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.
Troy Aikman Still Upset by Gay Rumor; Not His Chosen 'Lifestyle'

Troy Aikman Still Upset by Gay Rumor; Not His Chosen 'Lifestyle'

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback remains angry about the rumor in a 1996 book, and he calls being gay 'a lifestyle people choose.'

Antigay Group Wants Two Liberal Justices Off Marriage Case

Antigay Group Wants Two Liberal Justices Off Marriage Case

The American Family Association says Justices Kagan and Ginsburg should recuse themselves because both have conducted same-sex marriages — but the group's reasoning is faulty.

WATCH: Ted Olson Schools Tony Perkins on Constitution, Marriage Equality

WATCH: Ted Olson Schools Tony Perkins on Constitution

We have a Constitution override the will of the people when it discriminates, lawyer Olson tells the antigay activist.

Op-ed: Bayard Rustin Was My Love, My Leader

Op-ed: Bayard Rustin Was My Love, My Leader

Walter Naegle remembers the legacy of his late partner, the civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

Bayard Rustin: Martin Luther King’s Views on Gay People

Bayard Rustin: Martin Luther King’s Views on Gay People

This 1987 essay by Bayard Rustin reveals a personal account of MLK's feelings toward gay people.

Russell Brand Takes On Celebrity Media For Bruce Jenner "Transphobia"

Russell Brand Takes on TMZ Over Bruce Jenner Transphobia

“This is bullying. Stop! Stop! Bruce Jenner is a human being!”

WATCH: Kevin Hart Explains Why He Won’t Play Gay

The One Movie the Actor Regrets Turning Down

The hot comic actor blames his own 'insecurities.'

Ireland's Health Minister Leo Varadkar Comes Out

Ireland's Health Minister Leo Varadkar Comes Out

The man who may be Ireland's next prime minister came out as gay.

Kentucky Lawmaker: Fine Schools $2,500 Every Time a Trans Student Uses 'Wrong' Bathroom

Lawmaker Wants to Punish Schools That Support Trans Students

Last week Senator C.B. Embry, Jr. introduced an antitrans bill to Senate, declaring that removing trans students from same-sex facilities is an "emergency."

Tyler Clementi's Mom Responds to Leelah Alcorn's Death

Tyler Clementi's Mom Reacts to Leelah Alcorn's Death

The mother of a bullied gay youth who committed suicide in 2010 calls on society to 'celebrate and accept every life'

19 Mormon Missionary Positions You Should Try

Mormon Missionary Positions

Gay Christian Network Marks 'Huge Leap Forward' With Biggest Annual Conference

Gay Christian Network Marks 'Huge Leap Forward' With Biggest Annual Conference

The Gay Christian Network announced a new initiative to encourage Christians with different perspectives to make a difference on issues such as LGBT youth homelessness.

Thailand Touts Accepting Society in Establishing "Third Gender" in Constitution

Thailand's New Constitution to Recognize "Third Gender"

Thailand, known worldwide for its vibrant trans culture, has still struggled to legally protect its trans citizens -- but a new constitution may be the first step towards change.

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