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The Advocate

June/July 2019

3 issues FREE with your subscription (extra issues already included in the subscription) 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.

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Here Media
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contributors

SAM WHITE SWAN-PERKINS is a freelance journalist, musician, and pop culture fanatic who currently lives in Chico, Calif. His work has previously been featured in News from Native California, HuffPost, Powwows.com, and KQED Arts. When he is not writing, he enjoys attending punk shows, running amuck in the Bay Area, and finding ways to help his town rebuild after the devastating Camp Fire.LAUREL TUOHY is a Bangkok-based writer who focuses on unusual travel, culture, and lifestyle stories that appear in places like The Wall Street Journal, BBC Travel, and Vice. Whether traveling for work or pleasure, she usually sleeps in and misses the hotel breakfast.GERALD GARTH is the manager of programs at Arming Minorities Against Addiction and Disease (AMAAD) Institute, and former editor in chief of Chill, Pride Media’s start-up…

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the advocate

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Diane Anderson-MinshallEDITOR IN CHIEF Zach StaffordEDITORIALEXECUTIVE EDITOR Neal BrovermanDEPUTY EDITOR Jacob Anderson-MinshallMANAGING EDITOR David ArtaviaFEMINISM EDITOR Tracy E. GilchristCOPY CHIEF Trudy RingDIRECTOR, EDITORIAL VIDEO Allison TateASSOCIATE EDITOR Desirée GuerreroASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR Donald PadgettEDITORIAL INTERN Ashley ScheibelhutCONTRIBUTING EDITORS Charles Stephens, Tyler Curry-McGrath, Zachary ZaneCONTRIBUTING WRITER Boris AbramsARTCREATIVE DIRECTOR Raine BascosASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR Patrick MadisonINTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR Christopher HarrityONLINE PHOTO AND GRAPHICS PRODUCER Michael LuongDIGITAL EDITORIALVICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT Eric BuiFRONT END DEVELOPER Mayra UrrutiaMANAGER, DIGITAL MEDIA Laura VillelaPRIDE, EDITOR IN CHIEFT Raffy ErmacSTAFF WRITER, PRIDE Taylor HendersonSENIOR EDITOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS Jeffrey MastersPRODUCTIONPRINT PRODUCTION DIRECTOR John LewisCIRCULATIONDIRECTOR Argus GalindoOPERATIONSOFFICE MANAGER Heidi MedinaEVP, PUBLISHER Joe ValentinoASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Paige PopdanADVERTISINGASSISTANT VP, INTEGRATED SALES Stuart BrockingtonEXECUTIVE DIRECTORS, INTEGRATED PARTNERSHIPS Adam Goldberg, Ezra AlvarezSENIOR DIRECTOR, AD OPERATIONS Stewart NachtAD OPERATIONS MANAGER Tiffany KesdenSENIOR COORDINATOR…

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editor’s letter

WHO READS MAGAZINES THESE DAYS? You’ve heard that question before, I’m sure. I hear it all the time, usually accompanied with a lecture about how “kids these days” do all their reading on their phones. The thing is, that’s not universally true. I’m reminded of that every time we get the kind of phone call we did last week—from a teenager in a small Midwest town who felt all alone until he discovered a print copy of The Advocate at his local library. I don’t know why he didn’t find comfort on YouTube or through the queers of Instagram or on Advocate.com, but I do know that he reached out, feeling all alone, wanting to find connection through our pages.Finding community is only one reason why magazines rule. At Mr.…

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readers talk back

In “Are Queer People Making Marriage Better?” (May/June 2019) editor in chief Zach Stafford (above) posits consensual nonmonogamy is key to changing the institution. A 2005 study showed more than 40 percent of gay couples were openly nonmonogamous (vs. fewer than 5 percent of lesbians and heterosexuals), but it was gay men who responded the most to Stafford’s piece. Here’s a few (read more at bit.ly/qrmrgbtr):MARK LASTRA If you are not going to be monogamous why get married? We have been faithful for 35 years. Neither one of us wants it any other way.JERRY BREAULT Each relationship is unique. I won’t tell you how to run your relationship. In return, don’t tell me my more traditional version is less valid.JORGE MORALES To each to their own. How about stories of…

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the crown

The world’s most famous transgender pageant, Miss International Queen, has been drawing contestants from around the globe to Thailand for the last 15 years. This time, the pageant made history by honoring its first winner of African descent. Miss USA Jazell Barbie Royale, a passionate full-time HIV awareness advocate from Orlando, took home the crown and gained a valuable platform for furthering her mission.First runner-up and second runner-up (pictured above) were Miss Thailand, Kanwara “Esmon” Kaewjin and Miss China, Yaya, respectively. This year’s theme was World Equality, and the pageant saw 20 semifinalists representing countries such as Canada, Peru, Brazil, and Vietnam.Royale, 31, became emotional when she heard her name. Just 24 hours earlier, as The Advocate chatted with her over a Thai lunch in the seaside town of Pattaya,…

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madam mayors

Jane Castor is Tampa’s new mayor.#girlbosses: lesbians win top city jobs: Lori Lightfoot, with her daughter and wife, celebrating her Chicago mayoral victory.this spring, several out lesbian mayoral candidates made history in sizable U.S. cities. The big prize was Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, which is now the most populous American municipality ever to have an out LGBTQ mayor after Lori Lightfoot’s groundbreaking victory. Beyond being the Windy City’s first queer mayor, she is also only the second female mayor and third African-American to hold the position. (Read more about Lightfoot in our annual Champions of Pride section, which begins on page 50.)Madison, Wis., also saw a major victory when lesbian Satya Rhodes-Conway became the first out gay mayor in Madison city history, beating incumbent Mayor Paul Soglin. The state’s…

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