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.
Idaho Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Idaho Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Four couples say Idaho's ban violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Hasn't Personally Experienced Russian Homophobia

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Hasn't Experienced Russian Homophobia

The out MSNBC anchor filed reports from Moscow about Russia's anti-LGBT laws, the Miss Universe competition he's there to host, and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Students Don Skirts to Support Agender Peer Who Was Set Aflame

Students Don Skirts to Support Agender Peer Who Was Set Aflame

After a teen who identifies as agender — not male or female, but a nonbinary gender — was lit on fire on an Oakland bus, friends are rallying to lend support and help the family fund the victim's recovery.

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing

The actions of some of his followers, such as those who invoke Christianity in opposing ENDA, must embarrass Jesus deeply, says the gay clergyman.

PHOTOS: Chicago Celebrates a Victory

PHOTOS: Chicago Celebrates a Victory

People flooded the streets of Chicago's Boystown to celebrate their new right to marry.

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?

Now that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has passed the U.S. Senate, it's up to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to get the long-languishing legislation to President Obama's desk intact.

Ill. Gov Will Sign Marriage Equality Bill November 20

Ill. Gov Will Sign Marriage Equality Bill November 20

Gov. Pat Quinn scheduled a signing ceremony in Chicago, but some activists want to see at least one more elsewhere in the state.

WATCH: Video Paints Colo. Trans Girl as Harasser

WATCH: Video Paints Colo. Trans Girl as Harasser

It's the latest development in a right-wing group's effort to falsely claim other students are being bothered by the girl.

WATCH: Flash Mob Helps Deliver Incredible Marriage Proposal

WATCH: Flash Mob Delivers Incredible Marriage Proposal

When Harry decided to pop the question to his boyfriend, Lance, he coordinated a flash mob proposal worthy of a fairy tale.

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