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.
Op-ed: Mike Huckabee's Revival of the 'Social Experiment' Fallacy

Mike Huckabee's 'Social Experiment' Fallacy

It was the albatross that haunted DADT's repeal: that allowing gay and lesbians to serve openly would be a 'social experiment.' Now Mike Huckabee is using that same false premise against transgender service members.

WATCH: Richard Blanco Urges U.S. and Cuba to 'Heal Together' at Embassy Reopening

Richard Blanco Urges U.S. and Cuba to 'Heal Together'

The gay inaugural poet, who is Cuban-American, read a moving poem at the historic occasion in Havana.

Texas Republican Leader: Fight 'Homofascists' With Swords

Texas Republican: Fight 'Homofascists' With Swords

In a speech denouncing LGBT people, the conservative firebrand urged supporters to 'drive them out of our city.'

How Can Anyone Be T and GOP?

How Can Anyone Be T and GOP?

Will Caitlyn Jenner identify less with the Republican party the more she learns about their transgender policies?

Trump: Being Gay Shouldn't Be Reason to Fire Workers

Trump: Being Gay Shouldn't Be Reason to Fire Workers

Donald Trump says employers shouldn't be able to say 'You're fired!' just because a worker is gay, but it's unclear if he's done much homework on the subject.

Young Gay Republicans Are Trying to Change Their Party's View on LGBT Rights

A Senate candidate from Maryland, Chrysovalantis Kefalas could become the first openly gay Republican congressman to be elected.

Chris Christie Laughs About Veto of Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Chris Christie Laughs About Veto of Trans Birth Certificate Bill

A bill making it easier to change gender markers would solve a serious problem for trans people, but the governor thinks it's a laughing matter.

Suit Challenges Mississippi's Ban on Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

Suit Challenges Mississippi's Ban on Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

Mississippi is the last state with such a ban.

Out NYC Owners Raise Thousands for Antigay Wisconsin Senator

Out NYC Owners Raise +$10K for Antigay Senator

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, no supporter of LGBT rights, is facing a challenge from his predecessor, longtime ally Russ Feingold.

Charlotte Council, Mayoral Candidates Back LGBT Rights

Charlotte Council, Mayoral Candidates Back LGBT Rights

At a forum on LGBT issues, most candidates expressed support for an inclusive civil rights ordinance, after one failed in March.

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