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 Year in Trans Voices
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

The Year in Trans Voices

Michelle Garcia

From dating to media to marriage equality, we break down some of the most pressing issues transgender people have addressed this year.

Montana Same-Sex Couples Now Free to Marry
November 19 2014 5:20 PM ET

Montana Same-Sex Couples Now Free to Marry

Sunnivie Brydum

With a federal judge's order striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples can marry immediately in Montana.

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Trans-Inclusive
November 19 2014 4:39 PM ET

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Safer

Mitch Kellaway

Inspirational trans organizer Eli Erlick was awarded a Peace First fellowship to continue her important work with Transgender Student Education Resources.

WATCH: Televangelist Likens LGBT Equality Supporters to ISIS 'Thugs'
November 19 2014 4:24 PM ET

WATCH: Televangelist Likens LGBT Equality Supporters to ISIS 'Thugs'

Stevie St. John

The son of televangelist Jimmy Swaggart says that if they could, advocates for LGBT equality would chop off heads in an effort to "shut the Bible out" in a perceived "war" against Christianity. 

WATCH: Same-Sex Couples Marry in S.C.
November 19 2014 2:04 PM ET

WATCH: Same-Sex Couples Marry in S.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

As the state's Republican leadership begs the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, same-sex couples are being married in Charleston, S.C.

Marriage Equality Comes to Kansas's Biggest County
November 19 2014 1:50 PM ET

Marriage Equality Comes to Kansas's Biggest County

Trudy Ring

Johnson County, the state's most populous, can now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Pam Bondi Working Overtime to Stop Same-Sex Marriages in Florida
November 19 2014 1:09 PM ET

Pam Bondi Working Overtime to Stop Fla. Same-Sex Marriages

Matt Baume

Florida's thrice-engaged Attorney General has submitted a flurry of briefs to stop same-sex marriages from starting.

9 Tweets to Celebrate Trans Awareness Week
November 19 2014 11:55 AM ET

9 Tweets to Celebrate Trans Awareness Week

Mitch Kellaway

See how these trans advocates, students, and allies brought visibility to their trans community members this week.

Op-ed: HRC Report Shows Trans Equality Starts at the Water Cooler
November 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Equality Starts at the Water Cooler

Jeff Krehely

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign shows great progress in trans equality in corporate America. But there's still much work to be done.

Op-ed: How Leslie Feinberg Saved My Life
November 19 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Leslie Feinberg Saved My Life

Rebecca Juro

A trans writer expresses gratitude for the work of the late activist and author of Transgender Warriors.

No Stay in South Carolina; Marriages Could Begin Thursday
November 18 2014 8:06 PM ET

No Stay in South Carolina; Marriages Could Begin Thursday

Lucas Grindley

Antigay state officials have Chief Justice John Roberts as their last hope to stop same-sex marriage.

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