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.
Task Force's Rea Carey Arrested With 105 Women Demanding Immigration Reform

Task Force's Rea Carey Arrested With 105 Women Demanding Immigration Reform

The executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was among 105 women arrested for blocking traffic outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., today.

Keith Olbermann Sochi Olympics Rant

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Sochi Olympics Rant

Olbermann mocked Putin and the IOC before highlighting frightening similarities between attitudes surrounding the upcoming Winter Games and the 1936 Olympics in Berlin during his show on ESPN.

Russian LGBT Journalist Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers

Russia: LGBT Journo Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers

Elena Kostyuchenko is gathering information on closeted Russian lawmakers, with the intent to publish the information if those deputies vote for a proposed law that would remove children from the homes of gay and lesbian parents.

There’s Going To Be A Global Kiss-In On Sunday

Over 40 cities will take part in marches, demonstrations, and kiss-ins to show solidarity with LGBT people across the world and bring awareness to issues confronting the community.

Obama to Russian Rights Activists: Work Is 'Critically Important'

Obama to Russian Rights Activists: Work Is 'Critically Important'

President Obama met with representatives of LGBT and other human rights groups in Russia today, as protests of the nation's antigay laws continued.

San Antonio Adds LGBT Protections to Nondiscrimination Ordinance

San Antonio Adds LGBT Protections to Nondiscrimination Ordinance

The nation's seventh-largest city now protects LGBT people from discrimination in public accommodations, employment, and housing.

Teacher Who Lost Job Because He's Gay Finds a New Gig

G20: David Cameron Plans to Confront Putin Over Antigay Policies

G20: David Cameron Plans to Confront Putin Over Antigay Policies

The G20 summit hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia today and tomorrow will become a platform for discussing Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" law.

Six U.S. Organizations Voice Support of Russia's Antigay Law

6 U.S. Groups Voice Support of Russia's Antigay Law

Conservative groups in the United States have signed an international petition that supports Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.

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