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.
December 23 2013 3:42 PM ET

Gay Muslims: Could This Be America’s First Out Imam?

The services by the first gay imam in the Americas are unorthodox and include side-by-side prayer for men and women, and same-sex marriages.

Geraldo Has No Idea What a Gay Slur Is
December 23 2013 2:43 PM ET

Geraldo Has No Idea What a Gay Slur Is

Michelle Garcia

Geraldo Rivera says where he grew up, the types of gay slurs that cost people their jobs were 'commonplace.'

BREAKING: Marriages to Continue in Utah
December 23 2013 2:01 PM ET

Marriages to Continue in Utah

Trudy Ring

The judge who struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban last week today denied the state's request to put his ruling on hold.

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban
December 23 2013 1:08 PM ET

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge made a ruling on Ohio's marriage equality ban, which could clear the path toward completely overturning the law.

CDC Reverses Discriminatory Breast Cancer Screening Rule for Trans People
December 23 2013 1:00 AM ET

CDC Reverses Discriminatory Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

The CDC releases updated guidelines, clarifying a policy that had been used to discriminate against transgender women.

Federal Appeals Court Won't Stop Utah Marriages
December 22 2013 9:13 PM ET December 23 2013 12:27 PM ET

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Won't Stop Utah Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

But the federal judge who issued the initial ruling will hear the state's argument against marriage equality in court on Monday.

Should PR Exec Be Fired for AIDS Tweet?
December 21 2013 3:03 PM ET December 22 2013 1:18 PM ET

PR Exec Fired, Offers Apology for AIDS Tweet

Neal Broverman

IAC's Justine Sacco angers the world with her tweet about AIDS and Africa.

VIDEO: Duck Dynasty Star Says Gay People are Evil Murderers
December 21 2013 2:25 PM ET

VIDEO: Duck Dynasty Star Says Gay People are Evil Murderers

Neal Broverman

It's hard to believe this is one of the biggest TV stars in America.

LGBT Activist Goes Missing in Buffalo, Community Rallies
December 21 2013 12:08 PM ET

LGBT Activist Goes Missing, Community Rallies

Parker Marie Molloy

LGBT activist Frank Goldberg was last seen at her brother's house on Buffalo’s west side around 6:30 p.m. On-foot search parties are underway.

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill
December 21 2013 6:00 AM ET

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

Gov. Chris Christie has not yet indicated whether he will sign or veto the legislation.

December 20 2013 7:40 PM ET

Photo from Utah: First Gay Couple Married

"Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud!"  

BREAKING: Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
December 20 2013 4:24 PM ET December 20 2013 7:45 PM ET

BREAKING: Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Utah immediately.

Hundreds of Catholic Students Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal
December 20 2013 3:16 PM ET

Hundreds Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal

Daniel Reynolds

Hundreds of students from a Catholic school in Washington State staged a sit-in to protest the resignation of gay vice principal Mark Zmuda, who was asked to leave after his marriage to his partner.

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