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.
N.J. School Reverses Position, Will Let Trans Teen Attend As Girl She Is
August 19 2014 1:39 PM ET

N.J. School Decides to Let Trans Girl Attend As Herself

Parker Marie Molloy

After school officials reportedly told a 13-year-old trans girl that she could only attend school if she dressed and acted like a boy, several LGBT groups stepped in on her behalf.

40 Under 40: Chris Mosier Wants Trans People to Feel Comfortable Playing the Sport They Love
August 19 2014 11:00 AM ET

Chris Mosier Wants Trans Athletes to Play the Sport They Love

Annie Hollenbeck

The Fighters: Chris Mosier has hit his stride as an openly transgender competitive triathlete, and he's fighting so that all trans people can do the same.

August 19 2014 10:39 AM ET

Jane Fonda On Her New Film, TV Show & Trans Rights

With a new film and Netflix series on the way, Jane Fonda looks back on a storied career.

40 Under 40: Corey Johnson Wants Everyone to Make It in New York
August 19 2014 9:00 AM ET

Corey Johnson Wants Everyone to Make It in New York

Neal Broverman

The Fighters: Corey Johnson's bold moves brought him from the front page of The New York Times to City Hall in Manhattan.

40 Under 40: Jeremy Hooper Makes the Political Personal
August 19 2014 8:00 AM ET

Jeremy Hooper Makes the Political Personal

Sunnivie Brydum

The Fighters: Good as You blogger Jeremy Hooper has no problem with engaging with far-right antigay activists, even when they go for the jugular.

40 Under 40: JoCasta Zamarripa and Carlos Menchaca Make Immigration a Local Issue
August 19 2014 5:00 AM ET

JoCasta Zamarripa and Carlos Menchaca Make Immigration Local

Trudy Ring

The Fighters: Two out lawmakers know that ignoring immigration reform would greatly harm LGBT citizens and noncitizens alike.

40 Under 40: Richard Carlbom Is Spreading Midwest Equality to the Coasts
August 19 2014 4:00 AM ET

Richard Carlbom Is Spreading Midwest Equality to the Coasts

Trudy Ring

The Fighters: Richard Carlbom was one of the leading strategists behind bringing marriage equality to Minnesota. Now he's sharing his skills with the rest of the country.

Laverne Cox Recounts Suicide Attempt, Remains Thankful That She Survived
August 18 2014 7:11 PM ET

WATCH: Laverne Cox Is Thankful She Survived

Parker Marie Molloy

In an appearance on ABC's This Week, the Emmy-nominated actress spoke candidly about her childhood suicide attempt, and hopes that her visibility helps others feel less alone.

WATCH: San Francisco Police Dept. Welcomes First Transgender Officer
August 18 2014 6:55 PM ET

WATCH: Meet San Francisco's Newest Out Trans Cop

Mitch Kellaway

San Francisco just got even more LGBT-friendly, thanks to Officer Mikayla Connell.

Gay Men in Ariz. Seek Immediate Marriage Recognition
August 18 2014 5:29 PM ET

Gay Men in Ariz. Seek Immediate Marriage Recognition

Trudy Ring

George Martinez, who has terminal cancer, and husband Fred McQuire are asking Arizona to recognize their marriage, performed in California last month.

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