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The Advocate's 45 years of LGBT heroes

Any celebration of the The Advocate's founding in 1967 must honor the heroes for LGBT rights that we've covered for 45 years. With one honoree named per year, the list will be announced in parts and culminate in an event in Los Angeles this month.

RGOD2: Remembering David Kato, a light shining in the darkness

The murder of Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato left an indelible scar in our hearts, but there are unmistakable signs of healing around the world. The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle looks at the changes in the year since David's slaying.

COMMENTARY: Homophobic Tennessee lawmakers can eat my grits!

The father of Matthew Shepard calls out Tennessee lawmakers who are sponsoring bills drastically affecting the LGBT community, and SDGLN Editor in Chief Ken Williams shares in his anger.