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.
September 10 2013 4:00 PM ET

How Gay Crooner Steve Grand Is Changing Catholic Minds

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Many of his church members have commended the "All-American Boy" for his courage to sing openly about his sexuality.

WATCH: Male Driver's License Isn't Enough to Let Trans Teen Run for Homecoming King
September 10 2013 2:11 PM ET

Pa. School Won't Let Trans Teen Run for Homecoming King

Sunnivie Brydum

Members of the Richland School District board did not grant Kasey Caron's request to be listed on the male ballot for homecoming king at his high school, despite Caron's proof of legal gender change.

Hawaii to Consider Marriage Equality Legislation
September 10 2013 1:09 PM ET

Hawaii to Consider Marriage Equality Legislation

Jase Peeples

'I feel very, very strongly that the votes are there to pass this because it is time for marriage equity to take place,' says Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Keith Olbermann Sochi Olympics Rant
September 10 2013 12:20 PM ET

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Sochi Olympics Rant

Jase Peeples

Olbermann mocked Putin and the IOC before highlighting frightening similarities between attitudes surrounding the upcoming Winter Games and the 1936 Olympics in Berlin during his show on ESPN.

Wash. Native American Tribe Recognizes Marriage Equality
September 09 2013 5:15 PM ET

Wash. Native American Tribe Recognizes Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Colville Tribal Council voted Thursday to recognize same-sex marriages among members of its tribe.

Campaign Aims to Grow Ohio Marriage Equality Support
September 09 2013 4:13 PM ET

Campaign Aims to Grow Ohio Marriage Equality Support

Sunnivie Brydum

The Marriage Matters Ohio campaign kicked off today in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus.

Immigration to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement
September 09 2013 3:29 PM ET

Immigration to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement

Sunnivie Brydum

The new directive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement prescribes that solitary confinement be used only as a last resort and requires special reporting when LGBT prisoners are placed in such segregation.

Trans Teen Takes on Pa. School to Run for Homecoming King
September 09 2013 2:33 PM ET

Trans Teen Takes on Pa. School to Run for Homecoming King

Sunnivie Brydum

Richland High School senior Kasey Caron has turned to the media to pressure his high school to let him run for homecoming king.

Russian LGBT Journalist Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers
September 09 2013 11:57 AM ET

Russia: LGBT Journo Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers

Sunnivie Brydum

Elena Kostyuchenko is gathering information on closeted Russian lawmakers, with the intent to publish the information if those deputies vote for a proposed law that would remove children from the homes of gay and lesbian parents.

Interview: Christine Quinn on Having a Seat at the Table
September 09 2013 6:00 AM ET

Interview: Christine Quinn on Having a Seat at the Table

Robbie Imes

The out candidate for New York City mayor makes a case for LGBT votes.

September 07 2013 5:49 PM ET

There’s Going To Be A Global Kiss-In On Sunday

Over 40 cities will take part in marches, demonstrations, and kiss-ins to show solidarity with LGBT people across the world and bring awareness to issues confronting the community.

New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Case for Marriage Equality
September 07 2013 2:04 PM ET

New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Case for Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear a case on October 23, which may determine the right to marry for same-sex couples in the state.

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