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.
Discover Why Wanting in Arabic Is This Year's Best Transgender Fiction
June 30 2014 6:00 AM ET

Discover Why Wanting in Arabic Is This Year's Best Transgender Fiction

Trish Salah

The Lambda Literary Foundation named Trish Salah's first book, Wanting in Arabic, the best work of transgender fiction produced this year. Read an exclusive excerpt from the book below.

Op-ed: How My Conservative Religion Almost Killed Me
June 30 2014 5:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How My Conservative Religion Almost Killed Me

Connor Brassington

Being told you're an abomination can have deadly results.

Wis. GOP Candidate: Marriage Equality Will Lead to Sibling Marriages
June 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Wis. GOP Candidate: Marriage Equality Will Lead to Sibling Marriages

Trudy Ring

If the law allows same-sex marriage, siblings will try to marry each other, claims a Wisconsin congressional hopeful.

Same-Sex Marriages Halted in Indiana
June 27 2014 8:54 PM ET

BREAKING: Same-Sex Marriages Halted in Indiana

Trudy Ring

An appeals court has granted a stay of the Wednesday ruling that struck down the state's marriage ban.

WATCH: Meet Colorado's First Gay Married State Senator
June 27 2014 8:11 PM ET

WATCH: Meet Colorado's First Gay Married State Senator

Sunnivie Brydum

Colorado state senator Jessie Ulibarri married Louis Trujillo Thursday afternoon, making him the first legally married gay member of the state legislature.

Meet the First Gay Couple Legally Wed in Australia
June 27 2014 7:52 PM ET

Meet the First Gay Couple Legally Wed in Australia

Thom Senzee

Australia's conservative prime minister sees no problem with same-sex Aussies marrying inside British Consulate offices in Australia.

Facebook UK Unveils Over 70 Gender Options
June 27 2014 6:14 PM ET

U.K. Facebook Users Get Even More Gender Options

Mitch Kellaway

Building on the 50 options offered to U.S. users earlier this year, Facebook's U.K. platform goes even further in acknowledging the diversity of gender.

WATCH: It Gets Awkward on CNBC as Apple's Tim Cook Called Openly Gay
June 27 2014 6:03 PM ET

CNBC Gets Awkward, Calling Apple's CEO Openly Gay

Lucas Grindley

Apple CEO Tim Cook was once again the center of speculation — this time, on CNBC.

Faith Leaders Beg Obama for Religious Exemptions in ENDA Exec. Order
June 27 2014 5:29 PM ET

Religious Groups Ask Obama for Special Treatment

Sunnivie Brydum

A letter from religious leaders does not endorse Obama's executive order as the best way to fight discrimination.

Poll: Most Say Right to Marry Should Trump Religious Exemptions
June 27 2014 4:21 PM ET

Poll: Most Say Right to Marry Should Trump Religious Exemptions

Michelle Garcia

A new poll shows a majority of people think that businesses should not be able to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of owners' religious beliefs.

IRS to Pay $50,000 to NOM in Settlement
June 27 2014 1:56 PM ET

IRS Will Pay NOM to Settle Disclosure Suit

Trudy Ring

The action settles a lawsuit the antigay group had brought over the disclosure of donor names.

PHOTOS: Mass Love in Canada
June 27 2014 11:57 AM ET

PHOTOS: Mass Love in Canada

Advocate.com Editors

In Toronto, a mass LGBT wedding is part of the World pride celebration

Undocumented, Gay, and Excluded: Jose Antonio Vargas
June 27 2014 11:00 AM ET

Undocumented, Gay, and Excluded

Sunnivie Brydum

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas says his life truly began three years ago, when he announced his immigration status. But it's more than just the American citizenry he's fighting to be a part of.

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