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.
WATCH: Out State Rep. Brian Sims Introduces Pa. Marriage Equality Act
October 03 2013 8:36 PM ET October 04 2013 12:26 PM ET

WATCH: Out Lawmaker Introduces Pa. Marriage Equality Act

Sunnivie Brydum

Meanwhile, a state official said that extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples was like 'giving money to people's pets.'

Students Rally Behind Ousted Trans Professor at Calif. Christian College
October 03 2013 7:48 PM ET

Students Rally Behind Ousted Trans Professor at Calif. Christian College

Sunnivie Brydum

Members of Azusa Pacific University's gay-straight alliance, Haven, wore shirts and carried banners declaring 'We Stand With Adam' before and after the daily chapel service on campus.

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John
October 03 2013 6:36 PM ET

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John

Michael Regula

A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.

Russian Court: Protester Can't Be Prosecuted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law
October 03 2013 6:34 PM ET

Lesbian Can't Be Fined Under Local Russian 'Propaganda' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT advocates say the ruling in a local court could have implications for the nationwide law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.'

Scalia Hasn't Expressed His Views on 'Gay Marriage'?
October 03 2013 2:30 PM ET

Scalia Hasn't Expressed His Views on 'Gay Marriage'?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice told a crowd at Tufts University Thursday that he's 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' to reveal how he really feels about marriage equality.

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal
October 03 2013 1:30 PM ET

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal

Sunnivie Brydum

The former high school cheerleader pleaded no contest to five counts in relation to a consensual relationship with her then-14-year-old girlfriend, and will be released from jail in December.

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic - and LGBT
October 03 2013 6:00 AM ET

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic — and LGBT

Trudy Ring

Churches in the Old Catholic and Independent Catholic traditions offer services that will be familiar to Roman Catholics, along with unqualified affirmation of LGBT people.

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech
October 02 2013 6:30 PM ET

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech

Nicholas Cimarusti

During his Conservative Party Conference speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron praises LGBT acceptance as one of Britain's best achievements.

Commercial Success for LGBT Community
October 02 2013 5:45 PM ET

WATCH: A Few Ads That Barilla Could Emulate

Nicholas Cimarusti

LGBT inclusion in television advertising is steadily increasing — regardless of whether companies like Barilla refuse to include same-sex couples in their marketing.

October 02 2013 3:30 PM ET

Sweden To Show Solidarity With Queer Russians

2,000 people will demonstrate their support for LGBT community in Russia

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