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.
GLAAD Urges N.Y. Gov. to Help Trans New Yorkers Get Needed Health Care

GLAAD Urges N.Y. Gov. to Help Trans New Yorkers Get Needed Health Care

GLAAD and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project are urging people to call for the repeal of New York State Medicaid’s new regulation excluding transgender New Yorkers from its program.

Reigning Miss Universe Says Trans Women Should Have Beauty Pageants of Their Own

Miss Universe: Trans Women Should Have Their Own Pageant

The recently crowned winner of the Miss Universe Pageant says trans woman should not be allowed to compete for the title because the contest is 'made for women.'

Judge Refuses to Block Hawaii Marriage Equality

Judge Refuses to Block Hawaii Marriage Equality

Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto today declined to issue a restraining order to keep the state's new law from going into effect.

WATCH: Boehner Sees 'No Basis or Need' for ENDA

WATCH: Boehner Sees 'No Basis or Need' for ENDA

The speaker of the House told reporters he doesn't see any reason to enact federal laws protecting workers from getting fired for being LGBT.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on GOP's Reluctance to Support Marriage Equality

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Dissects GOP on Equality

'As public opinion goes [on marriage equality], this is a public opinion train that has left the station,' the 'Rachel Maddow Show' host said Tuesday.

Student Omitted From Yearbook — Possibly for Tuxedo

Student Omitted From Yearbook — Possibly for Tuxedo

A transgender high school student in Texas was told his yearbook photo was rejected because he wore a tuxedo.

WATCH: Queer Protesters Allege Discrimination at Denver Bear Bar

WATCH: Queer Protesters Allege Discrimination at Denver Bear Bar

Amid allegations that the Denver Wrangler's entrance policy requiring a 'gender-matching ID' is transphobic and misogynistic, queer activists took to the street Sunday to make their complaints heard.

WATCH: Hawaii Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Bill

WATCH: Hawaii Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed the bill into law today, ending a two-decade journey to marriage equality in the Aloha State.

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