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TheLionKing’s RealAlfreWoodard, who plays Simba’s lioness mom, Sarabe, talked to The Advocate about how the film’s message of standing up to authoritarian forces could not have come at a better time. “A story that brings joy, that reinforces community and describes what real power is … it is a perfect time to put that joy into the world,” Woodard said. LinkInBio for interview. (📷: Disney)


tbt to our 2003 cover story with Meryl Streep, nicolekidman, and juliannemoore. Big Little Lies season finale airs this Sunday. Should Julianne Moore join the cast for Season 3?! Let us know what you think. BigLittleLies BLL2


2019 Emmy nominations are here! Go to LinkinBio to see which LGBTQ shows/characters made the cut. emmys2019


tbt to our "X-Rated" 1991 cover story with madonna. She opens up about her sexual fantasies, Warren Beatty's penis, and masturbation. "I like the human body. I like flesh. I like things that are living and breathing. And a finger will do just fine." madonna


Members of the U.S. Women's National Team, including Megan Rapinoe celebrated their WorldCup win with a ticker tape parade down the "Canyon of Heroes" in Manhattan today. Congratulations to the team! (📷: Getty Images)


. SarahEMcBride, HumanRightsCampaign’s national press secretary, announced she’s running for state Senate in Delaware, where she would be the state’s first out transgender legislator — and the nation’s first openly trans state senator. But that’s not the primary motivator in her campaign. Rather, it’s having been a caregiver to her late husband, Andrew McCray, a trans man who died of cancer four days after their wedding in 2014. “I’m running because my experience with Andy underscored that health care is the biggest quality-of-life issue in our lives,” she tells The Advocate. LinkInBio for the interview. transrightsarehumanrights


DropDeadGorgeous is streaming on Hulu? You-betcha! The cult '90s classic about a cutthroat beauty pageant in the fictional town of Mount Rose, Minn., is trending with love from fans over news of its life after VHS. LGBTQ viewers especially loved over-the-top performances from a cast of established and then-fledgling gay icons — among them Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Denise Richards, Amy Adams, Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, and Allison Janney.


MeganRapinoe wasn’t the only woman to make LGBTQ herstory over the weekend. Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen became the first lesbian couple to play doubles together in a Wimbledon grand slam tournament. “Enjoyed every second of it,” van Uytvanck Instagrammed about the moment. LinkInBio for more.


“You can’t win a championship without gays on your team — it’s never been done before, ever,” mrapinoe says. “That’s science, right there.” And she’s right! Congratulations, Team USA! ✨ (📸 Getty)


Did you catch the new signs at the intersection of Gay and Christopher Streets in New York City’s Greenwich Village? That was “Acceptance Street,” an art installation reflecting the diverse identities within the LGBTQ community. WorldPride organizers are currently considering how to make the installation a permanent symbol of inclusion.


preciousbradydavis and mylesbradydavis, influential trans leaders in Chicago’s LGBTQ community who were once featured on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, announced they're expecting a baby in winter. “Our love has brought us to this place and space where growing our family is now a priority. … There have been many tears through our two year journey, but now we are celebrating a moment of triumph,” Precious and Myles said in an exclusive statement to The Advocate. LinkInBio for more about the happy news. (📷: Mystic Images Photography)


San Francisco celebrated a sunny Pride last weekend, drawing hundreds of thousands of rainbow-clad attendees. LinkInBio for more SFPride pics from twpmood.


Madonna closed out WorldPride with a moving speech for the LGBTQ community. "So, 50 years, people. Fifty years of revolution, 50 years of freedom fighting, 50 years of putting up with discrimination, hatred, and indifference, 50 years of blood, sweat, and tears, 50 years of not bowing down to fear. That’s what I’m talking about. We have been on this journey together, and I am so proud and honored to share this historical evening with you. You really don’t know. Since I came to New York as a wee little girl, I have always been embraced by queer nation. I always felt like an outsider, but you made me feel like an insider. You must know how much I love and appreciate everyone here tonight — all members of the LGBTQ community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." LinkInBio for Pride video. (📷: Getty Images)


Today is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, considered the birth of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. LinkInBio for The Advocate’s original reporting from 1969 on this historic moment in history. StonewallDay


Photographer GrantLegan partnered with The Advocate to capture these joyous and moving WorldPride portraits of LGBTQ activists and families. Pictured: David Hatcher and family, NinaKossoff, Annette Covrigaru, and The Advocate’s EIC ZachStaff.


It’s Penguin Pride! 🐧 🌈 ZSL London Zoo is celebrating Pride with a special “Zoo Nights” program that teaches visitors about same-sex relationships in the animal kingdom. Its penguin beach colony, which features several queer couples, got a special makeover for the occasion, including these banners. LinkInBio for more!


South Los Angeles celebrated its third Pride on June 14. The celebration, held at Baldwin Hill Crenshow Plaza, featured a festival, fair, food trucks, music, and more. LinkInBio for more pics. (📷: LA City Council President HerbJWesson)


Today is the fourth anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark Supreme Court case that brought marriage equality to America (and caused the White House to light up in rainbow). However, the fight is far from over. In an oped for, plaintiff Jim Obergefell urges the courts to “send a powerful message that trans people belong here and that no one should be fired because of who they are.” LinkInBio for article. (📷: Getty Images)


The HumanRightsCampaign has announced a new president: Alphonso David, the first civil rights lawyer and the first person of color to lead the LGBTQ organization in its nearly 40-year history. LinkInBio for more about David, who is succeeding Chad Griffin in the position.


Ukraine just had its largest Pride ever! More than 8,000 gathered in Kiev, the country’s capital, on Sunday for the LGBTQ celebration. See more pics on or LinkInBio. (📷: Getty)


A new book reveals that a first lady from the 19th century — Rose Cleveland, who served in the role for her brother, President Grover Cleveland — went on to have a lengthy same-sex relationship with a widowed heiress, Evangeline Simpson Whipple. Learn more about this love from LGBTQ history at or LinkInBio.


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Was this wildest PrideFest Milwaukee yet? We think so! Go to Stories for more great pics. (📷: mkepride) pride mkepride19


Iowa City Pride brought out the sunshine!🌦🌈 Go to Stories to read more (📷: icpride) pride iowacitypride


Moments of LGBTQ history captured. Gallery includes captions from gettyimages curator shawn_waldron Go to Stories to read more Pride lgbtqhistory Photo 1: Stonewall Celebrations, June 28, 1969. 📷: Fred W. McDarrah/ gettyimages Photo 2: Arrest, 1962. 📷: Bettmann Photo 3: Pride Day, June 29, 1975. 📷: Fred W. McDarrah/ gettyimages


Congrats Ecuador! In a landmark 5-4 ruling, Ecuador’s high court legalized marriage equality in the South American nation. Go to Stories to read more. lovewins loveislove