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.
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.

Alaskan Tribe Newest to Welcome Marriage Equality

Alaskan Tribe Newest to Welcome Marriage Equality

A major Alaskan tribal organization just welcomed marriage equality into its laws — but they aren't alone.

Arkansas Town Defies State Ban, Protects LGBT Citizens

Arkansas Town Defies State Ban, Protects LGBT Citizens

Conway, Ark., became the state's second LGBT-affirming city Tuesday, but the fate of the town's nondiscrimination policy is uncertain in the wake of a statewide antigay law approved the same day.

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

These 14 photos tell a story of life post "don't ask, don't tell."

Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Once interns move their way up the ladder to become executive directors, who steps in to follow?

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