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.
POEM: The Gay Ending to Peter LaBarbera's Hateful Dr. Seuss Satire

POEM: The Gay Ending to an Antigay Dr. Seuss Satire

'I do so like to kiss a man! Thank you! Thank you, Michael Sam!'

The Midterms Were Worse Than You Think

The Midterms Were Worse Than You Think

A failure to elevate LGBT issues could mean no agenda for 2016 and beyond.

Clay Aiken’s Next Act
January 12 2015 1:25 PM ET

Clay Aiken’s Next Act

The runner-up in both American Idol and a U.S. House of Representatives campaign is facing accusations that he’s been using his donors for a TV stunt.

Gambia's Gay-hating Dictator Survives Coup Attempt

Gambia's Gay-hating Dictator Survives Coup Attempt

Discontent looms large in Gambia, a poor country with a president whose main goal has been eliminating LGBT people.

WATCH: This Rick Perry Blooper Reel Is Perfect

WATCH: This Rick Perry Blooper Reel Is Perfect

The Texas Tribune celebrates the departure of Governor Rick Perry with an amazing compilation of his biggest blunders.

5 Global LGBT Rights News Stories to Watch in 2015

5 Global LGBT-rights Stories to Watch in 2015

The Advocate asked Human Rights First advocacy counsel Shawn Gaylord to compile a list of five of the most significant developing stories regarding LGBT rights, equality and threats to our community worldwide.

People to Watch in 2015

People to Watch in 2015

Actors, writers, activists, comedians and more make of the list of people to watch in the new year.

Barbara Smith: Soul on Hold

Barbara Smith: Soul on Hold

This 1985 essay by Barbara Smith, a scholar-activist who made contributions to social justice movements in civil rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and black feminism, recalls early moments of intersectionality between African-American and LGBT rights movements, yet resonates today in the wake of Ferguson.

Gay Man to Lead California’s Largest Civil Rights Agency

Gay Man to Lead California’s Largest Civil Rights Agency

After a storied career fighting illegal retaliation against low-wage workers and cases involving human trafficking, Kevin Kish is tapped to lead an agency beset by allegations.

Op-ed: Missing the Point in Ferguson

Op-ed: Missing the Point in Ferguson

We must seek to understand the ways in which oppression is a shared burden that ignores racial and orientation boundaries.

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