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.
PHOTOS: New Zealand's First Married Same-Sex Couples
August 19 2013 10:50 AM ET

PHOTOS: New Zealand's First Married Same-Sex Couples

Advocate.com Editors

As marriage equality took effect in New Zealand Monday morning, Kiwis across the nation exchanged I do's on land and in the air.

A New Zealand First: Equality at Cruising Altitude
August 19 2013 2:28 AM ET

A New Zealand First: Equality at Cruising Altitude

Michelle Garcia

One couple celebrates in the skies as New Zealand adds itself on Monday to the list of countries with marriage equality.

Prime Minister David Cameron Under Pressure Over Refusing to Boycott Olympics
August 18 2013 4:34 PM ET

British Prime Minister Under Pressure Over Olympics

Lucas Grindley

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have both said their countries can do more for LGBT equality by participating in the Winter Olympics.

Alaska Couple Goes to Seattle So Military Will Recognize Marriage
August 17 2013 1:03 PM ET

Alaska Couple Goes to Seattle So Military Will Recognize Marriage

Lucas Grindley

The U.S. military is allowing same-sex couples leave to go get married in a state where it's legal.

Protest Antigay Russian Law by Holding Hands, Says Rights Group
August 16 2013 4:11 PM ET

Protest Antigay Russian Law by Holding Hands, Says Rights Group

Trudy Ring

Pride House International urges anyone at the Olympics in Russia to hold hands with a person of the same sex whenever possible.

The GOP's Public-Private Divide on Marriage Equality
August 16 2013 3:28 PM ET

WATCH: The GOP's Public-Private Divide on Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Gay journalist Thomas Roberts says Republican leaders privately congratulated him on his marriage, while beating the drums against marriage equality in public.

Retired Mormon Football Star Joins Equality's Team
August 16 2013 2:58 PM ET

Retired Mormon Football Star Joins Equality's Team

Trudy Ring

Steve Young, a Hall of Fame quarterback, will be keynote speaker at a conference of LGBT Mormons, along with his wife, Barbara.

U.S. Olympic Official: Athletes Must Comply With Russian Law
August 16 2013 1:23 PM ET

U.S. Olympic Official: Athletes Must Comply With Russian Law

Trudy Ring

Exactly what that means regarding the so-called gay propaganda law, though, remains to be seen.

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