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The Advocate Celebrates 45 Years With 'Hall of Fame'


A stellar list of LGBT heroes from 1967 through today


This year, The Advocate celebrates its 45th year of publication. To put the success of America's first (and only) LGBT newsmagazine into perspective, the editors have compiled a list of 46 honorees in a "Hall of Fame" of LGBT heroes for each year, spanning from 1967 to 2012.

You can read the profiles of each of them online in a five-part series, which is a fun visual trip through major milestones in the history that many people may not be familiar with and includes activisits, celebrities, artists, and wide array of significant characters who have helped shape the world we currently live in.

The Advocate: 45 YEARS

Here's the FULL LIST (chronologically):

1967 Jerry Joachim

1968 Pat Rocco

1969 Willie Brown, Jr.

1970 Dr. Franklin Kameny

1971 Jack Baker

1972 Madeline Davis

1973 Lance Loud

1974 Elaine Noble of Mass.

1975 Oliver William "Bill" Sipple

1976 Dave Kopay

1977 Harvey Milk

1978 Dianne Feinstein

1979 Robin Tyler, Lucia Valeska, Troy Perry, Phyllis Frye

1980 Jerry Brown

1981 Billie Jean King

1982 Henry Waxman

1983 Sheryl Lee Ralph

1984 Robert Gallo

1985 David Goodstein

1986 Donna Deitch

1987 ACT UP/Larry Kramer

1988 Ian McKellen

1989 Edward Albee

1990 Bill T. Jones

1991 Patricia Ireland

1992 k.d. lang

1993 Roberta Achtenberg

1994 Pedro Zamora

1995 Roseanne

1996 Judith Light

1997 Ellen DeGeneres

1998 Matthew Shepard

1999 Tammy Baldwin

2000 Rudy Galindo

2001 Mark Bingham, Mychal Judge

2002 Rosie O'Donnell

2003 Bishop V. Gene Robinson

2004 Cynthia Nixon

2005 Melissa Etheridge

2006 Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

2007 Hillary Clinton

2008 Dustin Lance Black

2009 Adam Lambert

2010 Chaz Bono

2011 Dan Choi

2012 Barney Frank

READ: Advocate 45 Years

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