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.
Gay Catholic Priest's New Vocation: Working for LGBT Equality
October 29 2014 11:12 AM ET

Gay Catholic Priest's New Vocation: Working for LGBT Equality

Stevie St. John

Father Gary Meier's new project, Rising Voices of Faith, provides a forum for pro-equality voices.

Op-ed: My Parents Fought for Their Marriage Like I Fight for Mine
October 29 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Like My Parents, I'm Fighting for My Marriage

Sue Green

In 1967, one woman saw her parents' marriage become legal overnight.

Southern Baptist Leader Renounces 'Reparative' Therapy
October 28 2014 5:52 PM ET

Southern Baptist Leader Renounces 'Reparative' Therapy

Stevie St. John

Russell Moore acknowledges that so-called ex-gay therapy is “severely counterproductive.”

Pope: Christian Family, Marriage Under Attack
October 28 2014 4:23 PM ET

Pope: Christian Family, Marriage Under Attack

Stevie St. John

Without specifically mentioning LGBT people, the pontiff strikes a less conciliatory tone than he has in the past with regard to nontraditional families.

WATCH: No Hate Crime in Matthew Shepard's Death, Says Antigay Lawyer
October 28 2014 3:33 PM ET

WATCH: No Hate Crime in Matthew Shepard's Death?

Trudy Ring

The characterization of Shepard's murder is part of a scheme promoting 'the homosexual agenda' of 'unfettered sexual liberty and the silencing of all dissent,' says lawyer Erik Stanley.

WATCH: Fla. Reporter Blasts Governor's 'Appalling' Marriage Equality Opposition
October 28 2014 3:00 PM ET

WATCH: Fla. Gov's 'Appalling' Opposition to Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

In offering his 'personal perspective about a politician who just refuses to take responsibility,' Florida political reporter Michael Putney had some harsh words for Gov. Rick Scott.

Texas, Louisiana Marriage Bans Finally Headed to Court — Next Year
October 28 2014 1:15 PM ET

Texas, Louisiana Marriage Bans Finally Headed to Court

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal appeals court will hear cases challenging bans on same-sex marriage in Texas and Louisiana January 5.

WATCH: Colbert Destroys Dimwit Politician Who Says Gays in the Military Get Massages All Day
October 28 2014 10:30 AM ET

See What Inspired Colbert's Ruthless Takedown of Politician

Jami Smith

Politicians can be pretty dumb, but Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert said something so out there that it inspired this ruthless takedown by Stephen Colbert.

Op-ed: The Road to Equality Must Be Journeyed Together
October 28 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Road to Equality Must Be Journeyed Together

Sandra Fluke

Enemies of LGBTQ equality tend to also fight racial and gender equality. Activist and California State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke says history tells us how everyone can work to be equal.

WATCH: PrEP and the Need to Stop Treating Trans Women as Men Who Have Sex With Men
October 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: PrEP and the Need to Stop Treating Trans Women as Men

Katie Peoples

This short interview highlights the importance of trans women in HIV research.

WATCH: New Mississippi Marriage Case is a Big Deal
October 27 2014 6:04 PM ET

Why the New Mississippi Marriage Case Is a Big Deal

Matt Baume

When marriage equality mastermind Roberta Kaplan files a new lawsuit, it's a big deal.

Pro-Gay Methodist Minister's Reinstatement Upheld
October 27 2014 5:51 PM ET

Pro-Gay Methodist Minister's Reinstatement Upheld

Stevie St. John

The United Methodist Church's highest court affirmed that removing Rev. Frank Schaefer from the ministry for performing his son's same-sex wedding was an improper penalty.

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