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.
The 13 Biggest Trolls in Media

The 13 Biggest Trolls in Media

Here are some of the biggest antigay trolls out there, using outrageous rhetoric to start fights — and what's scary is they may actually believe what they're saying.

Members of Congress Want U.S. to Deny Visas to Spouses of Diplomats From Antigay Nations

Members of Congress to Antigay Diplomats: Better Come Stag

Members of Congress want to reciprocate the denial of visas to spouses of foreign diplomats from antigay countries.

Conservative Candidate for Missouri Governor Bob Dixon Comes Out As Ex-Gay

The 'Ex-Gay' Candidate for Missouri Governor

Missouri state senator and gubernatorial candidate Bob Dixon says being abused as a child turned him gay for five years.

Op-ed: Bridging the Gap Between Gay Pride and Black Lives

Op-ed: Bridging the Gap Between Gay Pride and Black Lives

This black lesbian argues that true dedication to listening — even when uncomfortable — can help make LGBT people more aware of their racial bias.

Reno Mayor Apologizes After Flying Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

That Time a Rainbow Flag Flew Instead of Red, White & Blue

Reno citizens grew concerned when an LGBT pride flag replaced the Stars and Stripes flying over this city of 236,000.

WATCH: Ted Cruz Calls Congressional Hearing to Shame 'Supreme Court Activism'

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Tantrum Over 'SCOTUS Activism'

The Texas Senator and GOP presidential hopeful was all doom-and-gloom at his sparsely attended congressional hearing about the dangers of 'judicial tyranny.'

Right-Wing Sen. Jim Inhofe Wonders Which Bathroom Trans Troops Will Use

GOP Sen. Wonders: Which Bathroom for Trans Troops?

Conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe expressed confusion about which bathroom transgender troops would use once the ban is lifted against transgender Americans serving openly in the military.

WATCH: Debunking Right-Wing Opposition to the Equality Act

Debunking Opposition to the Equality Act

If passed, the Equality Act would patch a 50-year-old hole in the Civil Rights Act that allows discrimination against LGBT Americans. Naturally, the right wing is in a tizzy.

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