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.
Couple Denied Health Insurance For 6 Years Files Complaint Against Walmart
September 27 2014 2:17 PM ET

Couple Denied Health Insurance For 6 Years Files Complaint Against Walmart

Michelle Garcia

A married couple dealing with cancer must also battle Walmart for health insurance benefits.

WATCH: Freedom to Marry Tells Supreme Court 'It's Time'
September 26 2014 4:09 PM ET

WATCH: Freedom to Marry Tells Supreme Court 'It's Time'

Sunnivie Brydum

The nationwide advocacy group has a message for the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings
September 26 2014 3:14 PM ET

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings

Trudy Ring

Benjamin Brenkert has written an open letter to Pope Francis urging him to stop the firings and speak out against discrimination.

Pride & Glory
September 26 2014 6:00 AM ET

Pride & Glory

Ross von Metzke

An unlikely alliance between a group of gay and lesbian activists and striking miners makes for one of the year’s most inspiring films.

New 'Corpus Christi' Documentary Spreads Message of Inclusive Love
September 26 2014 4:43 AM ET

The Controversial Play All About Love

Trudy Ring

Angry letters and death threats couldn't stop Terrence McNally's landmark play about a flock of gay men who follow the Messiah in 1950s Texas.

Federal Agency Files Landmark Lawsuits Against Transgender Discrimination
September 25 2014 8:15 PM ET

EEOC Files Landmark Lawsuits Against Trans Discrimination

Dawn Ennis

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed two federal lawsuits alleging employers in Florida and Michigan broke the law when each fired a transgender woman.

WATCH: Minn. Catholic Church Ousts Gay Music Director for Marriage
September 25 2014 7:47 PM ET

Minn. Catholic Church Ousts Gay Music Director for Marriage

Trudy Ring

Coming at the request of a controversial archbishop, it's the latest in a series of such occurrences.

New Homophobic Harlem Church Sign: Jesus 'Brim-stoned' Gays
September 25 2014 3:16 PM ET

New Homophobic Harlem Church Sign: Jesus 'Brim-stoned' Gays

Trudy Ring

ATLAH World Missionary Church's latest message of hate mixes up the Bible a bit.

Attorney General Eric Holder, Defender of LGBT Rights, to Step Down
September 25 2014 1:28 PM ET

Attorney General Eric Holder, Defender of LGBT Rights, to Step Down

Michelle Garcia

Holder's tenure as attorney general will be marked by his dedication to civil rights and landmark LGBT cases.

WATCH: Missouri's First Same-Sex Marriage Case In Court Today
September 25 2014 11:32 AM ET

WATCH: Missouri's Marriage Ban Heads to Court Today

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A state judge will hear oral arguments for and against Missouri's constitutional amendment prohibiting the recognition of legal same-sex marriages in a court in Jackson County today.

Trans Survivors Find Refuge From Violence, Poverty
September 25 2014 5:34 AM ET

Trans Survivors Find Refuge From Violence, Poverty

Leela Ginelle

In a world where transgender women are particularly at risk, a safe haven emerges in Portland, Ore.

Op-ed: Remembering the AIDS Crisis as a Gay Trans Man in a Double-Closet
September 25 2014 4:36 AM ET

Op-ed: Remembering the AIDS Crisis as a Gay Trans Man

H. Adam Ackley

Dr. H. Adam Ackley recalls the 1980's days where he faced two invisible killers: the deep closet for gay, transgender men and a new, untreatable virus.

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