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: Gay Abstinence Is Not the Answer to the FDA Blood Ban

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Isn't an Answer to Blood Ban

A proposed amendment to the FDA blood ban that requires a one-year period of abstinence is ineffective and discriminatory, says the CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

Will Chuck Hagel Open Door for Trans Troops on His Way Out?

Will Hagel Open Door for Trans Troops on His Way Out?

There's still time for President Obama to shake the hand of the first openly transgender U.S. service member. Here's how the outgoing Secretary of Defense can make that a reality.

PHOTO: Hundreds Protest 'Ex-Gay' Billboard in Richmond, Va.

PHOTO: 400 Protest 'Ex-Gay' Billboard in Richmond, Va.

An estimated 400 people took time out of their pre-holiday routine on Sunday to take a photo intended to protest a Richmond billboard that claims 'nobody is born gay.'

Alabama to Recall 'NoHomo' License Plate

Alabama to Recall 'NoHomo' License Plate

After LGBT media reported on a vanity license plate in Alabama featuring the words 'NOHOMO,' the state took action to recall the plate.

Op-ed: The Scientific Study That Proves How to Advance LGBT Rights

Op-ed: The Scientific Study That Proves How to Advance LGBT Rights

Because after marriage, there will still be plenty to be done.

PHOTOS: 'Black Lives Matter' at Genderqueer Fashion Show

PHOTOS: 'Black Lives Matter' at Genderqueer Fashion Show

The un(Heeled) fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum ended with a powerful demonstration of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Duggars Declare Victory for Fairness in Repealing Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Duggars Declare Victory in Repealing Pro-LGBT Ordinance

A special election in Fayetteville, Ark., saw voters repeal the city's LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Pink Alabama License Plate Reads 'NOHOMO'

Ala. License Plate: NoHomo? No Problem!

The State of Alabama's Dept. of Revenue has issued a pink license plate that reads 'NoHomo.'

Mich. House Approves 'License to Discriminate'

Mich. House Approves 'License to Discriminate'

Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is on its way to the State Senate after the House approved it Thursday on a party-line vote.

Op-ed: Federal Equality, Nothing More, Nothing Less

Op-ed: Federal Equality, Nothing More, Nothing Less

As the next session of Congress begins, Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin explains why LGBT activists are gearing up to support a new piece of legislation.

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