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The AdvocateThe Advocate

The Advocate

October - November 2019

The Advocate has been the definitive news source for America’s LGBT community since 1967. Every issue, The Advocate keeps you involved and informed on everything that’s important to you in LGBT news, politics, culture and entertainment. You’ll enjoy our intriguing interviews with important gay and lesbian newsmakers, plus you'll enrich your life with our regular coverage of gay travel, finance, fitness, and style. Now available with the cool convenience of digital delivery. Now expanded with exclusive video and slide show in every issue.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Here Media
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IN THIS ISSUE

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editor’s letter

YOU PROBABLY KNOW that National Coming Out Day is October 11. I’ve written so many times about coming out in different ways: as a les-bi-queer girl; as the wife of a transgender man; as someone with an invisible disability; as a white-passing woman of color. What I’ve found in my years of journalism and activism is that coming out feels freeing for most people when it’s done on their own time. I have no qualms about outing folks who are doing real harm to our community, but for everyone else, coming out should be your own impetus. I feel for folks like Ed Smart (pg. 11) who came out in a Facebook message to family and friends without realizing how much media would amplify and run with it. Spend any time around…

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the advocate

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Diane Anderson-Minshall EDITOR IN CHIEF Zach Stafford EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR Neal Broverman DEPUTY EDITOR Jacob Anderson-Minshall MANAGING EDITOR David Artavia FEMINISM EDITOR Tracy E. Gilchrist COPY CHIEF Trudy Ring ASSOCIATE EDITOR Desirée Guerrero ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR Donald Padgett CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Charles Stephens, Tyler Curry-McGrath, Zachary Zane CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Boris Abrams, Gerald Garth, Dimitri Moise, David Duran ART CREATIVE DIRECTOR Raine Bascos INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR Christopher Harrity DIGITAL EDITORIAL VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT Eric Bui FRONT END DEVELOPER Mayra Urrutia MANAGER, DIGITAL MEDIA Laura Villela PRIDE, EDITOR IN CHIEF Raffy Ermac STAFF WRITER, PRIDE Taylor Henderson SENIOR EDITOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS Jeffrey Masters PRODUCTION PRINT PRODUCTION DIRECTOR John Lewis CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Argus Galindo OPERATIONS OFFICE MANAGER Heidi Medina EVP, PUBLISHER Greg Brossia ADVERTISING ASSISTANT VP, INTEGRATED SALES Stuart Brockington EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS, INTEGRATED SALES Ezra Alvarez, Michael Riggio SENIOR DIRECTOR, AD OPERATIONS Stewart Nacht AD OPERATIONS MANAGER Tiffany Kesden INTEGRATED MARKETING DESIGNER, BRANDED PARTNERSHIPS Michael Lombardo DIRECTOR, BRANDED PARTNERSHIPS Jamie Tredwell ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BRANDED PARTNERSHIPS Eric James SR. MANAGER,…

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dear subscribers,

Thank you for making Out and THEADVOCATE a part of your lives. For over 50 years, our magazines have been the source of LGBTQ news, culture and entertainment and we are excited to continue being that for you. As we look to 2020 — a year when LGBTQ voices will play an important role in the biggest Presidential race of our time — we wanted to inform you of a few changes that will enable us to continue serving you best. Beginning next year, Out will have 6 bold issues each year. This reduction will allow us to deliver even more high-quality content that will help you understand where our movement is and where it is going. We also will be ramping up our digital sites to help ensure that LGBTQ news…

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10 things to get you through

1 CRISS CRASH We’re in love with the new cover of 1996 Dave Matthews Band mega hit “Crash Into Me,” an unexpected duet by actor Darren Criss, star of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and DJ-producer Steve Aoki. 2 TWO OF A KIND Musician Yungblud, the boyfriend of bisexual singer Halsey, came out as sexually fluid in an interview with Attitude magazine, admitting he moved “to London to be liberated, to be able to paint my nails, to fucking try sex with a guy, to try everything, to fulfill my fantasies and figure out who I am.” He later wrote on Instagram: “Love isn’t a choice, it just happens. If I fell in love with a trans person, or a gay person, or a bi person, or a straight person, it’s just the…

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justice for gavin

THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va., School Board violated transgender student Gavin Grimm’s constitutional rights by denying him use of the boys’ restroom while in high school, a federal judge ruled in August. The board violated Grimm’s equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as his right to be free of sex discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law, Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia ruled. She also ordered the school district to update the high school transcripts for Grimm, who graduated in 2017, to reflect his male gender and provide copies to him within 10 days. The ruling is the latest chapter in a long legal saga that at one point…

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instagram star murdered after coming out as bisexual

IN JULY, 17-YEAR-OLD aspiring Instagram influencer Bianca Devins came out as bisexual as part of a Q&A with her followers. The next day she was murdered. Devins met Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, on Instagram and the two started a romantic relationship. According to police reports, after attending a concert together in New York City on July 13, the pair returned to Utica, N.Y., and began an argument, which ended with Clark murdering Devins, partially decapitating her with a knife and calling 911 to confess to the crime. When police arrived on the scene, they say, Clark stabbed himself in the neck with the same knife he’d used to kill Devins, lay down across her body, and began taking photos of himself with her corpse. Clark has been arrested and charged with second-degree…

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