“A Day in Gay America” Features Lesbians on Motorcycles, Adam Lambert

Last week, The Advocate invited readers to take part in their annual “Day In Gay America” series, featuring real live homosexuals going about their day and providing photographic evidence.

As part of the project, The Advocate followed Adam Lambert as he prepared for his cover shoot and interview, documenting mundane yet somehow interesting adventures such as pumping gas and downing a wheatgrass shot.


photo by eric shwabel for the advocate

In the studio recording his next musical masterpiece


Behind the Scenes of The Advocate photo shoot


photo by eric shwabel for the advocate

Interviewing with Advocate Editor in Chief


photo by eric shwabel for the advocate

Downing a wheatgrass shot at Real Raw Live juice bar


Getting ready for his Advocate closeup

Check out highlights from the rest of the series. Gays, they’re just like us!

Corona, Calif.(left) Lee Loyola and wife Ko on a surprise zip-lining date. “She never experienced this before, so I thought this would be a great date!” Loyola says.

Raleigh, N.C. (right) Kathy Bundy and Jill Kidd have hot dogs for lunch with Kathy’s mother, Nancy Bundy, at her senior living community. The lunch is for a fund-raising event for Alzheimer’s disease.

Kenosha, Wis.(left) Stephanie Schroeder (front, right) and three former classmates from Mary D. Bradford High School, class of 1981, dine with their girlfriends at local eatery, Mangia, for a “lezzie power lunch.”

Fresno, Calif. (right) Volunteer Jaymi Morgan sorts DVDs donated for the Fresno LGBT Community Center’s media lending library. The conservative city had been without an LGBT center for decades until the new center opened in January 2011.


Carrboro, N.C. (left) Biological Sales specialist Lauren with daughter Ariel and Lauren’s partner, Angela, getting ready for a ride.

New York City (right) Canadians Ian Mahaffy and Peter Locker wed in Central Park surrounded by happy onlookers. “When the minister announced we were husbands, the entire park exploded with applause,” they said.


Cleveland Laurie (left) and Betsy Campbell with Henry, 5, and twins Hannah and Finn at a friend’s housewarming party. Says Laurie: “This picture­—the laughter, the silliness, and the spontaneity—is a true representation of our beautiful gay family.”

Missoula, Mont. (right) Misty Gaubatz and her partner, Kamal Fox, say “good morning” to their hen, Nancy, who showed up in their backyard this spring.

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Jess is a pop culture junkie living in New York City. She enjoys endless debates about The L Word, Howard Stern, new techy gadgets, DVR, exploring the labyrinth of the Lesbian Internet, memoirs, working out, sushi, making lists, artsy things, anything Lady Gaga touches, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall. Find her on Twitter @jessxnyc or via email.

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  1. this is everything i want it to be. a hen, some bikes, central park, sip-lining, and homogayness……LOVE!!!

  2. well, this is all just ridiculously cute. and now i, too, want to get married in central park. i guess i really must be a real life homosexual.

  3. So I’m not the only one who loves chickens… I can’t wait to have my own flock :)
    Love Adam Lambert. He reminds me of my cat. Or maybe it’s the other way around.

  4. “Gays, they’re just like us!” ROFL. Yes straight America, not all of us gays are lucky enough to raise a herd of unicorns.

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