Prop H8 is History! http://bit.ly/H8IsHistory

Prop H8 is History! http://bit.ly/H8IsHistory

Tomorrow, at 10:00am EST, the U.S. Supreme Court will announce their decision on the highly publicized court cases on Prop. 8 in California and Section 3 of DOMA. I think it’s pretty clear, who’s side we’re on… 

The Atlantic released their June 2013 cover story today, titled “What Straights Can Learn From Same-Sex Couples,” and features a tight-angle photograph of two (presumably married) men hand-in-hand. While it doesn’t have the same shock and awe TIME induced earlier this year— when they featured same-sex couples kissing on the cover— it’s still warms us to see these publications embracing the impressive cultural strides we’ve made this year as a community. You can read The Atlantic's cover story here. —Scott McPherson

The Atlantic released their June 2013 cover story today, titled “What Straights Can Learn From Same-Sex Couples,” and features a tight-angle photograph of two (presumably married) men hand-in-hand. While it doesn’t have the same shock and awe TIME induced earlier this year— when they featured same-sex couples kissing on the cover— it’s still warms us to see these publications embracing the impressive cultural strides we’ve made this year as a community. You can read The Atlantic's cover story here.Scott McPherson

President Obama, changing minds and hearts in a state where only 27% favor marriage equality. Watch the speech here: http://bit.ly/ObamaMorehouse

President Obama, changing minds and hearts in a state where only 27% favor marriage equality. Watch the speech here: http://bit.ly/ObamaMorehouse

imageIconoclastic Features released the teaser trailer for their independent feature Disappear Here last week. The thriller stars out actor and activist James Duke Mason, grandson of the late Academy-Award Nominated James Mason and a 2010 Advocate Forty Under 40 honoree. While tackling the timely issue of the “Hollywood closet,” Mason plays a young and successful closeted actor who is blackmailed after a video surfaces (they always do!) of him and his boyfriend, and he finds himself in the middle of a political conspiracy. While initially funded via Kickstarter.com, the feature is currently in production and due out next year. Check out the teaser trailer after the jump!

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TIME magazine released the April 8, 2013 issue today in two editions. One cover featuring a gay couple, and the other a lesbian couple, locking lips. The portraits are by photographer Peter Hapak, and outtakes of the couples, including additional duos that didn’t make the cover, can be seen here. The kissing men are real-life couple, film and television set designer Eric LaBonté & his domestic partner Russell Hart, a hair salon owner. Living in Los Angeles, the two have been together for 7 years and engaged since 2010. Says LaBonté (right):

"My parents have been married for 45 years and I always knew that was something that I wanted. I want our children to say, ‘My daddies are married.’ We wanted to feel like a complete package.”

See the second cover, which features Sarah and Kristen Ellis-Henderson of Sea Cliff, N.Y., after the jump.

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The Advocate is with Edie. The Art Department made this supportive graphic today, in hopes to bring attention to the DOMA case U.S. v. Windsor, where oral arguments begin on Wednesday. Show your support for marriage equality and share this with your network of friends. Check back to Advocate.com for in-depth coverage, as Advocate contributor Kerry Eleveld sits in on two very important cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

The Advocate is with Edie. The Art Department made this supportive graphic today, in hopes to bring attention to the DOMA case U.S. v. Windsor, where oral arguments begin on Wednesday. Show your support for marriage equality and share this with your network of friends. Check back to Advocate.com for in-depth coverage, as Advocate contributor Kerry Eleveld sits in on two very important cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Poet Shane Koyczan, along with a team of motion graphic artists, created the above video as part of the To This Day Project. a project based on a spoken word poem of the same name written by Koyczan to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.

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's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, fiance Justin Mikita, and their newly-launched foundation Tie The Knot, have unveiled their first formal bow tie on Wednesday. The tie, named “The Signature Wedding Bow Tie,” was personally designed by Ferguson and Mikita and is now available online at The Tie Bar. Each signature tie is handmade, retails at an affordable $25, and features a print of the foundation’s symbol, the owl. According to their website, the owl stands as a universal symbol of wisdom, representing foresight, perspective and patience. All proceeds from the sale of the bow ties will go directly to various organizations fighting for civil rights and equality on behalf of the LGBT community.

Click here to support this cause and purchase a bow tie for equality!

In a new original song and video, Fred Goldring, the man who co-produced 2008’s Yes We Can with will.i.am delivers a collaborative effort to encourage people to vote, and to vote left. Titled after Obama’s election campaign the track features artists Ne-Yo, Natasha Bedingfield, jazz musician Herbie Hancock, rock trio Delta Rae, and Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik. The lyrics consist of words like “dignity” and “equality” while the President’s standing-ovation-inducing DNC speech fades in and out over the background vocals of a harmonious choir. Whether or not you agree with this video, it’s important to have your voice be heard. Be sure to set some time aside on Tuesday, November 6 to vote. Watch the video after the jump!

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