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.
Russian Radio Thinks Wingnut Bryan Fischer Is Antigay 'Expert'

Russian Radio Thinks Wingnut Bryan Fischer Is Antigay 'Expert'

A state-run radio program in Russia called the radical antigay activist an 'expert' who said the nation's anti-LGBT laws aren't homophobic, just 'homorealistic.'

Will Kentucky Force Woman to Testify Against Partner in Murder Trial?

Will Ky. Force Woman to Testify Against Partner in Murder Trial?

A couple, joined by a civil union, could be torn apart if Kentucky prosecutors have their way.

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

The U.S. Department of State hosted an online video forum with several experts answering questions about how married same-sex partners will be treated for immigration visas.

Olympic Committee Asks Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws

Olympics Ask Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws

The International Olympic Committee asked Russian officials to provide written guarantees that LGBT Olympic athletes and spectators will be safe in Sochi next year.

NOM Plays Victim of 'Witch Hunt'

NOM Plays Victim of 'Witch Hunt'

The National Organization for Marriage claims it's being unfairly targeted with investigations into whether it violated campaign finance laws in Iowa.

WATCH: Gay Couple Calls Shuttle Company's Apology Insincere

WATCH: Gay Couple Sent to Back of Bus Doesn't Buy Apology

Standard Parking, which runs the shuttle bus service at Albuquerque's International Sunport, issued a formal apology to Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers on Tuesday, but the couple isn't buying it.

Stephen Fry Compares Russian Olympics to 1936 Games in Nazi Germany

Stephen Fry: Sochi Olympics Equivalent to 1936 Nazi Games

The out British actor joined more than 320,000 people who signed a petition asking the International Olympic Committee to seek printed assurances that LGBT athletes will be safe from persecution at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia

WATCH: George Takei Says Russian Olympics a 'Situation of Good vs. Evil'

WATCH: George Takei — 'Good vs. Evil' Russian Olympics

The out actor and LGBT activist also compared Putin's Russia to Nazi Germany, saying the Winter Olympics scheduled for next year in Sochi are giving the antigay President international approval.

Obama Cancels Putin Meeting, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

Obama Cancels on Putin, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

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