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.
Same-Sex Unions — Maybe Marriages — Begin in Colombia
June 21 2013 1:24 PM ET

Same-Sex Unions — Maybe Marriages — Begin in Colombia

Trudy Ring

Couples began seeking relationship recognition as a court decision went into effect, but it's unclear if 'recognition' means marriage.

Anthony Weiner Explains Reaction to 'Dyke' Remark
June 21 2013 12:30 PM ET

Anthony Weiner Explains Reaction to 'Dyke' Remark

Trudy Ring

The New York City mayoral hopeful responds to those who criticized his reaction to a woman who used the term for rival candidate Christine Quinn.

FBI Director Nominee a Pro-Gay Republican
June 21 2013 11:48 AM ET

FBI Director Nominee a Pro-Gay Republican

Trudy Ring

Jim Comey joined other well-known Republicans in a legal brief supporting marriage equality.

Supreme Court Keeps LGBT Americans Waiting
June 20 2013 9:31 AM ET

Supreme Court Keeps LGBT Americans Waiting

Sunnivie Brydum

It was a decision day at the Supreme Court today, but not the one LGBT activists have been eagerly awaiting.

BREAKING: Exodus International Shuts Down; Is This the End of the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?
June 19 2013 11:50 PM ET

An Exodus From the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?

Trudy Ring

The movement, which suffered the latest blow on Wednesday as Exodus International's board voted to shut down, is the subject of a new installment of Our America With Lisa Ling.

Filipino Archbishop Says Gay Men and Lesbians Can Marry — Each Other
June 19 2013 6:56 PM ET

Filipino Archbishop Says Gay Men and Lesbians Can Marry — Each Other

Sunnivie Brydum

Oscar Cruz, the Roman Catholic archbishop of the Philippines, announced a creative way for gay and lesbian Catholics to get married with the blessing of the church.

President Obama Adresses LGBT Rights in Berlin Speech
June 19 2013 3:59 PM ET

President Obama Adresses LGBT Rights in Berlin Speech

David Artavia

In a tribute to John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, Obama addressed gay issues and AIDS prevention throughout the world.

Republican Wants Right to Fire LGBT Employees Who 'Work in a Tutu'
June 19 2013 12:22 PM ET

This Man Wants to Fire LGBT Employees Who 'Work in a Tutu'

Lucas Grindley

As support for ENDA makes progress in the Senate, some Republicans try explaining their opposition.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Endorses Marriage Equality
June 19 2013 11:11 AM ET

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Endorses Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

The Alaska senator comes out in support of marriage equality in a heartfelt op-ed posted on her Senate website.

June 18 2013 6:46 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Kim Stolz & Lexi Ritsch Wedding Photos

The young couple celebrated their wedding with family and friends in Bridgehamton, NY

PHOTOS: A Mass Wedding First in Maryland
June 18 2013 5:24 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Mass Wedding First in Maryland

Advocate.com Editors

Taking advantage of marriage equality in Maryland, the mayor of Baltimore officiated a mass wedding — billed as the first of its kind in the city — on Sunday during Pride.

Dallas Councilwoman Objects to "Homosexual Conduct" in HIV Testing Billboard
June 18 2013 2:21 PM ET

Dallas Councilwoman Objects to Gay HIV Billboard

Daniel Reynolds

A Dallas City Council member has raised concerns that an HIV testing billboard may be promoting tolerance of gay African-American men.

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