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.
July 08 2014 3:14 PM ET

Megan Rapinoe Strips: First Openly Gay Athlete on ESPN Mag

The soccer star exposes herself for ESPN's annual body issue

Antigay Pa. Clerk Hopes Third Try Is Charm to Stop Equal Marriage
July 08 2014 3:00 PM ET

Antigay Pa. Clerk Hopes Third Try Is Charm to Stop Equal Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

After two federal courts denied her request to same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, a county official is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in.

R. Kelly's Ex, Jay Kelly's Mom, On Loving Their Trans Son
July 08 2014 12:01 PM ET

Jay Kelly's Mom Shows How to Love Your Trans Kid

Mitch Kellaway

'Parents get it wrong when they don't support their children,' says Drea Kelly days after her ex-husband refused to acknowledge their teenage son's gender transition.

Op-ed: At the Last Moment, I Chose to Live
July 08 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: At the Last Moment, I Chose to Live

Rebecca Juro

To help prevent transgender suicides, those of us who are suicide-attempt survivors must tell our stories.

U.K. Denomination Votes Down Same-Sex Weddings
July 07 2014 7:04 PM ET

U.K. Denomination Votes Down Same-Sex Weddings

Trudy Ring

A majority of United Reformed Church delegates favor the proposal, but unanimity is required.

Trans Women Harassed, Called 'It' by West Virginia DMV Employees
July 07 2014 6:09 PM ET

Trans Slurs at the West Virginia DMV

Parker Marie Molloy

Two West Virginia transgender women claim that DMV employees denied them the right to be photographed as they appear on a regular basis, and say they were both called 'it.'

NOM Uses Pro-Gay Russian Photographer In Latest Antigay Meme
July 07 2014 3:53 PM ET

NOM's Latest Bungled Effort to Oppose Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Before using a photographer's images to oppose same-sex marriage, NOM should probably take a look at the artist's portfolio.

WATCH: Stephanie Miller Mocks GOP Downplay of 'War on Women'
July 07 2014 3:00 PM ET

WATCH: Lesbian Host Mocks GOP Downplay of 'War on Women' 

Rebecca Juro

Lesbian talk show host Stephanie Miller gets into it with former U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina on the Hobby Lobby decision.

WATCH: Australia Voids Trans Man's Marriage, Now He's Fighting Back
July 07 2014 2:38 PM ET

WATCH: Australia Voids Trans Man's Marriage; He Fights Back

Mitch Kellaway

Paige Phoenix wants Victoria's government to know it violated his human rights by requiring surgery to legally recognize his gender — and he's ready to take his complaint straight to the United Nations.

Trans Comedian Avery Edison Files Human Rights Complaint
July 07 2014 1:49 PM ET

Trans Comedian Files Human Rights Complaint

Parker Marie Molloy

After being detained by Canadian border officials and placed in a men's correctional facility, transgender comedian Avery Edison has filed human rights complaints with Canadian agencies.

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