Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

The protester who interrupted President Obama in June was part of a long history of direct action in the LGBT movement.

August 19 2015 5:30 AM

The legislation, aimed at countering the Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage, is called the First Amendment Defense Act.

August 18 2015 3:33 PM

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan will be the first transgender appointee to work in the White House.

August 18 2015 8:16 AM Updated

It was the albatross that haunted DADT's repeal: that allowing gay and lesbians to serve openly would be a 'social experiment.' Now Mike Huckabee is using that same false premise against transgender service members.

August 18 2015 4:30 AM

The gay inaugural poet, who is Cuban-American, read a moving poem at the historic occasion in Havana.

August 17 2015 4:04 PM

In a speech denouncing LGBT people, the conservative firebrand urged supporters to 'drive them out of our city.'

August 17 2015 9:45 AM

Will Caitlyn Jenner identify less with the Republican party the more she learns about their transgender policies?

August 17 2015 4:00 AM
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