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.
PHOTOS: Meet the First Trans Man to Win a Gay Games Gold in Powerlifting
September 17 2014 5:09 AM ET September 18 2014 5:54 PM ET

Meet Gay Games' First Trans Gold Medalist in Powerlifting

Mitch Kellaway

Breaking down barriers for transgender athletes? Toronto muscleman Kinnon MacKinnon prefers lifting them.

Iowa Gov. Denies Dodging Queries on Discrimination Suit
September 16 2014 6:36 PM ET

Iowa Gov. Denies Dodging Queries on Discrimination Suit

Trudy Ring

Gov. Terry Branstad says he's just too busy to deal with questions on a gay former employee's discrimination suit.

LGBT Groups, Conservatives Outraged As Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets
September 16 2014 3:13 PM ET

Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A radio competition orchestrated same-sex marriage for two straight male friends and gay rights groups are outraged.

Two Transgender Teens Crowned Homecoming Royalty
September 16 2014 2:07 PM ET

Two Transgender Teens Crowned Homecoming Royalty

Mitch Kellaway

This week, Scarlett Lenh of Colorado and Mel Gonzalez of Texas were overjoyed to learn that their classmates had voted them, respectively, homecoming queen and king.

Idaho Spends Thousands on Lackluster Defense of Marriage Ban
September 16 2014 12:17 PM ET

Idaho Spends Thousands on Lackluster Defense of Marriage Ban

Matt Baume

Attorney Monte Stewart has accrued tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, with little to show for it.

Op-ed: Has the LGBT Glass Ceiling Been Shattered in the Communications Field?
September 16 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Has the LGBT Glass Ceiling Been Shattered in PR?

David Landis

Does being LGBT hold communications professionals back from big success?

The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media
September 16 2014 5:00 AM ET

The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media

Advocate.com Editors

Who is the most influential LGBT person working in mainstream media? We asked around and argued over it until we came up with a ranking of the top 50 names.

The Media Pioneers Will Be Gay
September 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

The Media Pioneers Will Be Gay

Joe Pompeo

Gay and lesbian journalists are now out and leading innovative new publications. Have generations of marginalization in media created the best, most skeptical minds?

Dustin Lance Black's Newest Play Shows Us LGBT Life in Russia
September 15 2014 6:45 PM ET

Dustin Lance Black's Newest Play Shows Us LGBT Life in Russia

Trudy Ring

We mustn't 'forget about our brothers and sisters abroad,' says Black.

WATCH: Gay Vlogger Tyler Oakley Talks Education With Michelle Obama
September 15 2014 4:37 PM ET

WATCH: Michelle Obama Schools Tyler Oakley

Trudy Ring

The two reveal some things about their college experiences while encouraging young people to seek higher education.

WATCH: Supreme Court Could Get Over a Dozen Marriage Petitions
September 15 2014 2:00 PM ET

Supreme Court Could Get Over a Dozen Marriage Petitions

Matt Baume

With just two weeks before the Supreme Court is set to decide which marriage cases to take, lower courts could still disrupt the schedule with last-minute rulings.

PHOTOS: Gay Warriors
September 15 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Gay Warriors

Advocate.com Editors

WATCH: N.Y. Radio Hosts Fired for Transphobic Rant Are Back on the Air
September 14 2014 6:20 PM ET

WATCH: N.Y. Radio Hosts Fired for Transphobic Rant Are Back on the Air

Mitch Kellaway

Months after referring to trans people as 'nut jobs' on-air, two controversial N.Y. hosts return to radio.

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