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.
The Supreme Court Will Return at 10 A.M. Tomorrow
June 24 2013 9:57 AM ET

The Supreme Court Will Return at 10 A.M. Tomorrow

Sunnivie Brydum

The wait continues on two marriage equality cases argued before the Supreme Court in March.

OutServe-SLDN Leader Forced Out; Protest Resignations Follow
June 23 2013 2:46 PM ET

OutServe-SLDN Leader Forced Out; Protest Follows

Trudy Ring

Allyson Robinson, the first openly transgender leader of a national LGBT organization, was asked to resign by the group's board Saturday.

WATCH: Countering Hate With Love: Same-Sex Wedding Across From Westboro
June 23 2013 2:09 PM ET

WATCH: Love Triumphs in Wedding Across From Westboro

Trudy Ring

Equality House, whose presence is a counter to Westboro Baptist Church's hateful message, hosted its first same-sex wedding Saturday.

WATCH: 'Hardball' on the 'Ex-Gay' Movement
June 22 2013 3:28 PM ET

WATCH: 'Hardball' on the 'Ex-Gay' Movement

Trudy Ring

Host Chris Matthews and guests Wayne Besen and Laura Berman are glad the movement's diminishing.

Vietnam to Begin Debate on Marriage Equality
June 22 2013 2:31 PM ET

Vietnam to Begin Debate on Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The LGBT rights movement has made significant progress in the nation in the past few years.

Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says
June 22 2013 12:23 PM ET

Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says

Trudy Ring

Human Rights Watch is concerned about Russia hosting the games; meanwhile, an LGBT rights group is convicted and fined as a 'foreign agent.'

Gay Man Becomes Acting Secretary of Air Force
June 22 2013 6:00 AM ET

Gay Man Becomes Acting Secretary of Air Force

Trudy Ring

Eric Fanning, undersecretary of the service branch, ascends to the top post on an interim basis with the retirement of Air Force secretary Michael Donley.

WATCH: Film Documents Mormon Family's Journey to Accept Gay Son
June 21 2013 8:11 PM ET

WATCH: Film Documents Mormon Family's Journey to Accept Gay Son

Trudy Ring

Families Are Forever, screening Saturday in San Francisco, chronicles one family's evolution.

Calif. Public Employees Will Get Coverage for Gender Transition
June 21 2013 4:59 PM ET

Calif. Public Employees Will Get Coverage for Gender Transition

Trudy Ring

The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which administers health benefits, will make the coverage available January 1.

Obama Announces Two More Gay Ambassadorial Nominees
June 21 2013 4:05 PM ET

Obama Announces Two More Gay Ambassadorial Nominees

Trudy Ring

John Berry is the choice for ambassador to Australia, and Wally Brewster for the Dominican Republic.

Reactions to Exodus Closure: Pro, Con, and Other
June 21 2013 3:35 PM ET

Reactions to Exodus Closure: Pro, Con, and Other

Trudy Ring

Some religious conservatives denounce the action while others agree 'ex-gay' therapy doesn't work, and LGBT activists say there's more to be done.

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.

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