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.
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.

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year
November 18 2014 5:04 PM ET

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

Annie Hollenbeck

The first openly gay NFL draftee gets yet another honor.

WATCH: Go Inside the Gay and Trans Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail
November 18 2014 4:42 PM ET

WATCH: Go Inside the Gay and Trans Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

Sunnivie Brydum

L.A. Weekly obtained unprecedented access to the ward occupied by gay men and transgender women inside the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail. 

The Best Quotes From Roberta Kaplan's Mississippi Marriage Hearing
November 18 2014 3:04 PM ET

Best Quotes From Miss. Marriage Hearing

Matt Baume

The lawyer who defeated DOMA returned to court last week to argue against Mississippi's marriage ban. We've collected some of her best points here.

Faith-Based Kansas City Shelter Won't Accept Same-Sex Married Couples
November 18 2014 2:31 PM ET

Faith-Based Shelter Won't Accept Same-Sex Married Couples

Stevie St. John

The head of City Union Mission says the shelter will not house same-sex couples together, even if they are able to legally marry in Kansas and Missouri.

Nashville Trans Woman Found Shot to Death
November 18 2014 2:25 PM ET

Nashville Trans Woman Found Shot to Death

Mitch Kellaway

Police are investigating how Gizzy Fowler came to be in the driveway of a stranger's Nashville residence, where she was found murdered outside her car.

OKCupid Unveils New Options for Gender, Sexuality
November 18 2014 2:01 PM ET

OKCupid Unveils New Options for Gender, Sexuality

Mitch Kellaway

The popular dating site will now allow a select group of users to choose from a wide range of new queer identifiers.

Will Pope Address LGBT Concerns at World Meeting of Families?
November 18 2014 1:52 PM ET

Will Pope Address LGBT Concerns at World Meeting of Families?

Stevie St. John

LGBT 'pilgrims,' representing different types of families, will attend the event next year in Philadelphia and hope for an audience with the pontiff.

In the Galleries: Benyamin Reich
November 18 2014 7:00 AM ET

In the Galleries: Benyamin Reich

Christopher Harrity

Benyamin Reich's photographs show the tension between sensuality and the strict formality of Orthodox Judaism.

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