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.
Marco Rubio Is No 'Change' for LGBT Americans
April 13 2015 6:50 PM ET

Marco Rubio Is No 'Change' for LGBT Americans

In a GOP field already crowded with right-wing candidates seeking the 2016 presidential nomination, some position Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a moderate — but he's not when it comes to LGBT equality.

POLL: Majority of Americans Oppose 'License to Discriminate'

POLL: Majority of Americans Oppose 'License to Discriminate'

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds a majority of respondents don't think businesses should be able to turn away the gays.

Meet the Gay Couple in the Hillary Campaign Video

"[To feature a gay couple] demonstrates Secretary Clinton’s commitment to LGBT equality and the type of inclusive leader she would be as president," says Jared Milrad.

Hillary Clinton Will Be a Sharp Contrast to GOP on LGBT Equality

Hillary Clinton Will Be a Sharp Contrast to GOP on Equality

The entire Republican field is more conservative than Hillary Clinton on LGBT equality.

Obama Isn't Quiet About LGBT Rights, Even in Jamaica Trip

Obama Isn't Quiet About LGBT Rights, Even in Jamaica Trip

Activists had hoped the president would use his influence in Jamaica to highlight LGBT equality.

WATCH: U.S. Surgeon General Opposes Conversion Therapy

WATCH: Surgeon General Opposes Conversion Therapy

More officials within the Obama administration are stating their support for growing efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy on minors nationwide.

Arkansas Gov.: No Need for LGBT Protections

Arkansas Gov.: No Need for LGBT Protections

Asa Hutchinson thinks the revised 'religious freedom' bill is enough to protect gay and transgender people.

Op-ed: Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm's Win

Op-ed: Gay Chicago Was Instrumental to Rahm's Win

Rahm Emanuel will lead the Second City for another four years, but both he and his opponent knew they needed LGBT voters to win.

14 Times Miley Cyrus Had Our Backs

14 Times Miley Cyrus Had Our Backs

Pop music's most fun-loving rebel girl is serious about LGBT rights.

Op-ed: How to Get By When Your Community Betrays You

Op-ed: How to Get By When Your Neighbors Betray You

When your neighbors snatch your rights away it takes an emotional toll, but this writer refuses to be defeated.

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