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.
WATCH: Russian LGBT Activist Attacked as City Cracks Down on Pride March

WATCH: Russian LGBT Activist Attacked as City Cracks Down on Pride March

Artem Kalinin, an LGBT leader in Syktyvkar, is beaten on the same day the city announces restrictions on a pride event.

Madonna and Beyonce Pass Notes on Marriage Equality

Both divas have posted handwritten notes supporting marriage equality via Instagram.

How Much Does a Seat at the Supreme Court Cost?

How Much Does a Seat at the Supreme Court Cost?

Tickets to the Supreme Court are technically free but some are paying thousands to hire proxies to stand in line for a chance to watch the hearings.

25 California Mayors Band Together Against Prop 8

25 California Mayors Band Together Against Prop 8

Mayors presiding across the state of California urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's voter-approved constitutional marriage ban.

Maddow: Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Are 'Pathetic'

Maddow: Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Are 'Pathetic'

Maddow says the conservative arguments against marriage equality are becoming increasingly incoherent, low rent, and pathetic.

5 Inspirational Photos From the Prop. 8 Hearings

5 Inspirational Photos From the Prop. 8 Hearings

These images reveal the tension, the hope, and the conflict as the Supreme Court considers marriage equality in a pivotal moment for LGBT Americans.

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here Anyway?

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here Anyway?

From protests in the streets to a judge being forced out of the closet, the road to the Supreme Court has been winding and emotional and culminates today with the ultimate confrontation of argument

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Arrive, Ready for Business

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Arrive, Ready for Business

See the four people who could change history this week. The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld will be in the courtroom on Tuesday and Wednesday to share what happens.

GLAAD Affirms Commitment To Trans and Bi People, Alters Name

GLAAD Alters Name to Show Inclusion of Trans and Bi People

The organization announced it is formally dropping the 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known henceforth simply as GLAAD, the LGBT Media Advocacy Organization.

Conservatives and Liberals: Who Has Better Gaydar?

Conservatives and Liberals: Who Has Better Gaydar?

A new study aims to show whether conservatives or liberals have better gaydar.

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