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.
Poll: Majority of Americans Support Nationwide Marriage Equality
July 29 2013 2:02 PM ET

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Nationwide Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The latest Gallup poll found that a slight majority of Americans would vote for a law that established marriage equality in all 50 states.

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says Being Transgender Is Not a Sin
July 29 2013 1:39 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson (Sort of) Supports Trans People

Sunnivie Brydum

The televangelist issued an unexpected response to a viewer's question about recognizing transgender coworkers as the gender with which they identify.

July 29 2013 11:38 AM ET

The Political Message of Larry Kramer's Vows Photo

The couple's wedding photo ran yesterday in the NYTimes Vows section, seeming to serve a political message—reminding of the importance of same-sex spousal rights that are often denied

Pope Francis Says He Won't 'Judge' Gay Priests
July 29 2013 11:19 AM ET

Pope Francis Says He Won't 'Judge' Gay Priests

Sunnivie Brydum

But he also said "the door is closed" to women being ordained in the Catholic Church.

Bernice King Opposes Marriage Equality, But 'I'm Not The Enemy'
July 28 2013 9:30 AM ET

Bernice King Opposes Marriage Equality, But 'I'm Not The Enemy'

Lucas Grindley

The daughter of the slain civil rights leader invokes his loss as a reason she opposes marriage equality.

WATCH: Tim Gunn Endorses Christine Quinn for Mayor in NYC
July 27 2013 3:12 PM ET

WATCH: Tim Gunn Endorses Christine Quinn for Mayor in NYC

Lucas Grindley

The lifelong teacher and mentor on Project Runway even ties fashion to his reasoning.

Desmond Tutu 'Would Not Worship a Homophobic God'
July 26 2013 3:15 PM ET

Desmond Tutu 'Would Not Worship a Homophobic God'

Sunnivie Brydum

The former archbishop compared the struggle for LGBT equality to South Africa's battle to end apartheid.

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