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.
WATCH: Trans Homecoming Queen Distraught Over Bigoted Backlash
September 23 2013 11:51 AM ET

Trans Homecoming Queen Distraught Over Bigoted Backlash

Sunnivie Brydum

Cassidy Campbell, a transgender teenager who won the title of Homecoming Queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., said she's tired of 'mean,' 'ignorant' people criticizing her victory.

LGBT Muslims Make Progress on the Path to Acceptance
September 23 2013 6:00 AM ET

The Case That You Can Be LGBT and Muslim

Trudy Ring

Around the nation and the world, LGBT Muslims and their allies are working to build an inclusive faith — and having some notable success.

NOM Goes After Transgender Students Rights Law
September 21 2013 12:07 PM ET

NOM Goes After Transgender Students Rights Law

Michelle Garcia

An effort to repeal a new transgender rights law for students in California is underway.

Transgender H.S. Student Crowned Homecoming Queen
September 21 2013 11:45 AM ET

Transgender H.S. Student Crowned Homecoming Queen

Michelle Garcia

Cassidy Lynn Campbell will preside over Homecoming events all weekend long.

John McCain Condemns Russia's Antigay Bigotry
September 20 2013 7:54 PM ET

John McCain Condemns Russia's Antigay Bigotry

Trudy Ring

McCain writes an op-ed calling out the nation's generally repressive climate, including its antigay laws, and he gets some praise and some ribbing.

Pa. School Silent on Trans Teen's Bid for Homecoming King
September 20 2013 6:56 PM ET

Pa. School Silent on Trans Teen's Bid for Homecoming King

Sunnivie Brydum

School administrators told Kasey Caron and his family that they plan to take no action regarding his request to be listed on the male ballot for homecoming king.

Putin Stays on Antigay Offensive
September 20 2013 5:35 PM ET

Putin Stays on Antigay Offensive

Trudy Ring

Equating same-sex relationships with 'traditional' families is like equating belief in God with belief in Satan, the Russian president said Thursday.

WATCH: LGBT-Supportive Catholics React Positively to Pope's Statements
September 20 2013 3:27 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT-Supportive Catholics React Positively to Pope's Statements

Trudy Ring

Although Roman Catholic doctrine isn't changing — yet — Pope Francis's recently published comments offer hope for increasing acceptance of LGBT people by the church, activists say.

WATCH: Russian Group Issues Virulently Homophobic Video
September 20 2013 2:11 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Group Spreads Homophobic Lies

Trudy Ring

The video, among other things, says gay people adopt children in order to molest them.

September 20 2013 7:49 AM ET

Two Years After DADT: Still Difficult to Come Out in Military

Two years after the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' JOSH SEEFRIED says it remains difficult for many active-duty military to come out

WATCH: Christian Parents Memorialize Gay Son
September 19 2013 6:46 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Parents Memorialize Gay Son

Trudy Ring

Rob and Linda Robertson regret pushing their son to become straight, and they want LGBT people to know heaven won't be complete without them.

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