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 City Bans Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Arkansas City Bans Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Eureka Springs moved to adopt its antibias ordinance as the state considers a bill that would forbid enacting or enforcing such laws.

Why Race Is Dominating Discussion Among LGBT Activists

Why Race Dominates Talk Among LGBT Activists

Several attendees of this year's Creating Change conference aimed to remind others of the racial rifts that must be mended.

WATCH: 'We Don't Want Reform, We Want a Revolution'

WATCH: 'We Don't Want Reform, We Want a Revolution'

Black LGBT activists working in Ferguson, Mo., held nothing back when they addressed the National LGBTQ Task Force's annual gathering, Creating Change.

BBC’s Gay Anchorman Blames LGBT Drug Use on Lack of 'Discipline'

BBC’s Gay Anchorman Blames LGBT Drug Use on Lack of 'Discipline'

Evan Davis: “It’s something gay people have to watch out for.”

Op-ed: 267,000 LGBTQ People Should No Longer Be Relegated to Living in the Shadows

Op-ed: 267,000 LGBT People Shouldn't Be Relegated to the Shadows

America's immigration system is broken, but LGBTQ people may be the ones to fix it.

When It Comes to Equality, Many Americans Support 'Religious Exemptions'

When It Comes to Equality, Many Americans Support 'Religious Exemptions'

Religion can trump equality, say many respondents in a recent poll.

To Avoid Lawsuits, Antigay Iowa Venue Ends All Wedding Services

To Avoid Lawsuits, Antigay Iowa Venue Ends All Weddings

The owners of Gortz Haus Gallery made the decision after paying $5,000 to settle a complaint by a same-sex couple.

Op-ed: Hey, Mary Cheney, Here's Why Drag and Blackface are Different

Op-ed: A Note to Mary Cheney on Why Drag and Blackface Differ

The next time someone asks what the difference is between blackface and drag, here's what you can tell them.

To The FDA, Everyone Transgender Is a Gay Man

To The FDA, Everyone Transgender Is a Gay Man

There's a secret in the federal blood donation policy: it treats all transgender people — male or female — like they're gay or bisexual men.

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