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.
Angry Activists Confront Trans Teen in Charlotte Bathroom, As Nondiscrimination Ordinance Fails

Angry Activists Confront Trans Teen in Charlotte Bathroom

Tensions flared in Charlotte, N.C. Monday, as nearly 120 citizens gave passionate speeches for and against an ultimately stymied LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

WATCH: Kristin Beck Wants to Be the First Trans Woman in Congress

WATCH: Can This Veteran Be the First Trans Woman in Congress?

If elected, Beck would unseat longtime Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer.

West Hollywood Political Drama Involves Councilman's Grindr Account

West Hollywood Political Drama Involves Councilman's Grindr Account

John Duran (right) admits he hired a man (left) he met on the hook-up app, but that's a small part of a larger controversy.

The Land of the Free, For Some

The Land of the Free, For Some

The new executive action protecting some immigrants from deportation does little for LGBTs.

Watch: What Happens When You Look for Gay Guys at CPAC?

ReasonTV tested the waters at the conservative event of the year.

Meet The First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

Meet The First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

Meet America's First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

WATCH: Obama Tearfully Says Goodbye to Attorney General Eric Holder

WATCH: Obama Tearfully Bids Adieu to Eric Holder

'Having good men in positions of power of authority who are willing to fight for what’s right — that's a rare thing,' said the president of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

Op-ed: Are You a Public Servant? Then Serve the Public

Op-ed: Are You a Public Servant? Then Serve the Public

Why 'religious liberty' laws protecting public employees from accommodating LGBT people are truly problematic.

7 Queer Women Making Sure We All Know That #BlackLivesMatter

7 Queer Women Ensuring We Know #BlackLivesMatter

The candles may burn for black men slain by police, but those candles are raised by women.

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