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.
Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

The activist is ecstatic that Laramie — the city where her son was fatally attacked — finally moved to protect its LGBT citizens, but laments inaction in other parts of Wyoming and the nation.

Poised for Perfection: Sgt. Shane Ortega Puts a Face to the Transgender Military Ban

Poised for Perfection: Meet This Transgender Army Sergeant

Sgt. Shane Ortega tells The Advocate how he's been able to serve for years in the U.S. Army as an openly transgender man and about the pressure he faces now that the world knows who he is.

New Report Underlines Savage Inequalities Faced by LGBT Americans

New Report Underlines Savage Inequalities Faced by LGBT Americans

Even if marriage equality becomes a nationwide reality this summer, LGBT Americans will still be subject to many inequities, the Movement Advancement Project points out.

Out NYC Owner Hires Omar Sharif Jr. as Community Liaison

Out NYC Owner Hires Omar Sharif Jr. as Community Liaison

Sharif will apparently do some damage control for Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, who've been denounced for holding an event for antigay pol Ted Cruz.

Alabama Senate Passes Bill That Would End Marriage Licenses

Ala. Senate Passes Bill That Would End Marriage Licenses

The legislation seeks to address the 'chaotic state' that occurred after a federal court ruled the state must recognize same-sex marriage.

Op-ed: Robert Gates and the Boys Scouts Need to Try Harder

Op-ed: Robert Gates and the Boys Scouts Need to Try Harder

Time to turn words into action, BSA.

Marco Rubio Fears 'Mainstream Christianity' Will Become 'Hate Speech'

WATCH: Rubio Fears 'Christianity' Will Become 'Hate Speech'

The presidential hopeful believes the so-called gay agenda presents a 'real and present danger' to mainstream Christianity.

Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?

Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?

Lee Daniels, Mo'Nique, Eric Holder, and activists weigh in on whether homophobia in the black community is unique, and how it should be addressed.

Op-ed: How We'll End 'Conversion Therapy' in Four Years Flat

Op-ed: How We'll End 'Conversion Therapy' in Four Years Flat

Samantha Ames of the National Center for Lesbian Rights is determined to wipe 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs from the planet.

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