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.
Mother of Trans Teen Targeted by Right-Wingers Speaks Out

Mother of Trans Teen Targeted by Right-Wingers Speaks Out

When the antigay Pacific Justice Institute claimed a transgender teenager was harassing cisgender students in the school bathroom, LGBT activists went to work uncovering the truth — which has now been confirmed by the teen's lesbian mother.

WATCH: Cory Booker Shuts Down Religious Heckler at Gay Marriage

WATCH: Cory Booker Shuts Down Heckler at Gay Marriage 

The Newark mayor doesn't think religious-based opposition to one gay couple's marriage counts as a 'substantive, worthy objection.'

WEDDING DAY IN NEW JERSEY: Cory Booker Hosts Happiness, History
October 21 2013 9:10 PM ET

Gov. Christie Drops Appeal, N.J. Marriage Equality Permanent

As midnight arrived in New Jersey, so did marriage equality, making it the 14th state.

NYT's inspired Trans vs. Gay Discussion Unearths Surprising Stats from Earlier Survey

Surprising Stats from NYT's Gay vs. Trans Discussion

A media mainstay asks the question and activists jump to answer. But do these Pew survey stats belie the truth?

McGreevey Amazed by New Jersey Marriage Decision

McGreevey Amazed by New Jersey Marriage Decision

Nine years after signing domestic partnership into law, the gay former governor is in awe of Monday's same-sex weddings.

WATCH: S.C. Mayor Says She's 'Being Crucified' for Antigay Rant

WATCH: S.C. Mayor Says She's 'Being Crucified' for Antigay Rant

Mayor Linda Oliver's Facebook post denounced the idea of marriage rights for 'queers.'

Right-Wing Group: Presence of Trans Student in Girls' Restroom Is 'Harassment'

Right-Wing Group: Presence of Trans Student in Girls' Restroom Is 'Harassment'

False reports have been circulating of harassment by a transgender girl at a Colorado high school, and now a conservative group says she's committing harassment simply by using the girls' restroom.

WATCH: Santorum: 'Will & Grace' Leads to Destruction of Our Nation

WATCH: Santorum: 'Will & Grace' Leads to Nation's Destruction

The popular sitcom led to burgeoning support for same-sex marriage rights, which in turn will cause 'the destruction of our republic,' says the former senator.

BREAKING: Marriages Monday in New Jersey!

New Jersey: One More State Goes for Marriage Equality

The New Jersey Supreme Court declines to delay an order for same-sex marriages to begin in the Garden State.

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