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.
March 10 2013 9:00 AM ET

Is It OK to Ask a Trans Friend If They've Had Surgery?

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Is it ever OK to ask a trans friend if they've had any gender reassignment surgery? Advice columnist Steven Petrow lays down the law.

S.C. Lawmaker Comes Out After False, Salacious Blog Post
March 09 2013 10:54 AM ET

S.C. Lawmaker Comes Out After False, Salacious Blog Post

Michelle Garcia

A blog post alleged that a county councilwoman left her husband to be in an adulterous relationship with another woman, but she set the record straight, so to speak.

Colorado Civil Unions Headed to House Floor
March 08 2013 7:06 PM ET

Colorado Civil Unions Headed to House Floor

Sunnivie Brydum

The state House Appropriations Committee today passed Senate Bill 11 in a bipartisan vote of 9-4.

Catholics Support Gay Marriage More than Americans as a Whole
March 08 2013 5:28 PM ET

Majority of American Catholics Support Marriage Equality

Nick Pachelli

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds the majority of American Catholics support marriage equality.

WATCH: Insurance Will Cover Trans Frat Brother's Top Surgery
March 08 2013 5:12 PM ET

WATCH: Insurance Will Cover Trans Frat Brother's Top Surgery

Sunnivie Brydum

After initially rejecting a request for transition-related surgery, Aetna has reversed its decision and decided to cover transgender student Donnie Collins' breast removal.

What's Missing From Clinton's DOMA Op-Ed?
March 08 2013 3:22 PM ET January 07 2014 7:14 PM ET

What's Missing From Clinton's DOMA Op-Ed?

Sunnivie Brydum

The 42nd President of the United States says it's time to abolish the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed into law in 1996. But LGBT advocates say he's not telling the whole story.

WATCH: Every Question You've Ever Wanted To Ask These Gay Marines
March 08 2013 2:29 PM ET

WATCH: Every Question You've Ever Wanted To Ask These Gay Marines

Sunnivie Brydum

Meet two gay Marines who are eager to answer your questions about their life together.

WATCH: The Moving First Gay Wedding At The Plaza
March 08 2013 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: The Moving First Gay Wedding At The Plaza

Sunnivie Brydum

Meet the first gay couple to marry at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill
March 07 2013 8:03 PM ET

WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The California Democrat took to Twitter's video service, Vine, to document the first bill he submitted as the first LGBT person of color in Congress.

Antigay Rap Video ‘Rated T for Tolerance’ Goes Viral
March 07 2013 7:53 PM ET

The Most Ludicrous Antigay 'Rap' You'll Ever See

Clea Kim

Months after if was first posted, an antigay YouTube video has recently resurfaced online.

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