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.
Actor Tyler Ritter Isn't a Gay Man — He Just Plays One on TV
November 05 2014 6:00 AM ET

Actor Tyler Ritter Isn't a Gay Man — He Just Plays One on TV

Dawn Ennis

The Los Angeles Times recently misidentified Ritter as gay — but, perhaps in a show of how times have changed, there has been no fallout.

Election No Good for Floridians Hoping for Marriage Equality
November 04 2014 11:03 PM ET

Election No Good for Floridians Hoping for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

If the Democrats had won, they presented a clear path toward marriage equality in the state.

RESULTS: Healey Elected First Out State Attorney General
November 04 2014 10:42 PM ET

Maura Healey Elected First Out State Attorney General

Michelle Garcia

Healey, who was part of the team that brought marriage equality to Massachusetts, will be the state's top attorney.

Maine's Missed Milestone
November 04 2014 10:05 PM ET

Maine's Missed Milestone

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT Americans are still waiting for the first out governor.

Clay Aiken Comes in Second... Again
November 04 2014 10:02 PM ET

Clay Aiken Comes in Second... Again

Neal Broverman

There weren't enough Claymates in the Tarheel State to save the former Idol finalist from defeat.

What Exit Polls Say About LGBT Voters, Equality
November 04 2014 8:18 PM ET

What Exit Polls Say About LGBT Voters, Equality

Michelle Garcia

In 2014, marriage equality is even less of a wedge issue.

In An Important First for Republicans, Maine's Susan Collins Wins Reelection
November 04 2014 8:16 PM ET

In Important First, Pro-Marriage Republicans Win Reelection

Lucas Grindley

No Republican had ever been tested at the polls in a reelection after having supported marriage equality.

Gay Congressional Hopeful Faces Second Harassment Allegation
November 04 2014 7:23 PM ET

Gay Congressional Hopeful Faces Second Harassment Allegation

Trudy Ring

Another former campaign worker has accused Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, DeMaio has blocked the reporter who broke the story from his Twitter feed.

BREAKING: Kan. Gay Couples May Be Able to Marry Next Week
November 04 2014 6:22 PM ET

Kansas Gay Couples May Be Able to Marry Next Week

Trudy Ring

A federal judge has issued an order barring enforcement of the state's marriage ban, but it's on hold for a week.

WATCH: Wendy Williams on Bruce Jenner — Transphobic or Not?
November 04 2014 4:45 PM ET

WATCH: Wendy Williams on Bruce Jenner — Transphobic or Not?

Dawn Ennis

Commenters are differing on whether it was appropriate for Williams to speculate on a possible gender transition by the former Olympian, and a misquote has added fuel to the fire.

Nate Silver Has Been Predicting This Since March
November 04 2014 1:48 PM ET

Nate Silver Has Been Predicting This Since March

Lucas Grindley

The media seems to be converging on this idea that Democrats are about to lose the Senate, but as usual, it was Nate Silver who was ahead of the curve.

The Men of Transparent Sound Off on Trans Men in Media
November 04 2014 11:55 AM ET

The Men of Transparent Sound Off on Trans Men in Media

Mitch Kellaway

'We want to see healthy, funny, sexy, productive, life-loving trans guys,' says comedian Ian Harvie. 'We've all been starving for those characters that we can personally relate to.'

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