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.
Northern Ireland Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Couples Adopting
December 11 2013 1:38 PM ET

Northern Ireland Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Couples Adopting

Alex J Davidson

A court decision paves the way for those in civil partnerships to begin adopting children.

Buck Angel Shuts Down Transgender Surgery Fundraising Site
December 10 2013 9:08 PM ET December 12 2013 12:17 PM ET

Buck Angel Shuts Down Trans Surgery Fundraising Site

Parker Marie Molloy

A website that was billed as a way to raise money for gender confirmation surgeries has shut down after allegations that it is a scam, which it denies.

Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics
December 10 2013 7:56 PM ET

Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics

Trudy Ring

In NBC's Olympics coverage, journalist and historian David Remnick will likely touch on the situation of LGBT Russians under the nation's 'gay propaganda' law.

New Gay U.S. Ambassador Meets With Dominican President
December 10 2013 7:08 PM ET

New Gay U.S. Ambassador Meets With Dominican President

Trudy Ring

James 'Wally' Brewster, a Chicago business executive and political activist, aims to strengthen U.S. ties with the Dominican.

December 10 2013 6:11 PM ET

NBC To Spotlight Russia’s Human Rights Abuses During Olympics

The network announced that it’s brought on New Yorker editor David Remnick to provide guest commentary.

Op-ed: Two and a Half Men Introduces Trans Character, Manages to Stay Respectful
December 10 2013 4:56 PM ET

Op-ed: Two and a Half Men's Respectful Job With Trans Character

Parker Marie Molloy

The CBS comedy managed to introduce a transgender character without making her the butt of transphobic jokes.

Marriage Equality Good for New Mexico Kids, Experts Say
December 10 2013 2:27 PM ET

Marriage Equality Good for New Mexico Kids, Experts Say

Alex J Davidson

The New Mexico Pediatric Society, the New Mexico Psychological Association, and the New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Social Workers all came forward for marriage equality as the state awaits a court decision.

Should Edie Windsor Be Time's Person of the Year?
December 10 2013 1:39 PM ET

Should Edie Windsor Be Time's Person of the Year?

Lucas Grindley

The plaintiff whose case made it all the way to the Supreme Court and won is being honored by a mainstream publication.

December 10 2013 10:41 AM ET

ACLU Launches My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding Contest

Tim Gunn is featured in the animated video that urges same-sex couples can enter this contest to win the wedding of their dreams

Mass. Lt. Gov. Candidate Backs Marriage Equality; Conservatives Object
December 09 2013 7:09 PM ET

Is Marriage Equality Still Politically Dangerous, Even in Mass.?

Trudy Ring

Karyn Polito joins her running mate, gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker, in endorsing equal marriage rights, which may cost the team support from the right.

Antigay Think Tank Could Use a Copy Editor
December 09 2013 2:35 PM ET

Antigay Think Tank Could Use a Copy Editor

Trudy Ring

A graphic posted by the Ruth Institute over the weekend was riddled with errors.

Third Cleveland-Area Trans Woman Murdered in Past Year, Prompting Concern
December 09 2013 1:51 PM ET

Third Cleveland-Area Trans Woman Murdered in Past Year

Parker Marie Molloy

For the third time in less than a year, a transgender woman has been found murdered in the Cleveland area, leading many to wonder why the area has become such a hotbed of antitransgender crime.

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