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.
Marco Rubio Fears 'Mainstream Christianity' Will Become 'Hate Speech'

WATCH: Rubio Fears 'Christianity' Will Become 'Hate Speech'

The presidential hopeful believes the so-called gay agenda presents a 'real and present danger' to mainstream Christianity.

Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?

Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?

Lee Daniels, Mo'Nique, Eric Holder, and activists weigh in on whether homophobia in the black community is unique, and how it should be addressed.

Op-ed: How We'll End 'Conversion Therapy' in Four Years Flat

Op-ed: How We'll End 'Conversion Therapy' in Four Years Flat

Samantha Ames of the National Center for Lesbian Rights is determined to wipe 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs from the planet.

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Indeed Change Minds

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Change Minds

Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works.

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

These 14 photos tell a story of life post "don't ask, don't tell."

11 Sweet Celebrity Tweets Celebrating Ireland's Marriage Equality Win

11 Sweet Celebrity Tweets Celebrating Ireland's Marriage Equality Win

Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Tom Daley, Ian McKellen and more tweet in celebration of marriage equality's arrival in Ireland.

Dan Savage Calls Out Duggar's 'Staggering' Family Values Hypocrisy

Dan Savage Calls Out Duggar's 'Staggering' Family Values Hypocrisy

Dan Savage highlights the hypocrisy of reality TV's Duggar clan, who painted LGBT people as child predators while their oldest son was allegedly sexually abusing underage girls.

New Orleans Mayor Counters Jindal's Order With One of Acceptance for All

New Orleans Mayor Counters Jindal's Order With One of Acceptance for All

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says his famously tolerant city will continue to welcome everyone, including LGBT people, despite Gov. Bobby Jindal's antigay 'conscience protection' order.

WATCH: Oregon Gov. Emotionally Signs Conversion Therapy Ban Into Law

WATCH: Oregon's Bi Gov. Emotionally Bans Conversion Therapy

Young people shouldn't be broken down because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, says the state's bisexual governor. And now they won't be — at least in Oregon.

WATCH: Ted Cruz Will 'Always, Always, Always' Defend Right to Discriminate

WATCH: Ted Cruz Will 'Always' Defend Right to Discriminate

The presidential candidate also warned again about the dangers of 'mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states' at D.C. event hosted by an antigay hate group.

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