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: Model Andreja Pejic Comes Out as a Transgender Woman
July 25 2014 9:40 AM ET

WATCH: Model Comes Out as Transgender Woman

Parker Marie Molloy

The famously androgynous model announced on 'Entertainment Tonight' that she has struggled with her gender identity since she was 13 years old, but finally feels secure enough to be open about it.

Exploring Faith, Sexuality and Safe Spaces Through Film and Art
July 25 2014 9:30 AM ET

Exploring Faith, Sexuality and Safe Spaces Through Film

Eliel Cruz

Level Ground looks to create safe spaces for dialogue about faith, gender, and sexuality, using art exhibits and an annual film festival.

Op-Ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series
July 25 2014 8:08 AM ET

Op-ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series

Emmett Lundberg

Brothers director Emmett Lundberg explains how creating a show about trans people brings unique pressures to the casting process.

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope
July 25 2014 7:06 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope

Rebecca Juro

Janet Mock's appointment as a contributing editor at Marie Claire is a promising turning point for trans women controlling their own stories in media.

ART: Gay Jesus and Woman Christ
July 25 2014 6:00 AM ET

ART: Gay Jesus and Woman Christ

Christopher Harrity

Even non-Christians may have some work to do to open their minds to these alternate artistic visions of Christianity.

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling
July 25 2014 4:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling

Kara Coredini

Massachusetts' attorney general race isn't just a local matter.

WATCH: Trans Girl's Discrimination Sparks Change in Catholic School Policy
July 24 2014 6:03 PM ET

WATCH: Victory for Trans Girl Discriminated Against by Catholic School

Mitch Kellaway

In response to 11-year-old Tracey Wilson's human rights complaint, Vancouver's schools have become more open to trans students — though some say support doesn't go far enough.

WATCH: Kicked Out for Being Trans, Teen Explains How He Survived
July 24 2014 1:16 PM ET

WATCH: Homeless Trans Teen Retraces Path to Survival

Mitch Kellaway

Viewers get a rare glimpse into the daily struggles and resilience of a youth turned out of his home at age 15 for being transgender.

Even Conn. Agency Concerned by DCF's Handling of Trans Teen Jane Doe
July 24 2014 1:06 PM ET

Even Conn. Agency Worried by DCF's Handling of Trans Teen

Parker Marie Molloy

Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate took the Department of Children and Families to task after a months-long debacle involving a 16-year-old transgender girl.

Op-ed: With Immigration, Their Fight Is Our Fight
July 24 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: With Immigration, Their Fight Is Our Fight

James Duke Mason

The LGBT community’s battle for equality is intrinsically tied to the current war over the issue of immigration.

'Operation Marriage' Becomes a Film
July 24 2014 4:30 AM ET

Operation Marriage Becomes a Film

Christopher Harrity

Quentin Lee will direct Mindy Cohn and Tamlyn Tomita in a film based on the book about kids trying to get their moms married before Prop. 8 passed.

BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Colo. Marriage Ban
July 23 2014 8:24 PM ET

Federal Judge Strikes Down Colo. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

While the ruling found that Colorado's constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution, the decision came with a stay until August 25.

The Advocate Wins Two NLGJA Journalism Awards
July 23 2014 5:26 PM ET

The Advocate Wins Two NLGJA Journalism Awards

Daniel Reynolds

The Advocate's Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia were announced as among the winners of this year's Excellence in Journalism Awards.

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