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.
WATCH: Madonna Wants to Be a Boy Scout At GLAAD Awards
March 17 2013 12:30 AM ET

WATCH: Madonna Wants to Be a Boy Scout At GLAAD Awards

Sunnivie Brydum

The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards took place in New York tonight.

Maj. Mike Almy, Discharged Under DADT, Reaches Settlement
March 16 2013 2:23 PM ET

Maj. Mike Almy, Discharged Under DADT, Reaches Settlement

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Air Force Major's settlement is the third and final in a lawsuit challenging military discharges under the since-repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

WATCH: John Boehner 'Can't Imagine' He Would Ever Support Marriage Equality
March 16 2013 12:46 PM ET

John Boehner 'Can't Imagine' Supporting Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Even if a child or a loved one came out as gay, the Republican Speaker of the House said he "can't imagine that position would ever change."

Michigan Native American Tribe Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage
March 15 2013 6:24 PM ET

Michigan Native American Tribe Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage

Christopher Rudolph

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians tribe in Michigan performs their first same-sex marriage ceremony.

Carly Rae Jepsen Wants the Boy Scouts to Change Their Ways
March 15 2013 5:18 PM ET

Carly Rae Jepsen Wants the Boy Scouts to Change Their Ways

Christopher Rudolph

"Here's hoping they make the right decision and I'm praying that moves like this will help," the singer says.

Gay Legislative Kiss Upsets Denver Post Readers
March 15 2013 12:13 PM ET

Gay Legislative Kiss Upsets Denver Post Readers

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss. Except in Denver.

Marco Rubio Swears He's Not a Bigot
March 15 2013 11:29 AM ET

Marco Rubio Swears He's Not a Bigot

Diane Anderson-Minshall

At CPAC, the senator from Florida defended his stance on marriage equality.

Rob Portman Becomes First Senate Republican to Support Marriage Equality
March 15 2013 1:39 AM ET

Rob Portman Is GOP's First Senator to Back Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The Ohio senator, who was vetted by the Romney campaign as a potential vice president, said having a gay son changed his mind.

Protest Erupts After Trans Woman Dies in Berkeley Police Custody
March 14 2013 6:25 PM ET

Protest Erupts After Trans Woman Dies in Berkeley Police Custody

Neal Broverman

Seventy marchers voice anger at Kayla Moore's death.

Politicians and Candidates Shun Antigay Boston Parade
March 14 2013 5:15 PM ET

Politicians and Candidates Shun Antigay Boston Parade

Neal Broverman

An alternative parade is planned for Saturday.

Escaping Westboro: Former Church Member Lauren Drain Reveals What Made Her Change
March 14 2013 6:00 AM ET

Escaping Westboro

Sunnivie Brydum

In this exclusive interview, former Westboro Baptist Church member Lauren Drain talks about what she’s sorry for, and what she believes is really the source of Fred Phelps’ homophobia.

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