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.
Indiana Newspaper Calls for Equal Rights for All

Indiana Newspaper Calls for Equal Rights for All

The newspaper that has served Indiana since 1903 takes a bold stand, calling for state lawmakers to enact equality legislation, which its editors proclaim as 'necessary and right.'

WATCH: Donald Trump Still Can't Explain His Marriage Equality Opposition

Donald Trump Can't Explain Marriage Equality Opposition

The top-polling Republican presidential candidate avoided answering a direct question like a political pro.

Trayvon Martin Killer George Zimmerman Proves He's a Racist Homophobe

George Zimmerman Proves He's a Racist Homophobe

The man who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida is spouting off about the murder of two Virginia journalists, blaming President Obama.

Ricky Martin Blasts Donald Trump for 'Racist, Absurd' Comments

Ricky Martin: Trump's Rhetoric 'Racist, Absurd'

The singer lambastes Trump for his anti-Latino rhetoric, capped by his ejection of Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from a campaign event Tuesday.

Chris Christie Opposes Anti-LGBT Discrimination Disguised as 'Religious Liberty'

Chris Christie (Kind of) Opposes 'Right to Discriminate' Laws

The Republican governor of New Jersey broke ranks with his fellow presidential candidates, saying he does not believe LGBT people should be denied service.

U.S. Transgender Military Ban to End in May

U.S. Transgender Military Ban Could Fall in May

A new memo from the Department of Defense reportedly lays out a prospective timeline that would allow transgender Americans to serve openly by May 27.

WATCH: Walter Mercado Analyzes Señor Donald Trump's Political Future

Walter Mercado Looks at Señor Trump's Political Future

On YouTube, celeb astrologer Walter Mercado addresses Donald Trump's anti-immigrant statements, calling his political future 'slim.'

WATCH: Can You Spot the Lies in These Ted Cruz Videos?

Can You Spot the Lies in These Ted Cruz Videos?

The Republican presidential candidate and his supporters are spreading lies and half-truths about 'persecution' of antigay Christians.

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