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.
Transgender Military Service Examined With $1.35 Million Grant
July 30 2013 11:55 AM ET

Transgender Military Service Studied With $1.35 Million Grant

Jase Peeples

A new initiative from the Palm Center will explore how the U.S. military could include trans troops without disruption.

July 30 2013 7:30 AM ET

Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh Got Engaged in Style

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The Project Runway winner and his longtime musician boyfriend exchanged bracelets over the weekend.

What Really Happened When OutServe-SLDN Came Undone
July 30 2013 5:00 AM ET

What Really Happened When OutServe-SLDN Came Undone

Sunnivie Brydum

Allyson Robinson’s departure from military rights group Outserve-SLDN was messy, shrouded in speculation, and leaves behind questions about the organization’s future.

LGBT Catholics Cautiously Encouraged by Pope's Tolerance
July 29 2013 7:28 PM ET

LGBT Catholics Cautiously Encouraged by Pope's Tolerance

Sunnivie Brydum

Pope Francis said that Catholics should not marginalize LGBT people, and that it's not his place to 'judge' gay priests.

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.

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