Pitch Stories on LGBT News and Culture to The Advocate

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The Advocate

The AdvocateOn the heels of the mostly positive response to Caitlyn Jenner’s recent coming out as a transgender woman (she will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during tonight’s ESPY Awards on ABC) and the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, the LGBT community has had a lot to celebrate in recent weeks, and deservedly so. However, many people will agree that the battle for equal rights is hardly over, and The Advocate could not be more relevant at this moment.

With its focus on news and analyses of political and cultural issues affecting gay and transgender men and women, the publication welcomes contributions from freelancers who are able to relate current events to its LGBT audience. But lighter topics are just as in demand.

Writers with something pertinent to share with this audience are encouraged to think up ideas for “The Spectator” section, which houses arts and entertainment pieces on film, TV, music, visual arts, dance, books, theater and travel, as well as longer essays on these topics that range from 1,600 to 2,000 words.

For more, including examples of recent freelance stories that got the green light, read How To Pitch: The Advocate.

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