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.
Op-ed: What It's Like Being Trans In Military Academies
December 16 2013 9:07 PM ET December 18 2013 11:57 PM ET

Op-ed: What It's Like Being Trans In Military Academies

Brynn Tannehill

'There are two types of hiding: the kind that requires you to lurk in the dark spaces of the day, behind shadowy places ... and there is hiding in plain sight.'

Social Security Paying Survivor Benefits to Married Gay, Lesbian Couples
December 16 2013 5:08 PM ET

Social Security Paying Survivor Benefits to Married Gay, Lesbian Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

The Social Security Administration has started paying widows' and widowers' claims to surviving partners in legally recognized same-sex marriages.

Ill. Gay Couples With Health Issues Will Be Able to Marry Early
December 16 2013 4:01 PM ET

Judge: Gay Couples Facing Terminal Illness Can Marry Early in Ill. 

Trudy Ring

Same-sex couples in which one partner has a life-threatening illness can marry immediately instead of waiting for the state's marriage equality law to take effect June 1, a judge has ruled.

New Jersey Moves on Transgender Birth Certificate Bill
December 16 2013 2:35 PM ET

New Jersey Moves on Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

A new bill may help resolve an issue that affects thousands of transgender people in New Jersey.

December 16 2013 10:32 AM ET

Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks About Gay Rights, Ending Discrimination

'We have the opportunity to eliminate discrimination of the GLBT community'

WATCH: Musical Cast Pitches In For Proposal Flashmob
December 15 2013 2:58 PM ET

WATCH: Musical Cast Pitches In For Proposal Flashmob

Michelle Garcia

Patrick Stiles had a little help from his Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat cast mates when he proposed to his future husband.

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA
December 14 2013 1:24 AM ET

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA

Parker Marie Molloy

Though most Americans support transgender protections in the workplace, House Speaker John Boehner has not shown any initiative to get a full vote for the bill.

India's Sodomy Ban Incites 'Day of Rage' Among Activists
December 13 2013 5:05 PM ET

India's Sodomy Ban Incites 'Day of Rage' Among Activists

Daniel Reynolds

Both activists and lawmakers vow immediate action in response to the recent decision by India's Supreme Court to recriminalize same-sex relationships.

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