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.
The Cowboy State’s First Transgender Candidate
September 30 2014 6:53 AM ET

The Cowboy State’s First Transgender Candidate

Brian Bixler

Larissa Sneider may be a long shot in Wyoming, but she's willing to put up a fight.

 Op-ed: Why LGBT and the GOP Are Better Together
September 30 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why LGBT and the GOP Are Better Together

Matthew Craffey

Even committed progressives should understand why the Republican Party needs LGBT voters and why LGBT voters need the Republican Party.

Folio Names The Advocate's Managing Editor to Power Millennial List
September 29 2014 4:30 PM ET

Folio Names The Advocate's Managing Editor to Power Millennial List

Daniel Reynolds

Michelle Garcia is among this year's distinguished lineup of '20 in Their 20s' honorees.

California Becomes First State to Ban Gay, Trans 'Panic' Defenses
September 29 2014 4:19 PM ET

Calif. Becomes First State to Ban Gay, Trans 'Panic' Defenses

Parker Marie Molloy

In a groundbreaking move, the state takes a stand against defendants being able to use a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity as justification for murder.

Bachmann Backtracks on 'Not an Issue' Remark on Marriage Equality
September 29 2014 4:00 PM ET

Bachmann Backtracks Claim That Marriage Equality's 'Not an Issue'

Trudy Ring

The right-wing congresswoman also said the subject is 'boring' — but she then added that she meant it's boring that the media only asks Republicans about the issue.

WATCH: These Ore. High-Schoolers Want a Trans-Inclusive Homecoming
September 29 2014 3:40 PM ET

These High-Schoolers Want a Trans-Inclusive Homecoming

Mitch Kellaway

'Guess what? It’s 2014 and the world is constantly changing and improving,' say student leaders at an Ashland, Ore., high school as they open the doors for transgender homecoming royalty at their school.

African-American Judge Compares Marriage Discrimination to Racism
September 29 2014 2:07 PM ET

WATCH: Judge Rules Marriage Ban Like 'Separate But Equal'

Matt Baume

In a major decision, a Louisiana judge has compared marriage bans to the state's old unconstitutional 'separate but equal' laws.

Welcome to Night Vale: Where Queer Is Normal and Normal Is Bizarre
September 29 2014 6:01 AM ET

Welcome to Night Vale: Queer Is Normal, Normal Is Bizarre

Connie Wu

One of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes features people of all genders, ethnicities, and physical forms.

Op-ed: Tech's Wake-Up Call From Your Transgender Coworker
September 29 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Tech's Wake-Up Call From Your Transgender Coworker

Jessica Lachenal

I thought tech would be a progressive place to work as a trans woman. It isn't — but it doesn't have to stay this way.

New Law Gives Trans Californians Respect After Death
September 28 2014 1:10 PM ET

New Law Gives Trans Californians Respect After Death

Michelle Garcia

A new law in California will prevent misgendering transgender people after death.

Couple Denied Health Insurance For 6 Years Files Complaint Against Walmart
September 27 2014 2:17 PM ET

Couple Denied Health Insurance For 6 Years Files Complaint Against Walmart

Michelle Garcia

A married couple dealing with cancer must also battle Walmart for health insurance benefits.

WATCH: Freedom to Marry Tells Supreme Court 'It's Time'
September 26 2014 4:09 PM ET

WATCH: Freedom to Marry Tells Supreme Court 'It's Time'

Sunnivie Brydum

The nationwide advocacy group has a message for the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings
September 26 2014 3:14 PM ET

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings

Trudy Ring

Benjamin Brenkert has written an open letter to Pope Francis urging him to stop the firings and speak out against discrimination.

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