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.
These 48 Trans Women and Men Changed the World
November 20 2014 4:02 AM ET

These 48 Trans Women and Men Changed the World

Mitch Kellaway

A portrait series archives the faces and contributions 48 of the Western world's most impactful movers and shakers.

Op-ed: Why We Still Need Trans Day of Remembrance
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why We Still Need TDOR

Gwendolyn Ann Smith

The Transgender Day of Remembrance's founder, Gwendolyn Ann Smith, reflects on the history and changes the day has seen over the past 15 years.

Book Excerpt: What It Means to Be a Man
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Excerpt: What It Means to Be a Man Alive

Thomas Page McBee

Trans author Thomas Page McBee shares true stories of violence and forgiveness from his new memoir, Man Alive.

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Jenn Dolari

After the vigils of Transgender Day of Remembrance end, we must keep our flames burning bright for all those we've lost to darkness.

#TBT: Christine Jorgensen
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

#TBT: Christine Jorgensen

Christopher Harrity

Early transgender celebrity Christine Jorgensen was once one of the most famous women in the world.

The Year in Trans Voices
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

The Year in Trans Voices

Michelle Garcia

From dating to media to marriage equality, we break down some of the most pressing issues transgender people have addressed this year.

Montana Same-Sex Couples Now Free to Marry
November 19 2014 5:20 PM ET

Montana Same-Sex Couples Now Free to Marry

Sunnivie Brydum

With a federal judge's order striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples can marry immediately in Montana.

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Trans-Inclusive
November 19 2014 4:39 PM ET

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Safer

Mitch Kellaway

Inspirational trans organizer Eli Erlick was awarded a Peace First fellowship to continue her important work with Transgender Student Education Resources.

WATCH: Televangelist Likens LGBT Equality Supporters to ISIS 'Thugs'
November 19 2014 4:24 PM ET

WATCH: Televangelist Likens LGBT Equality Supporters to ISIS 'Thugs'

Stevie St. John

The son of televangelist Jimmy Swaggart says that if they could, advocates for LGBT equality would chop off heads in an effort to "shut the Bible out" in a perceived "war" against Christianity. 

WATCH: Same-Sex Couples Marry in S.C.
November 19 2014 2:04 PM ET

WATCH: Same-Sex Couples Marry in S.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

As the state's Republican leadership begs the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, same-sex couples are being married in Charleston, S.C.

Marriage Equality Comes to Kansas's Biggest County
November 19 2014 1:50 PM ET

Marriage Equality Comes to Kansas's Biggest County

Trudy Ring

Johnson County, the state's most populous, can now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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