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.
WATCH: Gays Don't Reproduce, Will Die Out, Says Pat Robertson
December 18 2014 3:09 PM ET

WATCH: Gays Don't Reproduce, Will Die Out, Says Pat Robertson

Trudy Ring

It raises the question of why he's so worried we might achieve equality.

Methodist Church That Fired Gay Choir Director Is Closing
December 18 2014 1:42 PM ET

Methodist Church That Fired Gay Choir Director Is Closing

Stevie St. John

First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, Ind., will shutter at year end, having lost much of its membership after its gay choir director was dismissed.

Laverne Cox Joins Leading Trans Women Activists on Fashion Magazine Cover
December 18 2014 1:40 PM ET

Laverne Cox Joins Leading Trans Women Activists on Fashion Magazine Cover

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The "world's first transversal magazine" broke ground by featuring 14 leading trans activists on the cover to commemorate the publication's fifth anniversary.

New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care
December 18 2014 1:00 PM ET

New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care

Mitch Kellaway

The good news keeps coming for New York's trans citizens seeking healthcare related to gender transition, even as advocates say some work still needs to be done.

WATCH: Duggars Claim Petition Against Show Is Gaining Them Fans
December 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

WATCH: Duggars Claim Petition Against Show Is Gaining Them Fans

Dawn Ennis

The homophobic and prolific couple contend that 'God is expanding our borders through the national media.'

December 18 2014 5:12 AM ET

The Trans Gaze Explored in New Issue of Original Plumbing

Issue #15 of the quarterly focused on trans men features a self-portrait by Toronto artist Wynne Neilly

Black LGBT Faith Leaders on Why Black Lives Matter
December 17 2014 4:17 PM ET

Black LGBT Faith Leaders on Why Black Lives Matter

Stevie St. John

Many black LGBT church members joined in Black Lives Matter Sunday actions to show that 'Black LGBT bodies must matter too!'

Justice Thomas to Consider Extending Hold on Fla. Marriages
December 17 2014 2:47 PM ET

Justice Thomas to Consider Extending Hold on Fla. Marriages

Trudy Ring

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has seemed amenable to similar requests in other states, so marriage equality may not be quite so imminent in Florida.

Wis. School District Voluntarily Adopts Trans-Inclusive Athletics Policy
December 17 2014 2:46 PM ET

Wis. School District Voluntarily Adopts Trans-Inclusive Policy

Mitch Kellaway

A Wisconsin school district has adopted a trans-inclusive athletics policy this week — before any trans students came forward to request the change.

Tennessee Desperate to Keep Marriage Case Out of Court
December 17 2014 1:25 PM ET

Tennessee Desperate to Keep Marriage Case Out of Court

Matt Baume

Tennessee officials want the U.S. Supreme Court to keep an antigay ruling in place, upholding the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Is Not the Answer to the FDA Blood Ban
December 17 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Isn't an Answer to Blood Ban

Kelsey Louie

A proposed amendment to the FDA blood ban that requires a one-year period of abstinence is ineffective and discriminatory, says the CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

5 Ways to Win at Social Media
December 17 2014 7:00 AM ET

5 Ways to Win at Social Media

Tyler Curry

Help your Facebook feed thrive with these 5 tips.

Report Debunks Right-Wing Claims of Military Persecution of Christians
December 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Report Debunks Right-Wing Claims of Military Persecution of Christians

Stevie St. John

Americans United for Separation of Church and State's report responds to 61 claims about perceived threats to 'religious liberty in the military,' several of which relate to LGBT people and issues.

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