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: Russian Activist Detained for Unfurling Rainbow Flag
January 22 2014 2:56 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Activist Detained for Unfurling Rainbow Flag

Sunnivie Brydum

Pavel Lebedev was tackled to the ground and detained by police Saturday after he waved a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch's procession through the Russian town of Voronezh.

Former Yale Divinity Dean to Be Tried for Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage
January 22 2014 11:43 AM ET

Minister to Be Tried for Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Michael O'Loughlin

Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a United Methodist minister, faces a church trial for breaking denominational rules against blessing same-sex unions.

January 22 2014 11:28 AM ET

VOTE: Josh Hutcherson for Celebrity Cover of the Year

Currently Out magazine's Josh Hutcherson/November 2013 cover is in the lead, followed closely by...Beyoncé on the cover of Vogue! Help make Josh the Readers' Choice nomination.

WATCH: Exclusive Clip From 'My Prairie Home'
January 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

WATCH: Exclusive Clip From My Prairie Home

Daniel Reynolds

Now screening at Sundance, this musical documentary shows trans musician Rae Spoon's journey of self discovery amid the Canadian countryside.

WATCH: Glenn Beck: Antigay Folks Not My Friends (Or Are They?)
January 21 2014 4:36 PM ET

WATCH: Glenn Beck: Antigay Folks Not My Friends (Or Are They?)

Trudy Ring

In a wide-ranging radio segment touching on figures as diverse as Andrew Cuomo and Vladimir Putin, Beck claims he has no use for homophobes — yet he's certainly worked with some.

ACLU Sues for Recognition of Utah's Same-Sex Marriages
January 21 2014 3:10 PM ET

ACLU Sues for Recognition of Utah's Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The new case, filed in Utah state court, aims to provide clarity and security for more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that were performed legally during Utah's 17-day equality window.

Florida Couples Sue State for Right to Marry
January 21 2014 2:24 PM ET

Florida Couples Sue State for Right to Marry

Michelle Garcia

Six Florida couples are challenging the law that bars same-sex couples from marrying.

WATCH: CeCe McDonald Makes First Television Appearance Following Release From Men's Prison
January 21 2014 12:36 PM ET

WATCH: CeCe McDonald Makes First Television Appearance

Parker Marie Molloy

After serving 19 months in a men's prison, CeCe McDonald sat down with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss prison culture and the experience of being a trans inmate.

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