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.
Poll: Youth Support for Marriage Equality, Abortion Rights Offer Republican Stumbling Block
September 29 2013 6:30 AM ET

Poll: Youth Support for Marriage Equality, Abortion Rights Offer Republican Stumbling Block

Sunnivie Brydum

A new poll from Bloomberg confirms the ongoing trend that people under 30 overwhelmingly support marriage equality, while a majority of Republicans oppose it.

Trans Six-Year-Old Is Argentina's Youngest to Amend Gender on Birth Certificate
September 28 2013 2:40 PM ET

Trans Six-Year-Old Is Argentina's Youngest to Amend Gender on Birth Certificate

Sunnivie Brydum

A six-year-old girl who was assigned male at birth won her legal battle to change her national ID card and birth certificate to reflect her accurate gender.

New Jersey Paper Refuses to Correct Coverage of Trans Woman's Murder
September 28 2013 2:11 PM ET September 30 2013 6:31 PM ET

N.J. Paper Won't Correct Story of Trans Woman's Murder

Sunnivie Brydum

GLAAD said it contacted the New Jersey Star-Ledger's reporter about her incorrect pronoun usage, but the writer refused to correct the story.

Trans Woman Killed in Hollywood Hit-and-Run
September 28 2013 1:28 PM ET

Trans Woman Killed in Hollywood Hit-and-Run

Sunnivie Brydum

Police say Unique McKenzie slipped off a sidewalk in Hollywood early Saturday morning, when she was struck and killed by a passing car.

WATCH: Antigay Activist Says 'Sodomy Was Created to Spread Disease'
September 27 2013 7:22 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Activist Says 'Sodomy Was Created to Spread Disease'

Daniel Reynolds

Antigay activist Peter LaBarbera bemoans 'homosexual activists' and the purported health risks of gay sex.

Russian Pol Calls Actor Stephen Fry a 'Bringer of Evil'
September 27 2013 5:12 PM ET

Russian Pol Calls Actor Stephen Fry a 'Bringer of Evil'

Daniel Reynolds

Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov called the British actor an agent of evil for his outspoken LGBT activism.

N.J. Judge Rules That State Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriage
September 27 2013 3:13 PM ET September 27 2013 8:47 PM ET

Chris Christie to Fight Judge's Ruling on Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

If the ruling is not appealed, same-sex couples in New Jersey can begin to wed October 21.

Gambia President Calls Gays One of the 'Biggest Threats to Human Existence'
September 27 2013 12:14 PM ET

U.N. Told Gays Among Big 'Threats to Human Existence'

Daniel Reynolds

President Yahya Jammeh said gays and lesbians were 'more deadly than all natural disasters put together' in a United Nations address.

September 26 2013 10:00 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Soldier Invites Katy Perry to Ranger Ball

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Ken Yasger, the first openly gay ranger in his unit, calls the pop star an inspiration.

WATCH: Gay Military Couple Lauds New Spousal Benefits in Pentagon Video
September 26 2013 7:28 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Military Couple Lauds New Spousal Benefits in Pentagon Video

Sunnivie Brydum

The Department of Defense profiled a married gay military couple to help illuminate the benefits that are now available to gay and lesbian service members.

N.J. Trans Woman Murdered, Media Misgenders Victim
September 26 2013 6:09 PM ET

N.J. Trans Woman Murdered, Media Misgenders Victim

Sunnivie Brydum

Local news outlets reported on the murder of Eyricka Morgan by using her given name and referring to her as a man.

Va. Gov. Hopeful Warns Ken Cuccinelli: There Are Consequences to Antigay Agenda
September 26 2013 5:24 PM ET

What Consequences to Ken Cuccinelli's Antigay Agenda?

Sunnivie Brydum

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe took his Republican opponent to task over Cuccinelli's antigay, antiwomen agenda at a gubernatorial debate Wednesday.

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