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.
New York City Adds Three Out City Council Members
September 11 2013 6:43 PM ET

NYC Adds 3 Out City Council Members

Michelle Garcia

Four out of five boroughs have gay or lesbian members of the City Council.

Archbishop: Marriage Equality Was Satan's Creation
September 11 2013 2:55 PM ET

Archbishop: Marriage Equality Was Satan's Creation

Michelle Garcia

Not only same-sex marriage but gay sex, abortion, birth control, and pornography are all works of Satan, says one Catholic leader.

One Air Force Base Recognizes N.M. Marriages
September 11 2013 1:27 PM ET

One Air Force Base Recognizes N.M. Marriages

Michelle Garcia

As a handful of counties recognize same-sex marriage in New Mexico, one Air Force base has made adjustments.

Quinn Concedes NYC Mayoral Bid
September 11 2013 12:09 PM ET

Christine Quinn Concedes NYC Mayoral Race

Michelle Garcia

The New York City Council speaker and protege of outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg came in third in the Democratic primary Tuesday night.

September 11 2013 8:15 AM ET

Proud Gay Marine Gets Touching Goodbye Gift

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His straight comrades bid him a very colorful farewell.

2014 Marriage Equality Initiative Dropped in Arizona
September 10 2013 6:17 PM ET

2014 Marriage Equality Initiative Dropped in Arizona

Jase Peeples

Groups claim more time is needed to rally support for same-sex marriage in the state.

September 10 2013 5:00 PM ET

How Gay Crooner Steve Grand Is Changing Catholic Minds

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Many of his church members have commended the "All-American Boy" for his courage to sing openly about his sexuality.

WATCH: Male Driver's License Isn't Enough to Let Trans Teen Run for Homecoming King
September 10 2013 3:11 PM ET

Pa. School Won't Let Trans Teen Run for Homecoming King

Sunnivie Brydum

Members of the Richland School District board did not grant Kasey Caron's request to be listed on the male ballot for homecoming king at his high school, despite Caron's proof of legal gender change.

Hawaii to Consider Marriage Equality Legislation
September 10 2013 2:09 PM ET

Hawaii to Consider Marriage Equality Legislation

Jase Peeples

'I feel very, very strongly that the votes are there to pass this because it is time for marriage equity to take place,' says Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Keith Olbermann Sochi Olympics Rant
September 10 2013 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Sochi Olympics Rant

Jase Peeples

Olbermann mocked Putin and the IOC before highlighting frightening similarities between attitudes surrounding the upcoming Winter Games and the 1936 Olympics in Berlin during his show on ESPN.

Wash. Native American Tribe Recognizes Marriage Equality
September 09 2013 6:15 PM ET

Wash. Native American Tribe Recognizes Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Colville Tribal Council voted Thursday to recognize same-sex marriages among members of its tribe.

Campaign Aims to Grow Ohio Marriage Equality Support
September 09 2013 5:13 PM ET

Campaign Aims to Grow Ohio Marriage Equality Support

Sunnivie Brydum

The Marriage Matters Ohio campaign kicked off today in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus.

Immigration to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement
September 09 2013 4:29 PM ET

Immigration to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement

Sunnivie Brydum

The new directive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement prescribes that solitary confinement be used only as a last resort and requires special reporting when LGBT prisoners are placed in such segregation.

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