Meet More LGBTQ+ Advocates for Change Working to Better Queer Lives

Author: From the Editors of The Advocate

We’re thrilled to introduce our inaugural Advocates for Change, 20 groundbreaking LGBTQ+ activists who are engaged in critical work in their communities who photographed their daily lives using Google Pixel. Among those we honor are students fighting anti-LGBTQ+ legislation around the country, the heads of lifesaving LGBTQ+ organizations, entertainers with a platform, and athletes fighting preconceived notions of sexuality and gender.

In this gallery of LGBTQ+ Advocates for Change, we feature queer actor and activist Jillian Mercado from The L Word: Generation Q; the chief executive officer of the Trevor Project, Amit Paley; Daniel Franzese, who came out as a gay man in a letter penned to his iconic Mean Girls character; Two-Spirit transgender mixed-race visual storyteller Coyote Park; drag queen, DJ, and undisputed Empress of the Imperial Court of San Francisco, Juanita MORE!; and Two-Spirit lesbian Native and African American actor, writer, and co-artistic director of the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, Jennifer Lanier

In their photo diaries, captured using Google Pixel, these activists telegraph hope while also expressing the difficulties of the current political moment. Please enjoy their stories, both written and visual. And check each week in July as we roll out our full Advocates for Change roster.

This story is part of The Advocate’s 2022 Advocacy and Politics issue, which is out on newsstands July 12, 2022. To get your own copy directly, support queer media and subscribe — or download yours for Amazon, Kindle, Nook, or Apple News.

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Author: From the Editors of The Advocate


My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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