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: Gay Couple Makes 'A Case for Marriage' Equality
November 11 2013 6:26 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Couple Makes 'A Case for Marriage' Equality

Jase Peeples

A new multimedia project articulates the issues facing LGBT people in West Virginia.

WATCH: Donald Trump 'Evolving' on LGBT Rights
November 11 2013 5:49 PM ET

WATCH: Trump 'Evolving' on LGBT Rights

Michelle Garcia

Right before the Miss Universe pageant went live, Donald Trump talked to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts about LGBT rights in Russia and marriage equality in the U.S.

Transphobic Activists Claim They've Got Signatures to Repeal Calif. Student Law
November 11 2013 3:09 PM ET

Transphobic Activists Claim They've Got Signatures to Repeal Calif. Student Law

Sunnivie Brydum

Conservative activists within the Privacy for All Students campaign claim they gathered more than half a million valid signatures from Californians who want the chance to repeal the state's new law regarding transgender students.

November 11 2013 3:04 PM ET

Out100: Trans Teen Activists Zachary Kerr, Jazz, & Calliope Wong

“My biggest dream was to become a boy, so... did that,” Kerr says. “My dream for the world — because I don’t think small — is for everyone to love and accept each other.”

Senators to IOC: Make Sure LGBTs Protected During Olympics
November 11 2013 2:08 PM ET

Senators to IOC: Make Sure LGBTs Protected During Olympics

Trudy Ring

Twelve senators question the International Olympic Committee on its reaction to Olympics host Russia's antigay law.

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Blasts Anti-LGBT Law on Russian TV
November 10 2013 3:04 PM ET

Thomas Roberts Blasts Anti-LGBT Law on Russian TV

Sunnivie Brydum

Speaking with the government-backed network RT just before he cohosted the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Russia, Roberts called the national ban on so-called gay propaganda 'definitive discrimination.'

WATCH: Trans Mormon to Ask for LDS Acceptance
November 10 2013 2:09 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Mormon to Ask for LDS Acceptance

Sunnivie Brydum

Leahnora Issak plans to petition the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to amend her records and recognize her as the woman she is.

Arkansas AG OKs Language for 2016 Marriage Equality Initiative
November 10 2013 8:19 AM ET

Could Arkansas Voters Enact Marriage Equality in 2016?

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorney General Dustin McDaniels previously approved language for a ballot initiative that would strike down the state's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Homophobic Dad is 'Man of Deep Integrity'
November 10 2013 6:40 AM ET

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Homophobic Dad 'of Deep Integrity'

Sunnivie Brydum

The Texas tea party Republican told Jay Leno his dad's antigay rhetoric is a factor of his faith, and the pastor's 'deep integrity.'

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