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.
West Hollywood Political Drama Involves Councilman's Grindr Account

West Hollywood Political Drama Involves Councilman's Grindr Account

John Duran (right) admits he hired a man (left) he met on the hook-up app, but that's a small part of a larger controversy.

The Land of the Free, For Some

The Land of the Free, For Some

The new executive action protecting some immigrants from deportation does little for LGBTs.

Watch: What Happens When You Look for Gay Guys at CPAC?

ReasonTV tested the waters at the conservative event of the year.

Meet The First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

Meet The First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

Meet America's First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

WATCH: Obama Tearfully Says Goodbye to Attorney General Eric Holder

WATCH: Obama Tearfully Bids Adieu to Eric Holder

'Having good men in positions of power of authority who are willing to fight for what’s right — that's a rare thing,' said the president of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

Op-ed: Are You a Public Servant? Then Serve the Public

Op-ed: Are You a Public Servant? Then Serve the Public

Why 'religious liberty' laws protecting public employees from accommodating LGBT people are truly problematic.

7 Queer Women Making Sure We All Know That #BlackLivesMatter

7 Queer Women Ensuring We Know #BlackLivesMatter

The candles may burn for black men slain by police, but those candles are raised by women.

See How Far a Onetime Enemy of Gay Equality Has Evolved

See How Far This Onetime Enemy of Equality Has Evolved

It's a complete 180º for Georgia's former attorney general — a man who almost single-handedly stopped LGBT advances in their tracks.

Antigay Legislation Quashed in Arkansas, Advances in Indiana

Antigay Legislation Quashed in Arkansas, Advances in Indiana

A so-called 'license to discriminate' bill has died in Arkansas, but similar ones remain pending in numerous other states.

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