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: Is Burger King Being Hypocritical With LGBT Marketing?
July 09 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Is Burger King's Pride Campaign Hypocritical?

Parker Marie Molloy

Yes, the "Proud Whopper" ad was nice, but if Burger King's corporate policies aren't actually LGBT-inclusive, is the company just paying lip service?

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Discrimination by Hobby Lobby
July 08 2014 8:11 PM ET

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Discrimination by Hobby Lobby

Mitch Kellaway

While questions swirl about whether there's reason to worry about Hobby Lobby's possible anti-LGBT biases, one transgender employee says she's confronted discrimination there for years.

WATCH: Irish Bakery Won't Make Gay Bert and Ernie Cake
July 08 2014 5:25 PM ET

WATCH: Irish Bakery Won't Make Gay Bert and Ernie Cake

Thom Senzee

The bakery compared the cake design — an image of Bert and Ernie with text supporting to marriage equality — to endorsing pornography.

BREAKING: ACLU, NCLR, and More Groups Drop Support of ENDA
July 08 2014 4:23 PM ET July 09 2014 1:47 PM ET

More LGBT Groups Drop Support for ENDA; What Now?

Michelle Garcia

The ACLU is one of a handful of organizations that say they will also drop support for the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

WATCH: 'O'Reilly Factor' Offers Stereotypical Take on Pride
July 08 2014 4:10 PM ET

WATCH: S.F. Drag Queens Have Love for Bill O'Reilly

Trudy Ring

A report on S.F. Pride is heavy on ridicule and stereotypes, but a couple of tolerant drag queens say they love Bill O'Reilly.

July 08 2014 3:14 PM ET

Megan Rapinoe Strips: First Openly Gay Athlete on ESPN Mag

The soccer star exposes herself for ESPN's annual body issue

Antigay Pa. Clerk Hopes Third Try Is Charm to Stop Equal Marriage
July 08 2014 3:00 PM ET

Antigay Pa. Clerk Hopes Third Try Is Charm to Stop Equal Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

After two federal courts denied her request to same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, a county official is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in.

R. Kelly's Ex, Jay Kelly's Mom, On Loving Their Trans Son
July 08 2014 12:01 PM ET

Jay Kelly's Mom Shows How to Love Your Trans Kid

Mitch Kellaway

'Parents get it wrong when they don't support their children,' says Drea Kelly days after her ex-husband refused to acknowledge their teenage son's gender transition.

Op-ed: At the Last Moment, I Chose to Live
July 08 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: At the Last Moment, I Chose to Live

Rebecca Juro

To help prevent transgender suicides, those of us who are suicide-attempt survivors must tell our stories.

U.K. Denomination Votes Down Same-Sex Weddings
July 07 2014 7:04 PM ET

U.K. Denomination Votes Down Same-Sex Weddings

Trudy Ring

A majority of United Reformed Church delegates favor the proposal, but unanimity is required.

Trans Women Harassed, Called 'It' by West Virginia DMV Employees
July 07 2014 6:09 PM ET

Trans Slurs at the West Virginia DMV

Parker Marie Molloy

Two West Virginia transgender women claim that DMV employees denied them the right to be photographed as they appear on a regular basis, and say they were both called 'it.'

NOM Uses Pro-Gay Russian Photographer In Latest Antigay Meme
July 07 2014 3:53 PM ET

NOM's Latest Bungled Effort to Oppose Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Before using a photographer's images to oppose same-sex marriage, NOM should probably take a look at the artist's portfolio.