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.
Bryan Fischer: Teach Sodom & Gomorrah in California Schools
December 12 2014 5:25 PM ET

Bryan Fischer: Teach Sodom & Gomorrah in California Schools

Stevie St. John

'Gay history starts with Sodom and Gomorrah,' Fischer said in a rant against a law requiring California schools to teach about the historic contributions of LGBT people.

Former 'Ex-Gay' Movement Star: 'My Sexuality Is a Beautiful Gift From God'
December 12 2014 4:14 PM ET

Former 'Ex-Gay' Movement Star: 'My Sexuality Is a Beautiful Gift From God'

Stevie St. John

Christian Schizzel says he decided to come out as gay 'so that people who have used my story against other gay people won’t have it as a weapon anymore.'

Texas Same-Sex Couples Can't Marry Yet, Judge Rules
December 12 2014 3:32 PM ET

Texas Same-Sex Couples Can't Marry Yet, Judge Rules

Trudy Ring

Judge Orlando Garcia turned down the plaintiffs' request to lift the stay of his pro-equality decision and let the weddings begin.

Alabama to Recall 'NoHomo' License Plate
December 12 2014 1:34 PM ET

Alabama to Recall 'NoHomo' License Plate

Sunnivie Brydum

After LGBT media reported on a vanity license plate in Alabama featuring the words 'NOHOMO,' the state took action to recall the plate.

Op-ed: The Scientific Study That Proves How to Advance LGBT Rights
December 12 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Scientific Study That Proves How to Advance LGBT Rights

Lorri L. Jean

Because after marriage, there will still be plenty to be done.

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Season Finale of Trans Web Series 'Brothers'
December 12 2014 8:01 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Season Finale of Trans Web Series Brothers

Mitch Kellaway

Desire! Betrayal! Top surgery fundraisers! Grab your popcorn and catch the season finale of this trailblazing Web series about the lives of four trans male friends.

PHOTOS: 'Black Lives Matter' at Genderqueer Fashion Show
December 12 2014 8:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: 'Black Lives Matter' at Genderqueer Fashion Show

Daniel Reynolds

The un(Heeled) fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum ended with a powerful demonstration of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Louisiana
December 12 2014 8:00 AM ET

Everything You Need to Know About Louisiana Marriage

Matt Baume

Updated December 12: Get up to speed on the flurry of legal decisions that keep trying to bring marriage equality to Louisiana.

STUDY: Gay Canvassers Persuade Voters on Marriage Equality
December 11 2014 8:02 PM ET

STUDY: Gay Canvassers Change Voters' Hearts and Minds

Trudy Ring

A new study finds that voters who had a 20-minute conversation with a marriage equality canvasser became more favorable to the cause.

Right-Wingers Want Constitutional Amendment Banning Trans People
December 11 2014 6:28 PM ET

Right-Wingers Want Constitution to Ban Trans People

Sunnivie Brydum

They also admit they are in a 'war … with the LGBT community.'

N.C. Church Members Charged With Beating Gay Man to Banish 'Demons'
December 11 2014 4:13 PM ET

N.C. Church Members Charged With Beating Gay Man to Banish 'Demons'

Trudy Ring

Five members of the Word of Faith Fellowship face kidnapping and assault charges.

New York: Health Insurers Cannot Discriminate Against Trans People
December 11 2014 2:30 PM ET

More Good News for Trans New Yorkers

Mitch Kellaway

New York becomes the 9th jurisdiction to ban health insurers from denying transgender patients coverage for medically necessary healthcare.

Jann Wenner Denies Reports of Rolling Stone Staff Resignations
December 11 2014 1:08 PM ET

Jann Wenner Denies Reports of Rolling Stone Staff Resignations

Dawn Ennis

The founder says it's not true that top editors have resigned after questions were raised regarding the veracity of a story about rape on a college campus.

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