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.
Here Media Garners Five Maggie Award Nominations
March 17 2014 7:02 PM ET

Here Media Garners Five Maggie Award Nominations

Daniel Reynolds

The Western Publishing Association has nominated The Advocate and HIV Plus in five categories for excellence in journalism.

Chick-fil-A's CEO Now Wiser on Marriage Equality Debate
March 17 2014 6:12 PM ET

Chick-fil-A's CEO Wiser on Marriage Equality Debate

Sunnivie Brydum

Dan Cathy says his opinions on marriage haven't changed, he's just learned to keep them to himself.

March 17 2014 5:12 PM ET

Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Site Launches at ESPN

He's dedicated to bringing data-driven journalism to the forefront

New York Times Feature Lets Barilla Off the Hook for Antigay Remarks
March 17 2014 4:18 PM ET

New York Times Lets Barilla Off the Hook for Antigay Remarks

Ran Aubrey Frazier

An editorial slide show that ran in Sunday's New York Times declares, perhaps prematurely, that the LGBT boycott of Barilla pasta has ended.

Wendy Williams Apologizes for Transphobic Panel Discussion
March 17 2014 3:45 PM ET

Wendy Williams Sorry for Transphobic Panel Discussion

Parker Marie Molloy

The popular daytime talk show host led an ill-informed panel discussion about transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson, and now she's apologized.

Right-Wing Pundits Blast Guinness's Pullout From St. Pat's Parade
March 17 2014 3:26 PM ET

LISTEN: Right-Wing Pundits Blast Guinness's Pullout From St. Pat's Parade

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Laura Ingraham calls it a 'totalitarian' act, while other conservatives also denounce Guinness's move, which was motivated by exclusion of LGBT-identified groups from the New York parade.

March 17 2014 11:25 AM ET

Murdoch Urges Boycott of Pro-Equality Guinness

The Fox News chairman took to twitter to suggest that the iconic Irish beer brand be given the book, because it took a pro-equality stance in the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade mess.

Op-ed: The Policies Keeping Trans People From Military Service
March 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Policies Keeping Trans People From Military Service

Autumn Sandeen

Only policy stands between transgender people and the military service some seek.

A Brief History of Gays And The St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17 2014 3:00 AM ET

A Brief History of Gays and the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Michelle Garcia

New York and Boston may not see eye-to-eye on everything, but the organizers of their traditional St. Patrick's Day Parades have a long history of excluding LGBT marchers.

LGBT Exclusion Costs St. Paddy's Parades
March 17 2014 2:10 AM ET

LGBT Exclusion Costs St. Paddy's Parades

Michael O'Loughlin

Three major sponsors say 'no thanks' to sponsoring parades that bar openly gay participants.

Boston Mayor Snubs Homophobic St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 16 2014 5:34 PM ET

Boston Mayor Snubs Homophobic St. Patrick's Day Parade

Neal Broverman

Boston's Irish-American mayor refused to participate in the event, which excluded LGBT soldiers.

Fred Phelps Ex-Communicated and Near Death?
March 16 2014 1:41 PM ET

Fred Phelps Excommunicated and Near Death?

Neal Broverman

The Westboro Baptist Church founder was booted from his own sect and is now suicidal and near death, according to his estranged son.

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