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.
Alabama Will Name Its LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill for Tim Cook
December 04 2014 2:38 PM ET

Can Ala. Pass a Tim Cook Employment Nondiscrimination Act?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Alabama native would be 'thrilled' to serve as the namesake for a forthcoming employment nondiscrimination bill, Apple officials say.

Miami-Dade OK's Trans Protections After Hours of Emotional Debate
December 04 2014 2:35 PM ET

Miami-Dade OK's Trans Protections After Hours of Emotional Debate

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The ordinance extends nondiscrimination protections to trans people in housing, public accommodations, and employment.

U.S. Trans Activist Deported From Australia as Reality Show Tries to Film
December 04 2014 1:39 PM ET

Australian TV Tries to Film Trans Activist's Deportation

Mitch Kellaway

The saga continues for Monica Jones, who is now fighting alleged 'procedural misconduct' by Australian immigration officials who she claims alerted a reality TV show that she would be deported.

'Transparent' Creator on Show's First Trans Writer
December 04 2014 10:00 AM ET

Until Now, There Were No Trans Writers on Transparent

Dawn Ennis

Jill Soloway explains the choice of Our Lady J and responds to criticism as the popular series resumes.

Catholic 'Docudrama' 'Full of Grace' Brings LGBT Issues to the Stage
December 04 2014 7:00 AM ET

Catholic 'Docudrama' Full of Grace Brings LGBT Issues to the Stage

Stevie St. John

Full of Grace, an interview-based staged reading, took the stories of more than 30 LGBT Catholics to the stage at Fordham University.

Some Texas Counties Ready for Marriage Equality
December 04 2014 6:00 AM ET

Some Texas Counties Ready for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Some county clerks are ready to stay open extra hours if a stay of a pro-equality ruling is lifted; others say they still won't license same-sex marriages.

Op-ed: The Real Reason Rob Portman Won’t Run for President
December 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Real Reason Rob Portman Won’t Run

James Richardson

It's tough out there for a nerd.

Op-ed: Whose Job Is It to Make Colleges More Trans-Inclusive?
December 04 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Whose Job Is It to Make Colleges More Trans-Inclusive?

Lance Cox and Lott Hill

Administrators tacitly assume trans students will do the legwork. Trans students demand that uninformed administrators know how to operate without institutional protocols in place. If the two don't talk, one thing is guaranteed: Trans students lose out.

LGBT Allies Confirmed to EEOC
December 03 2014 7:42 PM ET

LGBT Allies Confirmed to Federal Agency

Sunnivie Brydum

Two candidates with long histories of supporting the LGBT community were confirmed to the powerful Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a Senate vote today.

N.J. Trans Veterans Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records
December 03 2014 5:54 PM ET

Trans Vets Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records

Mitch Kellaway

In a potentially game-changing move, the U.S. Army has allowed two transgender veterans to update their names on their discharge papers.

Florida Could Have Marriage Equality In January
December 03 2014 5:08 PM ET

Florida Could Have Marriage Equality In January

Sunnivie Brydum

State officials can still appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of extending a hold on a pro-equality ruling; otherwise, marriages begin January 6.

WATCH: Pastor Calls for LGBT Holocaust to Eradicate AIDS by Christmas
December 03 2014 4:13 PM ET

Pastor Calls for LGBT Holocaust to Eradicate AIDS by Christmas

Stevie St. John

Outrageously homophobic pastor Steven Anderson, who previously made headlines for praying for the president's death, says killing off LGBT people could usher in an AIDS-free holiday season.

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