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.
Russian Lawmaker Wants to Offer Free 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
August 26 2013 12:45 PM ET

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Offer Free 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Sunnivie Brydum

The high-ranking official also wants to reinstate Russia's ban on gay people giving blood or donating organs.

Same-Sex Couples Begin Marrying in Uruguay
August 25 2013 2:35 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples Begin Marrying in Uruguay

Jase Peeples

Marriage equality in the South American country took effect on Friday, August 23 as same-sex couples we’re legally able to tie the knot for the first time.

LGBT Organization Plans Protest of Coca Cola Olympic Sponsorship
August 24 2013 12:37 PM ET

LGBT Organization Plans Protest of Coca Cola Over Olympics

Jase Peeples

Queer Nation is asking the Coca Cola Company to stop sponsoring hate with a protest planned for August 28 in Times Square.

Same-Sex Couples Marry in Santa Fe, N.M.
August 23 2013 8:47 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples Marry in Santa Fe, N.M.

Trudy Ring

A judge's ruling allows for licenses to be issued in Santa Fe County, while the statewide fate of marriage equality remains to be determined.

San Diego Mayor Resigns; City Will Have Gay Interim Mayor
August 23 2013 7:52 PM ET

San Diego Mayor Resigns; City Will Have Gay Interim Mayor

Trudy Ring

With Bob Filner's resignation, gay City Council president Todd Gloria will become interim mayor. He and other gay and lesbian candidates may run in a special election to replace Filner.

White House to Host Meeting on Bisexual Issues
August 23 2013 6:56 PM ET

White House to Host Meeting on Bisexual Issues

Trudy Ring

The closed-door session, set for next month, is likely the first of its kind.

Billionaire Philanthropist Comes Out as Transgender
August 23 2013 5:17 PM ET

Billionaire Philanthropist Comes Out as Transgender

Trudy Ring

Col. James Pritzker, who has endowed a study on transgender people in the military, announced she identifies as a woman and will now be known as Jennifer Natalya Pritzker.

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. Ex-Gay Therapy Ban
August 23 2013 2:46 PM ET

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban

Trudy Ring

Liberty Counsel filed the suit Thursday; one attorney with the group says Gov. Chris Christie is making war on Christianity.

WATCH: Suspect Sought in Calif. Trans Woman's Death
August 23 2013 1:48 PM ET

WATCH: Suspect Sought in Calif. Trans Woman's Death

Trudy Ring

Police in Fontana say Dantjier Powell is a suspect in the killing of reality-show star Domonique Newburn.

Russia Forbids Protests, Rallies Near Olympics Site
August 23 2013 1:22 PM ET

Russia Forbids Protests, Rallies Near Olympics Site

Trudy Ring

The move, said to be an antiterrorism measure, has implications for those planning to protest the nation's antigay law.

N.Y. Transgender Woman Dies After Brutal Beating
August 23 2013 12:44 PM ET

N.Y. Transgender Woman Dies After Brutal Beating

Trudy Ring

Islan Nettles, 21, died yesterday of injuries received in an attack last Saturday.

August 23 2013 10:58 AM ET

Germany To Recognize Third Gender

The acknowledgment allows intersex children to grow up and decide their gender for themselves.

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