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.
40 Under 40: Kate Fagan Brings LGBT Athletes to Mainstream Audiences
August 21 2014 8:00 AM ET

Kate Fagan Brings LGBT Athletes to Mainstream Audiences

Michelle Garcia

The Messengers: ESPN writer Kate Fagan is using the power of words to elevate the names and stories of LGBT athletes in a way that makes them seem larger than life.

40 Under 40: With Kimberley McLeod, LGBT Women of Color Make Their Own Spotlight
August 21 2014 7:00 AM ET

Helping LGBT Women of Color Make Their Own Spotlight

Michelle Garcia

The Messengers: When Kimberley McLeod was younger, she thought she was alone. Until she realized she isn't.

Op-ed: In Mass. Politics, Love Now Dares to Speak Its Name
August 21 2014 6:33 AM ET

Op-ed: In One State's Politics, Love Dares Speak Its Name

Steve Kerrigan

An onstage kiss between the aspiring lieutenant governor of Massachusetts and his partner went unremarked on, demonstrating how far U.S. politics has come in a short period of time.

40 Under 40: Music Reporter Gerrick Kennedy Finds The Music You're Going To Love
August 21 2014 6:00 AM ET

This Reporter Finds The Music You're Going To Love

Neal Broverman

The Messengers: The music that Los Angeles Times reporter Gerrick Kennedy writes about today will be the stuff you love tomorrow.

40 Under 40: B. Scott Cares About Making the Best Version of Yourself
August 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

B. Scott Cares About Making the Best Version of Yourself

Sunnivie Brydum

The Messengers: B. Scott has worked his way up the ladder to become a media maven, and he's helping others on the way.

40 Under 40: Zack Ford Gives Straight Progressives the Rundown on LGBT Rights
August 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Zack Ford Gives Straight Progressives the Rundown on LGBT Rights

Trudy Ring

The Messengers: Think Progress writer Zack Ford got the activist bug in college and has been typing away fiercely ever since.

Even Former NOM Executives Believe Marriage Equality Is Imminent
August 20 2014 7:12 PM ET

Even Former NOM Execs Know Marriage Equality Is Imminent

Sunnivie Brydum

Jennifer Roback-Morse, who has a long history working with the antigay National Organization for Marriage, expects marriage equality to be legal nationwide by next fall.

Virginia Marriage Case Further Stalled by Supreme Court
August 20 2014 4:33 PM ET

Virginia Marriage Case Further Stalled by Supreme Court

Michelle Garcia

The Supreme Court has unanimously decided to further delay lifting Virginia's marriage ban.

Top Filipino Singer-Actor Comes Out as a Transgender Man
August 20 2014 4:10 PM ET

Top Filipino Singer-Actor Comes Out as a Transgender Man

Mitch Kellaway

Aiza Seguerra recently became the most prominent out trans man in the Philippines.

STUDY: Same-Sex Marriage Would Boost Florida's Economy
August 20 2014 1:44 PM ET

How Much Would Florida Earn by Enacting Marriage Equality? 

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

If Florida passing marriage equality, the state's economy would see a major return, according to The Williams Institute.

Comedian's Billboard Taunts Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka
August 20 2014 1:26 PM ET

God Wages Ad Campaign Against Westboro

Michelle Garcia

The person or people behind God's social media accounts say the Westboro Baptist Church has been putting words in his mouth.

Michelle Duggar Gets Verdict in Her Quest Against LGBT Ordinance in Ark.
August 20 2014 1:24 PM ET

Michelle Duggar Gets Verdict In Quest Against LGBT Protections

Parker Marie Molloy

Though 19 Kids and Counting star Michelle Duggar recorded a robocall in opposition to an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, city councilmembers in Fayetteville, Ark., voted in favor of the bill 6-2.

Federal Judge Rules Indiana Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
August 20 2014 12:00 PM ET August 20 2014 3:33 PM ET

Federal Judge Rules Indiana Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The same judge who ruled against the state's ban on marriage equality affirmed that decision Tuesday in a separate case, requiring Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

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