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.
Vatican Censors Photo Exhibit of Gay Couples Kissing in Churches
September 30 2013 1:12 PM ET

Vatican Censors Photo Exhibit of Gay Couples Kissing in Churches

Sunnivie Brydum

In case anyone thought the Roman Catholic Church was moving toward tolerance, the pope's office demanded the closure of an exhibit showing photos of gay couples kissing inside churches.

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban
September 30 2013 11:48 AM ET

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Ted Olson and David Boies, the bipartisan legal team that successfully argued against California's Proposition 8 at the Supreme Court, have signed on to a federal challenge to Virginia's ban on marriage equality.

WATCH: Chris Christie Isn't a Bully, Still Doesn't Believe in Marriage Equality
September 30 2013 10:35 AM ET

WATCH: Chris Christie Says He Isn't a Bully

Sunnivie Brydum

The New Jersey governor sat down with CBS for a wide-ranging interview ahead of an expected 2016 presidential bid.

Trans Homecoming Queen Poses for NOH8 Campaign
September 29 2013 1:14 PM ET

Trans Homecoming Queen Poses for NOH8

Sunnivie Brydum

Cassidy Campbell, the transgender teenager crowned homecoming queen at her southern California high school this month, struck a pose against bullying for the NOH8 campaign.

Poll: Youth Support for Marriage Equality, Abortion Rights Offer Republican Stumbling Block
September 29 2013 5:30 AM ET

Poll: Youth Support for Marriage Equality, Abortion Rights Offer Republican Stumbling Block

Sunnivie Brydum

A new poll from Bloomberg confirms the ongoing trend that people under 30 overwhelmingly support marriage equality, while a majority of Republicans oppose it.

Trans Six-Year-Old Is Argentina's Youngest to Amend Gender on Birth Certificate
September 28 2013 1:40 PM ET

Trans Six-Year-Old Is Argentina's Youngest to Amend Gender on Birth Certificate

Sunnivie Brydum

A six-year-old girl who was assigned male at birth won her legal battle to change her national ID card and birth certificate to reflect her accurate gender.

New Jersey Paper Refuses to Correct Coverage of Trans Woman's Murder
September 28 2013 1:11 PM ET September 30 2013 5:31 PM ET

N.J. Paper Won't Correct Story of Trans Woman's Murder

Sunnivie Brydum

GLAAD said it contacted the New Jersey Star-Ledger's reporter about her incorrect pronoun usage, but the writer refused to correct the story.

Trans Woman Killed in Hollywood Hit-and-Run
September 28 2013 12:28 PM ET

Trans Woman Killed in Hollywood Hit-and-Run

Sunnivie Brydum

Police say Unique McKenzie slipped off a sidewalk in Hollywood early Saturday morning, when she was struck and killed by a passing car.

WATCH: Antigay Activist Says 'Sodomy Was Created to Spread Disease'
September 27 2013 6:22 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Activist Says 'Sodomy Was Created to Spread Disease'

Daniel Reynolds

Antigay activist Peter LaBarbera bemoans 'homosexual activists' and the purported health risks of gay sex.

Russian Pol Calls Actor Stephen Fry a 'Bringer of Evil'
September 27 2013 4:12 PM ET

Russian Pol Calls Actor Stephen Fry a 'Bringer of Evil'

Daniel Reynolds

Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov called the British actor an agent of evil for his outspoken LGBT activism.

N.J. Judge Rules That State Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriage
September 27 2013 2:13 PM ET September 27 2013 7:47 PM ET

Chris Christie to Fight Judge's Ruling on Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

If the ruling is not appealed, same-sex couples in New Jersey can begin to wed October 21.

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