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.
Tinder Is Allegedly Banning Transgender Users Because They're Trans

Tinder Is Allegedly Banning Transgender Users

Transgender users of the dating app are getting reported and banned from Tinder for their gender identity, say many on social media.

Sarah Palin: Lena Dunham Is a 'Pedophile,' as Perverted as Josh Duggar

Palin: Lena Dunham As Perverted As Josh Duggar

The former vice-presidential candidate attacked the Girls star on Facebook in response to the media attention over the 19 Kids and Counting controversy.

Senate Blocks Benefits for Veterans in Same-Sex Marriages

Senate Blocks Benefits for Veterans in Same-Sex Marriages

Eight Senate Republicans supported the effort, but the amendment fell short of receiving the 60 votes needed to pass.

5 Most Disappointing Things We Learned About HRC's 'White Men's Club'

5 Disappointing Findings About HRC's 'White Men's Club'

A new internal diversity report reveals the Human Rights Campaign has a sexist work environment where only 'gay, white, male' employees advance into leadership positions.

George Pataki Urges Respect As Mike Huckabee Defends Trans Fantasy

GOP Rival Urges Respect as Huckabee Defends Trans Fantasy

Mike Huckabee reportedly has gotten a lot more mileage from that 'joke' about wishing he were trans as a teenager, but one rival suggests his 'mocking' is out of line.

Guess Which State Pride Proclamation Excludes LGBT Folks?

You Won't Believe What's Missing from Indiana Pride

Whoops! A welcome letter signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence for this year's Indianapolis Pride festivities left out any mention of LGBT people.

Rick Perry Saddles Up for Second Presidential Run

Rick Perry Saddles Up for Second Presidential Run

Hang on to your hats, folks — it's going to be a bumpy ride to 2016.

Excerpt: How Barbara Gittings Became the Mother of the Movement

How Barbara Gittings Became the Mother of the Movement

Windy City Times publisher Tracy Baim shares an excerpt from her new book, Barbara Gittings, Gay Pioneer, and describes how this lesbian activist battled the conservative mores of post-war America.

Roy Moore: Marriage Equality Will ‘Literally Cause the Destruction of Our Nation’

Roy Moore: Gay Marriage Will Destroy U.S.

The controversial Alabama judge says a pro-marriage equality ruling by the Supreme Court would amount to 'toying with something that’s like dynamite and will destroy our country.'

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