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.
Australian Tabloid Apologizes for Sensationalizing Trans Woman's Murder
October 27 2014 5:44 PM ET

Aussie Tabloid Finally Apologizes for Dehumanizing Trans Coverage

Mitch Kellaway

Australia's The Courier Mail came under fire for its transphobic approach to covering Mayang Prasetyo's murder. Three weeks later, the newspaper finally has a response.

7 Times the WBC Out-Crazied Fellow Antigay Kansans
October 27 2014 5:32 PM ET

7 Times the WBC Out-Crazied Fellow Antigay Kansans

Sunnivie Brydum

The infamously hateful Westboro Baptist Church wants to help the state of Kansas defend its ban on same-sex marriage. Bet you can't guess why ...

PHOTOS: Taiwan Pride 2014 Is All About Marriage Equality
October 27 2014 4:27 PM ET

PHOTOS: Taiwan Pride Is All About Marriage Equality

Thom Senzee

Tens of thousands of people marched in Taipei at Asia's largest Pride Parade to urge support for a controversial bill on same-sex marriage currently awaiting debate in Taiwan's parliament.

Kansas Conservative Seeks to Oust 'Stinker' Pro-Equality Judge
October 27 2014 3:34 PM ET

Kansas Conservative Seeks to Oust 'Stinker' Pro-Equality Judge

Trudy Ring

A judge who ordered that marriage licenses be issued to same-sex couples should be voted out of office, says the husband of a Republican legislator.

WATCH: Meet the Only Out Trans Staffer on Capitol Hill
October 27 2014 2:48 PM ET

WATCH: Meet the Only Out Trans Staffer on Capitol Hill

Mitch Kellaway

Ben Panico brings his affinity with trans citizens to bear in his work aiding Congress's LGBT Caucus.

Anatomy of a Right-Wing Fabrication: No Threat to Idaho Wedding Chapel
October 27 2014 2:22 PM ET

Anatomy of a Right-Wing Lie: No Threat to Wedding Chapel

Stevie St. John

The fear that the owners of an Idaho wedding chapel would be forced to host same-sex weddings is much ado about nothing.

Trans Woman Blazes Trail for Women, LGBTs in New York's Fire Department
October 27 2014 1:15 PM ET

Trans Woman Blazes Trail At New York Fire Department

Mitch Kellaway

Brooke Guinan has been quietly raising the profile of LGBT folks and women in the FDNY for years. Now she's become a visible role model, taking part in V.O.I.C.E.'s new 'So Trans, So What?' campaign.

Op-ed: Trans Men, Trans Women, and Surrendering the Sisterhood at Women's Colleges
October 27 2014 8:07 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Students Surrender 'Sisterhood' at Women's Colleges

Adrian Scott Duane

Women's colleges can have their cake and eat it too: Keep their vital 'sisterhood' and do right by trans women and trans men.

Does Hobby Lobby Have to Pay for My PrEP?
October 27 2014 7:00 AM ET

PrEP in a Time of Hobby Lobby

Matt Baume

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, gay men may be vulnerable to employers who would attempt to block access to HIV drugs.

Op-ed: No, the South Isn't a 'New Frontier' for LGBT Rights
October 27 2014 5:30 AM ET

Op-ed: No, the South Isn't a 'New Frontier' for LGBT Rights

Sarah Young and Michael Hansen

Framing the South as a backward, dangerous place is not only wrong but also demeaning to the LGBT people who have lived and worked decades for equality there.

Excerpt: Sex, Objectification, STD Tests, and Writing a Trans 'Nonfiction Novel'
October 27 2014 5:00 AM ET

Sex, Objectification, and Writing Trans Nonfiction

Elliot Deline

Elliott Deline tells The Advocate his new book gets more 'autobiographical, and arguably more scandalous' than ever before, touching on his relationships to sex, alcohol, love, and being made a 'spectacle' as a trans person.

Trans, Gay Prisoners Sue California Jail Over Alleged Mistreatment
October 26 2014 5:05 AM ET

Trans, Gay Prisoners Sue Calif. Jail, Claiming Mistreatment

Mitch Kellaway

Trans, gay, and bi inmates of a San Bernadino jail say they were placed in an "alternative lifestyle tank" where they barely saw the outside of their cells.