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.
GLAAD Joins Thousands Calling on Smith College to Admit Trans Women
April 11 2013 5:09 PM ET

GLAAD Joins Thousands Calling on Smith College to Admit Trans Women

Sunnivie Brydum

Trans women belong at Smith,' proclaim signs carried by students and alumni asking the college to reconsider its policy prohibiting admission of transgender women who still have a male gender marker.

Antigay Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Won't Speak at Johns Hopkins Graduation
April 11 2013 4:21 PM ET

Antigay Neurosurgeon Cancels Johns Hopkins Graduation Speech

Sunnivie Brydum

Dr. Ben Carson announced today that he will not serve as the commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins University this spring.

Nevada Marriage Equality Headed to Senate Floor
April 11 2013 3:48 PM ET

Nevada Marriage Equality Headed to Senate Floor

Sunnivie Brydum

The legislation would amend the state constitution to allow Nevada to recognize all legal marriages regardless of gender.

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Says Conservatives Need a Better Salesman
April 11 2013 2:14 PM ET

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Says Conservatives Need a Better Salesman

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay pundit claims that Republicans need to get more conservative, not become more inclusive, to stay politically relevant.

Delaware Unveils Marriage Equality Bill
April 11 2013 1:26 PM ET

Delaware Unveils Marriage Equality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The strongly democratic state would be the tenth to legalize marriage equality.

WATCH: Gay Man Arrested in Mo. for Refusing to Leave Partner's Hospital Bedside
April 11 2013 11:23 AM ET April 11 2013 6:03 PM ET

Man Refuses to Leave Partner's Hospital Room, Gets Arrested

Sunnivie Brydum

Robert Gorley says hospital staff at Research Medical Center in Kansas City had him arrested and issued a restraining order when he refused to leave his partner's hospital room.

WATCH: Oklahoma Democrats Walk Out on Antigay Vote
April 10 2013 5:34 PM ET

WATCH: Oklahoma Democrats Walk Out on Antigay Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

Sixteen democratic state representatives refused to vote on a resolution reiterating the state's constitutional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.

Leaders Predict Immigration Bill Will Exclude LGBT Protections
April 10 2013 4:41 PM ET

Leaders Predict Immigration Bill Will Exclude LGBT Protections

Michelle Garcia

Same-sex couples and LGBT families will likely not be included in a sweeping immigration reform bill expected to be introduced by the Senate this week.

California Bans Insurance Discrimination Against Trans Patients
April 10 2013 4:13 PM ET

California Bans Insurance Discrimination Against Trans Patients

Sunnivie Brydum

With a clarifying directive, California becomes the third state (plus Washington, D.C.) to expressly prohibit discrimination against transgender people in health insurance coverage.

On the Radar: 7 More Notables Shaping the LGBT Conversation
April 10 2013 4:08 PM ET

On the Radar: 7 More Notables Shaping the LGBT Conversation

From the Outserve-SLDN executive to people raising millions for political causes, here's a list of other movers and shakers who may be moving on up the Out Power List

April 10 2013 3:08 PM ET

WATCH: In Bed with the Cutest Gay Marine Couple Ever!

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Wake up with Russ and Matt, your favorite gay Marines, in their latest YouTube video.

WATCH: Gay Marine Capt. and Fiancé Explain DOMA Damage
April 10 2013 1:55 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Marine Capt. and Fiancé Decry DOMA Damage

Sunnivie Brydum

Out marine Capt. Matthew Phelps explains how DOMA prohibits he and his soon-to-be-husband, Ben Schock, from living together on-base while he serves his country.

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