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.
15 Women Who Stood Up for LGBT People

15 Women Who Stood Up for LGBT People

Since March is Women's History Month, we decided to take a look at some of the great women, both LGBT and straight, who helped make history for us.

Immigration and LGBTs: Central Americans Limbo

Immigration and LGBTs: Central Americans in Limbo

The journey can be long and treacherous for LGBTs seeking refuge.

Immigration and LGBTs: Denied Safe Haven Europe

Immigration and LGBTs: Denied Safe Haven in Europe

Each year thousands of LGBT asylum-seekers travel to Europe hoping to secure a future free from discrimination and violence. But for many, the European Union is not what they’d anticipated.

WATCH: Obama Invokes Gay Rights Movement in Selma Commemoration

Obama's Selma Speech Invokes Gay Rights

The marchers at Selma opened doors for gay Americans and other marginalized groups, the president says.

Georgia Senate Passes Sweeping Antigay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Ga. Senate OK's Antigay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Supporters of the legislation say it's necessary to protect the free expression of religion, while opponents contend the legislation is a thinly veiled attempt to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination.

Florida Takes First Step Toward Criminalizing Trans People's Bathroom Use

Fla. Takes First Step To Criminalize Trans People's Bathroom Use

If passed, the law would see trans and gender-nonconforming people fined up to $1,000 and jailed up to a year for using the 'wrong bathroom' in public.

Exclusive: Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Discusses Marriage Equality

As he prepares to vacate the office, Holder has decided to go even further in his support than any other high-level government official in history by announcing the DOJ will file an amicus brief wi

Blame It On The Queers

Blame It On The Queers

Doomsayers and the things that definitely happened because of LGBTs

Burden of Proof: Who Does The Government Consider Transgender?

Burden of Proof: Who Does The Government Consider Trans?

The government ought to recognize that "our gender assignment doesn’t depend on our genitals," says activist Kate Bornstein.

Sex Is Power: Frank Underwood, Hollywood's First Bi President

Sex Is Power: Frank Underwood, Our First Bi President 

The sexuality of House of Cards' commander in chief sure is interesting, isn't it?

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