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.
Gay French Mayor Sent Bullets After Interview
May 03 2013 11:30 AM ET

Gay French Mayor Sent Bullets After Interview

Jase Peeples

Shortly after he gave an interview revealing plans to marry his partner, Thierry Speitel received bullets in the mail.

The Legacy of the World's First Out Lesbian Prime Minister
May 03 2013 6:00 AM ET

The Legacy of World's First Out Lesbian Prime Minister

Trudy Ring

Iceland's Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir leaves office after breaking a path for other LGBT politicians and making efforts to improve her nation's economy.

Daily Beast Retracts Jason Collins Column, Howard Kurtz Leaves
May 02 2013 6:42 PM ET

Daily Beast Retracts Jason Collins Column, Howard Kurtz Leaves

Sunnivie Brydum

Media critic Howard Kurtz has left his position as Washington bureau chief for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

LGBT Groups Respond to Conservative Threats Rejecting Inclusive Immigration Reform
May 02 2013 4:03 PM ET

LGBT Groups Respond to Conservative Threats Rejecting Inclusive Immigration Reform

David Artavia

Immigration Equality, the Human Rights Campaign, and several other organizations are ready to call the conservative bluff.

Cleveland City Councilman Says Trans Woman's Murder 'Likely a Hate Crime'
May 02 2013 2:29 PM ET

Cleveland City Councilman Says Trans Woman's Murder 'Likely a Hate Crime'

Sunnivie Brydum

Joe Cimperman believes Cemia Dove's murder was motivated by bias against the 20-year-old transgender woman.

Rhode Island Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Bill
May 02 2013 1:56 PM ET May 02 2013 11:25 PM ET

No. 10: Rhode Island Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

Immediately after the state House of Representatives approved the Marriage Equality Act, Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the measure into law.

Delaware Moves Closer to Final Vote on Marriage Equality
May 01 2013 4:49 PM ET

Delaware Moves Closer to Final Vote on Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Delaware verges on passing marriage equality on the heels of a bill being signed in Rhode Island later this week.

Fourth-Grade Teacher Shares Student's Pro-Marriage Equality Essay
May 01 2013 3:23 PM ET

Fourth-Grade Teacher Shares Student's Pro-Marriage Equality Essay

Jase Peeples

"It doesn’t matter if it creeps you out just get over it," the elementary school student writes.

Will 'Gang of Eight' Democrats Fight for Gay Couples in Immigration Reform?
May 01 2013 11:32 AM ET May 01 2013 3:55 PM ET

Will 'Gang of Eight' Democrats Fight for Gay Couples?

Lucas Grindley

Whether immigration reform is inclusive of same-sex couples could rest on two Democrats from the Gang of Eight.

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