's Alleged Former Lover Describes Pulse Massacre as 'Revenge' for Rejection

“He adored Latinos, gay Latinos, with brown skin—but he felt rejected,” the man told Univision.

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Broadway's Stars Unite to Honor Pulse Shooting Victims

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, B.D. Wong and more sing “What The World Needs Now,” to raise funds for LGBTQ advocacy.

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READ: Frank Ocean's Poignant Lament on Pulse Massacre, Homophobic and Transphobic Violence

The reclusive artist referenced Orlando and the North Carolina anti-trans bathroom bill in a new Tumblr post.