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.
Activists Call for Release of Trans Immigration Detainee Raped in Custody
August 01 2014 5:13 PM ET

Activists Call for Release of Raped Trans Detainee

Parker Marie Molloy

A trans immigration detainee says she was raped by her male cellmate weeks after reporting that she had been verbally harassed by the man, and threatened with sexual assault.

Canadian Trans Girl: Amended Birth Certificate Is Just the Beginning
August 01 2014 4:48 PM ET

Trans Girl's Amended Birth Certificate Is Only the Beginning 

Mitch Kellaway

Among the first British Columbians to have her gender corrected on her birth certificate, Harriette Cunningham argues that there's more change yet needed.

LGBT Immigration Activists Make A Deal With Congressional Equality Caucus
August 01 2014 3:21 PM ET August 01 2014 3:55 PM ET

LGBT Immigrants Make a Deal with Equality Caucus

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Members of several LGBT groups struck a deal with the LGBT Equality Caucus following a seven-hour sit-in demanding that LGBT-specific issues get consideration in immigration reform.

WATCH: NBC’s Jenna Wolfe (And New Mom) Can Sure Relate To Viral Video
August 01 2014 3:20 PM ET

WATCH: NBC’s Jenna Wolfe Can Sure Relate To Viral Video

Rebecca Juro

The correspondent lamented her and partner Stephanie Gosk’s daughter growing up so fast in a feature for Nightly News.

You Decide: Who Should Be on The Advocate's Next Cover?
August 01 2014 2:10 PM ET

See The Results: Who Did You Pick for Our '40 Under 40' Cover?

Advocate.com Editors

Everyone on The Advocate's annual list of 40 exemplary people under age 40 has a message we think you should hear. Help us pick who should be on the cover.

40 Under 40: It's Probably A Good Idea to Listen to Nate Silver
August 01 2014 11:10 AM ET

It's Probably A Good Idea to Listen to Nate Silver

Lucas Grindley and Rebecca Juro

The Messengers: Is Washington media finally ready to listen to Nate Silver? Odds are it should.

Op-ed: Why I Won't Stop Trying To Get Married
August 01 2014 11:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Won't Stop Trying To Get Married

Ivy Hill

Someone has to face the struggles of discrimination to get the equality we all deserve.

Robinson Won't Rest Until Trans People Can Serve Openly
August 01 2014 9:30 AM ET

How Long Until Trans People Can Serve Openly?

Rebecca Juro

Trans military advocate Allyson Robinson may have a new job as a Baptist church minister, but she's not done with helping all military personnel serve openly.

WATCH: A Trans Girl's Inspiring 'Letter to the World'
July 31 2014 7:37 PM ET

WATCH: A Trans Girl's Inspiring 'Letter to the World'

Mitch Kellaway

Teen activist Jazz has a message for other youth about the pride, confidence, and strength that accompanies being transgender.

WATCH: Man Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing 15-Year-Old Trans Girl
July 31 2014 7:15 PM ET

WATCH: Man Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Trans Teen

Parker Marie Molloy

After a 15-year-old transgender girl was stabbed in the back on D.C. public transit, police have a suspect in custody, and plan to file hate crime charges.

Skating Legend Tony Hawk Supports Marriage Equality
July 31 2014 4:51 PM ET

Skating Legend Tony Hawk Supports Marriage Equality

Annie Hollenbeck

One of the best known skateboarders in the sport's history has teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to stump for marriage.

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