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.
40 Under 40: Heather Cronk Reminds Politicians That LGBT Rights Have Urgency
August 19 2014 8:40 PM ET

Heather Cronk Is a Reminder Our Rights Can't Wait

Trudy Ring

The Fighters: Heather Cronk and the team at GetEqual show a passion with roots in the activist days of the 1980s and '90s.

Don Lemon Speaks Out on Discriminatory Policing
August 19 2014 6:15 PM ET

Don Lemon Speaks Out on Discriminatory Policing

Rebecca Juro

The out CNN journalist sees racism and abuse of police power in Ferguson, Mo.

Michfest Has a Few Demands Of Its Own
August 19 2014 5:03 PM ET

Michfest Has a Few Demands Of Its Own

Parker Marie Molloy

With another festival come and gone, Michfest founder and organizer Lisa Vogel laid out a list of 'demands' she'd like her critics to meet.

LISTEN: '19 Kids and Counting' Star Records Transphobic Robocall
August 19 2014 2:17 PM ET

LISTEN: 19 Kids and Counting Star Records Transphobic Robocall

Parker Marie Molloy

Continuing her family's tradition of opposing LGBT causes, 19 Kids and Counting star Michelle Duggar speaks out against an Arkansas nondiscrimination bill.

Op-ed: Dear Thought Catalog, I Am Not a 'Mentally Ill Gay'
August 19 2014 2:03 PM ET

Dear Thought Catalog, I Am Not a 'Mentally Ill Gay'

Parker Marie Molloy

Against my better judgment, I gave the purveyors of relevant thinking a second chance. Now, along with 50 others, I'm asking for my work to be permanently deleted from the site.

N.J. School Reverses Position, Will Let Trans Teen Attend As Girl She Is
August 19 2014 1:39 PM ET

N.J. School Decides to Let Trans Girl Attend As Herself

Parker Marie Molloy

After school officials reportedly told a 13-year-old trans girl that she could only attend school if she dressed and acted like a boy, several LGBT groups stepped in on her behalf.

40 Under 40: Chris Mosier Wants Trans People to Feel Comfortable Playing the Sport They Love
August 19 2014 11:00 AM ET

Chris Mosier Wants Trans Athletes to Play the Sport They Love

Annie Hollenbeck

The Fighters: Chris Mosier has hit his stride as an openly transgender competitive triathlete, and he's fighting so that all trans people can do the same.

August 19 2014 10:39 AM ET

Jane Fonda On Her New Film, TV Show & Trans Rights

With a new film and Netflix series on the way, Jane Fonda looks back on a storied career.

40 Under 40: Corey Johnson Wants Everyone to Make It in New York
August 19 2014 9:00 AM ET

Corey Johnson Wants Everyone to Make It in New York

Neal Broverman

The Fighters: Corey Johnson's bold moves brought him from the front page of The New York Times to City Hall in Manhattan.

40 Under 40: Jeremy Hooper Makes the Political Personal
August 19 2014 8:00 AM ET

Jeremy Hooper Makes the Political Personal

Sunnivie Brydum

The Fighters: Good as You blogger Jeremy Hooper has no problem with engaging with far-right antigay activists, even when they go for the jugular.

40 Under 40: JoCasta Zamarripa and Carlos Menchaca Make Immigration a Local Issue
August 19 2014 5:00 AM ET

JoCasta Zamarripa and Carlos Menchaca Make Immigration Local

Trudy Ring

The Fighters: Two out lawmakers know that ignoring immigration reform would greatly harm LGBT citizens and noncitizens alike.

40 Under 40: Richard Carlbom Is Spreading Midwest Equality to the Coasts
August 19 2014 4:00 AM ET

Richard Carlbom Is Spreading Midwest Equality to the Coasts

Trudy Ring

The Fighters: Richard Carlbom was one of the leading strategists behind bringing marriage equality to Minnesota. Now he's sharing his skills with the rest of the country.

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