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: Protesting Religious Homophobia With Kisses in Spain
January 24 2014 3:05 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protesting Religious Homophobia With Kisses in Spain

Advocate.com Editors

In Málaga, protesters staged a kiss-in to register their objections to a Roman Catholic cardinal's statement that homosexuality is a 'defect.'

Spanish Cardinal Likens Homosexuality to High Blood Pressure, Says Cure Is Possible
January 24 2014 2:07 PM ET

Spanish Cardinal Likens Homosexuality to High Blood Pressure, Says Cure Is Possible

Michael O'Loughlin

Gay people can “recover and become normal with the right treatment,” says Fernando Sebastián, recently elevated to cardinal by Pope Francis.

Op-ed: The Deadly Effects of Outing
January 24 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Deadly Effects of Outing

Parker Marie Molloy

When Grantland's Caleb Hannan outed transgender scientist Essay Anne Vanderbilt, his reporting dehumanized her. She eventually committed suicide.

PHOTOS: Men Most 'Mascular'
January 24 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Men Most 'Mascular'

Vincent Keith

Vincent Keith's digital magazine celebrates a wider variety of men. So far, more than 150 contributors shared their vision.

Fox's Megyn Kelly Was Bullied as a Kid
January 23 2014 4:59 PM ET

Fox's Megyn Kelly Was Bullied as a Kid

Sunnivie Brydum

The Fox News anchor told Elle magazine she was relentlessly bullied in seventh grade.

What Is the Media's Role in Pushing for LGBT Rights in Russia?
January 23 2014 4:21 PM ET

What's the Media's Role in Pushing for Rights in Russia?

Advocate.com Editors

A panel of journalists and entertainers tackled the question Thursday, along with other issues regarding LGBT people and the media.

Ill. GOP Candidate Blames Gays for Disasters, Raises Party Leaders' Ire
January 23 2014 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: Ill. GOP Hopeful Blames Gays for Disasters, Autism

Trudy Ring

LGBT people have aroused God's wrath, says a Republican congressional hopeful, whose comments in turn drew the wrath of party leaders, who called on her to quit the race.

WATCH: Video of La. Trans Woman Calling Councilman's Bluff Goes Viral
January 23 2014 1:37 PM ET

WATCH: Fierce La. Trans Woman Goes Viral

Parker Marie Molloy

Pamela Raintree made headlines last week after daring a Shreveport city councilman to stone her to death. Responding to praise and a push to run for office, Raintree opts to focus on her activism.

January 23 2014 12:51 PM ET

Keith Haring Mural Under Wraps as NYC LGBT Center Under Construction

The Center continues its $9.1 million renovation to build a new cafe, updating acoustics and lighting, and giving the building an updated, more comfortable atmosphere for its growing number of patrons

Virginia's Attorney General Joins Fight Against Marriage Ban
January 23 2014 12:16 PM ET

Virginia's Attorney General Joins Fight Against Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Not only will Attorney General Mark Herring not defend the ban, he's joined the plaintiffs who are suing to overturn the law.

Buck Angel on Why We Need a Dialogue That Includes Listening
January 23 2014 5:00 AM ET

Buck Angel: We Need a Dialogue That Includes Listening

Sunnivie Brydum

The entertainer turned activist is determined to stay positive despite sometimes feeling frustrated by the state of conversation on trans issues.

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