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.
Arkansas Officials Lock Horns Over Marriage Ban
September 18 2014 3:34 PM ET

Arkansas Officials Lock Horns Over Marriage Ban

Matt Baume

Dueling briefs from government officials disagree over the constitutionality of the state's marriage ban.

Texas: Cops, Clergy Come Out in Support of Same-Sex Couples
September 18 2014 2:58 PM ET

Texas: Cops, Clergy Come Out in Support of Same-Sex Couples

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Texas law enforcement officials, clergy, business owners, and first responders are showing support for marriage equality.

Midwest Marriage Equality Depends on Cases in Neighboring States
September 18 2014 2:00 PM ET

Midwest Marriage Equality Depends on Cases in Neighboring States

Matt Baume

Marriage is on hold for now in Indiana and Wisconsin, with a stay that the Supreme Court could lift within a month, or prolong into 2015.

Philly: Catholic High School Fires Basketball Coach for Connection to Antigay Beating
September 18 2014 11:37 AM ET

Catholic School Fires Coach for Connection to Antigay Beating

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia fired a high school assistant coach suspected of being involved in a violent attack that left two gay men hospitalized.

Op-ed: Objectivity Is a Privilege
September 18 2014 7:00 AM ET September 18 2014 1:10 PM ET

Op-ed: Objectivity Is a Privilege

Sunnivie Brydum

Objectivity is a luxury of those who don't have to fight to be seen and heard. And as queer people, we often can't afford to be impartial.

Laverne Cox to Premiere New Documentary, 'The T Word'
September 18 2014 5:00 AM ET September 18 2014 11:50 AM ET

Get the Scoop on Laverne Cox's New Project: The T Word

Mitch Kellaway

Laverne Cox's new documentary will explore the stories of 'fearless' transgender youth.

How Jared Polis Plans to Force a Vote on ENDA
September 17 2014 6:13 PM ET

How Jared Polis Plans to Force a Vote on ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis just introduced a petition that could finally bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to a vote in the House.

WATCH: Trans Advocate Brynn Tannehill's Powerful Advice on Anger, Allies
September 17 2014 4:28 PM ET

WATCH: Powerful Advice on Trans Pride, Anger, and Allies

Mitch Kellaway

In her moving keynote speech at TransPride, 'I Am Real,' trans veteran Brynn Tannehill talks boldly about anger versus dignity and tolerance versus acceptance.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Marriage Decision: 'No Need For Us to Rush'
September 17 2014 3:52 PM ET

Ginsburg on Marriage Decision: 'No Need For Us to Rush'

Sunnivie Brydum

The Supreme Court justice's latest remarks seem to contradict her own earlier prediction that the court will not duck the issue of marriage equality.

Out Innovators Win 'Genius' Grants For Work in Arts, Law
September 17 2014 3:50 PM ET

Three Out Creatives Win Genius Grants

Michelle Garcia

Alison Bechdel, Mary Bonauto, and Samuel Hunter were named three of 21 recipients of this year's highly coveted MacArthur Foundation grant.

Colo. Students Come Out In Support of Trans Homecoming Princess
September 17 2014 2:35 PM ET

Colo. Students Support Their Trans Homecoming Princess

Mitch Kellaway

'She's perfect the way she is,' says one among many supportive students in trans homecoming princess Scarlett Lenh's conservative Colorado hometown.

WATCH: Antigay Billboard Sparks Controversy in Tenn.
September 17 2014 2:03 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Tenn. Billboard Isn't Going Anywhere

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A Vietnam veteran and a group of his friends pooled funds to purchase a billboard condemning the 'abomination' of homosexuality on Portland, Tennessee's Highway 52.

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