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.
College Reddit User Turns Arkansas Governor’s Website Into LGBT Forum

College Geek Turns Antigay Ark. Governor's Page Into LGBT Forum

The Republican governor's old website now features different chat rooms to discuss LGBT-related news and politics. A far cry from the former content that endorsed discrimination against the LGBT community.

Indiana Could Lose Gamers' Confab Over Lack of LGBT Protections

Indiana Could Lose Gamers' Confab Over Lack of LGBT Protections

While other factors will be considered, the presence or absence of LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination law could tip the scale when Gen Con's contract with Indianapolis is up.

Seattle Mayor Unveils Plan to Improve LGBT Safety

Seattle Mayor Unveils Plan to Improve LGBT Safety

The plan, which includes a proposal for gender-neutral restrooms in city buildings, comes in response to an uptick in hate crimes.

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore Enters Presidential Race

Another Antigay Republican Enters Presidential Race

Jim Gilmore's announcement brings the total number of Republican presidential candidates to 17.

White House to Unveil New HIV Strategy

White House to Unveil New HIV Strategy

The Obama administration gave The Advocate and Plus a sneak peek at its proposal for battling HIV over the next five years.

The 13 Biggest Trolls in Media

The 13 Biggest Trolls in Media

Here are some of the biggest antigay trolls out there, using outrageous rhetoric to start fights — and what's scary is they may actually believe what they're saying.

Members of Congress Want U.S. to Deny Visas to Spouses of Diplomats From Antigay Nations

Members of Congress to Antigay Diplomats: Better Come Stag

Members of Congress want to reciprocate the denial of visas to spouses of foreign diplomats from antigay countries.

Conservative Candidate for Missouri Governor Bob Dixon Comes Out As Ex-Gay

The 'Ex-Gay' Candidate for Missouri Governor

Missouri state senator and gubernatorial candidate Bob Dixon says being abused as a child turned him gay for five years.

Op-ed: Bridging the Gap Between Gay Pride and Black Lives

Op-ed: Bridging the Gap Between Gay Pride and Black Lives

This black lesbian argues that true dedication to listening — even when uncomfortable — can help make LGBT people more aware of their racial bias.

Reno Mayor Apologizes After Flying Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

That Time a Rainbow Flag Flew Instead of Red, White & Blue

Reno citizens grew concerned when an LGBT pride flag replaced the Stars and Stripes flying over this city of 236,000.

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