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.
National Journal Spotlights Gay Washington
January 28 2014 11:10 PM ET

National Journal Spotlights Gay Washington

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The influential political magazine publishes its first Gay Washington special issue.

New Yorker Cover Lampoons Putin
January 28 2014 9:48 PM ET

New Yorker Cover Lampoons Putin

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The cover depicts the Russian president as an Olympic figure skater, being judged by a 'jury of his peers' — all Putin.

Lesbian Pundit Responds to Republican Critic With Wit
January 28 2014 8:30 PM ET

Lesbian Pundit Has Witty Response for GOP Critic

Ran Aubrey Frazier

CNN contributor Sally Kohn took it in stride when a Republican politician said she resembled Justin Bieber.

Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Speak Out for LGBT Rights
January 28 2014 5:34 PM ET

Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Speak Out for LGBT Rights

Michael O'Loughlin

A group of Catholics is urging Pope Francis to speak out against laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Virginia Gov. Won't Defend Marriage Ban in Court
January 28 2014 2:21 PM ET

Virginia Gov. Won't Defend Marriage Ban in Court

Michelle Garcia

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe says he will not appoint special counsel to defend his state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in federal court Thursday.

Op-ed: Embracing Transgender Women
January 28 2014 1:30 PM ET

Op-ed: Embracing Transgender Women

Liz Alexander

Why ignoring the differences between cisgender black women and transgender black women will lead to a less misogynist, less racist, less transphobic society.

Op-ed: Black, Gay, American — It's Complicated
January 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Black, Gay, American — It's Complicated

Michelle Garcia

Rob Smith enlisted in the Army for a way out of his small town, but ended up becoming a prominent voice among LGBT enlisted soldiers of color.

Report: Knights of Columbus Spends Millions to Fight LGBT Rights
January 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Knights of Columbus Spend Millions Fighting LGBT Rights

Michael O'Loughlin

The Catholic fraternal organization, tasked with promoting charity and unity, appears to be greatly focused on fighting marriage equality and other LGBT causes.

Indiana Anti-Marriage Equality Amendment Gets a Setback
January 27 2014 8:23 PM ET

Indiana Anti-Marriage Equality Amendment Gets a Setback

Trudy Ring

A change in the measure's language, approved by the state House today, would doom the amendment if the Senate takes similar action.

25 of the Most Hateful Tweets About Same-Sex Weddings at the Grammys
January 27 2014 4:17 PM ET

25 of the Most Hateful Tweets About the Gayest Grammys Ever

Jase Peeples

Antigay bigots flocked to Twitter to spew antigay hate after the Grammys made history by featuring the weddings of 33 gay and straight couples during Macklemore's performance of 'Same Love.'

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