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.
Pennsylvania Mayor Officiates His County's First Gay Marriage
August 06 2013 12:59 PM ET

Pennsylvania Mayor Officiates His County's First Gay Marriage

Daniel Reynolds

Defying Pennsylvania law, mayor John Fetterman performed the first same-sex marriage in his county.

Shuttle Company Apologizes for Driver’s Homophobic Conduct
August 06 2013 12:19 PM ET

Shuttle Company Apologizes for Driver’s Homophobic Conduct

Daniel Reynolds

Standard Parking Inc. has issued an apology for the conduct of one of its drivers, who told a gay couple to move to the back of the bus.

WATCH: Geeky, Adorable Gay Marriage Proposal at GaymerX Convention
August 05 2013 2:53 PM ET

WATCH: The Greatest Geeky Gay Proposal at GaymerX

Jase Peeples

One attendee at San Francisco’s gay gamer convention enlisted the help of a popular video game voice actress to help him pop the question.

WATCH: LGBT Activists Protest Outside Russian Consulate in San Francisco
August 05 2013 1:59 PM ET

WATCH: Activists Protest Outside Russian Consulate in S.F. 

Jase Peeples

Activists gathered outside San Francisco’s Russian Consulate in an effort to raise awareness about hostility towards LGBT people in Russia.

Former Ex-Gay Leader Rejects Sexual Labels
August 05 2013 1:07 PM ET

Former Ex-Gay Leader Rejects Sexual Labels

Jase Peeples

Alan Chambers doesn’t like to be labeled as straight, bisexual, gay, or ex-gay.

Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold
August 05 2013 5:00 AM ET

Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold

Advocate.com Editors

San Diego is helping rewrite the way stories about transgender people are told, through an exhibit of more than 30 portraits of people in the local transgender community.

Founders of Bay Area Reporter, Philadelphia Gay News Inducted into LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame
August 04 2013 7:00 AM ET

Founders of Bay Area Reporter, Philadelphia Gay News Inducted Into LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame

Sunnivie Brydum

Mark Segal, who founded the Philadelphia Gay News in 1976, and Bob Ross, who co-founded the Bay Area Reporter in 1971 are the newest inductees to the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame.

WATCH: Gay Couple Told To Move to Back of Bus
August 04 2013 5:00 AM ET

WATCH: Gay Couple Told To Move to Back of Bus

Sunnivie Brydum

Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers say a shuttle driver at the Albuquerque airport forced them to move to the back of the bus because they were holding hands.

WATCH: Minn. Rep. Sings to Celebrate Marriage Equality
August 03 2013 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: Minn. Rep. Sings to Celebrate Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The day before his state began performing same-sex marriages, the Minnesota Democrat filmed a special message to his constituents.

John Kerry Confirms Same-Sex Couples Now Eligible for Visas
August 03 2013 6:30 AM ET

John Kerry Confirms Same-Sex Couples Now Eligible for Visas

Sunnivie Brydum

The secretary of state announced that his department will begin treating married same-sex binational couples the same as opposite-sex couples immediately.

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