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.
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.'

Out NYC Hotel Owners Hit With Discrimination Lawsuit

Out NYC Hotel Owners Hit With Discrimination Suit

Some employees of the hotel’s restaurant claim they couldn’t express their gender identity.

Lindsey Graham Wants to Be the John McCain of 2016

The Candidate Running for President Who's Never Emailed

The longtime bachelor and Republican senator famous for saying 'I ain't gay' announces his bid for the White House.

Pentagon to Give Gay, Lesbian, and Bi Troops Workplace Protections
June 09 2015 3:10 PM ET

BREAKING: Pentagon Extends Protections to LGB Troops

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced the adoption of a policy revision that adds sexual orientation to its Military Equal Opportunity Policy.

Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court

The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court

As we head into June, this exhibit could not be more timely.

Veil Lifts off Transgender Turkey as Trans Candidate Runs for Parliament

Out From The Shadows: Turkey's Transgender Population 

Turkey is a Muslim country where the very existence of transgender people, only now coming out of the shadows, is endangered.

Conservative Commentator's Tasteless, Transphobic Tweet

This Is The Meanest Tweet You'll Read Today

When Bill Kristol poked fun at Martin O'Malley's support for transgender Americans on twitter, his followers poked back, with derision and disgust.

Marriage Equality, Transgender Rights Supporter Beau Biden, Son of VP Joe Biden, Dies
May 31 2015 9:24 AM ET

Beau Biden, LGBT Ally and Son of VP, Dies

The eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, died after a long battle with brain cancer.

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