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.
Op-ed: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

Op-ed: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

How California's marriage equality case can (and should) sink L.A.’s 'condoms in porn' law.

Rachel Maddow Discovers a Key Difference Between MSNBC and Fox

Rachel Maddow Discovers a Key Difference Between MSNBC and Fox

Racist emailing is a thing at almost all companies, says Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

Op-ed: John Kerry Needs to Do the Right Thing in Egypt

Op-ed: John Kerry Needs to Do the Right Thing in Egypt

Promoting an economic summit in a nation jailing LGBT people is not living up to the self-stated ideals of the State Department.

RFK's Daughter on Why NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Remains a Disgrace

Op-ed: All the Ways NYC's St. Patrick's Parade Is a Disgrace

Banning LGBT groups at New York City's holiday parade creates ripples of hate that spread far beyond the five boroughs.

15 Women Who Stood Up for LGBT People

15 Women Who Stood Up for LGBT People

Since March is Women's History Month, we decided to take a look at some of the great women, both LGBT and straight, who helped make history for us.

Immigration and LGBTs: Central Americans Limbo

Immigration and LGBTs: Central Americans in Limbo

The journey can be long and treacherous for LGBTs seeking refuge.

Immigration and LGBTs: Denied Safe Haven Europe

Immigration and LGBTs: Denied Safe Haven in Europe

Each year thousands of LGBT asylum-seekers travel to Europe hoping to secure a future free from discrimination and violence. But for many, the European Union is not what they’d anticipated.

WATCH: Obama Invokes Gay Rights Movement in Selma Commemoration

Obama's Selma Speech Invokes Gay Rights

The marchers at Selma opened doors for gay Americans and other marginalized groups, the president says.

Georgia Senate Passes Sweeping Antigay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Ga. Senate OK's Antigay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Supporters of the legislation say it's necessary to protect the free expression of religion, while opponents contend the legislation is a thinly veiled attempt to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination.

Florida Takes First Step Toward Criminalizing Trans People's Bathroom Use

Fla. Takes First Step To Criminalize Trans People's Bathroom Use

If passed, the law would see trans and gender-nonconforming people fined up to $1,000 and jailed up to a year for using the 'wrong bathroom' in public.

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