Call for Entries: The Advocate's 3rd annual A Day in Gay America

LOS ANGELES  — The Advocate, the world’s leading gay news source, once again wants to capture the numerous layers that make up the lives of GLBT Americans. They will be accepting photo submissions for the 3rd Annual “A Day in Gay America,” celebrating the fabric of the GLBT community. On Friday, Nov. 9, take a snapshot with your family or friends or on your own, at work or at play, having adventures or experiencing a quiet moment of solace — anything from the mundane to the insane, from the glamorous to the gritty. The best photographs taken on that single day in the United States, as determined by the editors of The Advocate, will be featured in a photo essay called “A Day in Gay America” on

“This is one of our very favorite features to put together each year. Seeing how many people across the country participate, by being out and proud, is no small indication of how far our equality movement has come. So many of us are still isolated by geography or circumstance, sometimes even by our own notions of what it looks like to be LGBT. It’s important for us all to really see each other: young and old, men and women, all across the orientation and gender continuum, and of all races and ethnicities,” said Matthew Breen, editor in chief of The Advocate.

To participate in “A Day in Gay America,” you don’t need to be a professional photographer! Just make a note on your calendar, get your camera ready, and on Friday, Nov. 9, between midnight and 11:59 p.m., snap a self-portrait or have a friend take a photograph of you, doing anything that says something about who you are as an GLBT in America.

After you’ve captured a snapshot into your life on Nov. 9, go to and upload your photo no later than Wednesday, Nov. 21. The Advocate will then post a selection of photos (at the editors’ discretion) during the week of Dec. 10 on

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SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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