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.
Activists Demand 'Respect' After Pa. Gov. Compares Same-Sex Couples to Children
August 29 2013 12:39 PM ET

Activists Demand 'Respect' After Pa. Gov. Compares Same-Sex Couples to Children

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania's governor said marriages between gay and lesbian couples are legally 'meaningless,' like marriages between 12-year-olds. The statewide equality organization was not pleased.

Obama on Class, Race, and LGBTs in King Celebration
August 28 2013 5:53 PM ET

Obama on Class, Race, and LGBTs in King Celebration

Michelle Garcia

President Obama addressed the progress of several groups at the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King's famous speech

August 28 2013 5:46 PM ET

Russian Activist Nikolai Alexseyev Twitter Meltdown?

Following a commentary this morning, the LGBT activist has declared that he'll quit activism, and maybe assassinate Out.com's opinion writer

August 28 2013 4:45 PM ET

Chess Master Garry Kasparov: Let's Boycott Putin at the Sochi Olympics

The greatest chess player in history lends his voice to the protest against the country's 'homosexual propaganda' law

Illinois: Former Republican Leader Joins Marriage Equality Fight
August 28 2013 4:44 PM ET

Illinois: Former Republican Leader Joins Marriage Equality Fight

Michelle Garcia

Ousted Republican Party leader Pat Brady finds a new partner in the ACLU.

Robertson: Gays Spread HIV With Special Rings
August 28 2013 1:35 PM ET

Robertson: Gays Spread HIV With Special Rings

Michelle Garcia

The Christian Broadcasting Network edits footage of televangelist Pat Robertson's controversial remarks about HIV.

N.J.: Booker, GOP Opponent On Gay Rumors
August 28 2013 11:50 AM ET

N.J.: Booker, GOP Opponent on Gay Rumors

Michelle Garcia

As the Senate race heats up, Democratic hopeful Cory Booker and his opponent Steve Lonegan address long-standing gay rumors

N.M. Couples Rush to Sign Marriage Licenses
August 28 2013 11:07 AM ET

N.M. Couples Rush to Sign Marriage Licenses

Michelle Garcia

More than half of all New Mexico residents live in a county with marriage rights for same-sex couples.

AP and NYT Will Refer to Manning as Chelsea
August 27 2013 4:17 PM ET

AP and NYT Will Refer to Manning as 'Chelsea'

Jase Peeples

Both The New York Times and the Associated Press have announced, beginning today, they will correctly refer to Manning by her female gender and requested name.

CNN Commentator: Chelsea Manning Will Get 'Good Practice' Being Female in Prison
August 27 2013 3:04 PM ET

CNN Commentator: Chelsea Manning Will Get 'Good Practice' Being Female in Prison

Jase Peeples

Commenters cracked jokes and made misogynistic comments about Chelsea Manning during a recent edition of CNN Newsroom.

Gay Russian Teen Uses Twitter to Fight Homophobia
August 27 2013 1:59 PM ET

Gay Russian Teen Takes to Twitter, Fights Homophobia

Jase Peeples

One brave young man is opening up about daily life for LGBT people in Russia.

Marriage Equality in Half of New Mexico
August 27 2013 1:13 PM ET

Half of New Mexico's Citizens Now Enjoy Marriage Equality

Jase Peeples

A New Mexico district judge has ordered Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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