Politics
In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
Kansas Gov.: State Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
November 20 2014 7:37 PM ET

Kansas Gov. Refuses to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Trudy Ring

As same-sex couples wed in about a quarter of the state's counties, Gov. Sam Brownback is determined to block marriage equality.

LGBT Rights Opponents Pray for Arkansas to Uphold State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
November 20 2014 6:16 PM ET

LGBT Rights Opponents Pray for Arkansas to Uphold State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Stevie St. John

As marriage equality cases move forward in Arkansas, some pray for the state's ban on same-sex marriage to be upheld.

WATCH: Yes, Trans Women Are Harassed Daily
November 20 2014 3:39 PM ET

WATCH: Yes, Trans Women Are Harassed Daily

Sunnivie Brydum

Even for those who survive, antitrans harassment is a harrowing daily occurrence for many transgender people, especially trans women of color.

PHOTOS: Montana's Same-Sex Marriages
November 20 2014 3:38 PM ET

PHOTOS: Montana Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples won the right to marry starting Wednesday in Big Sky Country.

90,000-Plus and Counting: Petition to Cancel Duggars' Show Gains Momentum
November 20 2014 2:37 PM ET

90K and Counting: Petition to Cancel Duggars' Show Grows

Dawn Ennis

Signatures have increased hourly after publicity about the petition to cancel 19 Kids and Counting because of the Duggars’ anti-LGBT stances.

Sean Hayes Is a Married Man
November 20 2014 1:56 PM ET

Sean Hayes Is a Married Man

Matthew Breen

The Will & Grace star and his longtime boyfriend have announced that they tied the knot last week in a secret ceremony.

Marriage Equality Comes to South Carolina
November 20 2014 11:34 AM ET

BREAKING: Marriage Equality Comes to South Carolina

Sunnivie Brydum

With the Supreme Court's refusal to delay a pro-equality decision, South Carolina officially becomes the 35th state to embrace marriage equality.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Those We've Lost in 2014
November 20 2014 4:05 AM ET

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Those We've Lost in 2014

Mitch Kellaway

Today we pause to remember the beautiful lives needlessly lost to antitrans violence this year.

WATCH: Does It Get Better for Trans People?
November 20 2014 4:02 AM ET

WATCH: Does It Get Better for Trans People?

Daniel Reynolds

It Gets Better Project and Gender Proud have partnered to seek out stories that honor Transgender Day of Remembrance.

These 48 Trans Women and Men Changed the World
November 20 2014 4:02 AM ET

These 48 Trans Women and Men Changed the World

Mitch Kellaway

A portrait series archives the faces and contributions 48 of the Western world's most impactful movers and shakers.

Op-ed: Why We Still Need Trans Day of Remembrance
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why We Still Need TDOR

Gwendolyn Ann Smith

The Transgender Day of Remembrance's founder, Gwendolyn Ann Smith, reflects on the history and changes the day has seen over the past 15 years.

Book Excerpt: What It Means to Be a Man
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Excerpt: What It Means to Be a Man Alive

Thomas Page McBee

Trans author Thomas Page McBee shares true stories of violence and forgiveness from his new memoir, Man Alive.

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Jenn Dolari

After the vigils of Transgender Day of Remembrance end, we must keep our flames burning bright for all those we've lost to darkness.

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