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.
WATCH: Mother of Trans 6-Year-Old Sweetly Destroys Transphobic Myths
July 16 2014 6:04 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Girl's Mom Sweetly Destroys Transphobic Myths

Parker Marie Molloy

The unconditional love of a mother for her daughter overpowers the ignorance and bigotry thrown in her direction.

WATCH: LGBT Kids Books (And a Little Glitter) Delivered to Your Door
July 16 2014 4:52 PM ET

Bringing Queer Stories for Kids to Your Door — With Glitter! 

Mitch Kellaway

For LGBT parents who struggle to find books that reflect and affirm their families, the Flamingo Rampant Book Club offers a novel solution.

WATCH: Disowned by Family, Pansexual College Student Crowdfunds Her Tuition
July 16 2014 3:27 PM ET

Disowned Pansexual Student Crowdfunds Her Tuition

Eliel Cruz

After Kate Koenig's family learned that she was pansexual and dating a transgender man, they cut her off financially, just one semester into her college career.

Imaging the Lives of Queer Muslims
July 16 2014 4:42 AM ET

Imaging the Lives of Queer Muslims

Michael O'Loughlin

A Toronto photographer is capturing the lives of LGBT Muslims.

Woman Enough
July 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

Woman Enough

Roz Kaveney

The attack by self-identified radical feminists on trans people’s participation in feminism and the LGBT movement has never been a response to any bad behavior by trans women or trans men.

Trans Women Share Wisdom 'By Us, For Us'
July 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

Trans Women Share Wisdom 'By Us, For Us'

Mitch Kellaway

Trans women reverse the trend of seeing "others define and describe us" by sharing their own truths and advice in Letters for My Sisters, available now from Transgress Press.

Will the Catholic Church Accept its First Openly Transgender Nun?
July 15 2014 6:12 PM ET

Will the Catholic Church Accept its First Openly Transgender Nun?

Mitch Kellaway

Londoner Tia Michelle Pesando is ready to open doors for trans people in one of the church's most gender-regulated spaces.

Australians Poll Most Supportive of Marriage Equality, Despite Nationwide Ban
July 15 2014 5:53 PM ET

Which Nation Supports Equal Marriage, But Doesn't Allow It?

Thom Senzee

Seven in 10 Australians now support same-sex marriage, despite the fact that such unions are illegal in the country.

Catholic Bishop: Antigay Attitudes 'Sick' and 'Heartless'
July 15 2014 3:00 PM ET

Catholic Bishop: Antigay Attitudes 'Sick' and 'Heartless'

Trudy Ring

Mexican bishop Raúl Vera once again speaks out strongly on behalf of LGBT people.

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Release Investigation Data on Team Homophobia
July 15 2014 12:19 PM ET July 15 2014 2:28 PM ET

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Share Investigation of Team Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

A year after Chris Kluwe was cut from the Minnesota Vikings and possibly blacklisted from the NFL, an internal investigation into the team will not be released, despite promises to do so.