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.
Will Utah Be the Next State to Protect Gay-Headed Families?
October 14 2013 1:59 PM ET

Will Utah Be the Next State to Protect Gay-Headed Families?

Alex Davidson

Some activists believe marriage equality, with all its benefits for children as well as adults, will arrive soon in Utah.

Moldova Overturns Antigay Law, Seeks EU Admission
October 14 2013 1:26 PM ET

Moldova Overturns Antigay Law, Seeks EU Admission

Daniel Reynolds

The former Soviet country has repealed its 'gay propaganda' law in an effort to gain admission into the European Union.

WATCH: Many Voices Videos Spotlight Black LGBT Christians
October 13 2013 7:54 PM ET

WATCH: Many Voices Videos Spotlight Black LGBT Christians

Trudy Ring

The video campaign began with National Coming Out Day and will continue through the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

WATCH: Gays Should 'Keep It Private,' Says Right-Wing Commentator
October 13 2013 3:00 AM ET

WATCH: Gays Should 'Keep It Private,' Says Right-Winger

Trudy Ring

Appearing at the Values Voter Summit, conservative columnist Star Parker also claimed gays are 'bringing hostility into the public square.'

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in St. Petersburg, Russia
October 12 2013 12:03 PM ET

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in Russia

Trudy Ring

The melee resulted in 67 people from both sides being detained by police.

N.J. Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case
October 12 2013 11:34 AM ET

N.J. Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case

Trudy Ring

The state Supreme Court will hear Gov. Chris Christie's 'emergency appeal' of a ruling that same-sex marriages should begin October 21.

New Group Works for Marriage Equality in Illinois
October 11 2013 7:56 PM ET

New Group Works for Marriage Equality in Illinois

Trudy Ring

The Inclusive Community Project Political Action Committee will seek to mobilize people of color to work for a bill that may come to a final vote in the next few weeks.

U.K. Asking Asylum-Seekers to 'Prove' They're Gay, Says Report
October 11 2013 12:38 PM ET

U.K. Asking Asylum-Seekers to 'Prove' They're Gay, Says Report

Trudy Ring

Some have even had to turn over photos or videos of sexual activity, according to a parliamentary committee.

WATCH: Student's Poem Asserts 'God Is Gay'
October 11 2013 12:05 PM ET

WATCH: Student's Poem Asserts 'God Is Gay'

Trudy Ring

And maybe Mary was a lesbian, contends the work by a Christian student, whose performance of the poem is proving popular on YouTube.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on Russia's American-Made Antigay Climate
October 11 2013 10:52 AM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on NOM's Meddling in Russia

Sunnivie Brydum

The out MSNBC anchor contends that 'a virulently antigay Russia' was 'made in America.'

Peace Prize Winner Chelsea Manning Doesn't Consider Herself a Pacifist
October 10 2013 6:52 PM ET

Peace Prize Winner Chelsea Manning Doesn't Consider Herself a Pacifist

Sunnivie Brydum

Meanwhile, Fox News continues to refer to Chelsea as a man, using her given name, despite her August announcement that she's a transgender woman.

New Jersey Court Refuses Stay on Marriage Ruling
October 10 2013 3:24 PM ET October 11 2013 4:35 PM ET

Christie Files 'Emergency' Petition to Stop N.J. Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Republican governor Chris Christie filed an emergency appeal with the New Jersey Supreme Court Thursday, asking the court to delay the start of marriage equality until his appeal in an ongoing state court challenge is resolved. If the Supreme Court denies Christie's request, same-sex marriages could begin October 21.

Cuccinelli Campaign Warns Clergy Could be Imprisoned for 'Teaching Christian Morals'
October 10 2013 2:19 PM ET

Cuccinelli Campaign Warns Clergy Could be Imprisoned for 'Teaching Christian Morals'

Sunnivie Brydum

The latest fund-raising email from Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial campaign trots out the politician's wife to employ some standard right-wing scare tactics.

AddThis

Quantcast