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.
WATCH: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Growing Up Gay and Mormon
August 16 2014 2:26 PM ET

WATCH: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Growing Up Gay and Mormon

Jase Peeples

Out Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn opens up about being a gay person of faith in a new documentary about LGBT Mormons.

Facebook Donation to Antigay Pol Gets a Big 'Dislike'
August 15 2014 8:39 PM ET

Facebook Donation to Antigay Pol Gets a Big 'Dislike'

Trudy Ring

A Utah journalist-activist is calling on Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to retract support for the state's attorney general and make a donation to his opponent.

WATCH: Newly Out Christian Rocker Destroys Homophobic Pastor's Arguments
August 15 2014 4:40 PM ET

Out Christian Rocker Destroys Homophobic Pastor's Arguments

Sunnivie Brydum

On Wednesday, Christian rock star Vicky Beeching came out as a lesbian. On Thursday, she went toe-to-toe with internationally infamous homophobe Scott Lively.

Parishioners Support Ousted Gay Music Director, But Firing Stands
August 15 2014 4:29 PM ET

Parishioners Support Ousted Gay Music Director, But Firing Stands

Trudy Ring

Colin Collette was fired from a Chicago-area Catholic church because of his plans to marry his partner.

Oregon Removes State Medicaid's Trans Exclusions
August 15 2014 2:38 PM ET

Good News For Low-Income Trans Oregonians

Parker Marie Molloy

Following in the footsteps of California, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., Oregon will begin offering transition-related care to transgender residents as part of the state's Medicaid program.

SCOTUS Will Decide Whether to Keep Stalling Virginia Marriage Ruling
August 15 2014 2:24 PM ET

SCOTUS Will Decide Whether to Keep Stalling Virginia Marriage Ruling

Michelle Garcia

Chief Justice John Roberts called for information regarding the stay to be filed by Monday.

California May Revise Birth Certificates for Same-Sex Parents
August 15 2014 9:00 AM ET

California May Revise Birth Certificates for Same-Sex Parents

Mitch Kellaway

If passed, the new law would allow LGBT parents more freedom in describing their relationships to their children.

Popular Kenyan Musician Introduces Bill to Stone Foreign Gays to Death
August 15 2014 5:00 AM ET

Popular Kenyan Musician Wants Law to Stone Gays to Death

Thom Senzee

Reports suggest that Edward Onwong'a Nyakeriga's 'Stone-the-Gays' bill may be a non-starter.

Tenn. Judge Delivers First Blow to Legal Marriage Equality
August 14 2014 7:32 PM ET

Tenn. Judge Delivers First Blow to Legal Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A state judge in Tennessee has just broken equality advocates' streak of favorable judicial rulings by declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: Lesbians Denied Wedding Cake After Baker 'Talked to Jesus'
August 14 2014 4:42 PM ET

Lesbians Denied Cake After Baker 'Talked to Jesus' 

Sunnivie Brydum

The Cake Pros bakery in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., refused to bake a cake for a local lesbian couple who wanted to celebrate the renewal of their wedding vows.

Star of 'Ex-Gay' Org's Video Shocked at Group's Actual Purpose
August 14 2014 4:19 PM ET

Star of 'Ex-Gay' Org's Rebranding Video Shocked By Actual Purpose

Trudy Ring

Video producer and actress Jean Hudson says had she known, she would not have taken on the project.

Two Trans Men Come Away With Major Court Victories
August 14 2014 2:12 PM ET

Two Trans Men Come Away With Major Court Victories

Parker Marie Molloy

Two of the country's most well-known trans men were recently involved in separate but similar legal battles involving the validity of their marriages.

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