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.
Top Chinese Sexologist Opens Up About Her Trans Partner

Top Chinese Sexologist Opens Up About Her Trans Partner

Li Yinhe explains loving her trans male partner is not a radical act, but talking about it is.

Luxembourg Begins Same-sex Legal Weddings

Luxembourg Begins Same-sex Legal Weddings

The small, wealthy European nation joins Scotland and Florida in welcoming in the new year with marriage equality.

Florida Counties Dismantling Marriage Services to Prevent Officiating Same-Sex Weddings

Florida Counties Dismantle Services to Stop Weddings

Court clerks are refusing marriage services to all couples to avoid marrying same-sex couples despite being forced to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Mother of Transgender Teen Who Killed Self Speaks Out

Mother of Transgender Teen Who Killed Self Speaks Out

Carla Alcorn: 'I Never Knew He Wanted to Be Called Leelah.'

Idaho Gov, AG Fighting to Re-ban Marriage Equality

Idaho Gov, AG Fighting to Re-ban Marriage Equality

Same-sex couples have been marrying in the Gem State since October — and the state's highest officials are not happy about it.

Savage: Parents of Trans Teen Who Ended Life Should Be Prosecuted

Savage: Parents of Trans Teen Who Ended Life Should Be Prosecuted

Columnist Dan Savage has harsh words for the parents of Leelah Alcorn.

5 Global LGBT Rights News Stories to Watch in 2015

5 Global LGBT-rights Stories to Watch in 2015

The Advocate asked Human Rights First advocacy counsel Shawn Gaylord to compile a list of five of the most significant developing stories regarding LGBT rights, equality and threats to our community worldwide.

People to Watch in 2015

People to Watch in 2015

Actors, writers, activists, comedians and more make of the list of people to watch in the new year.

Barbara Smith: Soul on Hold

Barbara Smith: Soul on Hold

This 1985 essay by Barbara Smith, a scholar-activist who made contributions to social justice movements in civil rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and black feminism, recalls early moments of intersectionality between African-American and LGBT rights movements, yet resonates today in the wake of Ferguson.

BREAKING: Judge Rules ALL Florida Counties Must Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

Judge: All Florida Counties Must Issue Marriage Licenses

Judge confirms that marriages must start after his stay expires next Monday.

Do the Antigay Duggars Have a Lesbian Secret?

Do the Antigay Duggars Have a Lesbian Secret?

Turns out Michelle Duggar, the mom on 19 Kids and Counting, has a lesbian sister.

Gay Man to Lead California’s Largest Civil Rights Agency

Gay Man to Lead California’s Largest Civil Rights Agency

After a storied career fighting illegal retaliation against low-wage workers and cases involving human trafficking, Kevin Kish is tapped to lead an agency beset by allegations.

Op-ed: Missing the Point in Ferguson

Op-ed: Missing the Point in Ferguson

We must seek to understand the ways in which oppression is a shared burden that ignores racial and orientation boundaries.

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