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.
HRC, Lambda Legal Publish Best Practices Guide for Treating Trans Patients

HRC, Lambda Legal Publish 'Best Practices' Guide for Treating Trans Patients

A groundbreaking publication that provides hospitals guidance on the best practices for transgender patients is now available.

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year

One in five LGBT employees have experienced discrimination at work, which may be the source of high turnover in some less-welcoming workplaces.

WATCH: Barney's Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

WATCH: Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

Although the gay congressman retired from the House earlier this year, his very personal pitch to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act back in 2007 is still relevant today.

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray

State senator Ed Murray, Seattle's new mayor-elect, was instrumental in establishing marriage equality in Washington State.

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad: Gays Hijacked Word, Are Potential Predators

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad Says Predatory Gays Hijacked the Word

There are still more antigay Rafael Cruz rants coming to the public's attention.

WATCH: Gay Illinois Rep. Proposes at Marriage Equality Celebration

WATCH: Gay Illinois Rep. Proposes at Marriage Equality Celebration

Rep. Sam Yingling marked the passage of marriage equality in Illinois by popping the question to his longtime partner.

WATCH: Fired Gay Russian Journo Tells Thomas Roberts 'It's Time to Be Open'

WATCH: Live from Moscow, Thomas Roberts on Equality

Out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts strolled through Moscow with Anton Krasovsky, a fellow gay journalist who was fired for coming out on the air on his Kremlin-backed network earlier this year.

WATCH: Mike Michaud Says He Doesn't Know Who Is Targeting Him

WATCH: Mike Michaud Says He Doesn't Know Who Is Targeting Him

It's still a mystery over who was telling voters Mike Michaud is gay.

7 Things Ted Kennedy Would Say to Pass ENDA

7 Things Ted Kennedy Would Say to Pass ENDA

Though he did not live to see its passage, the late senator championed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for decades. Here are seven quotes from Kennedy that reflect his work and passion.

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