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.
Same-Sex Couples Ask Supreme Court to Review Their Victory
August 30 2014 7:00 AM ET

Same-Sex Couples Ask Supreme Court to Review Their Victory

Matt Baume

It's rare that the winning parties in a case will ask for a review of their victories, but that's exactly what's happening in the three leading states with marriage equality cases.

August 29 2014 5:14 PM ET

Transparent Creator Jill Soloway's Dad Came Out as Trans to Her

Jeffrey Tambor will be playing a trans woman in Soloway’s upcoming Amazon show

WATCH: Dr. Drew Interviews Gay Teen Attacked by Christian Family
August 29 2014 4:34 PM ET

WATCH: Dr. Drew Interviews Teen Attacked by Family

Sunnivie Brydum

Hours after a video capturing his family's violent reaction to his coming-out went viral, a 19-year-old student in Georgia appeared on HLN's Dr. Drew on Call.

NOM Suffers Yet Another Defeat in Oregon
August 29 2014 2:14 PM ET

NOM Suffers Yet Another Defeat in Oregon

Matt Baume

A federal appeals court agreed with a lower court that the antigay National Organization for Marriage has no standing to appeal a decision bringing marriage equality to Oregon.

Facebook Adds Gender-Neutral Family Relationship Settings
August 28 2014 8:10 PM ET

Facebook Takes Gender-Neutral Settings One Step Further

Parker Marie Molloy

Following up on February's expansion of gender options, the social networking site has addressed a lingering concern regarding relationship terminology.

WATCH: Fla. Supreme Court Asked to Review Same-Sex Marriage Ban
August 28 2014 7:45 PM ET

WATCH: Fla. Supreme Court Asked to Review Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Daniel Reynolds

Same-sex marriage in the Sunshine State could soon be determined by the state's Supreme Court.

11 Best Moments From the Marriage Argument Everyone's Talking About
August 28 2014 7:34 PM ET

11 Best Moments From the Marriage Argument Everyone's Talking About

Matt Baume

Lawyers defending Indiana and Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage took a verbal beating from a three-judge panel at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Read the highlights below.

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report
August 28 2014 5:03 PM ET

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report

Annie Hollenbeck

ESPN apologized publicly for its report about Michael Sam's showering habits, but coach Jeff Fischer and others involved with the Rams still say the report was out of line.

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says 'Daily Show'
August 28 2014 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says Daily Show

Rebecca Juro

Skewering recent ESPN coverage, a Daily Show correspondent says Sam's teammates are disappointed he isn't engaging in sexually suggestive horseplay with them.

GLAAD Condemns Slate's Emily Yoffe's Advice
August 28 2014 3:24 PM ET

GLAAD Condemns Slate's Emily Yoffe's Advice

Eliel Cruz

GLAAD called the advice columnist's post on bisexuality "disappointing."

The Real-Life Parallels to 'Love Is Strange'
August 28 2014 12:20 PM ET

The Real-Life Parallels to Love Is Strange

Trudy Ring

The story of a teacher fired for marrying his same-sex partner is a famliar one around the nation.

WATCH: 'Christian' Family's Terrifying Response to Son Coming Out
August 28 2014 11:33 AM ET August 30 2014 3:59 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Family's Terrifying Response to Coming Out

Sunnivie Brydum

When Daniel Pierce told his extended family he was gay, he didn't expect the violent, hateful reaction he received. He is now staying with a family friend, away from his abusers.

STUDY: Is U.S. Military Ready for Open Trans Service?
August 27 2014 4:52 PM ET

STUDY: Is U.S. Military Ready for Open Trans Service?

Parker Marie Molloy

The movement to overturn the military's ban on open service by transgender people continues to gain momentum, putting pressure on the Defense Department to act.

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