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.
WATCH: 'Christian' Family's Terrifying Response to Son Coming Out
August 28 2014 11:33 AM ET August 30 2014 3:59 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Family's Terrifying Response to Coming Out

Sunnivie Brydum

When Daniel Pierce told his extended family he was gay, he didn't expect the violent, hateful reaction he received. He is now staying with a family friend, away from his abusers.

STUDY: Is U.S. Military Ready for Open Trans Service?
August 27 2014 4:52 PM ET

STUDY: Is U.S. Military Ready for Open Trans Service?

Parker Marie Molloy

The movement to overturn the military's ban on open service by transgender people continues to gain momentum, putting pressure on the Defense Department to act.

Man Claims Teacher Assaulted Him as 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
August 27 2014 3:11 PM ET

Man Claims Teacher Assaulted Him as 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Michelle Garcia

A man who is now an LGBT activist in Mississippi says a church leader abused him throughout his childhood as part of so-called ex-gay therapy.

WATCH: Single Mothers Make Boys Gay, Says Pat Robertson
August 27 2014 2:01 PM ET

WATCH: Single Mothers Make Boys Gay, Says Pat Robertson

Trudy Ring

The televangelist continues to trade in discredited assumptions.

Calif. Women's College Makes Trans-Inclusive History
August 27 2014 1:31 PM ET

This Women's College Just Made Trans-Inclusive History

Parker Marie Molloy

In a historic move, one California college has adopted an explicitly trans-inclusive admissions policy, making it the only school to do so among the nation's 119 single-sex college programs.

Op-ed: Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits
August 27 2014 11:55 AM ET

Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam is gay. Gay people shower. It's that simple.

The Hidden Message In Supreme Court's Recent Marriage Rulings
August 27 2014 9:00 AM ET

The Hidden Message in Recent SCOTUS Marriage Rulings

Matt Baume

It's impossible to predict, but things are looking positive for those hoping the Supreme Court will soon decide the legality of same-sex marriage nationwide.

Diversity and the Dark Knight
August 27 2014 7:00 AM ET

Diversity and the Dark Knight

Jase Peeples

Batman may be a straight white rich guy, but many of the key people in his life are anything but.

Laverne Cox Distances Herself From Controversial Trans Inmate
August 26 2014 7:09 PM ET

Laverne Cox Distances Herself From Controversial Inmate

Parker Marie Molloy

After releasing a video in which she read an inmate's letter from prison, Laverne Cox has distanced herself from the project after learning of the gruesome details of the prisoner's past.

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond
August 26 2014 3:16 PM ET

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

Chase Strangio

On the road to full marriage equality, same-sex couples also have to fight for their right to grieve.

Appeals Judges Get Tough on Defenders of Ind., Wis. Marriage Bans
August 26 2014 3:09 PM ET

Fed. Judges Get Tough on States Defending Marriage Bans

Trudy Ring

In today's hearing before the Seventh Circuit, judges challenged the arguments that procreation and tradition justify limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

Opposing Marriage Equality Is a Sexual Orientation Now?
August 26 2014 2:04 PM ET

Opposing Marriage Equality Is a Sexual Orientation Now?

Rebecca Juro

Meanwhile, the very existence of marriage equality is 'tyranny,' claims WND.com's Joseph Farah.

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